Welcome to the Drexel University Archives
COVID-19 Service Update (Last update: May 19, 2021)
University Archives staff are currently working on campus for a limited
number of hours per week and will fulfill researcher requests for
digitized materials whenever possible. Researchers whose inquiries are
time-sensitive and cannot be completed with digitized material should
contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their options.
All visitors to the University Archives reading room must make an appointment by emailing email@example.com. Visitors must comply with all of Drexel’s public health policies and procedures and accept The Dragon Pledge. Currently enrolled students and employed Drexel faculty and staff must use a current Drexel ID to enter the building. All other visitors (individuals who are not students, faculty or Drexel professional staff) must follow the University’s current Visitor Guidelines.
Archives staff are available to answer questions and provide remote research
consultations, consultations about donating or transferring records to the
Archives, rights and reproductions support, and advice about implementing
University’s records management policy.
Drexel University Libraries' COVID-19 page for the latest information and updates about our resources, services and access
to facilities during COVID-19.
The Drexel University Archives collects, preserves, and shares the history of
Drexel University, including records from administrative offices, academic
departments, student groups, and the professional and personal papers of
faculty, staff, and alumni/ae, as well as records about Anthony J. Drexel and
The Archives stewards institutional records and other physical and digital
documents of enduring value related to the University’s history. This
evidence supports scholarship, teaching, and life-long learning by Drexel
faculty, students, staff, alumni/ae, and members of the public.
Learn more about our collections.
Visit the Drexel University Archives
The University Archives is open to everyone—to Drexel students, faculty,
and staff, outside researchers, and members of the community—regardless
of institutional affiliation. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
the reading room is currently open on a limited basis to Drexel students,
staff, and faculty only. Please contact us at
Inclusivity in Archives
Drexel University Archives acknowledges that archival collections do not
represent all groups equitably and that not everyone has the same access to
archives. We endeavor to more fully and accurately represent all parts of
Drexel’s history and to provide access to our collections in the
broadest sense. For more, please read our
Statement on Inclusivity.