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Drexel University Archives

Archival image of the Great Hall in Drexel's Main Building.

Mission Statement

The Drexel University Archives acquires materials of enduring value, for preservation and access, to assist in the learning and research of the faculty, students and interested members of the public. Drexel University Archives serves the University community by collecting, preserving and making available institutional records. The primary purpose of the Archives is to select and preserve records that document the founding, growth and function of the University. The Archives also serves as an educational resource encouraging the use of the records for researchers and the general public.

About the Archives

Researchers may visit the Archives in-person by appointment. For staffed hours of operation for the W. W. Hagerty Library, see the Library Hours page.

Get Involved

You can help preserve Drexel history by donating materials to the Archives, sharing your Drexel experience by recording an oral history, or submitting published papers and research materials to iDEA, Drexel's digital repository. For more information on ways to get involved, visit our 'What We Collect' page.

Contact Information

Drexel University Archives
W. W. Hagerty Library, Lower Level
3300 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215.895.6706
Fax: 215.895.2070
Email: archives@drexel.edu

Archives Blog


Drexel Implements Online-Only Submission Process for All Theses & Dissertations

Submitted by Matthew Lyons on June 4, 2018 - 10:27AM

In April, the Drexel University Libraries, the Graduate College and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies (GSBSPS) implemented an electronic-only submission process for all graduate theses and dissertations.

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Steven Fullwood Shares Archives Expertise During Spring Workshop

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on May 31, 2018 - 4:35PM

On May 23, the Drexel Libraries welcomed Steven G. Fullwood to campus for his workshop, History in Your House, In Your Hands.

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Q/A with Monica Brown, Drexel University Archives’ First Co-Op Student

Submitted by on July 28, 2017 - 7:59AM

Want to know what it's like to work in the archives? We sat down with Monica Brown to find out what she's been doing during her first co-op experience in the University Archives.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer (1860 - 2001) Now Available Online through the Libraries

Submitted by Elizabeth Ten Have on January 11, 2017 - 9:01AM

Drexel Libraries now subscribes to The Philadelphia Inquirer's digital archive.

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Drexel's Seventh President: William Walsh Hagerty

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on June 1, 2016 - 9:40AM

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of former Drexel president president William Walsh Hagerty, the Libraries is taking a look back at the many ways that Dr. Hagerty helped to build the institution we know today.

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