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Welcome to the Drexel University Archives

Our Mission

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 his family.

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—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, masks are recommended and requested in the University Archives reading room. For more information, visit the University's COVID-19 response page or contact for assistance.

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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.