Bibliography of Drexel History

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General Drexel University History

The Centennial Video. Philadelphia: Drexel University, 1991.  Videorecording.

Creese, James.  A.J. Drexel and His Industrial University.  New York: Newcomen Society of England, 1949. [Locate this item]

Going National: The Drexel Microcomputing Project. Philadelphia: Drexel University, 1985.  Videorecording. [Locate this item]

Kotzin, Miriam N.  A History of Drexel University: 1941-1963.  Philadelphia: Drexel University, 1983. [Locate this item]

McDonald, Edward, and Edward M. Hinton.  Drexel Institute of Technology, 1891-1941.  Philadelphia: Drexel Institute, 1942. [Locate this item]

Papadakis, Constantine.  “A University with a Difference: The Unique Vision of Anthony J. Drexel.” Address delivered to the Newcomen Society of the United States, Philadelphia, Pa., December 6, 2001.  [Electronic resource]

Paul, David A. When the Pot Boils: The Decline and Turnaround of Drexel University.  Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008. [Locate this item]


Flood, Barbara.  "Drexel's Information Science M.S. Degree Program, 1963-1971: An Insider's Recollections."  Journal of the American Society for Information Science 51, no. 12 (2000): 1137-1148.

Garrison, Guy.  “A Century of Library Education at Drexel University: Vignettes of Growth and Change (1992).”  Unpublished manuscript, Faculty Author Collection, Drexel University Archives.  [Electronic resource]

Garrison, Guy.  “Alice B. Kroeger and the Origins of the College of Information Studies (1988).”  Unpublished manuscript, Faculty Author Collection. Drexel University Archives.

Janick, Stephen. "Pearlstein Center Inspires a Look at College of Business' Long History." Library News 3, no. 7 (July 2002).  [Electronic resource]

Montgomery, George.  "Establishing Drexel's Evening College: A Tribute to Kenneth W. Riddle (1963)." Unpublished manuscript, Faculty Author Collection.  Drexel University Archives.

Nehlig, Mary E.  "The History and Development of the Drexel Institute Library School, 1892-1914."  Master’s thesis, Drexel Institute of Technology, 1952.


“Football at Drexel.”  Unpublished manuscript, Football Records. Drexel University Archives.

Janick, Stephen. "The Origins of the Drexel Dragon." Library News 1, no. 8 (November 2000).  [Electronic resource]

Thayer, William.  Drexel Lacrosse: A History of the Heart. Philadelphia, Drexel University, 2004.  [Electronic edition]

Faculty and Students

Janick, Stephen. "Drexel's 'Illustrious' Beginning -- The Contributions of Howard Pyle." Library News 1, no. 2 (April 2000).  [Electronic resource]

Janick, Stephen. "N. Joseph Woodland -- Inventor of Bar Code and Drexel Grad." Library News 1, no. 3 (May 2000).  [Electronic resource]

Martin, Kevin.  "Booker T. Washington, Sidney Pittman, and the Drexel Institute." Unpublished manuscript, Drexel University Archives (2005). [Electronic Resource]


Thomas, George E.  Drexel University: An Architectural History of the Main Building, 1891-1991. Philadelphia: Drexel University Office of University Relations and Department of Architecture, 1991.  [Electronic edition]

Drexel Family

Baldwin, Lou.  Saint Katharine Drexel: Apostle to the Oppressed.  Philadelphia: Catholic Standard & Times, 2000.

Biddle, Anthony Joseph.  Poland and the Coming of the Second World War: The Diplomatic Papers of A.J. Drexel Biddle, Jr., United States Ambassador to Poland,1937-1939 . Edited with an introduction by Philip V. Cannistraro, Edward D. Wynot, Jr., and Theodore P. Kovaleff.  Columbus: Ohio State University, 1976.

Biddle, Cordelia Drexel.  My Philadelphia Father.  New York: Doubleday, 1955.

Creese, James.  A.J. Drexel and His Industrial University.  New York: Newcomen Society of England, 1949.

Dolores, Sister M.  The Francis A. Drexel Family.  Cornwells Heights, Pa.: Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, 1939.

Drexel & Company.  A New Home for an Old House.  Philadelphia: Drexel & Company, 1927.

Drexel Family Collection. Drexel University Archives.

Drexel, Francis Martin. "Journal of Trip to South America, 1826-1830."  Unpublished manuscript, Drexel Family Collection. Drexel University Archives.

Drexel, Francis Martin.  "Life and Travels of Francis M. Drexel."  Unpublished typescript, Drexel Family Collection. Drexel University Archives.

The Drexel Heritage: A Family and a University.  Philadelphia: Drexel University, 1975.

"Frances Martin Drexel and Philadelphia Leadership in International Finance."  The Girard Letter 14, no. 1 (December 1933).

Hopkinson, Edward.  Drexel & Co.: Over a Century of History.  New York: Newcomen Society of North America, 1952.

Rottenberg, Dan.  The Man who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.

Paul, Anthony J. Drexel.  "The Alcedo."  Unpublished typescript, Drexel Family Collection. Drexel University Archives.

Penrose, Boies. “The Early Life of F.M. Drexel, 1792-1837: The Peregrinations of a Philadelphia Painter-Banker,” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 60 (October 1936).

Train, Frances Cheston. In Those Days : Tales Of A Happy Childhood 1926-1940. New York, 2006.

Wilson, Craig. The du Pont-Drexel Legacy. Philadelphia: Drexel University, 1986.

Note: Any of the material listed above that cannot be found in Drexel’s online catalog is in the Drexel Family Collection, Drexel University Archives.

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