Drexel Archival Collections Featured at October ISTA Gathering

Drexel Archival Collections Featured at October ISTA Gathering
Jenny James Lee
October 17, 2013

On Wednesday, October 17th Drexel University Libraries hosted a group of 29 alumni, faculty and students from the Information Science and Technology Alumni [ISTA] group for a private tour of Drexel collections at W. W. Hagerty Library from 5 - 6:15 PM. Items shown were from Drexel University, the Legacy Center and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

The event began with a presentation of digital images showcasing the rich history of Drexel and its predecessor institutions. The four institutions that now make up Drexel University were founded in the 19th Century beginning with the Academy of Natural Sciences [1810] and followed by Hahnemann Medical College [then called Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1848], the Woman’s College of Pennsylvania [then called female Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1850] and Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry [1891].

After the presentation, guests were invited to tour the Drexel University Archives and view items from the Archives and Legacy Center. The group then traveled to University of Pennsylvania to view collections housed there.

About the University Archives
The Drexel University Archives, a unit of Drexel University Libraries, 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.

About the Legacy Center
The Legacy Center is the repository for the records and heritage of Drexel University College of Medicine and its predecessor institutions, including Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (W/MCP) and Hahnemann University.

About ISTA
The IST Alumni Association is one of the oldest at Drexel. The ISTA mission is to promote the interests of the College of Information Science and Technology (IST), to encourage the professional development of the members of the Association and to create a spirit of fellowship among them.