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Archives Staff Continue Their Work to Digitize University Yearbooks

April 6, 2020

Drexel University Archives staff are continuing their work to create fully searchable digital versions of Drexel’s print yearbooks. This month, Digital Archivist Sarah Newhouse added digitized issues of The Lexerd yearbooks from 1951 to 1980 to iDEA, Drexel’s digital repository.

Now, almost all issues of The Lexerd—from its founding in 1911 through 1980—are viewable online in iDEA. Issues of The Lexerd are some of the most heavily used resources in University Archives.

Since all University staff began working remotely in mid-March, Newhouse has fast-tracked the project to upload Drexel yearbooks in the University repository. She has also digitized most issues of The Spartan, which was the yearbook of the evening college from the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, to iDEA.

Explore issues of The Lexerd in iDEA today, and stay tuned as Archives staff continue to digitize other unique artifacts from Drexel’s history.

Four Drexel students shoot with bows and arrows
A photo from the 1957 issue of The Lexerd: Drexel students shoot with bows and arrows during the 1956 Women's Freshmen Camp.


A woman rests her head on a man's shoulder
Two students take a break during the Interfraternity Ball. (From the 1966 Lexerd)>

A woman stands in front of the Canadian flag and a drum kit
A photo of a Drexel student published in the 1975 issue of The Lexerd.>

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