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Hollis Godfrey and Drexel's Design

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on April 12, 2011 - 9:00AM

This essay about Hollis godfrey is the second in a series about Drexel presidents

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James MacAlister and Drexel's Beginnings

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on April 11, 2011 - 9:00AM

To mark the inauguration of John A. Fry as the 14th president of Drexel, this week the University Archives blog will feature essays on past presidents.

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New blog series: Drexel students write about Innovation

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on March 30, 2011 - 9:00AM

Drexel University Archives is pleased to present the work of ten Drexel students writing about innovation at Drexel.

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Archives Open House this Wednesday, 5-7 p.m.

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on March 28, 2011 - 8:00AM

Please join us for an open house at the Drexel University Archives this Wednesday, March 30, from 5-7 P.M.

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'Dear Mr. President' exhibition opens today at 4 p.m.

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on February 22, 2011 - 9:00AM

Please join us for a reception to mark the opening of the Archives new exhibition, 'Dear Mr. President: Letters to and from the Drexel Presidents.'

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The Armory and 'The Dandy First' 103rd Engineer Regiment

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on February 16, 2011 - 9:00AM

This essay is the seventh in the series Drexel students write about Drexel history

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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Antoinette Westphal

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on February 9, 2011 - 9:00AM

This essay is the sixth in the series Drexel students write about Drexel history

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The Archives reading room will open at 2:00 today (Feb 8)

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on February 8, 2011 - 8:00AM

If you're planning to do some research on Drexel history, or want to see rare books from the dawn of the age of printing, please plan to come an hour later. We're not opening until 2:00 so that staff can attend a lecture by Dr. Barbara Tillett, Chief of the Policy and Standards Division (PSD) at the Library of Congress. There's more information on her talk here, if you're interested. See you at 2:00!

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Hands-on archival processing workshop to be held on Friday February 18

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on February 3, 2011 - 8:00AM

Are you ready to go beyond reading books and articles about archives? Eager to get your hands dirty with the dust of history? Want to see how Archivists' Toolkit works? Join the Drexel University Archives and Drexel College of Medicine Archives for a hands-on archives processing workshop at Hagerty Library on Friday, February 18, 2011.

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James Creese, The Students' Champion

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on February 2, 2011 - 9:00AM

This essay is the fifth in the series Drexel students write about Drexel history.

 

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Women in Sports at Drexel

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on January 26, 2011 - 9:00AM

This essay is the fourth in the series Drexel students write about Drexel history.

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Left in the Dark: The Mystery of the Main Building Chandelier

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on January 12, 2011 - 9:00AM

This essay is the second in the series Drexel students write about Drexel history.

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Happy Holidays!

Submitted by Rebecca Goldman on December 23, 2010 - 11:06AM

The University Archives will close at 5 P.M. today and reopen Monday, January 3rd. We'll see you in 2011!

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Things We're Grateful For

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on November 25, 2010 - 9:00AM

On this Thanksgiving Day, Rebecca, Rob and intern Brian Stewart give thanks for the people and things that have made 2010 a memorable year at the Drexel University Archives.

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Celebrate Halloween, Zombie-style, at the University Archives today (3-5 p.m.)

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on October 29, 2010 - 9:00AM

Celebrate Halloween with us today, October 29th from 3 PM -5 PM. Thanks to the generosity of the Good Idea Fund, we are throwing a zombie party for students, bringing our collections 'back to life' for your edification and amazement.

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Save the Date: Archives Zombie Party, 10/29

Submitted by Rebecca Goldman on October 25, 2010 - 11:15AM

The Drexel University Archives will be holding a zombie party for students on Friday, October 29th from 3-5 PM. Join us as we bring our collections 'back from the dead.'

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New collections: papers of and about George W. Childs

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on September 29, 2010 - 12:30PM

Today we received a wonderful package in the mail: a box of papers of and about George W. Childs, best friend of founder A. J. Drexel. The collection includes letters, calling cards, a book of autographs, newspapers, a few photographs, books and pamphlets.

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New exhibition opens tomorrow: 'Greetings on Thee, Little Guys: A History of Freshmen at Drexel'

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on September 21, 2010 - 11:02AM

Intrigued by those mysterious, covered display cases on the first floor of Hagerty Library? Tomorrow at 4 p.m., all will be revealed.

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Save Drexel History (and clean out your office)

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on August 19, 2010 - 9:00AM

As the guardians of the institutional memory of Drexel, the Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible the records of the University. You'll sometimes find us here in Hagerty Library, but just as often we're in MacAlister or Curtis or Main, listening to faculty and staff tell us about what they do and the records they create.

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July 22 processing workshop full; Archives closing at 2 p.m. today (July 16)

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on July 16, 2010 - 8:55AM

Researchers and processors be warned. Our July 22 workshop is now full. We're now taking names for the waiting list. Folks on the waiting list will have first priority for the next workshop. Also, the University Archives will close at 2 p.m. today for a library event. See you on Monday!

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Join us for a hands-on processing workshop July 22

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on June 30, 2010 - 1:32PM

Ready to go beyond reading books and articles about archives? Eager to get your hands dirty with genuine historical dust? Want to see how Archivists' Toolkit works? Join the Drexel University Archives and DU College of Medicine Archives for a hands-on archives processing workshop at Hagerty Library on Thursday, July 22, 2010, from 9-5.

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Brigadier General Herman Haupt

Submitted by Laurie Rizzo on June 24, 2010 - 9:15AM

As the 1862 Railroad Act placed the railroad and telegraph lines under government jurisdiction, civilian railroad experts were given military status. One such man was Herman Haupt (1817-1863), a native of Philadelphia and civil engineer well-known for his genius.

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Limited hours during break week

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on June 16, 2010 - 12:53PM

The University Archives will be open limited hours the next few days. Please contact us to make an appointment before you visit. Next week when the new quarter begins, we'll resume our normal hours: weekdays 1-5, except Wednesdays when we're open 1-8. Be sure to join us for the reception for our new exhibition in two weeks (June 30)!

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Colonel Thomas A. Scott

Submitted by Laurie Rizzo on June 14, 2010 - 9:00AM

A native Pennsylvanian, Colonel Thomas A. Scott (1823-1881) was Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Railroad when he was called to Washington to serve the War Department during the Civil War. The Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton knew of Scott's executive capabilities and appointed him Assistant Secretary of War in charge of transportation and telegraph lines.

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Last week of classes - and we're ready to help

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on June 1, 2010 - 9:23AM

How did that happen? Another quarter has vanished and the last week of classes is here. Need primary sources or information about Drexel history for that final project or paper? We'll be open until 8 p.m. today and tomorrow, and open 9-5 on Thursday. If you can, please contact us to make an appointment. But if you need help without warning, walk-ins are welcome any time we are open. Good luck with exams!

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Today we're gonna party like it's 1829!

Submitted by Laurie Rizzo on May 12, 2010 - 9:00AM

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You're Invited! Birthday Party for George W. Childs

Submitted by Laurie Rizzo on May 10, 2010 - 9:21AM

*Birthday Party for George W. Childs* Wednesday, May 12th, 4 to 6 p.m W.W. Hagerty Library, Lower Level You are invited to celebrate the birthday of George W. Childs with the University Archives. A lifelong friend of Anthony J. Drexel, George W. Childs (1829-1894) played a major role in the founding of Drexel. Childs was the first Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of the Drexel Institute, serving as President of the Board upon the death of the Founder. The Archives Reading Room will feature a display materials that document Childs's life and lasting impact on Drexel. All who attend will have the opportunity to examine these 19th-century documents hands-on. Refreshments (including birthday cake) will be served in an adjoining room. Join us on May 12, 2010 from 4 to 6 p.m. where we're gonna party like its 1829! *This event is sponsored by The Good Idea Fund*

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Archives open 10-3 on Thursday, May 6

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on May 5, 2010 - 9:00AM

In order to congratulate winners of the Drexel Library Celebration Awards, the Archives reading room will close at 3 p.m. on May 6. Because we know you need to do research here, we're opening early: at 10 a.m. that day. So set your alarm clock a little early, and come to the Lower Level of Hagerty Library for all your Drexel history needs.

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Using Geohistory to uncover Drexel history

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on May 4, 2010 - 8:45AM

A researcher contacted us recently to ask about local businesses or institutions that used to exist on the present site of Drexel's campus. Fortunately, there is a fine online tool for discovering the geographic history of Drexel and the city beyond: the Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network (GPGN). If you'd like to see what Philadelphia used to look like (particularly our little corner of West Philly) check it out! A particularly nice feature is the interactive map viewer, which lets you layer old maps and atlases over today's street maps. G. W. Bromley's 1895 Philadelphia Atlas shows that the Main Building faced the Junction Car Works, which built railroad cars. That's an appropriate coincidence, given Anthony J. Drexel's longtime business connections with the railroad industry. What will you discover on the Philly Geo History network?

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Now hiring: archival processing intern

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on May 3, 2010 - 9:30AM

We're looking for an archival processing intern to work on the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia records processing project!

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