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Now hiring: archival processing intern

Submitted 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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Drexel Institute football game programs digitized (1963-64)

Submitted on April 29, 2010 - 10:00AM

In honor of Alumni Weekend at Drexel, we've digitized two seasons of football programs.

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April 23 processing workshop is now full

Submitted on April 21, 2010 - 3:47PM

14 people have registered for our April 23 processing workshop, with a few more on the waiting list. We're excited that there is so much interest in arranging and describing archival records! Please contact us if you'd like to be added to the list for our summer workshop (date to be determined).

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Exhibition Opening Reception on Wednesday!

Submitted on April 12, 2010 - 9:00AM

A Love for Everything: Education Untied at Westphal College of Media Arts and Design Exhibition Opens on April 14

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Join us for a hands-on processing workshop April 23

Submitted on April 9, 2010 - 9:00AM

Join the Drexel University Archives and DU College of Medicine Archives for a hands-on archives processing workshop at Hagerty Library on Friday, April 23, 2010, from 9-5.

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While you were on break, Mario was working

Submitted on March 30, 2010 - 12:00PM

Mario the dragon made good use of spring break, doing some research at the University Archives. As we feared, our white gloves wouldn't fit over this claws. He was surprised to see how much he's changed over the years. Mario, Drexel, Mario leaves the Archives, with knowledge and a vow to return

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Make Your Own Book at Hagerty Library tomorrow (March 31)

Submitted on March 30, 2010 - 9:00AM

Be sure to join us for the Library's Welcome Back Week event! and cook up a masterpiece.

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Additional Saturday Hours

Submitted on March 12, 2010 - 6:46PM

For a limited time the Archives will be offering Saturday hours! We will be open for reference questions on: March 13, 20 and April 3, 10, 17 and 24th from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. We will be closed Saturday March 27. As always we are happy to help you with your archival research!

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Engineers week concludes with a bang

Submitted on February 19, 2010 - 12:00PM

In 1963, Drexel honored Wernher von Braun with its Science and Engineering Award as part of the fourteenth annual Drexel Engineer's Day.

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Engineers Week in history: the first personal computer store in Texas

Submitted on February 18, 2010 - 3:28PM

In 1979, Drexel honored Portia Isaacson with its Science and Engineering Award as part of the thirtieth annual Drexel Engineer's Day.

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Engineers Week continues: Celestial Space and Eternal Darkness

Submitted on February 17, 2010 - 1:46PM

In 1960, Drexel honored Jacques and Auguste Piccard with its Science and Engineering Award as part of the eleventh annual Drexel Engineer's Day.

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Celebrating Engineers: Drexel's Egg-ceptional Golden Anniversary

Submitted on February 15, 2010 - 11:42AM

Last Friday, the Drexel community began celebrating National Engineers Week with a variety of events designed to raise public awareness of how engineers make modern life--well, modern.

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Make Your Own Valentine

Submitted on February 9, 2010 - 9:00AM

Create your own Valentine's Day card using vintage Drexel images from the collections of the Drexel University Archive.

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Hands-on processing workshop is now full!

Submitted on February 1, 2010 - 1:17PM

We've had a great response for our processing workshop, and the workshop is currently full. Please email us at if you'd like to be added to the waiting list, and subscribe to our blog to hear about future events in the Archives.

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Join us for a hands-on processing workshop February 5

Submitted on January 29, 2010 - 9:00AM

Join the Drexel University Archives for a hands-on archives processing workshop on Friday, February 5th, 2010, from 10-4.

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A Reception for a New Exhibition!

Submitted on January 25, 2010 - 6:36PM

'A Manner Worthy of their Importance': Drexel's Standish Collection of Rare Books Reception to be held on Wednesday January 27th from 4 to 6 p.m on the lower level of Hagerty Library

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This Day in Drexel History: January 22, 1988

Submitted on January 22, 2010 - 10:12AM

Drexel student Frank Masley placed first in the 1988 Olympic trials for luge. A mechanical engineering major and member of the lacrosse team, Masley planned to retire after the '88 Games and finish his degree at Drexel.  To learn more about Drexel athletes, check out our athletics collections.

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This Day in Drexel History: January 11, 1980

Submitted on January 11, 2010 - 10:35AM

At the beginning of winter quarter in 1980, multiple dorms were overbooked, leaving many students without rooms. Of the seventy students initially without housing, some commuted from home temporarily, while others were assigned to lounges in Van Ren, Kelly, Calhoun and the New Dorm (now Towers).

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Welcome Back!

Submitted on January 4, 2010 - 12:00PM

A holiday break is a great way to refresh and re-energize for the new term.

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Happy End of the Term to All!

Submitted on December 17, 2009 - 11:35AM

 The University Archives would like to congratulate those of you who are graduating.

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OPEN HOUSE: College of Medicine Archives & Special Collections

Submitted on November 30, 2009 - 9:00AM

*Open House* *College of Medicine Archives & Special Collections* *Wednesday December 2, 4-6pm* W.W. Hagerty Library, Lower Level

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Rare Books on Display

Submitted on November 20, 2009 - 10:36AM

On Wednesday afternoon a new exhibition went up in our display cases on the lower level of Hagerty Library.

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Collections in process, finding aids coming soon!

Submitted on November 11, 2009 - 8:00AM

In the next few weeks, three of the Archives' largest unprocessed collections will have new finding aids online.

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November 18, 2009 exhibition reception at Hagerty

Submitted on November 10, 2009 - 8:00AM

Mark your calendars! The University Archives will host an opening reception for the new exhibition, It's [Not] Always Online. Curated by Estelle Markel-Joyet, Archives intern and iSchool student, the exhibition focuses on reference books of the last 500 years. The reception runs from 4-6 p.m. on the Lower Level of Hagerty Library, 33rd and Market Streets.

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Veterans' Day exhibition now on display in the Main Building

Submitted on November 9, 2009 - 9:00AM

Be sure to step up to the third floor to see the University Archives' newest exhibition, Scholars who Served: a History of Drexel's Veterans.

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University Archives closing early today, October 23

Submitted on October 23, 2009 - 7:00AM

The University Archives will close at 2:00 today, Friday, October 23, due to an unfortunate combination of illness and staff training.

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Drexel alumna to speak about graphic novels tonight at 5:00

Submitted on October 19, 2009 - 7:37AM

iSchool alumna Martha Cornog, MA, MS, and Timothy Perper, PhD, editors of Graphic Novels Beyond the Basics: Insights and Issues for Libraries, will discuss graphic novels tonight at 5:00 at Hagerty Library. The event is presented by SCALA, Drexel University's Student Chapter of the ALA.

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University Archives closing early today, October 15

Submitted on October 15, 2009 - 9:37AM

The University Archives will close at 3:45 today, Thursday, October 15, so that staff can attend a meeting. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you Friday!

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Drexel hosts Philly's first National Coming Out Day, 1988

Submitted on October 9, 2009 - 1:08PM

The first National Coming Out Day was organized by the Human Rights Campaign on October 11, 1988.

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Happy Birthday, Barcode, brought to you by Drexel alumni

Submitted on October 7, 2009 - 5:24PM

Wonder why Google's homepage doodle featured a barcode today? October 7 is the anniversary of the first patent for a barcode, awarded to Drexel alumni Bernard Silver '47 and Norman Joseph Woodland '47.

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