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A researcher's view of the archives

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on June 26, 2009 - 10:30AM

We are always interested in hearing patrons' views of archives, so this blog post was of special interest. Elesha Coffman, a history professor at Waynesburg University, shares her four keys to effective archives work in 'The Art of the Archive.'

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Miniature Book Reception July 22, Online Exhibition now!

Submitted by Scott Ziegler on June 22, 2009 - 8:00AM

The current exhibition Many Littles Make a Much: A Selection of Miniature Books from Drexel University's Special Collection has been on display for a couple of weeks now, and has received a fair share of admiration. A reception for the show is planned for July 22. Watch this space for more details. In addition to the physical exhibition, an online version is now available. For more information about this exhibition, future exhibitions or to see miniature books, contact the archives.

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On your next trip to the Lower-Level

Submitted by Scott Ziegler on June 18, 2009 - 8:00AM

Next time you swing by the Lower Level of Hagerty Library, be sure to check out the Drexel University's Special Collection exhibition: 'Many Littles Make a Much' -- a collection of miniature books. The exhibition cases have recently been moved to make room for the periodicals, now also located in the Lower Level. The exhibition is now along the north wall. Be sure to pass by often to see new exhibitions as they happen! For more information about the Special Collection, contact the University Archives.

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No evening hours this Wednesday (June 17)

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on June 15, 2009 - 8:00AM

This week is Drexel's break between sessions, so the University Archives will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17. We will resume our regular Wednesday evening hours next week, June 24. Hope to see you then!

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New Exhibition: Many Littles Make a Much

Submitted by Scott Ziegler on May 22, 2009 - 8:00AM

The first in a continuing series of exhibitions to highlight Drexel University's Special Collection is now up!

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Exhibitions to Showcase Special Collections

Submitted by Scott Ziegler on May 21, 2009 - 8:00AM

In an effort to let the Drexel community and the public at large learn more about the treasures in the Drexel University Special Collections, we're gearing up for a number of exhibitions.

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New exhibition: Frank H.M. Williams, Half a Century of Mathematics Education

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on May 8, 2009 - 8:00AM

A new exhibition, Frank H.M. Williams, Half a Century of Mathematics Education, is now on view on the Lower Level of Hagerty Library.

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Historic photos appear on Candid Campus

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on May 4, 2009 - 8:00AM

Regular visitors to Drexel One will notice an increase in the number of black and white images on Drexel's Candid Campus. Last week our photos of the 1897 Banjo Club and 1945 Machine Shop were featured.

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The Foundations of our Special Collections: Anthony J. Drexel

Submitted by Scott Ziegler on April 24, 2009 - 8:00AM

(Part two of a three part series) The core of Drexel University Libraries Special Collections consists of a several gifts of rare books donated to the Drexel Institute by Anthony J. Drexel, George W. Childs and George M. Standish.

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Taki the Scholar

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on April 21, 2009 - 8:00AM

This week we've heard many fitting tributes to President Constantine 'Taki' Papadakis as leader of Drexel University.

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The Foundations of our Special Collections: George M. Standish

Submitted by Scott Ziegler on April 16, 2009 - 8:00AM

(Part one of a three part series) The core of Drexel University Libraries Special Collections consists of a several gifts of rare books donated to the Drexel Institute by Anthony J. Drexel, George W. Childs and George M. Standish.

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Candid Campus, circa 1894

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on April 14, 2009 - 12:29PM

Calling all football enthusiasts! Today's Candid Campus features a photograph of the 1894 Drexel Football team from the University Archives' collections. Be sure to log in to Drexel One and vote for your favorite caption, or supply your own!

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New Online Exhibition: Men's Basketball at Drexel

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on April 14, 2009 - 8:00AM

March Madness may be over, but it is always basketball season at the Drexel University Archives. Check out out new online exhibition, Men's Basketball at Drexel.

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New Online Exhibition: History of Drexel and Powelton Village

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on April 8, 2009 - 4:56PM

If you are interested in Philadelphia's history, particularly the recent history of our neighborhood here at Drexel, you will enjoy the Archives' new online exhibition, The History of Drexel and Powelton Village.

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Happy April Fools' Day!

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on April 1, 2009 - 3:17PM

If you like your humor historical and your pranks in print, then check out our online exhibition, Acute Angles: A Survey of Satire in the Triangle.

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Newman Center: first question of the spring quarter

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on March 31, 2009 - 3:50PM

 A student seeking an elevation of the Newman Center was the winner of the coveted 'first walk-in reference question of the term' contest.

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RIP Eddie Burke, Men's Basketball Coach 1977-1991

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on March 24, 2009 - 12:34PM

We were saddened to learn of the death on Monday of Eddie Burke, men's basketball coach at Drexel from 1977-1991.

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Feast of St. Katharine Drexel

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on March 3, 2009 - 2:05PM

March 3 is the Feast of St. Katharine Drexel, niece of Anthony J. Drexel.

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Happy Birthday MacIntosh!

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on January 24, 2009 - 8:00AM

Today is the 25th birthday of the Apple MacIntosh. Drexel students were among the first users of the little machine that revolutionized personal computing back in January 1984.

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University Archives will close at 3:00 pm on Wednesday 11/26

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on November 21, 2008 - 12:28PM

The University Archives will close at 3:00 pm on Wednesday 11/26 because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Hagerty library closes at 5:00 p.m. We will resume our regular Wednesday evening hours on 12/3. Please come visit us then!

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What's in a Name? Disque Hall

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on September 8, 2008 - 8:00AM

Have you ever wondered who Disque Hall is named after?

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Photo Contest Now Online

Submitted by Rebecca Goldman on August 19, 2008 - 2:49PM

The photo contest we told you about in our last post is now online as a slideshow!

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New Drexel History Exhibit and Contest

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on July 8, 2008 - 8:00AM

The Drexel University Archives presents a new exhibit on the lower level of Hagerty Library. Focusing on development at Drexel, this exhibit features photographs of the demolition and construction that created the campus we all know today.

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Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeanette Howard Foster

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on June 9, 2008 - 8:00AM

The Archives just received a copy of Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeanette Howard Foster, by Joanne Passet. Foster taught library science at the Drexel Institute from 1937-1948 and is best known for her 1956 book, Sex variant women in literature; a historical and quantitative survey.

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The Archives is Hiring!

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on June 5, 2008 - 8:00AM

The Drexel University Archives seeks to hire a Digital Archives Technician.

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Japanese art book collection available in the Archives

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on May 19, 2008 - 8:00AM

Attention, students of Art, Japanese Studies and World History! Drexel's Japanese art book collection now ready for viewing in the Drexel University Archives!

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The Kerr Cup

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on May 12, 2008 - 8:00AM

On April 19, 2008, the Drexel University men's crew team came in 1st place at the 51st annual Kerr Cup. To commemorate his efforts and the fiftieth anniversary of the team he founded, the Drexel University archives takes a look back at Dr. Thomas Kerr.

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Week of Writing - Maya literary magazine

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on May 5, 2008 - 8:00AM

To celebrate Drexel's Week of Writing, the Drexel University Archives takes a look at the history of Maya, Drexel's long-running literary magazine.

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Special Training for Nurses at Drexel

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on April 21, 2008 - 8:00AM

In the early twentieth century Drexel participated in training for nurses.

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Student Life for Women at Drexel During the 1950's

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on April 18, 2008 - 8:00AM

The Sarah van Rensselaer Dormitory was the home of female students at Drexel for many decades. In promotional pamphlets Drexel accentuated the educational and social aspects of college life for female students.

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