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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Antoinette Westphal

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

Submitted 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 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 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 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 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 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 on May 12, 2010 - 9:00AM

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

Submitted 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 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 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 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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