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University Archives to Spotlight History of Writing at Drexel

Submitted on March 21, 2012 - 10:10AM

On Wednesday, April 18th from 5 - 7 PM, Drexel University Archives will unveil a new exhibit, Inventing the Page: Student Literary Magazines at Drexel, with an opening event held at W. W. Hagerty Library.

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When It Rains, It Pours: Game Ball and Dinks

Submitted on February 23, 2012 - 11:20AM

Ever since learning about the dink while working on our Fall 2010 exhibition, 'Greetings on Thee, Little Guys: A History of Freshmen at Drexel,' Archives staff have wished for one of these blue and gold beanies to add to the Archives' collections. That wish has finally come true. 

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National Engineers Week: The Week That Is...

Submitted on February 22, 2012 - 11:14AM

It's National Engineers Week--here's a look at three innovators in the field who were honored by Drexel with the Science and Engineering Award.

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Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

Submitted on February 10, 2012 - 9:00AM

The strange and wonderful Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499), called by some the most beautiful book of the Italian Renaissance, is the subject of a seminar at Penn Libraries tomorrow.

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Dragons on the Gridiron opens tonight, January 18, 4 p.m.

Submitted on January 18, 2012 - 12:35PM

Learn about the history of the football program at Drexel in the Archives' new exhibition, Dragons on the Gridiron, which chronicles the program from beginning to end, on and off the field.

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The Van Rensselaer Family

Submitted on November 18, 2011 - 3:34PM

This is the second in an occasional series of stories from the collections of the University Archives. Today Brian Stewart tells a tale he uncovered while researching the former home of Sarah Drexel Van Rensselaer.

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The Red Rose Girls

Submitted on November 3, 2011 - 9:00AM

This is the first post in an occasional series of stories from the collections of the University Archives. Today Brian Stewart tells a tale he uncovered while researching Jessie Smith.

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Astronauts land on campus

Submitted on October 26, 2011 - 2:10PM

Do you find inspiration in a library?  Astronaut Paul Richards did.  At today's 'Dragons of the Space Shuttle Era' event, Paul Richards '89 explained that he prepared himself to become an astronaut while at Drexel not just by studying mechanical engineering but also reading biographies of astronauts on microfiche here in Hagerty Library. 

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Coffee and conversation about computing

Submitted on October 19, 2011 - 10:30AM

Last night, Drexel faculty, students and staff gathered at Hagerty Library to mark the opening of the University Archives' newest exhibition, Access Everywhere: Computing at Drexel, 1984 - present.

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'Access Everywhere' Opens Tonight (October 18) at Hagerty Library

Submitted on October 18, 2011 - 8:53AM

Lovers of computers, lovers of history, please join us tonight from 5 - 7 PM on the first floor of W. W. Hagerty Library for a special event.

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Closed for Columbus Day on October 10

Submitted on October 7, 2011 - 9:00AM

The University Archives will be closed for Columbus Day on October 10. Please come see us during our normal hours (weekdays 1-5 p.m.) the rest of the week!

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1965 Matheson Hall time capsule opened

Submitted on October 5, 2011 - 2:06PM

Today Drexel's Business Librarian, Emily Missner, and I were present at the opening of the recently discovered Matheson Hall time capsule, making sure that the contents of the capsule were appropriately preserved.

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Historical display marks National Hazing Prevention Week

Submitted on September 27, 2011 - 9:00AM

To lend some historical perspective to National Hazing Prevention Week, photographs and documents from the Drexel University Archives are on display at the Creese Student Center until Friday, September 30. The items demonstrate changing socialization rituals at Drexel and are drawn from our fall 2010 exhibition, 'Greetings on Thee Little Guys: A History of Freshman at Drexel.'

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The Archives is Open!

Submitted on September 26, 2011 - 10:49AM

Thanks for your patience over the past two weeks as we've been closed for post-flood repairs. We still aren't back to normal, but we're close enough that we'll be open our regular hours this week and for the rest of the term. Come visit us any weekday afternoon (that is, Monday-Friday between 1-5 p.m.) The records of 120 years of Drexel history are waiting for you to discover them.

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University Archives closed for repairs

Submitted on September 19, 2011 - 8:00AM

The University Archives will be closed for the start of the fall term as we clean up from last week's flood on the Lower Level of Hagerty Library. Drexel Facilities is hard at work restoring the Lower Level, but it will be a few days before the Archives is back in business. Until then, the best way to reach us is by email: Faculty, students and staff, we hope you enjoy the start of a new academic year!

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Archives open by appointment during fall break

Submitted on September 2, 2011 - 9:39AM

During Drexel's break between summer and fall terms, September 6-16, the University Archives will be open by appointment only. If you want to do research on Drexel history, please contact us to schedule an appointment. We are closed for Labor Day on Monday September 5. On the first day of fall classes, September 19, we will return to our regular session schedule: weekday afternoons from 1-5 and mornings by appointment. Enjoy the break, students and teachers! We'll see you when you get back.

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Exhibit and discussion: Researching Diversity at Drexel

Submitted on August 15, 2011 - 1:29PM

Our latest exhibition, 'Researching Diversity at Drexel,' opened August 10. This week we'll be hosting an opening reception with coffee and conversation about researching and documenting diversity.

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Finding an unexpected treasure in the Archives

Submitted on August 12, 2011 - 8:39AM

Learn more about a telegram from 1872 I uncovered while scanning documents for a researcher.

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Belver Griffith's papers now available for research

Submitted on August 8, 2011 - 10:00AM

Here's a guest post from Archives intern Phoebe Kowalewski about the papers of the late Belver Griffith.

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Track and Field Records now available

Submitted on August 2, 2011 - 10:53AM

Here's a guest post from Archives intern Carolyn Halper about the Drexel University Track and Cross-Country records.

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University Archives closed on Friday, July 15

Submitted on July 15, 2011 - 8:00AM

The Archives will be closed to researchers on Friday, July 15. We'll return all your calls and email on Monday morning. Have a great weekend!

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Congratulations Graduates

Submitted on June 10, 2011 - 9:00AM

Drexel's two-day commencement begins today.

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A Taste of Things to Come: Computing at Drexel, 1946-1984

Submitted on May 11, 2011 - 12:00PM

To mark the opening of the Archives' newest exhibition, 'Access for Everyone: Computing at Drexel, 1946 - 1984,' Archives volunteer Martha Cornog explores one dimension of that history.

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Archives exhibition opening reception today!

Submitted on May 11, 2011 - 9:53AM

Archives exhibition opening reception today, Wednesday, May 11 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.

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Save the date: May 11 exhibition opening reception

Submitted on May 4, 2011 - 1:20PM

Please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition, 'Access for Everyone: Computing at Drexel, 1946 - 1984' on Wednesday, May 11th from 4 to 6 PM in W. W. Hagerty Library.

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Kenneth Matheson

Submitted on April 15, 2011 - 9:00AM

This essay is the fourth and final in a series about Drexel's presidents, marking the inauguration of John A. Fry.

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Parke R. Kolbe and the Fascination of Unattainable Goals

Submitted on April 13, 2011 - 8:00AM

This essay about Parke R. Kolbe is the third in a series about Drexel's presidents, marking the inauguration of John A. Fry.

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Hollis Godfrey and Drexel's Design

Submitted 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 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 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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