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Closing President's Exhibition Reception is Six Days Away!

Submitted on September 17, 2009 - 9:00AM

The reception for the exhibition, 'The Past Personified: a Presidential History of Drexel,' currently on display in the W.W. Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets). The reception will be on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the lower level of Hagerty Library. It is open to all and includes complimentary homemade refreshments.

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Today's Presidential Spotlight: William Gaither

Submitted on September 16, 2009 - 9:00AM

William S. Gaither (b. 1932) served as the president of Drexel University from May 1984 through his resignation on Oct. 21, 1987, a period of difficulty but also of Drexel growth as a research university and as a residential campus. ~Shaun Kirkpatrick [caption id='attachment_433' align='alignnone' width='219' caption='William Gaither']Wlliam Gaither[/caption] The Past Personified: a Presidential History of Drexel is on display on the lower level in Hagerty. Join us for a reception for this exhibition on Wednesday September 23rd from 4 to 6 p.m in W.W. Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets) on the lower. It is open to all and includes complimentary homemade refreshments.

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Antiques & Collecting Magazine article about our Mini Book Exhibit

Submitted on September 15, 2009 - 9:00AM

This months issue of Antiques & Collecting Magazine features our rare book exhibition of Miniature Books in their Collector's Update.

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Today's Presidential Spotlight: William Hagerty

Submitted on September 14, 2009 - 9:00AM

William Walsh Hagerty (1916-1986) served as president of Drexel from September 1, 1963, to his retirement in 1984 -- at nearly 21 years, Drexel's longest presidency. Like his predecessor James Creese, Hagerty also oversaw a long period of expansion for Drexel; most notably, the school's transformation from an institute of technology into Drexel University in 1970. ~Shaun Kirkpatrick [caption id='attachment_430' align='alignnone' width='300' caption='William Hagerty, 1983']William Hagerty, 1983[/caption] Come and learn more about Drexel's Presidents through an exhibition The Past Personified: a Presidential History of Drexel, on display in the lower level of Hagerty. Join us for a reception for this exhibition on Wednesday September 23rd from 4 to 6 p.m in W.W. Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets) on the lower. It is open to all and includes complimentary homemade refreshments.

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Two weeks till the Pirate Party -for Student's Welcome Back Week

Submitted on September 11, 2009 - 9:00AM

Ahoy, me Hearties! Aye, for Welcome Back Week at Drexel the Arrrchives is hostin' an Open House.

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Today's Presidential Spotlight: James Creese

Submitted on September 10, 2009 - 9:00AM

James Creese (1896-1966) presided over the Drexel Institute of Technology from December 1945 to September 1963 -- Drexel's second-longest serving president.

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Banned Books Exhibition Reception in three weeks

Submitted on September 9, 2009 - 9:00AM

Please make plans to attend a Reception for the exhibition 'Banned Books, Banished Writers and Historic Bonfires: Tales from the Rare Book Collection.' on Wednesday September 30th from 4 to 6 p.m on the lower level of Hagerty Library.

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Today's Presidential Spotlight: George Rea

Submitted on September 8, 2009 - 9:00AM

George Peters Rea (1894-1978) presided over Drexel Institute of Technology from August 1, 1942, to August 31, 1944, during the worst years of World War II. Robert C. Disque (1883-1968) served as the most frequent temporary head of Drexel Institute of Technology, as the chair of interim administrative committees after the deaths of Kenneth Matheson in 1931 and Parke Kolbe in 1942, and as interim president after the resignation of George Rea in 1944. ~Shaun Kirkpatrick [caption id='attachment_423' align='alignnone' width='227' caption='George Rea']George Rea[/caption] The Past Personified: a Presidential History of Drexel, can be seen on display in the lower level of Hagerty. Join us for a reception for this exhibition on Wednesday September 23rd from 4 to 6 p.m in W.W. Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets) on the lower. It is open to all and includes complimentary homemade refreshments.

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Enjoy your break, Drexel Students! Come back in three weeks for the Pirate Party and Arrrchives Open House!

Submitted on September 4, 2009 - 9:00AM

Ahoy me matey's! Only three weeks till we weigh anchor! Argh! On Friday September 25th from 4 to 6 p.m. thar be a Pirate Party at the Arrrchives.

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Today's Presidential Spotlight: Parke Kolbe

Submitted on September 3, 2009 - 9:00AM

Doctor Parke Rexford Kolbe (1881-1942) served as president of Drexel Institute from 1932 until his death in February 1942, guiding the school through the Great Depression and the start of World War II.

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Reception for the Presidential Exhibition in Three Weeks!

Submitted on September 2, 2009 - 9:00AM

Please make plans to attend a reception for the exhibition 'The Past Personified: a Presidential History of Drexel,' currently on display in the W.W. Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets).

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Upcoming Events at the Archives!

Submitted on September 1, 2009 - 9:00AM

Mark your calendars! As always there is a lot going on at the Archives. Drexel University Archives will be hosting several events at the end of September.

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Uncovering the Archives Hidden Collections

Submitted on August 31, 2009 - 9:00AM

Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) has received a grant from Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) for the PACSCL's Hidden Collections Project.

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Today's Presidential Spotlight: Hollis Godfrey

Submitted on August 28, 2009 - 9:00AM

Hollis Godfrey (1874-1936) served as president of the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry from December 1, 1913, to October 1, 1921, transforming it into a formal collegiate institution.

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Ellen Pyle, Drexel Alumna, the focus of New Publication and Exhibition

Submitted on August 27, 2009 - 9:00AM

Ellen B. Thompson Pyle, who studied illustration at the Drexel Institute from 1895-99, is the subject of a new exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum.

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Today's Presidential Spotlight: James MacAlister

Submitted on August 25, 2009 - 9:00AM

Anthony J. Drexel and business partner George W. Childs selected Philadelphia public school superintendent James MacAlister (1840-1913) as the first president of their new Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry.

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Archives closed on Wednesday evening, August 26

Submitted on August 24, 2009 - 12:00PM

Please note that the University Archives will not be open on Wednesday evening, August 26. We'll resume our Wednesday evening hours next week, September 2, 2009, until 8 p.m.

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Come see a new exhibition in the lower level in Hagerty!

Submitted on August 24, 2009 - 9:00AM

Visiting Hagerty Library? A new display in the continuing series of exhibitions to highlight Drexel University's Archives and Special Collections is now up!

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New Exhibition in the Creese Student Center and Online!

Submitted on August 18, 2009 - 10:37AM

Please stop by the lobby of the Creese Student Center to see an exhibition titled: The Enriched Collegiate Experience: Historical Photographs of Student Clubs, Teams, Organizations, and Events.

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'The Regulars': Photography by a Drexel alumna

Submitted on July 30, 2009 - 9:00AM

Drexel alumna Sarah Stolfa has recently published a book of her photographs of patrons of McGlinchey's tavern in Philadelphia.

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Powelton Village photographs

Submitted on July 23, 2009 - 8:00AM

Two researchers from the Powelton Village Civic Association visited the Archives recently and found a number of interesting images of the neighborhood in our Buildings and Campus Photographs Collection.

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Miniature book reception tomorrow!

Submitted on July 21, 2009 - 7:50AM

We hope to see you tomorrow at the 'Many Littles Make a Much' reception.

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Miniature book reception in 5 days!

Submitted on July 17, 2009 - 8:00AM

Please make plans to attend a reception for the exhibition 'Many Littles Make a Much: A Selection of Miniature Books from Drexel University's Special Collection,' currently on display in the W.W. Hagerty Library.

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A researcher's view of the archives

Submitted 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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