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Historic photos appear on Candid Campus

Submitted 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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The Federation of Engineering Societies Fourth Annual Engineers' Day

Submitted on April 15, 2008 - 8:00AM

The growth of the School of Engineering at Drexel is evident in a program for the Federation of Engineering Societies, Engineers' Day held at the Drexel Institute of Technology in 1952.

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'Industrial Science in Relation to Full Employment'

Submitted on April 15, 2008 - 2:40AM

To browse the records of the Office of the President during the tenure of Dr. James Creese is to gain an understanding of the Institute's place in the world as much as it is a view to the development of the Institute itself.

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Celebrating Drexel's Diamond Jubilee

Submitted on April 11, 2008 - 2:35AM

In 1966, Drexel celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary with its Diamond Jubilee. The theme was 'The Responsible Man in a Free Society of Exploding Technology', which amply illustrated Drexel's history and the current goals of that time period.

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The Many Roles of the Modern Woman

Submitted on April 7, 2008 - 8:00AM

 Ardenia Chapman wrote a memorandum to the Council of Deans on the place of women in higher education in 1960. It is a very enlightening look at how one woman viewed the position of women in society prior to the second wave of feminism in the 1960's and 1970's.

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The Business Curriculum of Drexel: The Pink Collar Track

Submitted on April 4, 2008 - 8:00AM

During the 1950's Drexel continued to offer female students the opportunity to receive a degree in the College of Business Administration.

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If you build it . . .

Submitted on March 31, 2008 - 10:00AM

 A little over sixty years ago, The Triangle presented this article by Edward Miller unveiling, “The New Drexel.” This was the beginning of Drexel's first master plan, often referred to in the records as the Expansion Plan.

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Dorothy R. Young: Dean of Women, Proponent of Co-Education

Submitted on March 28, 2008 - 8:00AM

The Dean of Women in 1949 was Dorothy R. Young.

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