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Drexel University Libraries Contributes Two Cultural Pieces to Regional Diaries Initiative

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on June 3, 2015 - 10:12AM

Drexel University Archives will extend access to two diaries in the collection through a collaboration with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and the University of Pennsylvania's Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts. Drexel University Archives contributed digitized images of Rebecca Thomas's recipe book and Francis Martin Drexel's travel journal. Rebecca Thomas was a resident of early 19th-century Burlington, New Jersey. She recorded recipes, arithmetic lessons, and folk remedies in a small journal that brings to life the day-to-day concerns of early American women.

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Howard Pyle (1853-1911)

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on November 9, 2012 - 9:00AM

The University Archives' Pyle collection consists of correspondence and pamphlets documenting his time as an instructor in the school of illustration at Drexel as well as publications about Pyle.

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Maya: Then, Now, and the All That Is All

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on June 6, 2012 - 9:00AM

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Between the Fog and the Desert: What the Gargoyle Sees Isn't Pretty

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on May 31, 2012 - 9:00AM

To mark the Libraries' current exhibition, Inventing the Page: Student Literary Magazines at Drexel, the Archives' blog is featuring a series of essays about past literary magazines by Drexel alumna and Archives volunteer, Martha Cornog. The exhibition runs until June 11, 2012, on the first floor of W.W. Hagerty Library.

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Echo of Things to Come: Drexel's First Literary Magazine

Submitted by Martha Kirby on April 16, 2012 - 9:00AM

To mark the Libraries' new exhibition, Inventing the Page: Student Literary Magazines at Drexel, the Archives' blog will feature a series of essays about past literary magazines by Drexel alumna and Archives volunteer, Martha Cornog. The new exhibition opens Wednesday, April 18, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at Hagerty Library.

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More hats, from Sigma Pi and ROTC

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on April 6, 2012 - 9:00AM

Each year the Archives prioritizes one or two areas of Drexel history to strengthen and develop our collections. In 2012, those priorities are Athletics and Greek Life.

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University Archives to Spotlight History of Writing at Drexel

Submitted by Jenny James Lee 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 by Rob Sieczkiewicz 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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The Van Rensselaer Family

Submitted by Brian Stewart 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 by Brian Stewart 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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1965 Matheson Hall time capsule opened

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz 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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Finding an unexpected treasure in the Archives

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz 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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Track and Field Records now available

Submitted by Rebecca Goldman 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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A Taste of Things to Come: Computing at Drexel, 1946-1984

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz 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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New collections: papers of and about George W. Childs

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz 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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Save Drexel History (and clean out your office)

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz on August 19, 2010 - 9:00AM

As the guardians of the institutional memory of Drexel, the Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible the records of the University. You'll sometimes find us here in Hagerty Library, but just as often we're in MacAlister or Curtis or Main, listening to faculty and staff tell us about what they do and the records they create.

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Drexel Institute football game programs digitized (1963-64)

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz 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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Uncovering the Archives Hidden Collections

Submitted by Laurie Rizzo 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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Powelton Village photographs

Submitted by Rob Sieczkiewicz 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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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