In January 2017, the Drexel University Archives started reviewing a donation in progress from Richard Rippel, a Drexel University alumnus.
Mr. Rippel has shared the work files of his father – Harry Conrad Rippel, himself a graduate of Drexel and an engineer at the Franklin Institute Research Laboratories who worked on everything from heart implants to the Apollo 11 rocket transporter to the Hubble space telescope. Richard Rippel intends to donate his father’s collection to the University.
On January 10, 2017, Drexel University Libraries employees Stephanie Davis and Lydia Smith joined more than 30 other library professionals from the region at the Tri-State College Library Cooperative’s (TCLC) 2017 Book Repair Winter workshop at Immaculata University.
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