Collections

  • The collection consists of newspaper clippings, brochures, and photographs. Materials are currently interfiled chronologically.
  • This collection consists of newspaper clippings, statistics, brochures, meet programs, team rosters, athlete data sheets, and photographs and contact sheets. All materials, including the records of the men's and women's swimming teams and the swimming and diving team, are currently interfiled chronologically.
  • The records of the men's tennis team include newspaper clippings, photographs, statistics, match schedules, and athlete information sheets. All materials are currently interfiled chronologically.
  • UR 7.10 Men's Track records, 1946-1991, 2.33 cubic feet The collection consists of press releases, newspaper clippings, meet programs, team rosters and schedules, statistics and score sheets, and photographs.  All materials are currently interfiled chronologically. This collection is partially processed.  A preliminary inventory is available; for more information, contact the archivist at archives@drexel.edu.
  • UR 7.23 Volleyball records, 1983-1988, 6 folders The collection consists of newspaper clippings and photographs.  Materials are currently interfiled chronologically. This collection is partially processed.  A preliminary inventory is available; for more information, contact the archivist at archives@drexel.edu.
  • The collection consists of newspaper clippings, press releases, match programs, score books, brochures, and photos, photographic negatives, and contact sheets. Materials are currently interfiled chronologically.
  • Tau Beta Pi, a national honorary fraternity for engineering students, was founded at Lehigh University in 1885. Drexel's chapter, the Pennsylvania Zeta chapter, was established in 1930. This collection documents the chapter's activities and members from its founding through 1987. It includes administrative materials such as the Tau Beta Pi bylaws, the Pennsylvania Zeta chapter charter, and publications and catalogs from the national office. The bulk of the collection consists of chronological files that document the year-by-year activities of Drexel's chapter; these files contain correspondence, surveys submitted to the national office, and records of projects sponsored in that year. In addition, there is a set of index cards listing the names of Tau Beta Pi members, as well as a few un-awarded membership certificates and keys.
  • When founded in 1891, what is now Drexel University was named the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. In 1933, the administration began to consider a change of name to Drexel Institute of Technology. A statement from A.J. Drexel Paul, then president of the Board of Trustees, states that "[t]he original name…was felt to be no longer accurate as a description of the fully accredited, professional college which Drexel has become in the last twenty years. For this reason a strong desire became manifest for the adoption of a name of modern academic significance, which would indicate the present status of the education offered at Drexel." A trustees' ad hoc committee was established to examine a possible name change, and in 1934 this committee conducted a survey of alumni and faculty asking whether they preferred the old name or a change to Drexel Institute of Technology. According to Paul's statement, "[t]he vote recorded a majority of more than three to one in favor of such a change on the part of both alumni and faculty." The name of the Institute was officially changed to Drexel Institute of Technology on March 30, 1936. This collection consists of postcards containing the responses received from the alumni and faculty surveyed regarding the name change. Each card contains an alumnus's name and address and their preference of name.
  • The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools certifies educational institutions to grant degrees and diplomas. The collection consists of preliminary and final reports to the Middle States Association; research materials gathered in the preparation of these reports; and the records of the working groups established during the self-study. The bulk of the records are from the re-accreditation that took place during the 1990s.
  • The Drexel Women's Club was founded in 1927 by the wife of Drexel's president, Kenneth G. Matheson. Membership was opened to female faculty and staff as well as the wives of faculty and administrators. To fulfill its stated purpose of "promot[ing] good fellowship and to further the interests of the Institute in every way possible," the Women's Club began to offer student loans, scholarships, and awards. In 1942, the club began to publish the Drexel News Letter, a publication sent to Drexel men serving in the armed forces during World War II, with news about happenings at Drexel and from its readers. The Women's Club has also sponsored card parties, plays, teas, and other benefit events such as fundraisers for its scholarship and loan funds. Records in the collection include the club's constitution, financial records, minutes, membership rosters, annual reports, subject files on events sponsored by the Women's Club, newsletters, and a history of the club written in 1947.


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