The collection contains a large series of newspaper clippings related to men's basketball dating from 1953 to 1988; game and player statistics dating as early as 1895 through 1990; series containing media guides, game programs, calendars, and other printed ephemera; and a small set of slides from circa 1997. A brief set of administrative records, including edited manuscripts and a playbook, is also included with the collection, although additional administrative records are filed with the Department of Athletics records (UR 7.1).
UR 7.3, Men's Basketball records, 1895-2001, 3.33 cubic feet
MC 43 Kathryn Musser Smith collection, 1914-1966, .25 linear feet
This collection contains the papers of Kathryn Musser Smith, 1916 graduate of the Drexel Institute. The collection which ranges from 1914-1966 consists of ephemera generated during Smith’s tenure as a student and includes commencement programs, dance cards, class schedules and correspondence. There are several programs for Alumni reunions, one of which include updates on the lives of the former students from her class. Ten annotated black and white photographs show Smith with her fellow students, several of which were taken in front of 3305 Arch St.
MC 4 Howard Pyle collection, 1894-1940, 7 folders
Howard Pyle, noted American illustrator, was an art instructor who headed the Drexel Institute's School of Illustration from 1894 to 1900. This collection contains correspondence and pamphlets documenting Howard Pyle's time as an instructor in the school of illustration at Drexel. It also includes publications and other printed matter written about Pyle after his death in 1911. This collection is partially processed.
UR 10.8, Drexel historical films, 1937-1991, 8 reels
This collection consists of eight historical films documenting the students, campus, athletics, and activities of the Drexel Institute of Technology. The films were transferred to four 3/4" tapes and two VHS tapes.
UR 5.2 Library records, 1929-2002, 32.33 cubic feet
The library and reading room of the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry opened in 1892 under the direction of librarian Alice B. Kroeger. The first library was housed in the Main Building and was also responsible for running the library school until 1962. A new library, later called the Korman Center, opened in 1959, but planning for another new library began shortly thereafter. The W. W. Hagerty Library opened in 1983. This two largest components of this collection are drafts of the library building program for the construction of Hagerty Library, 1970-1978, and annual reports from the library and its departments, 1964-1997. Other records include subject files compiled chiefly by library director Richard Snyder, staff meeting minutes, some correspondence, and pamphlets pertaining to library events and exhibits.
UR 5.1 Early library records, 1891-1947, 2.66 cubic feet
The library and reading room of the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry opened in 1892 under the direction of librarian Alice B. Kroeger. Within its first year of operation, it had built a collection of nearly eight thousand volumes, chiefly through gifts and donations from Anthony J. Drexel and his business partner, George W. Childs. The Drexel Institute library was also responsible for running the library school, which by 1900 was enrolling twenty students per year. This collection consists of the minutes of the Trustees' Committee on the Library from 1892 to 1917; accession and inventory books listing items received and withdrawn from the collection, 1891-1947; library circulation statistics, 1891-1923, and card catalogs. It also includes a brief series of correspondence by library director Anne Wallace Howland, 1923-1930.
This collection is unprocessed. A preliminary inventory is available in the archives; contact the archivist at email@example.com for more information.
UR 4.25 Dance Ensemble performance recordings and programs, 2004-2008, 0.33 cubic feet
The Drexel University Dance Ensemble, established in 1978, is a program of the Dance Department in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. Open to all Drexel students on the basis of a competitive audition, the ensemble presents biannual performances featuring choreography by students, faculty, and outside professionals and a variety of dance styles. This collection consists of DVD recordings and printed programs and postcards for the Drexel University Dance Ensemble's biannual performances. Performances include student and professional dancers, musicians, and choreographers.
UR 4.24 Pennoni Honors College records, 1988-2008, 2.5 cubic feet
This collection consists primarily of photographs, publications and promotional materials, and news articles relating to the Pennoni Honors College. The largest series consists of the dean's files (1993-2007), including newspapers, newsletters, invitations, and memos. Photos (1996-2004) are organized in one binder and one envelope; arrangement is unclear, possibly chronological. Other series include Honors Program/College committee meetings (1991-2005), Mentor's Group (1988-1991), and Phi Kappa Phi. Finally, there are computer disks with contents to be determined.
This collection is partially processed. A preliminary inventory is available in the archives; contact the archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Portions of the collection are restricted because they contain confidential student and personnel records. See the university archives' policy on access to records for further information.