Research services for outside researchers

Research services and fees for outside researchers

The Drexel University Archives welcomes members of the public to use the resources in its collections free of charge. Researchers may visit the archives in person during our normal hours of operation. If you would like to visit the archives, we encourage you to contact us with a general description of your research so the archivist can offer guidance prior to your visit. For those unable to visit the archives in person, we provide genealogical and other research services.

Research services

Fees: Free for the first two hours of research and scanning. $25 for each additional hour of research and scanning. $25 minimum charge.

Time frame: Two weeks. Additional fees may apply if the information is required in less than two weeks.

For genealogical searches, please provide the following information:

  1. Name of person
  2. Affiliation with Drexel: student, faculty, staff, etc.
  3. Date range of enrollment in or employment at Drexel

Any additional information you provide will assist us in maximizing our search. The following sources will be checked:

  1. Alumni directories
  2. Biographical reference collection (1930-present)
  3. Bulletin, including course catalogs (1896-2000)
  4. Commencement programs (1894-present)
  5. Faculty and staff directories (1956-2000)
  6. Index of selected Drexel publications (1904-2004)
  7. Index of Triangle newspaper (1926-2004)
  8. Photograph collections (1885-present)
    1. Athletics photographs
    2. People photographs
  9. Student record books (1892-1916)
  10. Yearbooks (1911-present)

For all other search requests, please provide the following information:

  1. Research topic
  2. List of sources already consulted

Fees may be paid by check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to the Drexel University Libraries and mailed to: Drexel University Archives | W.W. Hagerty Library | 33rd & Market Streets | Philadelphia, PA, USA 19104. Credit card orders may be placed by calling us at 215-895-6706.

Publication fees for material owned by Drexel University

  Non-profit Commercial
Black & White:    
per image $20 $100
cover/home page $50 $250
Color:    
per image $25 $125
cover/home page $75 $300

To obtain a publication permission form, please contact us.

Payment information: Fees may be paid by check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to the Drexel University Libraries and mailed to: Drexel University Archives | W.W. Hagerty Library | 33rd & Market Streets | Philadelphia, PA, USA 19104. Credit card orders may be placed by calling us at 215-895-6706.

Statement on copyright restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified by the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The Drexel University Archives reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law. The granting of permission to publish by the archives does not absolve users of materials from securing permission from copyright owners and payment of such additional fees as the owners may require if the archives does not own copyright or if the material is not in the public domain. Applicants assume all responsibility for questions of copyright and invasion of privacy that may arise in copying and in the use made of the photographic copy.



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