This is the home of digital exhibits created by the Drexel University Archives, launched in 2020. Here you will discover the stories and context of collection material through curated digital exhibits.


If you have comments or corrections about content on this website, questions about this project, or if you would like help conducting your own Drexel family research, use the "Contact Us" tab above or contact the University Archives: archives@drexel.edu.


The Drexel University Archives collects, preserves, and shares the history of Drexel University, including records from administrative offices, academic departments, student groups, and the professional and personal papers of faculty, staff, and alumni/ae, as well as records about Anthony J. Drexel and his family. 

The Archives stewards institutional records and other physical and digital documents of enduring value related to the University’s history. This evidence supports scholarship, teaching, and life-long learning by Drexel faculty, students, staff, alumni/ae, and members of the public.

Archival Inclusion Efforts

The University Archives is committed to expanding the historic context of this project as we research and tell the Drexel story. Please read our Statement on Harmful Content and Statement on Inclusivity to understand the ways in which we are examining and changing the way we approach archival work. If you encounter any harmful or offensive language or content on this website, in our finding aids, or in our digital repository, please contact us at archives@drexel.edu.

Navigating the site

Enter each exhibit through the "All Exhibits" tab. Use the "Browse Collections" tab to look at and search all of the items from the exhibits.

The arrow navigation at the bottom of each page will guide you through the exhibit, while the menu at the right and connections throughout allow for self-directed discovery. Watch a site demo given by archives staff.

The bold item in the right-hand menu shows you where the current page is located within the site.

Technical Details

This site was created in 2020 using Omeka.net with a Gold subscription. Plugins used include Exhibit Builder, Library of Congress Suggest, CSS Editor, Item Relations, and Exhibit Image Annotation. For further copyright information, contact the University Archives.

Takedown Policy

If you believe that you own the copyright to any material in the Drexel Exhibits site and believe that our use of that material infringes on your rights, please contact the Drexel University Archives.

Please include:

Upon receipt of a request, Drexel University Archives staff will acknowledge the request promptly via email and will assess its validity. We may temporarily remove the material from public view while we review the concern. When we have completed the review, we will take appropriate action and communicate that action to you. All requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.