Drexel Family Digital Archive

The Drexel Family Digital Archive Project is an initiative to create an online digital archive documenting the legacy of Drexel founder Anthony J. Drexel and his family. Over the course of the project, Drexel family-related materials in multiple media will be inventoried and selectively digitized in order to create the exhibit site and improve access to these items. This is a collaborative project involving the Drexel University special collections units with holdings that document the family: the University Archives, the Drexel Collection, the Fox Historic Costume Collection, and the archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences.

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


The Drexel Family Digital Archive is generously funded by the Drexel Family Committee.

Project Team and Contributors

The team based in the Drexel University Archives:

Matthew Lyons, University Archivist
Sarah Newhouse, Digital Archivist
Molly Reynolds, Project Archivist and Coordinator (2020-2021)
Mikhaila McCray, Project Intern
Evan Peugh, Project Archivist and Coordinator (2019)

Projects partners representing Drexel University collection units:

Lynn Clouser Waddell, Curator, Drexel Collection
Clare Sauro, Director, Fox Historic Costume Collection
Michael Shepherd, Archivist, Fox Historic Costume Collection
Jennifer Vess, Archivist, Archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences

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.


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, contact the University Archives: archives@drexel.edu