Further Resources

Research and digital access

Drexel family material in the Drexel Libraries digital repository. These digitized items all come from Drexel University Archives collections and represent only a small portion of the Drexel family-related material held by the archives.

University Archives Drexel Family Research Guide, which includes information about the collections held by the University Archives, genealogical material and register, and family-related material held by other libraries and archives.

The University Archives collection database. Here researchers can search finding aids, or detailed guides to archival collections. 

The Drexel University Libraries webinar Incorporating Archival Material in Your Curricula: Drexel Family Collections introduces faculty to just some of the collection material to be used for course assignments or a longer partnership with the University Archives.

Project Partners

Visit the project partners websites to view more images and information about their collections.

Drexel University Archives

Drexel Collection and William B. Dietrich Online Gallery

Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection

Archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences


These family tree charts and genealogical register may be of use for visitors researching the genealogy of the Drexel family. The register was created by Drexel University Archives staff and is a regularly updated work in progress.

Works referenced 

Biddle, Cordelia Drexel, and Kyle Crichton. My Philadelphia Father [First edition]. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, 1955.

Dilworth, Richardson, and Scott Gabriel Knowles. Building Drexel: The University and Its City 1891-2016. Philadelphia PA: Temple University Press, 2016.

McDonald, Edward David, and Edward Martin Hinton. Drexel Institute of Technology, 1891-1941: a Memorial History. Camden, N.J.: Printed by the Haddon Craftsmen, Inc., 1942.

Rottenberg, Dan. The Man Who Made Wall Street : Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.

Further Resources