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Drexel Institute of Technology


Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

College of Engineering records

Identifier: UR-04-007
Overview The College of Engineering is among the oldest colleges at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since its establishment in 1914, it has achieved many firsts. In 1915, it became the first school at Drexel permitted to grant a four-year degree; in 1919, it was the first to implement a cooperative education program, placing students in business, industrial and professional assignments as a component of their education; and, later, in 1925, it was the first to extend the cooperative...
Dates: 1930 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1973

Drexel Institute of Technology anniversaries collection

Identifier: UR-06-017
Overview Materials in the Drexel Institute of Technology Anniversaries Collection provide a unique perspective in the planning efforts of 4 anniversary celebrations at Drexel, also known as Founder's Day. The materials span 1951-1966, and anniversary celebrations were held once every 5 years: 1951, 1956, 1961, and 1966. Materials are all in paper format and include correspondence, memoranda, notes, programs, program outlines, agendas, speech transcripts, brochures, committee files, invoice and...
Dates: 1951-1966

Harry C. Rippel papers

Identifier: MC-00-088
Abstract Harry Conrad Rippel (1926-2004) worked as a principal engineer at Franklin Institute Research Laboratory from 1952 to 1984 and was a leading authority on tribology, the study of friction, wear, lubrication, and the design of bearings. He studied mechanical engineering at Drexel Institute of Technology, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1952 and then a master’s degree in 1957. This collection contains the academic, professional, and personal papers of Mr. Rippel, spanning from 1943-2004,...
Dates: 1943-2004; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1984

James Creese administration records

 Collection — Box: OV13, oversize: unknown container
Identifier: UR-01-007
Overview James Creese served as the president of the Drexel Institute from 1945 to 1963. His tenure began with a tremendous influx of students in the post-WWII years and continued to oversee tremendous growth of the Institute, both in the physical expansion of its campus and in the development of its academic programs, especially in engineering and cooperative education. Such extensive development required major capital investments, for which two major fundraising campaigns were undertaken during...
Dates: 1941-1967

Kelly Hall time capsule contents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UR-10-013
Content Description

The collection consists of the contents of a metal-encased time capsule that was found behind the Kelly Hall cornerstone during renovations in the 2021-2022 winter. These include several documents and artifacts honoring Ralph Kelly, as well as several Drexel publications and two Philadelphia newspapers from 1969.

Dates: 1948-1969; Majority of material found in 1969

Library records

Identifier: UR-05-002
Overview The Library records contains documentation of the Drexel University Library from its creation in 1891 to 2003. Drexel University Library has been housed in three different buildings; the Main Building (1891-1958), the Korman Center (1959-1982) and W.W. Hagerty Library (1983-2010). The library was also responsible for running the library school until 1962, with the exception of the years 1914 to 1922 when the library school was suspended. The documents in this collection constitute a record...
Dates: 1891-2013

Parke R. Kolbe administration records

Identifier: UR-01-004
Abstract Parke Rexford Kolbe, the Drexel Institute's fourth president, served from 1932 to 1942. Before coming to Drexel, Dr. Kolbe was president of the University of Akron from 1913 to 1925 and of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn from 1925 to 1932. As Drexel's president, Dr. Kolbe presided over the decentralization of Drexel's administration and the development of educational programs to support national defense as the threat of U.S. involvement in World War II loomed. The bulk of the...
Dates: 1931-1941

Schramm, Inc. records

Identifier: MC-00-091
Overview Schramm, Inc. is a manufacturing company based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, that has had strong ties to Drexel University for almost one hundred years. Founded by Christian D. Schramm in Philadelphia in 1900, the company moved to its current location in 1917. In its early years, Schramm sold small gasoline engines and portable air compressors, but in recent decades the firm has specialized in the manufacture of drilling equipment. The Schramm, Inc. records include board and stockholders’...
Dates: 1836-2018; Majority of material found within 1900-1983

Student handbooks and guides

Identifier: UR-06-002

This collection consists of handbooks and guides used to educate incoming students about Drexel, from 1925-2006. Guides contain school rules and regulations; information about student organizations, athletics, and academic life; event calendars; and details about the surrounding Philadelphia area. Additionally, many of the early guides have special sections covering the expected comportment of female students.

Dates: 1925-2006

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Philadelphia (Pa.) 4
Correspondence 3
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Alumni and alumnae 3
Accreditation (Education) 2
Annual reports 2
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Clippings 2
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Accreditation 2
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Administration 2
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Anniversaries, etc. 2
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Buildings 2
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Commencements 2
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Curricula 2
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Development 2
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Faculty 2
Drexel Institute of Technology -- History 2
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Public Relations 2
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Sports 2
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Student Housing 2
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Students 2
Drexel University -- History 2
Financial records 2
Minutes 2
Photographs 2
Publications 2
Reports 2
Women -- Education (Higher) 2
Academic libraries 1
Administrative records 1
Air-compressors 1
Air-compressors--Catalogs 1
Air-pumps 1
Anniversaries 1
Awards 1
Bearings (Machinery) -- Design and construction 1
Bonuses (Employee fringe benefits) 1
Brochures 1
Chester County (Pa.) 1
College presidents -- Inauguration 1
College student orientation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. 1
College students--Employment 1
Communication in industrial relations 1
Company picnics 1
Compressed air 1
Compressors 1
Construction equipment industry 1
Curricula 1
Defense contracts 1
Degrees, Academic 1
Depressions--1929--United States--Pennsylvania 1
Diplomas 1
Draft 1
Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry -- Administration 1
Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry -- Alumni and alumnae 1
Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry -- Anniversaries, etc. 1
Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry -- Commencements 1
Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry -- Faculty 1
Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry -- History 1
Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry -- Sports 1
Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry -- Student housing 1
Drexel Institute of Technology 1
Drexel Institute of Technology -- African Americans -- Education (Higher) 1
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Business and education 1
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Diamond Jubilee 1
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Extracurricular Activities 1
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Inauguration 1
Drexel Institute of Technology -- Planning 1
Drexel University -- Students 1
Economic history--20th century 1
Education, Cooperative 1
Education, Cooperative -- United States 1
Education, Higher -- Administration 1
Education, Higher -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Educational fund raising 1
Employee fringe benefits 1
Employee stock options 1
Employees' magazines, newsletters, etc. 1
Employer-sponsored health insurance 1
Engineering 1
Engineering -- Study and teaching 1
Exhibition records 1
Family-owned business enterprises 1
Gas well drilling 1
Geothermal well drilling 1
Home economics -- Study and teaching 1
Hydraulic engineering 1
Hydraulic machinery 1
Industrial procurement 1
Industrial relations 1
Industries--United States--History--20th century 1
Labor -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Libraries 1
Libraries -- Designs and plans 1
Libraries and education 1
Library buildings 1
Library science 1
Machinery -- Periodicals 1
Negatives (photographic) 1
Newsletters 1
Office of the President 1
Old City (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
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