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One of the combs purchased by Naomi Ford, on top of the original holly wrapping paper. Photo credit: Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection. Credit: Gift of Mrs. Anne Wright.

What Drexel Does — and Doesn’t — Have From the 1918 Pandemic

How were Drexel and other institutions now part of the University affected by the 20th century influenza outbreak? Based off of their archival collections, it’s hard to say.
The Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry's Domestic Science Class of 1919, as seen in the 1919 Lexerd Yearbook. Photo courtesy Drexel University Archives.

In Their Own Words: Drexel Students and the 1918 Pandemic

The 1919–1922 Drexel yearbooks contain memories and stories about the influenza pandemic, such as a domestic science student who volunteered at a hospital and engineering students quarantined in what’s now the Drexel Police Headquarters and Academic Building.
Director of Drexel's Department of Industrial Relations Cecil A. Kapp, seated, outlines the new five-year co-op plan to a prospective co-op employer in 1940. Photo courtesy University Archives.

How Drexel’s Co-op Got Made

The University’s co-operative education system was the brainchild of Drexel’s second president, and it was carried out by its third president and its first co-op director.
An undated photo of students waiting to be interviewed on campus for co-op. Photo courtesy University Archives.

A Visual Journey Through the Decades of the Drexel Co-op

Photos from Drexel University Archives and the Steinbright Career Development Center highlight the different ways that Drexel students have completed co-ops over the years.
An edited photo of the Joseph R. Lynch observatory.

Hidden Treasures: The Drexel Home of Philadelphia’s Largest Telescope

Drexel University’s Joseph R. Lynch Observatory is located on the roof of Curtis Hall and contains Philadelphia’s largest telescope.
The Students Army Training Corps (SATC) allowed men to both enlist in the military and enroll in college in the fall of 1918. This photograph shows Drexel's SATC unit gathered on the steps of the Main Building. Photo courtesy Drexel University Archives.

Dare to Lead: Drexel Army ROTC Celebrates 100 Years

Drexel’s ROTC program, now known as Task Force Dragon, is celebrating its centennial anniversary on Oct. 10.
The newly painted doorway of the Chestnut Street entrance of Main Building in 2018.

What’s New With Drexel’s Main Building?

Drexel University’s Main Building recently received a summer makeover.

James Galanos

Drexel Exhibit Pays Tribute to Design Integrity of Fashion Legend James Galanos 

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design will present a retrospective exhibition of work by renowned fashion designer James Galanos. The exhibition, James Galanos: Design Integrity (October 19-December 8, January 8-27 2019), will celebrate the artistry of James Galanos, considered by his peers to be one of the greatest and most creative of American designers of the 20th century.

The Drexel Dragon posing with the University's cheer squad in the 1990 yearbook. Photo courtesy University Archives.

Hidden Treasures: The 90-Year Evolution of the Drexel Dragon

Drexel University’s mascot has changed a lot through the years ­— from an engineer to a dragon to a dragon named Mario.
A Dragon wearing a witch costume in chemistry lab in 1979. Photo courtesy University Archives.

Drexel’s Ghosts of Halloween Past

In honor of Halloween, DrexelNow looks back on the ways that students celebrated the holiday decades and even a century ago.
Drexel's University Archivist Matthew Lyons.

Q&A: Matthew Lyons, Drexel's Newest University Archivist

University Archivist Matthew Lyons talked about what it was like joining Drexel University Libraries right in the middle of the University’s 125th anniversary year — and what he's doing to help preserve the present for Drexel's future.
A Drexel dragon holding a burger at the Dragon's Den in 1979. Photo courtesy University Archives.

When You Could Eat a Dragon Burger in the Dragon’s Den on Campus

Back in the day, the basement of today’s Creese Student Center was known as “the Dragon’s Den” and featured an arcade, fast food restaurant, game room and a bowling alley.