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University Archives Drexel Family Research Guide

Use this guide if you are interested in learning about the Drexel family.

Doing Research

Please note that the reading room is open by appointment only, Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 6 PM. If you would like to visit the Archives' reading room, please email us ahead of time to schedule an appointment, as we may need advance notice to prepare materials ahead of your visit.

For staffed hours of operation for the W. W. Hagerty Library, see the Library Hours page.

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Material in the University Archives

Material related to the Drexel family or the business of the firm Drexel & Co., including a list of biographies and memoirs and links out to collection finding aids. A finding aid is a collection guide created in order to organize records and make them available for research. Search all University Archives finding aids. 

If you are a faculty member, you may be interested in the DUL webinar Incorporating Archival Material in Your Curricula: Drexel Family Collections, about using collection material for a one-time assignment or longer partnership with the University Archives.

Digital Material Available Online

Some material from collections created by Drexel family members has been digitized and made available on Alma-D, Drexel Libraries' digital repository.

Browse the entire Alma-D Drexel Family Collection, which includes more photographs, letters, and documents, as well as the collections summarized below.

Visit the Drexel Family Digital Archive, a curated collection of digitized items and online exhibit about the family.