UR.01.005 Office of the President records, Bulk, 1913-1954

Office of the President records 1891-1965UR.01.005

Summary Information

Title
Office of the President records
Creator
Ball, Lucina
Creator
Biddle, Charles J.
Creator
Creese, James
Creator
Disque, Robert C.
Creator
Drexel Institute of Technology. Office of the President.
Creator
Godfrey, Hollis
Creator
Kolbe, Parke R.
Creator
Law, Marie Hamilton
Creator
Liversidge, Horace P.
Creator
Matheson, Kenneth G.
Creator
Paul, A.J., (Anthony Joseph Drexel)
Creator
Rea, George P.
Creator
Worrell, Harriet E
Inclusive Dates
1891-1965
Extent
10.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
This collection consists of subject files created by the Office of the President during the tenures of the first six presidents of the Drexel Institute: James MacAlister (1840-1913, president 1891-1913), Hollis Godfrey (1874-1936, president 1914-1921), Kenneth Matheson (1864-1931, president 1921-1932), Parke R. Kolbe (1881-1942, president 1932-1942), George P. Rea (1894-1978, president 1942-1944), and James Creese (1896-1966, president 1945-1963), as well as during the interim presidency of Robert C. Disque (1883-1968, interim president 1944-1945). The subject files cover individuals affiliated with the university, faculty, university committees, historical events, and subjects of interest. It is likely that the files were compiled and arranged at least in part by Harriet Worrell, who worked in the Office of the President during the mid twentieth century; many records contain her annotations.
Call Number
UR.01.005
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Robin Elliot (2009)
Repository
W. W. Hagerty Library 3300 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.895.6706 archives@drexel.edu

Preferred Citation

Office of the President Records, Drexel University Archives

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Office of the President, Drexel University.

Access Restrictions

Student and personnel records are closed for eighty years from date of creation.

Preferred Citation

Office of the President Records, Drexel University Archives

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Association of University Women. (AAUW)
  • Association of American Colleges. (AAC)
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Department of Athletics.
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Department of Domestic Science.
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Library School.
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Office of the Registrar.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. College of Home Economics.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. Engineering College.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. Office of Development.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. Office of the Dean of Men
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. Office of the Dean of Women
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. School of Business.
  • Drexel University. Dept. of Athletics.
  • Drexel University. W.W. Hagerty Library.
  • Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference.
  • Milton Hershey School (Hershey, Pa.).
  • Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education (U.S.).
  • United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
  • Work Projects Administration (U.S.).

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Biddle, A.J. Drexel, (Anthony Joseph Biddle), 1874-1948
  • MacAlister, James, 1840-1913

Subject(s)

  • College trustees
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Administration
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Alumni and alumnae
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Curricula
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Faculty
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--History
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Planning
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Sports
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Students
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Administration
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--African Americans--Education (Higher)
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Alumni and alumnae
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Faculty
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--History
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Planning
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Students
  • Education, Cooperative--United States
  • Education, Higher -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
  • Home economics--Study and teaching--United States--History
  • School budgets
  • Universities and Colleges--Pennsylvania--Administration
  • Universities and Colleges--Pennsylvania--Curricula
  • Universities and Colleges--Pennsylvania--History--20th Century
  • Women--Education (Higher)
  • World War, 1914-1918--Pennsylvania--Education and the War
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945--Pennsylvania--Education and the War

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Biographical Notes

James MacAlister (1840-1913) served as the first president of the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry from 1891 to 1913. He was a proponent of vocational and technical education throughout his career. During his tenure, the institute offered informal courses of study in art and illustration, mechanic arts, domestic arts and sciences, commerce and finance, teacher training, physical education, and librarianship. MacAlister presided over the closing of the department of art (except for the architecture program) in 1905, the physical expansion of the school from the Main Building to additional buildings on Chestnut and 32nd streets, and the growth in the graduation rate from approximately 70 in 1891 to over 500 in 1913. He died in 1913.

Hollis Godfrey (1987-1936) served as president of the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry from 1913 to 1921. He was educated as an engineer at Tufts, Harvard, and MIT, where he also taught. While living in Boston he was an administrator at the School of Practical Arts in Boston. He came to Drexel in 1913 and was the President until 1921.

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.

George Peters Rea (1894- 1978) (1942-1944) became President after the death of Parke R. Kolbe. He went to Cornell, graduating in 1915. He was a Captain during the First World War. Rea was the Manager of Bishop’s National Bank located in Hawaii until 1938. His financial career included working with the United States government on financial issues such as the S.E.C. and being the President of the American Stock Exchange.

There had been a committee in charge of Drexel during the time that there was no President after Kolbe’s untimely death. Rea began as President at Drexel during the fall semester of 1942. Rea was President of Drexel during a very difficult time in its history. There was a possibility that the Institute would be closed because of the Second World War and its negative impact on the financial status of Drexel. This did not occur.

There were multiple changes made to the academic departments at Drexel during his tenure. He reorganized the advisory system for students, ensuring students stronger support from professors. Entrance requirements were decreased and certain curriculum was accelerated. The admittance of women was dramatically increased, as were courses specifically designed for female students. Female students were accepted in the engineering program for the first time at Drexel in 1943. Due to increased use of summer classes, students could finish degrees in fewer years than the regular four-year period for academic study. There were also courses which were not academic, but were focused on helping students at home cope with the war and the changes which had occurred in daily life due to war shortages. The School of Library science changed its curriculum and emphasized government employment. Most of the changes made to the curriculum were due to the Second World War and the needs of industry for qualified workers. This was particularly true for the engineering school. Electrical, mechanical and chemistry engineering all changed their required classes and curricula. Women were offered a one year program for a B.S. in secretarial studies. There were new classes across the different departments and schools of Drexel. The emphasis on female students included special days for high school seniors. Women also participated more as editors of the Triangle, Drexel’s student paper. There was the Engineering, Science, and Management War Training Program which offered accelerated training for employment for both men and women.

The Army Service Training Program started at Drexel in 1943. In April of 1944, the students from this program were called into the war. Drexel’s enrollment had been adequate due to the increase in female students and the army programs but in early 1944 the deferment for engineering students ended and student enrollment declined. Drexel reimbursed the tuition for students who were drafted into the army. Faculty members were also drafted into the army. Tuition had to be increased during the war. Other changes that occurred at Drexel during Rea’s administration included the addition of cooperative education to the home economics program. Commencement was added in December and a dean’s list for academic excellence was begun. Rea was a sometimes controversial President of Drexel. Rea did not work closely with the Board of Trustees and frequently acted without their direct approval, which was usually given after the fact. He also hired his sister as dean of women, effectively replacing Ruth A.L. Dorsey, who had held this position for twenty years. The staff of the public relations department left in early 1944 after the director resigned. Rea’s most controversial decision was to sell art and manuscript collections held by Drexel. The manuscripts included works by Edgar Allen Poe and Charles Dickens. The art works were mostly from the nineteenth century. Board of Trustee members included A.J. Paul Drexel, Charles Warner, C.H. Krubhaar, Jr, Charles Biddle, E.P. Simon, Philip C. Staples, and J.E. Gowen during this time period. The Board of Trustees agreed to the sale in November of 1943, however when the Drexel community heard of the proposed plan there was strong animosity to it. This occurred in early 1944 when the decision became public. This controversy contributed to the short length of Rea’s tenure as President of Drexel. He officially left Drexel in August of 1944.

R. C. Disque, (1883-1968), interim president 1944-1945. Disque began working at Drexel in 1918. During his long and varied career at Drexel, he was the dean of faculty, head of the electrical engineering department and dean of the School of Engineering. He was on committees in charge of Drexel during periods when Drexel had no President. Disque was the acting President of Drexel following the resignation Rea. His tenure as President resulted in administrative change because he had been an instrumental member of the administrative staff prior to his Presidency. Another change was that Grace Godfrey, who was the dean of Home Economics, died in August of 1944, just as Disque was assuming acting President duties. Ardenia Chapman took over Godfrey’s position of dean. Both women had been long term members of the Drexel staff. The Board of Trustees also lost, George W. Childs Drexel and John W. Converse, changing the Board and the endowment for the school. The athletic department grew due to student demand during Disque’s term as President. Drexel was one of twenty-two schools who had a Victory Ship, the Drexel, which was launched in San Francisco in April of 1945. It sank in 1946.

Works Consulted Kotzin, Miriam. A History of Drexel University, 1941-1963. Philadelphia: Drexel University Press, 1983, pp.3-172.

McDonald, Edward D., and Edward M. Hinton. Drexel Institute of Technology 1891-1941: A Memorial History. Philadelphia: Haddon Craftsmen, Inc., 1942, pp. 31-120.

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Scope and content note

The Series vary widely in content and scope. MacAlister has only one folder in his series. The General Correspondence series also includes items from his tenure however they were interspersed with other Presidents papers and have been kept that way. The Office series consists of those folders which represent multiple Presidents and others which did not have a strong identification with any specific President. The variation is noted in the description of the collection. There is also a series on the Board of Trustees with correspondence and writings on issues connected with the Board and the Administration of Drexel.

There are a wide variety of formats in the collection such as correspondence, pamphlets, photographs, newspapers, and typed writings such as addresses, telegrams, reports, invitations, and transcribed correspondence. Harriet Worrell, secretary to the Office of the President probably produced most of the transcriptions during her time at Drexel.

Each Series is in alphabetical order. The Series are chronologically based on the term of the specific President of Drexel. The largest series is that of Parke R. Kolbe. This series contains diverse material and spans his entire Presidency at Drexel. There is a wide variety of subjects in his series from Communism and the academic community, African American students at Drexel, engineering, faculty and student issues and the Second World War. The Second World War folders include Drexel’s involvement in the war efforts, particularly connected to the ROTC, and the changes in the curriculum which began during the end of Kolbe’s Presidency at Drexel.

The small series in this collection include the presidencies of Rea, Disque, and Creese. Rea and Disque do not have other papers currently housed at the archives, except in Series VIII of this collection. James Creese has a large collection of his own, UR 1.7.

Series 1: James MacAlister, (1891-1913)1 folder (pre 1911) consists of correspondence and drawings from before 1911.

Series 2: Hollis Godfrey, (1914-1921) 13 folders (1914-1926) This series contains writings by Godfrey, including “The Academic Budget”, correspondence and administrative matters connected with the Office of the Presidency. World War I is represented in letters from Drexel students who were part of the S.A.T.C. (Student Army Training Corps). There are also pamphlets and correspondence on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Drexel from 1916.

Series 3: Kenneth Matheson, (1921-1931) 16 folders, (1922-1931) consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs. There is material on the development of a new seal for Drexel, the building and dedication of Curtis Hall including photographs of Cyrus H.K. Curtis laying the first stone for the building in 1928 and a photograph of the Curtis Hall Engineering Laboratory from 1929, and accreditation from the Association of American Universities. There is also a folder on the revival of the library program which had been disbanded in 1914 under Godfrey.

Series 4: Kolbe, Parke R., (1932-1942) 200 Folders (1899-1942) This is the largest series in the collection. There is material on the Athletic Departments, including budgets, data from local college athletic departments during the 1930’s, a study from 1931 on athletic departments within the Middle Atlantic region, correspondence with the Board of Trustee Committee on Athletics, reports on the responsibilities for the Athletic Departments of various universities, and correspondence and questionnaires from other university Presidents on the Athletic Departments at their schools.

There is also extensive correspondence from members of the Association of Urban Universities on accreditation, details of conventions including speakers, locations for meetings, and membership. Kolbe frequently presided at meetings for the organization. Documents pertaining to the Association of College Presidents of Pennsylvania are also included in this series. There are meeting minutes, correspondence, studies by the ACPP, and requests for Kolbe to attend meetings of the organization.

There is extensive correspondence to and from alumni, on alumni as delegates to other universities, employment requests, social engagements of Kolbe and his wife with alumni, financial dues for membership in Alumni organizations, correspondence to and from Drexel Alumni Clubs of differing regions in the United States, requests from alumni for graduation requirements for bestowing a degree after they had finished their studies at Drexel, and an analysis by the Bethlehem Steel Company on the academic quality of Drexel engineering graduates. Kolbe was a member of the General Education Committee of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. There are pamphlets, correspondence on legislation before state and federal governments, correspondence with George W. Elliott of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, membership lists of the American Management Association Conference, and membership lists of the Educational Committee of the Phil. Chamber of Commerce.

Data on cooperative courses at Drexel is another important section of this series. One large part of this subject is the Retail Management Course at Drexel during the 1930’s. There is correspondence from the Presidents of Strawbridge’s, Wanamaker’s, B.F. Dewees Inc, and other local retail stores on cooperative agreements between their business and Drexel. There is material on the Drexel Advisory Committee for Retail Management Course, descriptions of the cooperative retail management course, a five-year plan, photocopies of articles on the cooperative plan with local retail stores, and information on retail work for women including available courses and stores. The other material on cooperative courses includes engineering placement, general memoranda on cooperative courses, publications from other colleges which also had cooperative courses, and correspondence with Leeds and Northrup, a possible employer for students.

There is a substantial amount of material on the Engineering Department at Drexel. This includes faculty, service men and the draft during World War II and special exemptions made for engineering majors, student probations, and organization membership.

Kolbe was a chairman of The Philadelphia Engineering Index Committee an important part of the Philadelphia scientific community. There is substantial correspondence between Bliss and Kolbe. Collins P. Bliss was the President of the Committee during the 1930’s. Bliss was a prominent engineer during this time period. There are two folders on the Index which contain membership lists, correspondence on meetings, and publications.

The Engineers Council for Professional Development is another substantial section. There are annual reports by the Engineers Council on Accredited Undergraduate Engineering Curricula from 1938, correspondence with Karl T. Compton, Committee on Engineering Schools, appendices to reports, and correspondence on the status of engineering at other schools. Drexel wanted Recognition for their Non-Degree Programs and worked with other universities to get agreement and help with them on this for all programs offering non-degree course work in engineering. There are committee records, reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, petitions, and other items on this topic.

Materials from two other Engineering Societies are included in the Kolbe Series. They are the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education-Engineers Council for Professional Development which includes letters from Drexel Technical Institute endorsing a petition to the E.C.P.D. from 1940. There is also meeting minutes from the Board of Trustees of Drexel and correspondence. The other society is that of the Society of Commercial Engineers of Drexel Institute of Technology, which includes correspondence and the Constitution of the Society.

Papers on the ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) are another large section of Kolbe’s series. The topics vary from obligatory participation by students and resistance to this to events held at Drexel to honor the program and its participants. The resistance was led by religious leaders who did not believe that it should be a requirement for male students. There are lists of students who have been excused from the program for health and other reasons. There are also programs from ROTC conferences including one on Communism, students and the ROTC.

There is also “A Study of Drexel Institute” written by Kolbe prior to his position as President of Drexel. There is correspondence on the Alexander Van Rensselaer Lecture Series from 1933 to 1941. These lectures varied in content and the collection includes correspondence, addresses, and other material connected with the administration of the lecture series.

Papers on War Emergency Courses constitute a large part of the material on the Second World War. This consists of two folders which have newspaper articles, telegrams, correspondence, reports, pamphlets, memorandum, questionnaires, and specific data for Drexel’s involvement in the programs. The different departments and issues involved with the War include the Engineering Defense Training Program, Selective Service System, Higher Education and A National Defense, and the Association of American Colleges.

Series 5: George Peters, Rea, 1942-1944, 13 folders, (1941-1945)

The Rea Series contains the text of a radio address, correspondence, interviews, meeting minutes, and academic programs at Drexel. The academic programs include the war effort and its affect on Drexel, such as an acceleration of curricula for the School of Engineering specifically for defense industries. There were also reduced entrance requirements for high school seniors. Materials on coursework in engineering and the effect of World War II on the curriculum include correspondence, brochures, and pamphlets. There is material on the Dean’s List and an update on how Drexel honored students academically including academic honor society requirements and “Institute Day”, which celebrated academic excellence There is also a folder on the Women’s Student Government Association, 1942, which includes correspondence and Grant of Powers and Articles of the WSGA, Discipline Committee.

Series 6: Robert C. Disque, interim president, (1944-1945), 4 folders (1945)

There are interesting items in this series because he was President during the end of World War II. Materials about a memorial service for the students who had died in the war include correspondence, a program and memoranda on the event. Grace Godfrey was the Dean of Women at Drexel for many years who died during Disque’s tenure. There was a memorial to Godfrey, correspondence on her death, newspaper clippings of her obituary, and a small selection of essays and articles by Godfrey. There is also a folder on the “Drexel Victory” which was a war ship named for Drexel. It is listed under “U.S. Maritime Commission” and includes newspaper articles, photographs, speeches, programs, and correspondence.

Series 7: Creese, James (1945-1963), 7 folders (1950-1963) is a small series primarily containing items which were collected during his presidency and not items directly from him. There included personnel matters, including the hiring of Kenneth G. Matheson, Jr. and other administrative issues.

Series 8: General Correspondence, 65 folders, (1891-1958)

This series includes folders from the Office of the President without reference to a specific President and those folders which include the papers of multiple Presidents of Drexel. A large section of this series is those folders which were marked “miscellaneous”. These often included a page or two on a specific topic and this had been combined with a few other unrelated items. This series is quite varied but generally includes correspondence, reports, pamphlets, brochures, and minutes.

There is extensive material on cooperative education under Godfrey and Matheson. This includes reports, correspondence on arrangement of academic courses, essays such as “Communication on Proposed Plan of Educational Re-Organization” and “The Drexel Institute 100-Hour Cooperative Industrial Reconstructional Courses” by Hollis Godfrey, student enrollment tables from 1913, and final reports to the Board of Trustees.

There is material on faculty from multiple Presidential tenures. These include correspondence, finances, cooperative education, research of Drexel staff and class schedules. There are items on the dismissals of faculty, salaries, and departmental issues.

Drexel did not have a nursing program, but hosted classes along with the University of Pennsylvania, for an outside program. There are pamphlets, lists of hospitals which the students worked at in Philadelphia from 1922-1927, and background history of the organization. Mabel F. Huntly, Director of the School for the Teaching of Preliminary Courses in Nursing Education, is a frequent correspondent in this folder.

Series 9: Board of Trustees, 50 folders (1914-1965)

This series consists of papers from a different accession than the majority of the collection. These records were comprised of Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes and make up a series of their own. They consist of writings, correspondence, newspaper articles, budgets, and other items presumably used to prepare for Board of Trustee meetings.

Series 10: Library and the School of Library Science (1891-1962)

This series consists of papers from a different accession than the majority of the collection. These records might have been brought together by archives librarian as "library" and "library school." It contains other records from the Office of the President, and a few records are annotated by Harriet Worrell. The Board of Trustees meeting minutes are annotated copies, author and purpose unknown.

Scope and Content Note Collection summary: This collection consists of subject files created by the Office of the President under the tenures of presidents MacAlister, Godfrey, Matheson, Kolbe, Rea, Disque, and Creese. Subject files cover individuals affiliated with the university, faculty, university committees, historical events, and subjects of interest. They are assumed to have been compiled and arranged at least in part by Harriet Worrell, who worked in the Office of the President during this period; many records contain her annotations. There is correspondence which was retyped by her and arranged in this way throughout the different series. There are also notes on specific subjects within folders, which may have been written by Worrell. The bulk of the collection is from Kolbe’s tenure as President of Drexel.

There is both incoming and outgoing correspondence which has been recorded based on subject.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Subjects: Drexel University. Education, higher -- Pennsylvania -- History. Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Office of the President. Drexel Institute of Technology. Office of the President. Godfrey, Hollis. Matheson, Kenneth G. Kolbe, Parke R. (Parke Rexford) Disque, Robert C. Rea, George P. Creese, James, b. 1896.

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, minutes, brochures, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, photocopies, and publications.

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Related Materials

Related material

See UR 1.1 James MacAlister Administrative records, 1.2 Hollis Godfrey Administrative Records, UR 1.3 Kenneth G. Matheson Administrative Records, 1.4 Parke R. Kolbe Administrative Records, and UR 1.7 James Creese Administrative Records at the Drexel University Archives. Board of Trustees series is continued by UR 1.13, Office of the President records on the Board of Trustees.

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Bibliography

Biographical notes from the collections. James MacAlister papers, Hollis Godfrey administrative records, JAmes Creese administrative records.

Kotzin, Miriam. A History of Drexel University, 1941-1963, Philadelphia: Drexel University Press, 1983.

McDonald, Edward D., and Edward M. Hinton. Drexel Institute of Technology 1891-1941: A Memorial History. Philadelphia: Haddon Craftsmen, Inc., 1942.

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Collection Inventory

 Series I James A. MacAlister circa 1911   1.0 folders

scope and content note

Series 1: James MacAlister, 1 folder, consists of correspondence and drawings from before 1911.

BoxFolder

Flag circa 1911 

Scope and contents note

correspondence and drawings

11

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 Series II  American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Biddle, Charles J. Mason, Harriet Hollis Godfrey 1914-1926  (Bulk, 1914-1922)   12.0 folders

Scope and content note

Series 2: Hollis Godfrey, 13 folders, consists of writings by Godfrey, including “The Academic Budget”, correspondence and administrative matters connected with the Office of the Presidency. World War I is represented in letters from Drexel students who were part of the S.A.T.C. (Student Army Training Corps). There are also pamphlets and correspondence on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Drexel from 1916.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps.

Subject(s)

  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Anniversaries, etc.
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Faculty
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--History
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Public Relations
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918--Pennsylvania--Education and the War
BoxFolder

 Godfrey, Hollis Academic budget (The) 1915 

Scope and contents note

"The Academic Budget" by Hollis Godfrey

12

American society of mechanical engineers 1914 

13

Biddle, A. J. Drexel 1916 

14

Childs, Mrs. George W. 1914 

15

 Mason, Harriet Worrell, Harriet E Mason, Harriet Lawrence 1914-1926  (Bulk, 1915)

Scope and contents note

correspondence, dismissal of Mason

16

Registrar's office 1920-1921 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, reports, memorandum

17

Report on advertising and publicity 1914-1921 

Scope and contents note

report

18

R. O. T. C. [i.e., Reserve Officer Training Corps] 1919 

Scope and contents note

see S.A.T.C. and N.C.O. from Godfrey administration

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918--Pennsylvania--Education and the War
19

S. A. T. C. (Student Army Training Corps): letters from members 1918 

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918--Pennsylvania--Education and the War
110

20080050035 November 27, 1918 

20080050035, November 27, 1918

20080050036 November 27, 1918 

20080050036, November 27, 1918

20080050037 November 27, 1918 

20080050037, November 27, 1918

S. A. T. C. (Student Army Training Corps) 1918-1919 

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918--Pennsylvania--Education and the War
111

 Meloy Smith Smith, Meloy (Business manager): circa 1919-1921 circa 1919-1921 

Scope and contents note

reports, correspondence, memorandum

112

 Godfrey, Hollis Twenty-fifth anniversary (1916) 1916 

Scope and contents note

convocation address, program

113

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 Series III  American Association of Universities. Matheson, Kenneth G. Kenneth G. Matheson 1922-1931   16.0 folders

Scope and content note

Series 3: Kenneth Matheson, 16 folders, consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs. There is material on the development of new seal for Drexel, the building and dedication of Curtis Hall including photographs of Cyrus H.K. Curtis laying the first stone for the building in 1928 and a photograph of the Curtis Hall Engineering Laboratory from 1929, and accreditation from the Association of American Universities. There is also a folder on the start of the library program at Drexel in the early 1920’s it had been disbanded under Godfrey.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Library School.
BoxFolder

Alumni, 1922-1928 1922-1928 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, addresses

21

Association of American Universities Accreditation, 1925-1929 1925-1929 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, clippings, reports

22

 Worrell, Harriet E Auditorium -- Acoustics 1928 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, newspaper articles

23

 Worrell, Harriet E Childs, Drexel Memorial-Fairmount Park 1927-1930 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, program, address

24

Correspondence: August 1922 August 1922 

25

Curtis Hall 1922-1929 

Scope and contents note

photos ; blueprint ; newspaper articles

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Curtis, Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar, 1850-1933
26

 Spivey, W.T. Development of Teacher Training 1922 

Scope and contents note

essays

27

Festival spring circa 1926-1930 

Scope and contents note

newspaper clippings, program

28

 Worrell, Harriet E General Education Board 1923-1927 

Scope and contents note

Budget

29

Incapacitated Employees 1931 

Scope and contents note

Minutes, correspondence

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

210

 Worrell, Harriet E Matheson, Newspaper Articles 1923-1931 

Scope and contents note

newspaper articles

211

Official Seal 1929 

Scope and contents note

resolution

212

Publication n.d. 

Scope and contents note

book chapter

213

Re-establishment of library school 1921-1922 

214

Retirement and annuities 1925-1928 

Scope and contents note

reports, pamphlets, proposed plans

215

Seal of Drexel Institute 1927 

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 Series IV  Drexel Institute of Technology. Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Drexel Institute of Technology. Office of the President. Parke R. Kolbe 1899-1942  (Bulk, 1932-1942)   200.0 folders

Scope and content note

Series 4: Kolbe, Parke R. 200 Folders This is the largest series in the collection. There is material on the Athletic Departments of Drexel during Kolbe’s tenure including budgets, data from local colleges athletic departments during the 1930’s, and a study from 1931 on athletic departments within the Middle Atlantic region correspondence with the Board of Trustee Committee on Athletics, reports on the responsibilities for the Athletic Departments of various universities, correspondence and questionnaires from other university Presidents on the Athletic Departments at their schools.

There is also extensive correspondence from members of the Association of Urban Universities on accreditation, details of possible conventions-speakers, locations for meetings, and membership. Dr. Kolbe frequently presided at meetings for the organization. The Association of College Presidents of Pennsylvania is also represented in this series. There are meeting minutes, correspondence, studies by the ACPP, and requests for Kolbe to attend meetings of the organization.

There is extensive correspondence with and from alumni on many different issues. These range from alumni as delegates to other universities, asking for employment positions with Drexel, social engagements of Kolbe and his wife with alumni, the engineering school alumni, financial dues for membership in Alumni organizations, correspondence to and from Drexel Clubs of differing regions, requests from alumni for graduation requirements for bestowing a degree after they had finished their studies at Drexel, Bethlehem Steel Company correspondence on the academic level of engineering graduates. There is also correspondence and reports on Alumni work, listing of consultants for the School of Library Science, Drexel Student associations and names and addresses of leaders of specific associations.

Kolbe was a member of the General Education Committee of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. There are pamphlets, correspondence on legislation before the state and federal governments, correspondence with George W Elliott of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, membership lists of the American Management Association Conference, membership cards for Drexel from 1937, and membership lists of the Educational Committee of the Phil. Chamber of Commerce.

Cooperative Courses at Drexel are also represented in this collection. There is correspondence from the Presidents of Strawbridge’s, Wanamakers, B.F. Dewees Inc, and other local retail marts on cooperative agreements between thenm and Drexel. There is material on the Advisory Committee for Retail Management Course, descriptions of the cooperative retail management course, a five year plan, photocopies of Drexel Articles on the cooperative plan with local retail stores-Strawbridge’s Wanamaker’s, retail work and women including available courses and stores, and a Drexel Institute of Technology Bulletin-Courses for women.

The other material on cooperative courses includes engineering placement, general memoranda on cooperative courses, other colleges who also had cooperative courses and correspondence with Leeds and Northrup which Kolbe wanted to participate in the program.

There is a substantial section on the Engineering Department at Drexel. This includes faculty, service men and the draft during World War II and special exemptions made for engineering majors, student probations, and organization membership.

The Philadelphia Engineering Index Committee was an important part of the Philadelphia scientific community. Kolbe was a chairman of the committee. Collins P. Bliss, was the President of the Committee during the 1930’s. There are two folders on the Index. There are membership lists, correspondence on meetings, and publications from the Index.

The Engineers Council for Professional Development is another substantial sub-section. There are annual reports by the Engineers Council on Accredited Undergraduate Engineering Curricula from 1938, correspondence with Karl T. Compton, Committee on Engineering Schools, appendix to reports, and correspondence on the status of engineering at other schools.

Engineers Council for Professional Development- Drexel wanted Recognition for their Non-Degree Programs and worked with other universities to get agreement and help with them on this for all programs offering non-degree course work in engineering. There are committee records, reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, petitions, and other items on this topic.

Two other Engineering Societies are included in the Kolbe Series. They are the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education-Engineers Council for Professional Development which includes letters from Drexel Technical Institute endorsing a petition to the E.C.P.D. from 1940. There is also meeting minutes from the Board of Trustees of Drexel and correspondence. The other society is that of the Society of Commercial Engineers of Drexel Institute of Technology, which includes correspondence and the Constitution of the Society.

The ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) is another large section of Kolbe’s series. The topics vary from obligatory participation by students in the program and resistance to this to events held at Drexel to honor the program and its participants. The resistance was led by religious leaders who did not believe that it should be a requirement for male students. There are lists of students who have been excused from the program for health and other reasons. There are also programs from ROTC conferences including one on Communism, students and the ROTC.

There is also “A Study of Drexel Institute” written by Kolbe in 1933. There is correspondence on the Alexander Van Rensselaer Lecture Series from 1933 to 1941. These lectures varied in content and the collection includes correspondence, addresses, and other material connected with the administration of the lecture series.

War Emergency Courses is a large part of the material on the Second World War. This consists of two folders which have newspaper articles, telegrams, correspondence, reports, pamphlets, memorandum, questionnaires, and specific data for Drexel’s involvement in the programs. The different departments and issues involved with the War include the Engineering Defense Training Program, Selective Service System, Higher Education and A National Defense, and the Association of American Colleges, “Athletics in the National Defense Program”.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Cooperative Education.
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Evening College.
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Library School.
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Secretarial School.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Faculty.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Financial.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Publicity.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Students.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Wartime Services--Education.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. College of Home Economics.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. Cooperative Education.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. Engineering College.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. Evening College.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. Office of the Dean of Women
  • Drexel University -- History.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and universities -- Administration
  • Communism in education--Pennsylvania
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Administration
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Alumni and alumnae
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Buildings
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Business and education
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Commencements
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Curricula
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Faculty
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--History
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Planning
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Public Relations
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Sports
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Student housing
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Students
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Accreditation
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Administration
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--African Americans--Education (Higher)
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Alumni and alumnae
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Buildings
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Faculty
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--History
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Planning
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Public Relations
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Sports
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Student Housing
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Students
  • Education, Cooperative--United States
  • Education, Higher -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
  • Educational fundraising-Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
  • Home economics--Study and teaching--United States--History
  • Universities and colleges--Finance
  • Universities and Colleges--Pennsylvania--Administration
  • Universities and Colleges--Pennsylvania--Curricula
  • Universities and Colleges--Pennsylvania--History--20th Century
  • Women--Education (Higher)
BoxFolder

Academy of natural sciences 1935-1937 

31

Letter from president Kolbe to Dr. Edgar B. Howard January 25, 1937 

20080050059, January 25, 1937

Letter from president Kolbe to Effinghan B. Morris May 4, 1936 

20080050060, May 4, 1936

Letter from Effingham B. Morris to president Kolbe April 30, 1936 

20080050061, April 30, 1936

Letter from president Kolbe to Effinghan B. Morris January 20, 1936 

20080050062, January 20, 1936

Letter from president Kolbe to Cary W. Bok. January 16, 1936 

20080050063, January 16, 1936

Letter from president Kolbe to Edgar B. Howard January 13, 1936 

20080050064, January 13, 1936

Letter from Edgar B. Howard to president Kolbe. January 9, 1936 

20080050065, January 9, 1936

Letter from Cary W. Bok to president Kolbe. January 15, 1936 

20080050066, January 15, 1936

Letter to Edgar B. Howard from president Kolbe January 2, 1936 

20080050067, January 2, 1936

Letter from Edgar B. Howard to president Kolbe December 26, 1935 

20080050068, December 26, 1935

Advisory art committee: June 1936 - June 1941 June 1936 - June 1941 

Scope and contents note

memorandum, correspondence

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Grafly, Dorothy
  • Matheson, Kenneth G.
32

Alumni activities -- report on: 1892 to June, 1939 circa 1939 

Scope and contents note

reports

33

Alumni association 1939-1941 

Scope and contents note

programs, correspondence, addresses

34

20080050069 

20080050069

 Grafly, Dorothy Alumni association: 1938/39 to 1940/41 1938-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, memorandums, messages, reports

35

 Worrell, Harriet E Alumni athletic committee 1941-1942 

36

Alumni consultants enrollment 1937-1939 

Scope and contents note

reports, lists

37

 Worrell, Harriet E Alumni Consultants 1938-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, lists of alumni

38

 Rice, Calvin W. Alumni -- correspondence with: 1938/39 to 1940/41 1939-1941   

39

American association for adult education 1937 

Scope and contents note

Includes: Historical material

310

American association of university women 1937-1939 

Scope and contents note

Includes: historical material; background information. correspondence, programs

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Association of University Women. (AAUW)
41

Architectural classes--Evening School 1939 

Scope and contents note

memorandum

42

Art collection exhibit: January 3, 1936 January 3, 1936 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, exhibit program, notes

43

Association of American Colleges: 1933-1939 1933-1939 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, programs

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Association of University Women. (AAUW)
44

Association of American Colleges: 1939-1940 1939-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, programs

45

Association of College Presidents of Pennsylvania -- November, 1932 to May, 1938 1932-1938 

Scope and contents note

membership, correspondence, minutes, programs

46

Association of Urban Universities (Pres. Tigert's committee): 1939-1940 1939-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, lists

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Drexel University. Museum.
47

Association of Urban Universities: 1936-1939 1936-1939 

48

Association of Urban Universities: 1939-1940 1939-1940 

49

Athletics -- Annual field days: (for men & women high school students) 1934-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, programs

51

Athletics -- Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference: 1939-1940 1939-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, reports

52

Athletics -- Football: January-March, 1938 January-March, 1938 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, rosters, questionaire results, memorandum

53

Athletics -- Ground for athletic field: 1938-1939 1938-1939 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, newspaper clippings, blueprint

54

Athletics -- Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference Folder 1 of 2 March 1935 - May 1939 

Scope and contents note

conference programs, constitution, correspondence

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference.
55

Athletics -- Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference Folder 2 of 2 1935-1939 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, memorandum, reports, constitution

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference.
56

Athletics -- Pennsylvania eligibility conference [1] December 1933 - February 1935 

Scope and contents note

Includes: questionnaires re. early classes in Fall ; 1937 football team roster

57

Athletics -- Pennsylvania eligibility conference [2] 1931-1942 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, constitution, notes

58

Athletics, Miscellaneous [1] 1933-1941 

59

Athletics, Miscellaneous [2] 1933-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, questionaires, Triangle newspaper clippings

510

Athletics, Miscellaneous 1933-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, reports, schedules, regulations

61

Athletics 1899-1940 

Scope and contents note

Continues: 'Athletics -- Pennsylvania eligibility conference.'

62

Athletics Department -- Reports: 1931-1938 1931-1938 

Scope and contents note

reports, budgets, studies

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference.
63

B -- Miscellaneous 1938-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, press releases

64

Broadcasts -- April, 1939 to June, 1940 1939-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, broadcast transcripts

65

C -- Miscellaneous 1930-1941 

66

Carnegie Corporation 1940 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Library School.
67

Chamber of Commerce (Philadelphia) Technical Advisory Council 1936-1938 

Scope and contents note

pamphlets, correspondence, membership lists

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Management Association. (AMA)
68

Chamber of Commerce (Philadelphia) Educational Committee) [1] 1933-1938 

Scope and contents note

membership lists, memorandum for members, pamphlets, correspondence

69

Chamber of Commerce (Philadelphia) Educational Committee [2] 1933-1938 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, publications, legislation

610

Chemistry Department appropriation 1937 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, memorandum

71

Civil Service -- Evening School credit 1934-1936 

72

Civil Service Commission -- Recognition Day 1935 

73

College and University trustees' conference 1937-1940 

Scope and contents note

membership, correspondence, constitution

74

College presidents' association: Public relations committee 1936-1940 

75

Colored Students Folder 1938-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, copy of a Legislative Act

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

76

Commencement 1935 

77

Communism 1936 

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Communism in education--Pennsylvania
78

Cooperative course in merchandising circa 1935 

Scope and contents note

Includes: 'Comparison with textile merchandising major.'

79

Cooperative courses 1919-1940 

Scope and contents note

rosters, programs, correspondence

710

Cooperative retail management course 1939 

Scope and contents note

'Studied with Miss Thomas.' memorandum, brochures, correspondence, course listings, agendas

711

Deans 1932-1934 

Scope and contents note

reports, memorandum, list of duties

712

Deans' duties circa 1940 

Scope and contents note

reports, essays

713

 Worrell, Harriet E Degrees -- For graduates prior to 1914 1937-1941 

714

Departmental reporting circa 1940 

Scope and contents note

methods of reporting

715

 Billings, J. Harland Diesel engine and Power Plant 1935 

Scope and contents note

reports, correspondence

716

 Law, Marie Hamilton Discontinuance of Summer Library Course 1939 

717

Dormitory for women Sarah Drexel Van Rensselaer Dormitory 1934 

Scope and contents note

transcriptions, newspaper articles, correspondence, budgets

718

Dormitory -- Hostesses -- Salary 1935-1936 

Scope and contents note

Sarah Drexel van Renssalaer Hall

719

Dormitory (for women) 1914-1937   .

Scope and contents note

Sarah Drexel van Renssalaer Hall, Includes: material related to opening of the building ; newspaper articles.

720

20080050056 2 -6 - 1930 

20080050056

20080050057 Jan 5th, 1939 

20080050057

20080050058 Feb. 1939 

20080050058

Drexel audit 1941 

81

 Worrell, Harriet E Drexel Colors 1937 

Scope and contents note

samples, correspondence

82

Drexel Colors 1936-1937 

Scope and contents note

photocopies and correspondence

83

 Altmaeir, Carl Lewis Drexel family, ca. 1934-1938 1934-1938 

Scope and contents note

family trees, correspondence

Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Drexel
84

Drexel Flag n.d.  

Scope and contents note

photocopies and correspondence

85

 Worrell, Harriet E Drexel, George W. Childs 1933-1943 

Scope and content note

correspondence, transcriptions

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Grafly, Dorothy
86

Drexel Institute Name Change 1935-1936 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, faculty voting results

87

Drexel Technical Journal 1940-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, press release, constitution

88

Engineering Department -- Faculty meetings, 1939-1941 1939-1941 

Scope and contents note

minutes

89

Engineers' council for professional development, 1935-1939 1935-1939 

Scope and contents note

annual reports, correspondence

810

Engineering Index, Inc. [1] 1935-1939 

811

Engineering Index, Inc. [2] 1935-1939 

812

 Disque, Robert C. Engineers' council for professional development Recognition Committee [1] 1939-1940 

Scope and contents note

reports, correspondence

813

Engineers' council for professional development Recognition Committee [2] 1935-1940 

Scope and contents note

meeting minutes, correspondence

91

Engineers' council for professional development Recognition Committee [3] 1935-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, official forms

92

Engineers Cultural Program 1939 

Scope and contents note

plan

93

Eta Kappa Nu 1934-1935 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, petition

94

 Spivey, W.T. Evening school: transfer requirements 1938 

95

Evening School Transfer to Day School 1938 

Scope and contents note

proposals, memorandum

96

Evening school, ca. 1933-1941 circa 1933-1941 

Scope and contents note

essays, correspondence, memorandum

97

Faculty circa 1930s 

Scope and contents note

lists of faculty members

98

Faculty tenure 1934-1936 

Scope and contents note

recommendations, correspondence

Access Restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

914

Faculty: For Dr. Kolbe's personal information circa 1936 

Scope and contents note

Faculty recommendations

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

99

Faculty: Miscellaneous records from box marked 'Faculty' 1934-1936 

Scope and contents note

Policies

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

910

 Kolbe, Parke R. Faculty -- indefinite tenure 1934-1942 

Scope and contents note

Academic Freedom and Tenure by Kolbe, Parke R.

911

Faculty -- Promotion procedure 1934-1939 

Scope and contents note

Drexel Official Memoranda

912

Faculty teaching load 1932-1937 

Scope and contents note

reports

913

Faculty -- testimonial dinner (Altmaier/Dalton): May 12, 1936 May 12, 1936 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, budget

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Altmaeir, Carl Lewis
  • Dalton, Lillian M.
915

20080050070_001 

20080050070_001

20080050070_002 

20080050070_002

Faculty appointments: 1936-1941 [1] 1936-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, recommendations, salaries

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

101

Faculty appointments: 1936-1941 [2] 1936-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, recommendations, salries

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

102

Faculty athletic council minutes, 1934-1939 1934-1939 

Scope and contents note

minutes

103

 Drexel University. Dean of Faculty. Faculty recommendations (Oct. 1, 1934) and confidential reports 1934-1935 

Scope and contents note

reports, confidential reports, annual reports

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

104

Faculty suggestions circa 1935 

Scope and contents note

Includes: 'A letter of April 25th and an analysis of the replies thereto' (2 copies).

105

Federal writer's project, 1938-1939 1938-1939 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, pamphlets

106

 McDonald, Edward David Fiftieth anniversary 1939-1941 

Scope and contents note

Includes: 'The first faculty' by E. D. McDonald. Addresses

107

Financial aid (student) F. E. R. A. (Federal Emergency Relief Administration): to June, 1934 June 1934 

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

108

Foreign students 1940 

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

109

 Mutch, Andrew, Reverend Founder's Day, 1938 1938 

Scope and contents note

addresses, correspondence

1010

 Edmonds, Franklin S., Honorable Founder's Day, 1939 1939 

Scope and contents note

addresses, programs, correspondence

111

Founder's Day, 1940 1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, lists, programs

112

Franklin Institute -- Drexel Evening Course (Oct. - Nov., 1937) 1937 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, course descriptions

113

Freedom of speech (Academic freedom) [1] 1935-1939 

Scope and contents note

newspaper clippings, handbooks, pamphlets, statements

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Communism in education--Pennsylvania
114

Freedom of speech (Academic freedom) [2] 1935-1939 

Scope and contents note

pamphlets, correspondence

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Communism in education--Pennsylvania
115

Freedom of speech (Academic freedom) [3] 1935-1939 

Scope and contents note

pamphlets, correspondence

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Communism in education--Pennsylvania
116

 McCarthy, John A. Fund raising -- Bequests to Drexel booklet circa 1938 

Scope and contents note

pamphlets

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Fund raising
117

Fundraising-American Institute for Endowments 1935-1936 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, pamphlets, memoranda

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Fund raising
118

G -- Miscellaneous 1939-1940 

119

Graduate work -- Committee on 1934-1941 

Scope and contents note

reports, questionaires, correspondence

121

H -- Miscellaneous circa 1935 

Scope and contents note

speech, obituary

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Hallowell, Anna
122

Hayden Foundation 1937-1938 

123

Heidelberg -- Scholarships: May, 1934 to June, 1939 May 1934 - June 1939 

Scope and contents note

correspondence

124

 Hershey, Ezra F. Hershey Chocolate Company: December, 1931 to May, 1937 December 1931 - May 1937 

125

 Godfrey, Grace Home economics -- Co-operative curriculum evaluation study 1938 

Scope and contents note

Study

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Home economics--Study and teaching--United States--History
126

Home economics -- Curriculum revision 1939-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, reports

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Home economics--Study and teaching--United States--History
127

Home economics department -- Faculty meetings 1939-1941 

Scope and contents note

minutes

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Home economics--Study and teaching--United States--History
128

Home economics department -- Report 1937-1938 

Scope and contents note

reports

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Home economics--Study and teaching--United States--History
129

Home economics department -- Retailing major 1932-1933 

Scope and contents note

petition, correspondence

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Home economics--Study and teaching--United States--History
1210

 Godfrey, Grace Home economics schools -- Laboratory fees 1936-1937 

Scope and contents note

fee rates, correspondence

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Home economics--Study and teaching--United States--History
1211

Industries (Evening School classes) 1939 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, minutes

1212

Insurance for students 1939-1941 

1213

Interfraternity council 1941 

1214

Jarvis music collection 1934 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, telegrams

1215

Kolbe, Parke R. 1941 

Scope and contents note

Includes: 'A study of Drexel Institute' by Parke R. Kolbe

1216

Kolbe, Parke R. -- 'A study of Drexel Institute' (1933) 1933 

Scope and contents note

study

1217

Kolbe, Parke R. -- Radio talk on athletics (October, 1936) 1936 

Scope and contents note

Address

1218

Kolbe, Parke R. -- Speeches 1933-1939 

Scope and contents note

speeches, correspondence

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Godfrey, Hollis
1219

Kolbe, Parke R. -- University of Akron [Ohio] (Alumni Association, etc.): June, 1933 to June, 1939 June 1933 - June 1939 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, brochure, membership card

1220

Kolbe's activities, etc. 1925-1939 

Scope and contents note

resume, correspondence, biographical data

131
BoxFolder

Laboratory fees 1938-1939 

Scope and contents note

summary, proposals

134

Kroeger, Alice B. memorial scholarship fund 1939 

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Kroeger, Alice B.
132

 Worrell, Harriet E L -- Miscellaneous 1939-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, notes

133

Labor, 1941-1942 1941-1942 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, certifications

135

 Law, Marie Hamilton Worrell, Harriet E Library and/or Library School 1939-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, report, transcriptions

136

Manuscripts of Dickens and Poe 1938 

137

Matriculation study 1941 

Scope and contents note

study

138

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 1931 to June, 1938 1931 - June 1938 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, publications

139

 Worrell, Harriet E Military training -- Objections to: 1920s to 1930s circa 1920s-1930s 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, essays

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • conscientious objectors--Pennsylvania
1310

N -- Miscellaneous 1923-1941  (Bulk, 1940-1941)

Scope and contents note

correspondence, reports

1311

Name change, 1934-1935 1934-1935 

1312

Name Change, 1936 1936 

1313

 Shankland, S.D., (Sherwood Dodge) National Education Association 1933-1939 

Scope and contents note

membership cards, booklets, correspondence

1314

 Zook, George F. National Student Federation 1935 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, literature, pamphlets, correspondence

1315

National Youth Administration 1935-1936 

Scope and contents note

instructions, correspondence

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Waugh, Carl T.
1316

National Youth Administration 1936-1941 

Scope and contents note

questionaires, correspondence

1317

 Law, Marie Hamilton Negro students 1935-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • African American students--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
1318

Open house, 1932-1936 1932-1936 

Scope and contents note

minutes, reports, correspondence, budgets, invitations, programs, pamphlets

1319

20080080050 1933 January 16 

20080080050, 1933 January 16

 Galphin, George C. Godfrey, Grace Worrell, Harriet E Open house, 1937-1941 1937-1941 

Scope and contents note

minutes, correspondence, pamphlets, attendance lists, transcriptions

1320

Orientation sessions, 1939-1940 1939-1940 

Scope and contents note

proposals, correspondence

1321

Organizational charts 1942 

Scope and contents note

Department of Public Relations (1942) ; Superintendent of buildings ; Office of the Registrar ; Department of Co-operative Education

1322

Out of State Scholarships 1939 

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

1323

 Ade, Lester K. Godfrey, Grace Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction 1938-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, addresses

141

Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction questionnaire: February, 1938 February 1939 

Scope and contents note

reports, questionaires, correspondence

142

Personnel Cards-Faculty 1932-1933 

Scope and contents note

cards

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

143

Personnel Cards Marked 'Resignations' 1932-1933 

Scope and contents note

cards

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

144

Personnel Cards-Staff 1932-1933 

Scope and contents note

cards

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

145

Phi Kappa Phi 1933-1935 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, bulletins

146

Placement (Jobs) -- Governor's Job Mobilization: Nov., 1939 to May, 1940. Nov. 1939 - May 1940. 

Scope and contents note

pamphlets, correspondence, committee statements

147

Portraits of Presidents 1936-1939 

148

President's alumni councils: Jan. to Nov., 1938 Jan. - Nov. 1938 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, telegrams, notecards, biographical sketches, dinner invitations

149

 Spivey, W.T. President's report, 1940-1941 1940-1941 

Scope and contents note

report, correspondence, budgets

1410

Public relations: October, 1936 to October, 1939 October 1936 - October 1939 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, memorandum

1411

Public relations: news releases, etc. 1935-1939 

Scope and contents note

press releases

1412

Questionnaire for freshmen, 1932 1932 

Scope and contents note

questionaires

1413

Questionnaires, 1937-1940 1937-1940 

Scope and contents note

questionaire, results, correspondence

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Drexel University--Faculty
1414

Reorganization of Faculty 1933 

Scope and contents note

memorandum

1415

Research 1935-1943 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, agenda, proposals

1416

 Disque, Robert C. R. O. T. C. [i.e., Reserve Officer Training Corps] February, 1939 to September, 1941 [1] February 1939 - September 1941 

Scope and contents note

reports, correspondence, newspaper articles, telegrams, orientations schedules

151

R.O.T.C. [2] 1932-1941 

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

Scope and contents note

correspondence, publications, telegrams, programs

152

Retirement Annuities 1933-1937 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, faculty lists

153

Rockefeller Foundation 1940 

154

Schedule changes 1937 

Scope and contents note

proposals, memorandum

155

Scholarship pamphlet (proposed) 1936 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, proposals, reports

156

Scholarships -- Changes made in awards to high schools 1932-1939 

Scope and contents note

minutes, correspondence

157

 Stratton, L.D. Scholarships, 1931-1941 1931-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, newspaper articles, lists of scholarships, addresses

158

Selective service system 1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, addresses

159

 Godfrey, Grace Sloan Foundation: March, 1937 March 1937 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, research plans

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Home economics
1510

Social security: May, 1936 to May, 1941 May 1936 - May 1941 

Scope and contents note

pamphlets, correspondence, newspaper clippings, telegrams

1511

Society for the promotion of engineering education: Engineer's council for professional development 1940   .

Scope and contents note

correspondence, minutes

161

Society of commercial engineers (of Drexel Institute of Technology) 1938 

Scope and contents note

constitution, correspondence

162

 Worrell, Harriet E Songs 1936 

Scope and contents note

draft, correspondence

163

Student union: September, 1938 to February, 1940 September 1938 - February 1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, reports, article

164

Students -- Correspondence with: September, 1939 to June, 1940 September 1939 - June 1940 

Access restrictions

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165

20080050049 May 1940 

20080050049, May 1940

20080050053 May 15-16, 1940 

20080050053, May 15-16, 1940

20080050054 January 27, 1940 

20080050054, January 27, 1940

20080050055 January 15, 1940 

20080050055, January 15, 1940

 Kolbe, Parke R. Study of Drexel Institute (A) 1933 

Scope and contents note

study

166

Suggestions regarding new building (1935) 1935 

Scope and contents note

drawings, notes

167

Technical institutes, 1935-1936 1935-1936 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, telegrams

168

Tenure 1935 

Scope and contents note

agreement

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

169

TIAA-Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association 1933-1939 

1610

Triangle, 1939-1941 1939-1941 

Scope and contents note

articles

1611

Tuition [folder]: comparative cost of college education 1938-1939 

Scope and contents note

reports

1612

U. S. Office of Education [1] 1939-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, reports, curricula suggestions

1613

20080050040 1941 

20080050040, 1941

U. S. Office of Education [2] 1939-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, proposals

1614

 Pepper, George Wharton, 1867-1961 Van Rensselaer lecture, 1933-1935 1933-1935 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, address

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Curtis, Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar, 1850-1933
1615

 Haas, Arthur Van Rensselaer lecture, 1935-1936 1935-1936 

Scope and contents note

biography, program, address

171

Van Rensselaer lecture, 1936-1937 1936-1937 

172

 Martin, Glenn L. Van Rensselaer lecture, 1937-1938 1937-1938 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, newspaper clippings, address, biographical material

173

 Sloan, Alfred P., (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966 Van Rensselaer lecture, 1938-1939 1938-1939 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, telegrams, lists

174

Van Rensselaer lecture, 1939-1940 1939-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, list of lecturers

175

 Van Hapsburg, Otto Van Rensselaer lecture, 1940-1941 1940-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, acceptances, newspaper articles

176

W. P. A. [Works Progress Administration] project (suggested) 1940 

Scope and contents note

outlines, memorandum, proposals, correspondence

177

 Spivey, W.T. War emergency courses June, 1940 to June, 1941 [1] June 1940 - June 1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, pamphlets, reports, questionaires

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1939-1945
178

20080050041 12/18/1940 

20080050041

20080050045 December 16,1940 

20080050045, December 16,1940

 Spivey, W.T. War emergency courses June, 1940 to June, 1941 [2] June 1940 - June 1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, telegrams, newspaper articles, memorandum, reports, pamphlets

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1939-1945
179

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 Series V  Drexel Institute of Technology--Women's Student Government Association. Drexel Institute of Technology. Office of the President. Drexel Institute of Technology. Women's Student Government Association. Rea, George P. George P. Rea 1941-1945   13.0 folders

Scope and content note

Series 5: George Peters, Rea, 13 folders,

The Rea Series is another small series due to the limited time that Rea was President at Drexel. There is a radio address by him, correspondence, interviews, meeting minutes, and academic programs at Drexel. The academic programs include the war effort and its affect on Drexel, such as an acceleration of curricula for the School of Engineering specifically for defense industries. There were also reduced entrance requirements for high school seniors. Courses in engineering and the effect of World War II include correspondence, brochures, and pamphlets. There is material on the Dean’s List and an update on how Drexel honored students’ academically including academic honor society requirements and “Institute Day”, which celebrated academic excellence There is also a folder on the Women’s Student Government Association, 1942, which includes correspondence and Grant of Powers and Articles of the WSGA, Discipline Committee.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Wartime Services--Education.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. College of Home Economics.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. Office of the President.

Subject(s)

  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Faculty
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Publicity
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945--Pennsylvania--Education and the War
BoxFolder

Acceleration of curricula 1942 

Scope and contents note

Drexel publications, memorandum

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1939-1945
181

Class gift fund, 1943 1943 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, newspaper articles

182

20080050010 2-26-1949 

20080050010, 2-26-1949

20080050011 4-21-1943 

20080050011, 4-21-1943

Davis, Watson 1943 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, address

183

20080050012A 12-16-1943 

20080050012A, 12-16-1943

20080050012B 1943 

20080050012B, 1943

20080050012C 1943 

20080050012C, 1943

20080050012D 1943 

20080050012D, 1943

20080050012E 1943 

20080050012E, 1943

20080050012F 1943 

20080050023F, 1943

20080050012G 1943 

20080050012G, 1943

20080050012H 1943 

20080050012H, 1943

Dean's list 1942 

Scope and contents note

reports

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1939-1945
184

20080050013 10-19-1942 

20080050013, 10-19-1942

20080050014 10-28-1942 

20090020018_003, 6-30-1956

20080050015 1942 

20090020019_003, 10-29-1958

20080050016 1942 

20090020018_002, 6-30-1956

Engineering, science, and management war training program 1941-1942 

Scope and contents note

brochure, reports, pamphlets

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1939-1945
185

20080050038 August 11,1942 

20080050038, August 11,1942

20080050039 August 20,1942 

20080050039, August 20,1942

20080050042 1941-1942 

20080050042

Grafly, Dorothy 1942 

Scope and contents note

memorandum, report

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Grafly, Dorothy
186

Honorary Degrees 1943 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, government papers

187

Office of the Registrar: student and faculty data 1941-1943 

187a

Personnel dinner 1943 

Scope and contents note

Earn while you learn' ; 2/2/1943 reports, guest list, addresses

188

Radio 1942 

Scope and contents note

Radio Address

189

20080050046 Oct. 18, 1942 

20080050046, Oct. 18, 1942

20080050046_a Oct. 18, 1942 

20080050046_a, Oct. 18, 1942

20080050046_b Oct. 18, 1942 

20080050046_b, Oct. 18, 1942

20080050046_c Oct. 18, 1942 

20080050046_c, Oct. 18, 1942

20080050046_d Oct. 18, 1942 

20080050046_d, Oct. 18, 1942

20080050046_e Oct. 18, 1942 

20080050046_e, Oct. 18, 1942

 Worrell, Harriet E Rea, George P. 1942-1945 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, interview, minutes, transcriptions and annotations

1810

Textile Research Institute 1943 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, report

1811

 Godfrey, Grace War time services 1942 

Scope and contents note

Reports

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1939-1945
1812

20080050047 Jan. 7, 1942 

20080050047, Jan. 7, 1942

20080050047, Jan. 7, 1942

Women's student government association 1942 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, constitutions

1813

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 Series VIII  Biddle, Charles J. Drexel Institute of Technology. Office of the President. Godfrey, Grace Halas, W.H. Liversidge, Horace P. General Correspondence 1891-1958  (Bulk, 1920-1945)   65.0 folders

Scope and content note

Series 8: General Correspondence, 65 folders

This series includes folders which were from the Office of the President generally without reference to a specific President and those folders which included the papers of multiple Presidents of Drexel. A large section of this series is those folders which were marked “miscellaneous”. These often included a page or two on a specific topic and this had been combined with a few other unrelated items. This series varies greatly but generally includes correspondence, reports, pamphlets, brochures, and minutes.

There is extensive material on cooperative education under Godfrey and Matheson. This includes Reports-Miscellaeous, Godfrey and Matheson, 1913-c.1928, correspondence on arrangement of academic courses-1913 from Arthur J. Rowland-multipage with Rowland’s suggestion for reorganization of Drexel from 10/1913-“Communication on Proposed Plan of Educational Re-Organization”, student enrollment tables from 1913, “The Drexel Institute 100 Hour Cooperative Industrial Reconstructional Courses” by Hollis Godfrey, and other addresses and reports possibly by Godfrey without titles, Address to the Graduating Class in Engineering at The Drexel Institute on May 28, 1924, “How to Make the Most of an Engineering Education”-author?, Final Report of the Administrative Board to the Board of Trustees of the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry”.

There is material on faculty from multiple tenures. These include correspondence, finances, cooperative education, research of Drexel staff and class schedules. There are items on the dismissals of faculty, salaries, and departmental issues.

Drexel did not have a nursing program but Drexel hosted classes along with the University of Pennsylvania, for an outside program. There are pamphlets, lists of hospitals which the students worked at in Philadelphia from 1922-1927, background history of the organization, and a frequent correspondent was Mabel F. Huntly-Director of the School for the Teaching of Preliminary Courses in Nursing Education.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Association of University Women. (AAUW)
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Cooperative Education.
  • Drexel University. Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Dept. of Architecture.

Personal Name(s)

  • Ball, Lucina
  • Disque, Robert C.
  • Godfrey, Hollis
  • Kolbe, Parke R.
  • Matheson, Kenneth G.
  • Rea, George P.

Subject(s)

  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Administration
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Alumni and alumnae
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Buildings
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Public Relations
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Students
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--History
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Public Relations
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Students
  • Educational fundraising-Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
  • Universities and Colleges--Pennsylvania--Administration
  • Universities and Colleges--Pennsylvania--History--20th Century
  • World War, 1939-1945--Pennsylvania--Education and the War
BoxFolder

A -- Miscellaneous 1927-1939 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, notes, memorandum

191

 Godfrey, Grace Warner, Charles Worrell, Harriet E Alumni, 1933-1944 1933-1944 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, reports, transcriptions

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Drexel University -- Alumni and alumnae.
192

 American Association of University Women. (AAUW) Drexel Institute of Technology. Office of the Dean of Women American Association of University Women (AAUW) 1927-1934 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, questionaires, transcriptions, membership fees, pamphlets

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Association of University Women. (AAUW)
193

 Worrell, Harriet E Architecture (School of) 1895-1930 

194

 Worrell, Harriet E Bach, Charles T. 1942-1960 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, transcriptions

195

Ball, Lucina 1891-1940 

Scope and contents note

photograph, correspondence, biographical material, reports, essays

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Ball, Lucina
196

20080050050 Undated 

20080050050, Undated

20080050051 1937 

20080050051

20080050051_a 1937 

20080050051_a

20080050052 

20080050052

 Biddle, Charles J. Wagenseller, W.R. Biddle, Charles, J. 1935-1948 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, financial budgets

197

Blue Key fraternity circa 1911-1945 

Scope and contents note

articles

198

Commencement, 1944 1944 

199

 Philadelphia Electric Company. Warner, Charles Co-operative course 1941-1945 

1910

D -- Miscellaneous 1905-1940 

Scope and contents note

Dedication ; A. J. Drexel bust in Main Building,Great Court;Drexerd ; Debating league ;University of Delaware photograph, correspondence, invitations, transcriptions

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Dickenson, James
1911

Degrees -- Authority to grant 1913-1927 

Scope and contents note

transcriptions, correspondence, petitions

1912

Drexel Lodge 1929-1936 

1913

Drexel Institute -- Miscellaneous 1925-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, transcriptions, essays

1914

Drexel Institute Alumni Association officers 1924-1939 

Scope and contents note

list

1915

Drexel, Francis Martin 1932-1941 

1916

Drexel Song, etc circa 1932-1942 

Scope and contents note

lyrics

1917

Drexerd, Constitution n.d. 

Scope and contents note

constitution

1918

DuPont, E. I. de Nemours and Company, Inc. 1935 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Cooperative Education.
  • Drexel University. Department of Cooperative Education.
1919

E -- Miscellaneous 1919-1939 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, leaflets, transcriptions

1920

Education report 1897-1898 

Scope and contents note

Transcript

1921

Enrollment report 1933 

Scope and contents note

report, correspondence

1922

F -- miscellaneous 1917-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, leaflets, transcriptions

1923

Faculty -- Academic costume (commencement, etc.) 1928-1935 

Scope and contents note

memorandum, standards

1924

Faculty, 1896-1940 1896-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings

1925

Faculty 1935-1943 

Scope and contents note

memorandum, Drexel pamphlets

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

201

 Kolbe, Parke R. Rea, George P. Gifts to Drexel Institute 1933-1943 

202

 Disque, Robert C. Godfrey, Grace Godfrey, Grace 1944-1945 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, newspaper articles, memorial, essays

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Godfrey, Grace
203

 Halas, W.H. Halas, Walter H. 1942 

204

 Worrell, Harriet E History of Drexel Institute (The) 1942   This file concerns sales of the McDonald and Hinton book.

Scope and contents note

memorandum, financial statements, transcriptions

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Hinton, Edward Martin, 1903-
  • McDonald, Edward David
205

Honorary degrees -- (and other recognition): for earlier graduates 1937-1939 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, petitions, memorandum, regulations

206

Hopkins, Maude G. 1939 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, biographical information

207

Insurance -- Fire 1937-1950 

Scope and contents note

records, correspondence, regulations

208

Inventory: April, 1937 April 1937 

Scope and contents note

financial, correspondence

209

J -- Miscellaneous 1913, 1935-1950  (Bulk, 1935-1950)

Scope and contents note

pamphlets, correspondence, transcriptions

2010

 Kolbe, Parke R. Matheson, Kenneth G. M -- Miscellaneous 1912-1940 

Scope and contents note

bequest, newspaper articles, pamphlets, correspondence

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Godfrey, Hollis
2011

 Bigelow, M.A. Caudell, Myrtle Godfrey, Hollis Goodspeed, Helen Henwood, Abraham Lingle, Roy Petran Lovell, C.A. Matheson, Kenneth G. Parks, M.M. Starkey, L. Chester Turner, C.G. Wolff, Henry C Miscellaneous records, 1921-1922 1921-1925 

2012

 Disque, Robert C. Liversidge, Horace P. Matheson, Kenneth G. Miscellaneous records, 1932-1955 1932-1955 

Scope and contents note

awards, correspondence, lists of correspondents, including Wedding party' (painting) (1945) ; Woodland Avenue police station (1942) ; Works Program Administration (W. P. A.) (1940) ; Anthony J. Drexel memorial ; Randell Hall ; Choral music ; Drexel's place in education ; Dr. Matheson's statement on endowment campaign ; Van Renssalaer lectures ; U. S. Steel ; U. S. Veteran's Administration ; Seelbach, Mrs. Elizabeth ; Shrader, James E. ; Sims, Marjorie ; Sloan, Alfred P. Loan Fund ; Society for the promotion of Engineering Education ; Speaker's Bureau ; State Redevelopment Authority ; Stratton, Dean L. D. ; Students in homes ; Student Union ; R. O. T. C. award (1934) ; Rittenhouse Clock ; Rotary Club ; Ryder, J. Peterson ; Reader's Digest ; Advisory Board of Women ; Armstrong Cork Company ; American Red Cross ; Seventh Annual conference of secondary schools (1942) ; Tucker, F. Arthur

2013

 Rea, George P. Miscellaneous records, 1934-1944 1934-1944 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, lists of correspondents, including Patents (1935) ; Penn Mutual (1934) ; Pennington, Roberta K. (1936) ; Pennsylvania Railroad property (1937) ; Pfeiffer, Mrs. Henry (1943) ; Philadelphia Electric Company (1941) ; Philadelphia Paint, Varnish, and Lacquer Association ; Open house, 1934 ; Open house, 1944 ; Musical activities (1943) ; Linton, M. Albert ; Klauser, James H. ; Jarvis Music collection ; Jackson, Dugald C. ; IBM ; Industrial scholarships ; Hubbel, Frederick B. ; Freshman tea ; Eldon, Carl W. ; Drexel, George W. C. clock ; Dorsey, Ruth A. L. ; Choral Society of Philadelphia ; Cardwell, John ; Campus compass

2014

Miscellaneous Records, 1930-1943 n.d. 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, memorandum, minutes

2015

 Godfrey, Grace Moore Institute 1943 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, articles

2016

N. C. O. [i.e., Non-Commissioned Officers] courses: World War II circa 1942 

Scope and contents note

statements

2017

Nursing schools 1903-1930 

2018

Letter from President MacAlister to Superintendents of NUrses Training Schools 1903, April 9 

20080050071_001 1903, April 9 

20080050071_001, 1903 April, 3

20080050071_002 1903, April 9 

20080050071_002, 1903 April, 3

Prepatory Course to Nurses Training Schools undated 

20080050072_001 undated 

20080050072_001, undated

20080050072_002 undated 

20080050072_002, undated

20080050072_003 undated 

20080050072_003, undated

School for Preliminary Courses in Nursing Education 1922, June 24-30 

20080050073_001 1922, June 24 

20080050073_001, 1922, June 22

20080050073_002 1922, June 24 

20080050073_002, 1922, June 24

20080050073_003 1922, June 24 

20080050073_003, 1922, June 24

20080050073_004 1922, June 30 

20080050073_004, 1922, June 30

Letter from Mabel Huntly to Kenneth Matheson regarding the School for the Teaching of Preliminary Courses in Nursing Education 1922, September 26 

20080050074_001 1922, September 26 

20080050074_001, 1922, September 26

20080050074_002 1922, September 26 

20080050074_002, 1922, September 26

Letter from Charles Hatfield to Mabel Huntly concerning the admission of students from Mercy Hospital 1922, December 20 

20080050075_001 1922, December 20 

20080050075_001, 1922, December 20

Letter from the President Matheson to Mabel Huntly concerning the School for the Teaching of Preliminary Courses in Nursing Education 1923, January 3 

20080050076_001 1923, January 3 

20080050076_001, 1923, January 3

20080050076_002 1923, January 3 

20080050076_002, 1923, January 3

Letter from Arthur A. Fleisher concerning the financial standing of the School for the Teaching of Preliminary Courses in Nursing Education 1923, March 21 

20080050077_001 1923, March 21 

20080050077_001, 1923, March 21

Letter from Mabel Huntly to Kenneth Matheson regarding financial arrangements to the Drexel institute 1923, June 7 

20080050078_001 1923, June 7 

20080050078_001, 1923, June 7

Letter from Arthur A. Fleisher to Kenneth Matheson concerning the school's acceptance of a contract with Drexel Insitute 1923, December 10 

20080050079_001 1923, December 10 

20080050079_001, 1923, December 10

Letter from Mabel Huntly to Kenneth Matheson concerning the acceptance of Dr. Mathesons terms for accomodating the full needs of the School 1927, May 10 

20080050080_001 1927, May 10 

20080050080_001, 1927, May 10

Letter from Mabel Huntly to Kenneth Matheson concerning the contract with Drexel Institute for 1930-31 1930, May 13 

20080050081_001 1930, May 13 

20080050081_001, 1930, May 13

School for Preliminary Courses in Nursing 1922-1927 

20080050082_001 1922-1927 

20080050082_001, 1922-1927

20080050082_002 1922-1927 

20080050082_002

20080050082_003 1922-1927 

20080050082_003, 1922-1927

20080050082_004 1922-1927 

20080050082_004, 1922-192

20080050082_005 1922-1927 

20080050082_005, 1922-1927

20080050082_006 1922-1927 

20080050082_006

20080050082_007 1922-1927 

20080050082_007

20080050082_008 1922-1927 

20080050082_008, 1922-1927

Official Colors n.d. 

Scope and contents note

samples

2019

P -- Miscellaneous 1915-1940 

2020

Paul, A.J. Drexel n.d. 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, transcriptions

2021

Point System n.d. 

Scope and contents note

regulations

211

President's memoranda, 1921-1939 1921-1939 

Scope and contents note

memoranda

212

Public relations, 1937-1945 1937-1945 

Scope and contents note

transcriptions, reports

213

R -- Miscellaneous 1916-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, newspaper clippings, transcriptions

214

20080050056 March 19, 1918 

20080050056, March 19, 1918

 Godfrey, Hollis Rowland, Arthur J. Reports -- miscellaneous 1913-1928 

Scope and contents note

reports, correspondence, addendum

215

 Altmaeir, Carl Lewis Ryder, J. Peterson Ryder, J. Peterson 1920-1931 

Scope and contents note

transcriptions, correspondence, memorandum

216

S -- Miscellaneous 1923-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, transcriptions, invitations, maps

217

 Creese, James Kolbe, Parke R. Simon, Edward P. 1941-1949 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, newspaper clippings, obituary

218

Staples, Philip C. 1933-1949 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, biography

219

Student organizations: rules & regulations 1896-1917 

Scope and contents note

transcriptions, correspondence, reports

2110

T -- Miscellaneous 1930-1940 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, newspaper clippings, transcriptions

2111

Technical Institute Accreditation 1940-1943 

2112

Trustees [1] 1932-1957 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, programs, Biddle, L. L. ; Bok, Cary W. (1933-36) ; Brinley, Charles E. (1939-43) ; Converse, John W. (1937) ; Curtis, Cyrus H. K. ; Dawson, David (1950-58) ; DuPont Corp. ; Drexel, Col. A. J. ; Felton, Edgar C. (1933-37) ; Irish, W. M. ; Keyes, Baldwin L. (1940) ; Krumbhauer, C. H. Jr. (1940-1952) ; McCarthy, Daniel J. (1936) ; Randell, Lillie Bell (1933) ; Morris, Effingham B. ; Paul, J. Rodman (1925-1940) ; Redding, Charles, S. (1950) ; Roberts, Isaac W. (1943) ; Runge, Robert F. (1935) ; Sinclair, John S. (1941) ; Stable, M. Joseph (1957) ; Van Rensselaer, Alexander (1934) ; Young, C. D. (1933-1947) ; Zimmerman, John E. (1935)

2113

Trustees [2] 1933-1957 

2114

U-V -- Miscellaneous 1914-1924 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, memorandum, inspection results

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Godfrey, Hollis
  • Matheson, Kenneth G.
2115

Undergraduate scholarships/grants 1926-1941 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, regulations

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

2116

University of Pennsylvania coordination 1916-1945 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, regulations, memorandum

221

W -- Miscellaneous 1915-1939 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, telegrams, memorandum

222

Warner, Charles 1938-1957 

223

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 Series VI  Disque, Robert C. Robert Disque 1945   4.0 folders

Scope and content note

Series 6: Disque, 4 folders,

This series is small because Disque was the interim President for approximately a year. There are interesting items in this series because he was President during the end of World War II. There was a memorial service to the students who had died in the war. This includes correspondence, a program and memoranda on the event. Grace Godfrey was the Dean of Women at Drexel for many years and she died during Disque’s tenure. There is a memorial to Godfrey, correspondence on her death, newspaper clippings of her obituary, and her writings. There is also a folder on the “Drexel Victory” which was a war ship named for Drexel. It is listed under “U.S. Maritime Commission” and includes newspaper articles, photographs, speeches, programs, and correspondence.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945--Pennsylvania--Education and the War
BoxFolder

Frankford Arsenal 1945   

1814

20080050043 April 21 1945 

20080050043, April 21 1945

20080050044 April 26, 1945 

20080050044, April 26, 1945

BoxFolder

Institute of Textile Technology 1945 

1815

Memorial service ['in honor of the Drexel men who have died in World War II'] 1945 

Scope and contents note

program, memoranda, newspaper articles, correspondence

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1939-1945
1816

 Worrell, Harriet E Unites States Maritime Commission: Drexel Victory 1945 

Scope and contents note

photographs, correspondence, annotations, programs

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1939-1945
1817

20080050017 April 6, 1945 

20080050017, April 6, 1945

20080050018 1945 

20080050017, 1945

20080050019 

20080050020 1945 

20080050021 1945 

20080050021, 1945

20080050022 April 10, 1945 

20080050022, April 10, 1945

20080050023 1945 

20080050023, 1945

20080050024 1945 

20080050024, 1945

20080050025 1945 

20080050025, 1945

20080050026 March 26, 1945 

20080050026, March 26, 1945

20080050027 April 6, 1945 

20080050027, April 6, 1945

20080050028 1945 

20080050028, 1945

20080050029 1945 

20080050029, 1945

20080050030 1945 

20080050030, 1945

20080050031 1945 

20080050031, 1945

20080050032 1945 

20080050032, 1945

20080050033 September 8, 1945 

20080050034 February 10, 1945 

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 Series VII  Liversidge, Horace P. Matheson, Kenneth G., Jr James Creese 1950-1963   7.0 folders

Scope and content note

Series 7: Creese, James, 7 folders, is a small series primarily containing items which were collected during his presidency and not items directly from him. There are personnel matters, including the hiring of Kenneth G. Matheson, Junior at Drexel and other administrative issues.

Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Drexel

Subject(s)

  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Anniversaries, etc.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology--Development
  • Education, Higher -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
BoxFolder

Drexel Family 1958-1963 

Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Drexel
1818

Founder's Day 1954 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, list of Founder's Day speakers from (1918, 1922-1940

1819

Free enterprise 1950 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, articles, pamphlets

1820

 Liversidge, Horace P. Liversidge, Horace P. 1954-1955 

1821

 Biddle, Charles J. Liversidge, Horace P. Loan for development purposes 1955 

1822

 Liversidge, Horace P. Marts and Lundy 1950 

1823

 Matheson, Kenneth G., Jr Matheson, Kenneth Gordon Jr. 1950 

Scope and contents note

correspondence, resume

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Matheson, Kenneth G., Jr
1824

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 Series IX  Drexel University. Board of Trustees. Finance Committee. Spivey, W.T. Board of Trustees 1914-1965   51.0 folders

Scope and content note

Series 9: Board of Trustees, 51 folders,

This series consists of papers from a different accession than the majority of the collection. These records were connected to Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes and make up a series of their own. They consist of writings, correspondence, newspaper articles, budgets, and other items presumably used to prepare for Board of Trustee meetings.

BoxFolder

Student and Faculty Activities n.d. 

231

Budget, 1932-1933 1932-1933 

Scope and contents note

budget

232

Budget, 1936-1937 1936-1937 

Scope and contents note

budget

233

Budget, 1937-1938 1938 

Scope and contents note

budget

234

Budget, 1937-1938 1938 

Scope and contents note

budget

235

Budget, 1939-1940 1938 

Scope and contents note

budget

236

Budget, 1939-1941 1938 

Scope and contents note

budget

237

Budget, 1940-1941 1940-1941 

Scope and contents note

budget

238

Spivey, W.T., 1919-1921 1919-1921 

Scope and contents note

budgets

239

Trustees, A-C: 1916-1931 1916-1931 

2310

Trustees, D-N: 1916-1931 1916-1931 

2311

Trustees, D-N: 1914-1931 1914-1931 

2312

Department recommendations, 1939-1940 1940 

Access restrictions

Access is restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

2313

Correspondence 1921-1932 

241

Agenda, Dr. Creese's Extra Copies, 1952-1953 

Scope and contents note

agenda

242

Budget, 1933-1934 1933-1934   

Scope and contents note

budget

243

Campaign plan and budget proposal 1946 

Scope and contents note

proposals, plans

244

Dean's salary recommendations 1938-1939 

245

Development Program, Bintzer's Last Report, 1953-1954 1953-1954 

Scope and contents note

reports

246

Industrial distribution of workers in Philadelphia area 1949 

Scope and contents note

reports

247

Korman Library Floor Plan circa 1950 

248

Minutes, Board of Trustees-Executive Board, Administrative Board 1920-1921 

Scope and contents note

minutes

249

Mortgages 1942-1943 

2410

Opportunities for designated named gifts, Korman Library circa 1950 

2411

Outline of Issues on the Relationship Between the Local School Government and the Municipal Government circa 1950 

2412

Publicity Figures, 1932-1933 1932-1933 

2413

Report to trustees on accrediting in 1953 1953 

Scope and contents note

reports

2414

Report to trustees, financial status of Institute, H. L. Buck November 11, 1952 

Scope and contents note

reports

2415

Salary and Tuition Increases 1953 

2416

Suggested Revisions for the Building Program 1947 

2417

Total Funds Needed circa 1950 

2418

Trustees Committee on Athletics 1940-1941 

2419

Use of Capital Funds (Unrestricted) For Grounds and Plant Improvements 1953 

2420

Withdrawals from Endowment Fund 1951-1953 

2421

Budget, 1934-1935 1934-1935 

Scope and contents note

budget

251

Budget, 1935-1936 1935-1936 

Scope and contents note

budget

252

Budget, 1938-1939 1938-1939 

Scope and contents note

budget

253

Budget, 1941-1942 1941-1942 

Scope and contents note

budget

254

Budget, 1941-1942 1941-1942 

255

Budget, 1942-1943 1942-1943 

256

Budget, 1943-1944 1943-1944 

257

 Paul, J. Rodman Address of J. Rodman Paul Delivered at the Memorial 1933 

Scope and contents note

address

261

Newspaper Photograph and Caption circa 1965 

Scope and contents note

newspaper clippings

262

Open House, 1951-1952 1951-1952 

263

Papers circa 1950 

264

Papers, Alexander Van Rensselaer Lecture, 1937-1941 1937-1941 

265

Papers: Ryder Club 1945-1955 

266

Reports to Board of Trustees, 1933-1942 1933-1942 

Scope and contents note

reports

267

Reports of a Study to Distribute Income and Expense By Schools, 1942 1942 

Scope and contents note

reports

268

Retirement Annuity Life Insurance and Disability Benefit Plan, 1929 1929 

Scope and contents note

pamphlets

269

Statement to Employees Workmen's Compensation 1915 

Scope and contents note

statements

2610

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 Series X Library and the School of Library Science 1891-1962   62.0 folders

BoxFolder

Advisory committee report 1950 

2714

American Library Association (ALA) accreditation 1962 April 

281

American Library Association (ALA) inspection report 1922-1929, 1940 

2717

American Library Association (ALA) membership dues 1932-1935 

298

Barcus, Thomas R. visit 1940 

295

Board of Trustees meeting minutes 1891-1892 

271

Board of Trustees meeting minutes 1893 

272

Board of Trustees meeting minutes 1894 

273

Board of Trustees meeting minutes 1895 

274

Board of Trustees meeting minutes 1896 

275

Board of Trustees meeting minutes 1897 

276

Business library records 1949 

277

Budget estimates 1947-1957 

2710

Bulletins of the ALA and Drexel Institute School of Library Science 1932-1933 

2720

Charts and inventories ca. 1918 

2711

Childs, George W. manuscript collection 1938 

297

Correspondence and memos 1936-1940 

2915

Correspondence and memos 1947-1950 

2916

Correspondence and memos 1956-1959 

2917

Correspondence and memos 1960-1962 

2918

Dean of library school search 1935 

299

Discontinuance of the Library School 1914 

2712

Drexel Library School Association newsletters 1941, 1954 

2912

Endowments and grants 1932-1938 

282

Event programs and library school brochures 1940-1951 

2914

Faculty meetings 1939-1941 

288

Founder's Day convocation and cornerstone party 1959 

294

Harvey, John F. records 1958-1960 

279

Housing needs 1961 

2715

Johnson, Robert K. records 1961-1962 

278

Liaison committee 1965 

2713

Library expansion, new library space 1945-1957 

2716

Library Methods coursework 1932-1933 

2719

McDonald, John P. records 1956-1957 

2722

Middle States Association (MSA) accreditation 1953   2.0 folders

286-7

Middle States Association (MSA) accreditation 1959-1964   2.0 folders

283-4

Middle States Association (MSA) accreditation report 1972 February 

289

New library building 1952-1959   2.0 folders

292-3

President's reports 1922-1930 

285

Quinn, Dr. Arthur H. biography; permission to use Poe letters 1939-1940 

296

Reorganization of curriculum 1948-1949 

291

Reports 1932-1933 

2718

Separation of graduate school and of Library Science and library 1962 

2721

Stolen library books 1940 

2913

Union catalogue plan 1933 

2910

University of Florida librarian position 1939 

2911

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