UR.06.017 Drexel Institute of Technology anniversaries collection, 1951-1966

Drexel Institute of Technology anniversaries collection 1951-1966UR.06.017

Summary Information

Title
Drexel Institute of Technology anniversaries collection
Creator
Drexel Institute of Technology.
Inclusive Dates
1951-1966
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Extent
3 boxes
Abstract
Materials in the Drexel Institute of Technology Anniversaries Collection provide a unique perspective in the planning efforts of 4 anniversary celebrations at Drexel, also known as Founder's Day. The materials span 1951-1966, and anniversary celebrations were held once every 5 years: 1951, 1956, 1961, and 1966. Materials are all in paper format and include correspondence, memoranda, notes, programs, program outlines, agendas, speech transcripts, brochures, committee files, invoice and expenses, guest and seating lists, official resolutions, press coverage such as clippings and newsletters, and other related materials. Of interest are the correspondence files from each anniversary that provide insight on invited guests, alumni citation nominations, logistics, and planning for the three-day event. The 75th Anniversary Convocation series is the only one that provides information on expenses for the event. Materials from this series were in a binder that had the name "[Dean] George C. Galphin" on the cover.
Call Number
UR.06.017
Language
English
Language of Materials note
Materials are almost exclusively in English. Some correspondence in the 60th Anniversary Convocation series is in French.
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Hoang Tran, with revisions by Matthew Lyons (2019)
Repository
W. W. Hagerty Library 3300 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.895.6706 archives@drexel.edu

Preferred Citation

Drexel Institute of Technology anniversaries collection (Collection UR.06.017), Drexel University Archives.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

Unknown.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation

Drexel Institute of Technology anniversaries collection (Collection UR.06.017), Drexel University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Creese, James

Subject(s)

  • Anniversaries
  • Drexel University--History

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Scope and content note

Materials in the Drexel Institute of Technology Anniversaries Collection provide a unique perspective in the planning efforts of 4 anniversary celebrations at Drexel, also known as Founder's Day. The materials span 1951-1966, but each anniversary celebration is held once every 5 years: 1951, 1956, 1961, and 1966. Materials are all in paper format and include correspondence, memoranda, notes, programs, program outlines, agendas, speech transcripts, brochures, committee files, invoice and expenses, guest and seating lists, official resolutions, press coverage such as clippings and newsletters, and other related materials. Of interest are the correspondence files that provide insight on invited guests, alumni citation nominations, logistics, and planning for the three day event.

The collection is arranged chronologically in four series: 60th Anniversary Convocation (1951); 65th Anniversary Convocation (1956); 70th Anniversary Convocation (1961); 75th Anniversary Convocation (1966).

The 60th Anniversary Convocation series, arranged alphabetically, include materials that cover the invitation, planning, and logistics of the celebratory event. Materials include correspondence, itineraries, speech transcripts, guest lists and seating plan, panel discussion papers, clippings, and programs. Of interest is the correspondence between Drexel officials and the 60th anniversary special guests, Georges-Augustin Bidault (1899-1983) and his wife. Bidault was active in the French Resistance, and after World War II he served as foreign minister and prime minister on several occasions. He later (1961) joined the Organisation armée secrète (OAS), a far right paramilitary organization. At the 1951 convocation, Drexel awarded Bidault with an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. The series also includes all the panel discussion materials which include transcripts of the opening remarks and the papers discussed by distinguished members of the panel.

The 65th Anniversary Convocation, 70th Anniversary Convocation, and 75th Anniversary Convocation series are both arranged alphabetically. All three series include materials that cover the planning and invitations of the celebratory events. Materials include correspondence, speech transcripts, programs, and press coverage such as newsletters and clippings. The 70th Anniversary series includes lists of candidates selected for alumni citations and a program drafts. The 75th Anniversary Convocation series is the only one that provides information pertaining to expenses for the event. Also note, materials from the last series were in a binder that had the name "[Dean] George C. Galphin" on the cover.

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General note

This collection may have originally been part of the Hagerty or other Office of the President records but it was added to by the archives librarian. Material that is not related to anniversaries has been removed from the box.

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Collection Inventory

60th Anniversary Convocation 1951 

BoxFolder

Correspondence 1951 

11

Event sponsor list and itinerary 1951 

12

Executive Committee 1951 

13

George Bidault speech, itinerary, and essay 1951 

14

Guest List and seating plan 1951 

15

Panel Discussion: Transcripts and papers (Day 1) 1951 October 31 

16-7

Panel Discussion: Transcripts and papers (Day 2) 1951 November 1 


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Text   18
    BoxFolder
Text   21-2

BoxFolder

Press Coverage 1951 

23-4

Program 1951 

25

Program Outline/Draft 1951 

26

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65th Anniversary Convocation 1956 

BoxFolder

65th Anniversary Committee 1951 

27

Correspondence 1951 

28

Dr. M.H. Trytten Speech 1951 

29

Program and brochure 1951 

210

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70th Anniversary Convocation 1961 

BoxFolder

Correspondence 1961 

211

Dr. Warren Weaver speech 1961 

31

List of candidates for alumni citations 1961 

32

Press coverage 1961 

33

Program 1961 

34

Program outline/draft 1961 

35

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75th Anniversary Convocation 1966 

BoxFolder

75th Anniversary Student Committee 1966 

36

Correspondence 1966 

37

Invoice/expenses 1966 

38

Program and Diamond Jubilee booklet 1966 

39

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