Student record books
Held at: Drexel University: Archives and Special Collections [Contact Us]W. W. Hagerty Library, 3300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Drexel University: Archives and Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
The Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry was founded in 1891 and began enrolling students in 1892. Under its first president, James MacAlister, the earliest academic departments included art (including a School of Illustration run by noted illustrator Howard Pyle), business, domestic economy, a library school, mechanic arts, teacher training, the scientific department, the technical department, and lectures/evening classes. The second president of Drexel, Hollis Godfrey, consolidated these departments into four schools: engineering, domestic science and arts, the secretarial school, and the evening school.
This collection of record books lists Drexel Institute students from the years 1892-1914. It includes student records from the following classes and departments: architecture (1895-1902, 1912-1914), art (1893-1905), domestic science (1892-1915), mechanic arts (1892-1906), mechanical drawing (1899-1900), machine construction (1899-1900), and normal course/teacher training (1893-1916). The collection also includes a record of scholarships (1892-1902), a record of diplomas and certificates awarded (1893-1914), and a record of enrollment by department (1892-1893).
Arranged by department.
- Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Department of Art.
- Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Department of Domestic Science.
- Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Department of Mechanic Arts.
- Drexel University: Archives and Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Megan Manchester
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
Individual grade reports for Chas. Barker (Mechanic Arts, June 1894 and June 1895) and Julia Gilman (Domestic Science and Arts, Oct. 1899 - March 1900); Gilman's 1899-1900 "Basket-Ball Association" (women's basketball team?) membership card.Physical Description