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Hours and Location

Hours:
Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 4:30 by appointment
Closed on University Holidays.
The Archives may also close (without prior notice) due to special circumstances (e.g., vacation, illness, extreme weather, etc.).

Please direct all inquiries to:

Archives and Special Collections
Drexel University College of Medicine
2900 West Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129

215-991-8340
215-991-8172 (fax)
archives@drexelmed.edu

Research

The Archives and Special Collections are open to researchers by appointment only during regular hours.

Researches are expected to abide by the folowing policies while visiting the Archives:

  • Eating or drinking is not permitted in the Archives reading rooms.
  • Archives material cannot be removed from their respective locations.
    Exceptions may be made by the Archivist for individuals who require material from the Archives in order to conduct University business.
  • Archivists may restrict or deny patrons use of any material that is not arranged, is in the process of being arranged, or is exceptionally valuable or fragile.
  • Users must handle Archives material with care.
  • Material from the Archives may be used only in the reading room (unless the Archivist gives explicit permission for materials to be used elsewhere.)
  • The reading room is for the use of Archives patrons only.
  • Photocopying is performed by Archivesí staff. Photocopies are .25 per page.
    The Archives reserves the right to refuse permission to photocopy any material if, in the opinion of the archives staff, the photocopy process might damage the original.

There is no fee for research done on the premises. See Services, Use and Reproduction for research requests requiring services of Archives' staff.

See the Collections page for further description. Access to a few collections is restricted, according to donors' wishes.

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Reproductions

Researchers may obtain photocopies and/or photographic prints or slides of collection items for a variety of purposes at reasonable rates. Please see schedule of Use/Reproduction fees. Researchers are advised to comply with US copyright law concerning the publication of copies, texts and images.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Archives and Special Collections is to identify, collect, preserve, and make accessible records and artifacts that have historical, administrative, legal, fiscal, and intrinsic value reflecting the history of Drexel University College of Medicine and its predecessor and related institutions.

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