Drexel Institute of Technology

Depicts activities at the Drexel Institute of Technology, particularly during the second World War. Highlights the Army Specialized Training Unit cadets in training, running the obstacle course, donating blood, learning engineering, and saluting older women in the neighborhood. Includes views of RO...

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Corporate Author: Philadelphia Record
Language:English
Published: 1929-1946
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Online Access:Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue (Name Index)
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Summary: Depicts activities at the Drexel Institute of Technology, particularly during the second World War. Highlights the Army Specialized Training Unit cadets in training, running the obstacle course, donating blood, learning engineering, and saluting older women in the neighborhood. Includes views of ROTC drills and inspections, women sewing for the Red Cross and learning first aid and target practice by the co-ed Rifle Team. Shows men playing baseball and basketball and women athletes from several sports, including archery, badminton, and field hockey. Portrays freshment registering for classes and rubbing the water boy statue for good luck. Illustrates education in the engineering cooperative, with classroom work as well as work in shop and in the field. Special ceremonies include the Founders Day academic procession, commencement, the inaugeration of the president, the open house, conferences, and student honors awards. Contains views of children at the nursery play school sponsored by the Home Economics Department. Depicts infant care, children playing, and children planting a victory garden. Other images show Glee Club carolers at 30th Street Station, Sadie Hawkins activities during Gander Week, the Spring Queen, and part of Drexel's collection being prepared for auction. documents the construction and opening of the Sarah Drexel Van Rennselaer dormitory on 34th and Powelton as well as exterior views of the main building and newly acquired property in the 3100 block of Chestnut Street.
These subject entries for the Philadelphia Record newspaper’s photo “morgue” are primarily for Places (buildings, parks, streets, etc.), Things (Bicycles, Bison, Blind Persons [just sampling the B’s]), Events (Democratic National Convention 1936, Flourtown Fair, Harvest Week) and Social Constructs (Home Economics, City Planning, Eating & Drinking, etc.). Each of these subjects became a MARC record which included a call number. In the case of these records, the call numbers are the actual folder numbers for the materials referenced. Therefore, these subject headings are really also an index for this section of the Philadelphia Record newspaper’s photograph morgue. [The name section of the Philadelphia Record photo morgue represents individuals, A-Z, and
Item Description: Part of the Philadelphia Record Photograph Collection; for general information, see collection record.
Physical Description: 155 photoprints : silver gelatin; 2 photoprints 11"x 17" or smaller