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Dropsie University collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-358

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains addresses, Alumni Association minutes, a bulletin containing a message from the president, invitations, programs fliers, brochures, fellowship announcements, catalogs, class schedules, and registers. The documents in this collection describe annual conferences, Founders Day activities and addresses; and fellowship awards for the Institute for Israel and the Middle East Hebrew and Cognate Learning. Also included are curriculum catalogs for the New York Extension Division and the Summer Institute. This collection also contains the following publication: Dropsie News (1982).

Dates

  • undated, 1909-1982

Creator

Language of Materials

eng

Biographical Note

The institution now known as Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania was founded as the Dropsie College of Hebrew and Cognate Learning and finally as Dropsie University. Dropsie College was established with a bequest from Moses Aaron Dropsie. It was an independent, non-theological, academic institution dedicated to graduate instruction and research in Jewish and related branches of learning. The college opened in 1909 with Cyrus Adler as its first president. In September 1969, the college was granted university status and began offering programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Education. Dropsie granted more than 200 Ph.D.s between its inception and its closing as a degree-granting institution in 1986. Dropsie was also the publisher of the Jewish Quarterly Review.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

Abstract

The collection contains addresses, Alumni Association minutes, a bulletin containing a message from the president, invitations, programs fliers, brochures, fellowship announcements, catalogs, class schedules, and registers. The documents in this collection describe annual conferences, Founders Day activities and addresses; and fellowship awards for the Institute for Israel and the Middle East Hebrew and Cognate Learning. Also included are curriculum catalogs for the New York Extension Division and the Summer Institute. This collection also contains the following publication: Dropsie News (1982).

Note

Old call#: MS-ED.D7

Creator

Title
Guide to the Dropsie University collection, undated, 1909-1982 I-358
Status
In Progress
Author
Finding aid created by marc2ead_ajhs.xsl
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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