33.5. linear ft.
The collection consists primarily of two sets of subject files. An earlier set includes mostly papers that Dr. Hagerty inherited from the previous president, James Creese; these papers document the transition from the Creese to the Hagerty administration. A later set of subject files was created by Dr. Hagerty and his staff and reflects decisions made during his tenure. The collection also includes the outgoing correspondence of Dr. Hagerty and his staff, several of Dr. Hagerty's speeches, and some reports submitted to Dr. Hagerty from leaders of the colleges and divisions of Drexel University.
Drexel's eighth president, William Walsh Hagerty, served from 1963 to 1984. Born in Holyoke, Minnesota, in 1916, Dr. Hagerty was educated as an engineer at the universities of Minnesota and Michigan. Before coming to Drexel, he was dean of the college of engineering at the University of Texas. He served as an adviser to NASA and a board member of the National Science Foundation and was appointed by president Lyndon Johnson to the board of the Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT) in 1965. He died of cancer in Savannah, Georgia, in 1986 at the age of 69.
Portions of the collection are restricted: consult University Archivist, firstname.lastname@example.org.
W.W. Hagerty papers, Drexel University Archives.
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Office of the President records, 1950-1989, Drexel University Archives.
Inventory and container list available: consult University Archivist.