The Joseph Krauskopf Memorial Library was awarded a Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will be used to conduct a preservation assessment of the university archives and special collections. A representative from the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts will visit the library in December to conduct the assessment. Findings from the assessment will be used to ensure the material in the archives is preserved for future Aggies, alumni, and researchers!
In honor of Veterans' Day, our photo of the week features Abraham Krotoshinsky (pictured front row, third from left), a National Farm School alum and hero of World War I, having led the Lost Battalion to safety during the Meus-Argonne Offensive. Thank you to all of our alumni and current students who have served or are currently serving in the military.
In 1896, Dr. Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf opened the National Farm School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Inspired by discussions with Leo Tolstoy, Krauskopf hoped to train Jewish immigrants in the United States as farmers. The school emphasized "science with practice."
The school underwent several name changes through the years:
National Agricultural College in 1948
Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture in 1960
Delaware Valley University in 2015
By the winding banks of Neshaminy,
Stands our Alma Mater dear.
We look o'er your fields we love,
Cherished year by year.
All hails your colors, Green and Gold,
As they proudly wave on high.
Treasured mem'ries fond and true
In our hearts will lie.
With your inspiration great,
Ever forward we will go,
Fearless of the tasks ahead,
Conquering each foe.
To you, our college, let us sing
Praises of your honored name.
Courage, strength and unity,
Build an endless fame.