Dr. Kenneth E. Rowe, Methodist Librarian and Professor of Church History, Emeritus was honored September 13 at a reception celebrating the publication of The Methodist Experience in America, Volume 1: A History (Abingdon Press, 2010). The book is a companion to the previously published Volume 2: A Sourcebook (2000), both written with Drew alumni
Dr. Russell E. Richey and Dr. Jean Miller Schmidt. The program ended with Dean
of Libraries Andrew Scrimgeour honoring Rowe’s leadership during his long career
of shepherding the Methodist collections and the Archives building. Scrimgeour announced that the president and trustees had authorized a special honor recognizing Rowe, the naming of the conference room in the Methodist Archives Building as the Kenneth E. Rowe Room.

This article appeared in Visions, the Library Newsletter, Fall 2011.