‘Gosh! Wow! Boy-oh-boy (and Girl)!’:
Building Community through Scientifiction

Curated by Anne Ricculli & Claire DuLaney

United Methodist Archives & History Center and Main Library

January 16-March 3, 2017

ScientiFiction from Drew's Special Collections“‘Gosh! Wow! Boy-oh-boy (and Girl)!’: Building Community through Scientifiction” explores Drew’s own amazing collection of science fiction titles in The David Johnson Collection of Science Fiction and Popular Culture. As Time magazine noted at the end of the 1930s, sentiments such as “Gosh! Wow! Boy-oh-boy” summed up growing enthusiasm among the “jitterbug” generation for stories called scientifiction. Explore fiction and cover art from titles ranging from Amazing Stories and Astounding to Beyond, Fantastic, Galaxy, and Worlds of Tomorrow—and more—that reveal the breadth of this extensive collection.


From Wittenberg to Madison: The Protestant Reformation 1517-2017

Curated by Dr. Jesse Mann

Lobby, Main Library

March 13-April 28, 2017

Reformation Texts from Drew Special Collections2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the symbolic, if not the actual, start of the Protestant Reformation. This exhibition will commemorate that momentous event in European history by featuring some early editions of works by Martin Luther, as well as works by Luther’s friends (Philipp Melanchthon) and foes (Johannes Eck). The exhibit will also consider the connection between print culture and the rise of Protestantism, since some historians maintain that without printing there would have been no Reformation.


The Ambassador’s Life: Richard “Dixie” Walker in South Korea

Curated by Brian Shetler

United Methodist Archives & History Center and Main Library

May 8- August 11, 2017

Ambassador Walker Papers from Drew Special CollectionsRichard Walker, a Drew University graduate (BA, 1944), was an international scholar, educator, leader in international studies, and Ambassador to South Korea. Serving in that position from 1981-1986, Walker’s tenure was the longest of any Korean Ambassador in U.S. history. This exhibition uncovers Walker’s life and experiences as ambassador. Along with his wife, Ceny, Walker made a significant impact on Korean-American relations in the 1980s and beyond. This exhibit celebrates Walker’s life and his longstanding role as an expert in foreign relations and Asian studies.