The Out of the Vault series is sponsored by the Department of Special Collections and University Archives of the Drew University Library. Each interactive session introduces participants to a particular collection or set of materials while providing opportunities for engagement with the materials. The sessions take place in the Wilson Reading Room of the United Methodist Archives and History Center and are free and open to the Drew community and general public. For additional information please email speccol@drew.edu or call 973-408-3590.

Weapons 1En Garde! The Art of the Weapon

Tuesday September 5, 4:00pm

Wilson Reading Room, United Methodist Archives and History Center

This special Out of the Vault will reveal some of the most rarely seen items in the archives: swords, knives, daggers, bullets, and other weapon-related materials. Highlights include a jade dagger, swords from China and Japan, and Civil War bullets. No dueling allowed!

 

A collection of oddities from Special CollectionsYou Have What!? Oddities in the Archives

Tuesday October 3, 4:00pm

Wilson Reading Room, United Methodist Archives and History Center

Have you heard the rumor that the Methodist Archives has a hand bone in the collection? Well, it’s true. Come explore the odder side of archives, including the death mask of John Wesley, the hair of Lord Byron, and an 11th century manuscript!

Some Pop Culture ItemsOut of Sight: Our World through the Lens of Popular Culture

Tuesday November 7, 4:00pm

Wilson Reading Room, United Methodist Archives and History Center

Popular culture is a lens through this we view the world. This Out of the Vault event will highlight new collections related to popular culture and entertainment. On display will be selections from MAD Magazine, science fiction magazines, graphic novels, and Broadway Playbills.