GhostStories

Ghost Stories at the Drew Library, Oct. 31

October 31, 2016, 8pm Drew University Library University Archivist Matthew Beland leads a panel discussion on the history of ghosts at Drew and the buildings they reputedly haunt, including female apparitions in Hoyt-Bowne and Mead Hall and “Reggie”, the ghost haunting the Kirby Shakespeare Theater.  Come to learn about Drew’s past and share your own […]

Conversations on Collecting: Buying Shakespeare, Oct. 19

Conversations on Collecting: Buying Shakespeare: Auction Catalogs Featuring the First Folio Wednesday October 19, 2016, 4pm Speakers: Jeffrey Eger and Cassie Brand Location: Lobby, United Methodist Archives and History Center Collector Jeffrey Eger will discuss his collection of over 350,000 auction catalogs, some of which feature the sale of Shakespeare’s First Folio. With examples of […]

Out of the Vault Events, Fall 2016

Overview: 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 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 […]

Library Graffiti: Eid al-Fitr

 Happy Eid! The Islamic month of Ramadan ends with the celebration Eid ul-Fitr (on July 6 this year). We’re a little late, but celebrate by feasting on these resources. American Muslims Trying to explain or understand what it’s like to be Muslim and celebrate Ramadan in America? The U.S. Department of State offers this magazine-like […]

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Library Graffiti: LGBTQ Month

June is LGBTQ Month LGBT Rights “That could have been me.”  So begins a posting on the ACLU website on the meaning of gay clubs in the LGBT community and the impact of losing a place of safety. https://www.aclu.org/issues/lgbt-rights LGBT Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America, 2004. Among some Native American […]

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Dr. Chris Anderson Appointed Associate Dean of Libraries

Dr. Christopher (Chris) Anderson has been appointed as Associate Dean of Libraries at Drew. As a member of the administrative team and library faculty member, Dr. Anderson will lead all library operations and will work in collaboration to develop strategic plans, manage library committees, facilitate internal and external library partnerships and provide support for efforts related […]

Busts of Byron and Austen

“Austen and Byron: Together Again” Conference– A Report

On Thursday, April 21, 2016 scholars, researchers, and the curious public gathered to celebrate the bicentennial of the signal year in British literature. That year, 1816, witnessed the publication of Lord Byron’s Childe Harold III and the beginning stages of Jane Austen writing Persuasion. The one-day conference highlighted the importance of these two literary figures and explored how these […]

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