On April 22, over thirty people gathered in the classroom of the United Methodist Archives and History Center on the campus of Drew University. Attendees were treated to a panel discussion on student life at Drew during the 1960s as recalled by participants who either taught at or attended the university. The six-person panel included […]
May 1979: Everything was in place for Drew University’s annual commencement. Efforts to secure a compelling speaker had been successful. The Reverend Jesse Jackson was slated to give the address. His name appeared in each brochure. But Jackson became ill. The night before the ceremony, he called and put Drew in a difficult predicament: he […]
On February 5, 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr. spent the day at Drew University. At 8 p.m. that evening he gave his lecture “The American Dream” before over 5,000 people. The talk was given in Baldwin Gymnasium and broadcast to overflow crowds in Great Hall and the University Center. On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 we will commemorate […]
November 12-March 31 The Forest Dwellers of Madison: Student Life at Drew, 1867-2013 An exhibit documenting the student experience at Drew University from its 19th century Methodist origins to its richly diverse 21st century present. Exhibit materials include artifacts, documents, and photographs drawn from the Drew University Special Collections, University Archives, Methodist Library, and General […]
From the Drew Gateway Messenger…
Library Exhibit: A Bountiful Harvest: 85 Years of The Acorn, 1928–2013, on display in the Methodist Library Center October 3 through November 4. Special library hours 9-5 pm October 5.
Willa Cather Letters No Longer Off Limits, Thanks to New Anthology: Twenty come from Drew.
The Library features a semi-permanent exhibit honoring Thomas H. Kean, former governor of New Jersey (1982-1990) and president of Drew University (1990-2005), in the Thomas H. Kean Reading Room and Gallery. The exhibit highlights items from the Governor Thomas H. Kean Collection, the Drew University Archives, and personal memorabilia belonging to the Governor, and includes material covering his role […]
The Thomas H. Kean Reading Room & Gallery will transform the former lobby of the 1930s era Rose Memorial Library building. Funded by private donors, the space will honor Governor Kean, creating an exceptional reading room for the use of students. Renovation began in mid- October and is expected to be completed early in 2012.
Take a virtual tour of the United Methodist Archives and History Center and Drew University Special Collections. Deborah Schiff, creator of a blog called “hereandthere123.blogspot.com,” interviewed and filmed staff of the Methodist Library, University Archives, and Preservation Department this winter. The result is a fascinating look behind the scenes at library collections on the Drew […]