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 […]
February 19, 2014 “Selecting Books, Collecting Books, and Storing Fictional Characters” Ernest Rubinstein Ernie Rubinstein, who has been theological librarian at Drew University since August 2005, offers a collection of interrelated reflections on selecting books for a university library, collecting books for a personal library, and mentally archiving fictional characters from favorite novels and stories, who accompany us through life. Wednesday February […]
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…
On the occasion of her 50th reunion, Lois E. Jackson C ’63 has given to the Drew Library a large collection of botanical books. Representative works from the Zuck Collection of Botanical Books will be on exhibit in the main library from October 3 through November 4.
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.
Almost 50 special collections have moved from the Rose Library to the second floor of the Methodist Center…Now calm reigns and with it our gratitude to Norman Tomlinson of Miami, Florida, whose $1 million gift made this project possible. Students, faculty, and visiting scholars will find it easier to access the extensive special material since it now resides in one location.
David Sten Herrstrom will speak on “Jacob Landau, Illustrator: The Counterpoint of Painter and Poet” October 23, 2013, 4:00 p.m. as part of the Library’s Conversations on Collecting series.
Paul Schleuter on “Remembering and Collecting Doris Lessing,” September 18, 2013, 4:00 p.m., as part of our Conversations on Collecting series.
Books have long evoked deep emotion from their readers and owners. Libraries have, too. Especially the public library of one’s youth. Even the library where one studied during college days often enjoys similar sentimental status. These bonds of affection also extend to the smaller collections accumulated book by book by scholars over the course of […]