“Comfortable Words”: Anglican Piety and the Book of Common Prayer

This article originally appearedin  Visions, the Library Newsletter, in Fall 2015. by Ken Rowe, Professor, Methodist Librarian Emeritus and Exhibit Curator Forty years ago, a splendid collection of Anglican prayer books was presented to Drew University Library. Yet the books were never treated to a firstclass exhibit. To honor the generous Philadelphia couple who had […]

Showcase of Appenzeller Materials

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wilson Reading Room, United Methodist Archives & History Center Marking the 130th anniversary of Henry and Ella Appenzeller’s mission to Korea, this year’s Tipple-Vosburgh lecture series celebrates the deep significance of their work as Methodist missionaries. Held on October 13th and 14th, the series will explore historical aspects […]

Out of the Vault, 10/6: Studying the Black Witchcraft Collection

Studying the Witch-Hunts: The Scholarly Papers of George Fraser Black Tuesday, October 6 @ 4 p.m. Speaker: Jennifer Heise, Reference Librarian and Web Manager, Drew University Library Location: Wilson Reading Room, United Methodist Archives and History Center We all know a little about historic witch-hunts. But when an early 20th-century researcher and bibliographer George Fraser Black […]

Conversations on Collecting, 9/23: Early Modern Album Amicorum

September 23, 2015, 4:00 p.m. June Schlueter Professor of English, Emerita, Lafayette University The Early Modern Album Amicorum Although early modern autograph albums are not plentiful in the U.S., European libraries—especially in Germany and The Netherlands—own numerous specimens of these pocket-sized gems, which contain good wishes from dignitaries and watercolor paintings. June Schlueter’s interest in this genre is reflected […]

Friends of the Library Gala, January 30, 2016, to feature author Ulysses Grant Dietz

The Friends of the Library will host their eleventh biennial Benefit Dinner on January 30, 2016, with Honorary Dinner Chairs, Drew President MaryAnn and Ron Baenninger. The evening begins at Kirby Theatre with a program featuring Ulysses Grant Dietz, chief curator at the Newark (NJ) Museum and author of books on the decorative arts, the White House, and two […]

Exhibit: Comfortable Words

Comfortable Words: Anglican Piety and the Book of Common Prayer July 15–October 23, 2015 Methodist Library This exhibition of the four hundred year old Book of Common Prayer and its progeny showcases a book that is not only used for public worship and private prayer but, by its liturgical excellence, holds a special place in the evolution of English language and […]

Fall 2015 Schedule of Exhibits

Drew University Library Exhibit Schedule Fall 2015  July 15 to October 23, 2015 Comfortable Words: Anglican Piety and the Book of Common Prayer Curated by Ken Rowe United Methodist Archives and History Center This exhibition of the four hundred year old Book of Common Prayer and its progeny showcases a book that is not only used for public worship and private […]

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