New Flickr Digitization Project: Methodist Library Image Collection

The staff of the Methodist Library at Drew University are in the process of digitizing nearly 20,000 images from the Methodist Library Image Collection. The images include photographs and sketches of several thousand people with historic connections to Methodism around the world. The images are available for viewing on Flickr or browse them here: For […]

Rowe Honored

Dr. Kenneth E. Rowe, Methodist Librarian and Professor of Church History, Emeritus was honored September 13 at a reception celebrating the publication of The Methodist Experience in America, Volume 1: A History (Abingdon Press, 2010). The book is a companion to the previously published Volume 2: A Sourcebook (2000), both written with Drew alumni Dr. […]

The First Methodist Parsonage in the United States

From the Methodist Librarian’s blog: I spent many of my childhood and teen years living in a church parsonage. A   parsonage is a dwelling place reserved for the minister and her/his family.  Some parsonages are stand alone buildings while some are directly attached   to the church. Ive lived in both contexts. While researching Methodists and   […]

News: Reception Honored Dr. Ken Rowe

Dr. Kenneth E. Rowe, Emeritus Methodist Librarian and Emeritus Professor of Church History, was honored at a reception on September 13 celebrating the publication of The Methodist Experience in America, Volume 1: A History (Abingdon Press, 2010).  The book is a companion to the previously published Volume 2:  A Sourcebook (2000).  Dr. Robert Williams, General […]

John Wesley Jarvis Manuscript

While working through several boxes of Drew manuscripts I came across this fascinating letter from 1804 signed by John Wesley Jarvis. Jarvis (1780-1840) was the nephew of Methodist founder John Wesley. At the age of 5, he and his family arrived in the United States from England. During the early 19th century he painted several […]

Luke Tyerman Book Manuscripts

The more I use a keyboard the less I enjoy writing script. It takes a lot of work. And, the less I write with my hands the more my handwriting looks the same as it did in my first grade writing projects at Monroe Elementary School in Conneaut, Ohio. But, I still appreciate the written […]

Women and Methodist Missions

On Thursday I delivered an additional 85 texts to Internet Archive located at Princeton Theological Seminary. Internet Archive has a scanning station located in a dark, cave-like room at the library with six scanning machines where employees (many with headphones) digitize print texts into digital format. Instantly text on paper pages move to e-text and […]

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