The Drew University Library Announces “Out of the Vault” Series

On Tuesdays this fall, the Wilson Reading Room in the United Methodist Archive and History Center will remain open until 9 p.m. These additional hours allow researchers to use Special Collections and Archives materials into the evening and at times that might fit better into their schedules. As part of this late evening initiative, staff from the Department […]

2014-2015 Drew Library Exhibition Schedule

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives has announced its exhibition schedule for 2014-2015. The exhibits will be on display at two campus locations including the Drew University Library and the lobby of the United Methodist Archives and History Center. The exhibits are free and open to the public. For additional information contact the Drew Library at […]

Drew University Library Staff Assist with Department of History Event

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 […]

Drew University Radio to Re-broadcast Actor Alan Alda’s 1979 Commencement Address

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 […]

Time To Hand In My Keys: An Interview With The Dean

Why retire now? The timing seems right. The new president will need to build the cabinet with people who can commit to a good number of working years to help deliver the new and emerging goals of the university. It is also time for me to give priority to several writing projects, especially the biography of Robert Funk, the controversial biblical scholar who founded […]

Collecting Byron: An Exhibition

April 9–June 13, 2014 Exhibit in the Library Lobby in the Learning Center Collecting Byron: An Exhibition, celebrating the gift to Drew of the Byron Society Collection, founded by Marsha M. Manns and Leslie A. Marchand, is on display in the Library Lobby and the Methodist Center. Included are books, engravings, statues, images of Byron and […]

Martin Luther King to be heard again at Drew, Feb. 26

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 […]

Conversations on Collecting, 2/19: Ernest Rubinstein

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 […]

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