Save the dates to join us for the Conversations on Collecting series this academic year! October 3 “Encounters with Collectors & Collecting: A Discussion in Three Movements” Jesse Mann The proprietor of The Chatham Bookseller, Madison, NJ, has a lifetime of stories to tell. November 14 “The History of the Byron Society of America Library [...]
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 [...]
A series of afternoon talks with collectors hosted by The Friends of the Library Norman Tomlinson initiated the Conversations on Collecting series on October 12, 2011 with a talk about his adventures in collecting Byron and Whitman. James Fraser, an authority on international ephemera created during times of political upheaval, visited the Library on December [...]
By Rebecca Rego Barry, Editor of Fine Books and Collections magazine Earlier this week I had the pleasure of ‘going home again’ so to speak. Drew University Library in Madison, New Jersey, has been holding a series of conversations on collecting. Drew is where I did my graduate work in book history, and where I [...]
Jerome McGann, an important critic of Romanticism and Byron studies, and the editor of Byron: The Complete Poetical Works (Clarendon Press, The Oxford English Texts series, 1980-1993), has donated his Byron papers to the Byron Society Collection at Drew University. The materials in Professor McGann’s collection are primarily of three general types. They include his [...]
The Rose Window has long reigned as the symbol of the Drew University Library. A dazzling array of reds and blues, it sits in singular splendor above the main entrance, aloof from any aesthetic competition in the Learning Center, the Rose Library, or the Methodist Center. These buildings excel in functionality but offer few places [...]
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 Story Behind the Nestorian Cross Collection A conversation with Dr. Robert J. Bull Wednesday, March 28 4:00 p.m. Pilling Room On the second floor of the Library Dr. Robert J. Bull, Professor of Church History and Director of the Drew University Institute for Archaeological Research, Emeritus, is the author of several books written over [...]
Evolution of a Bookish Magpie: Rev. John G. McEllhenney. All are welcome to attend, February 8, 2012, at 4:00 p.m., in the Library’s Pilling Room. Light refreshments.
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.