Out of the Vault: Exploring Jacob Landau, 11/3

Art in the Archive: Exploring Jacob Landau Tuesday, November 3 @ 4 p.m. Speaker: Cassie Brand, Methodist Library Associate and Special Collections Cataloger, Drew Location: Wilson Reading Room, United Methodist Archives and History Center Jacob Landau’s art communicates his consciousness of humankind’s predicament, its beauty, and its horror. Growing up during the Great Depression and having been […]

“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 […]

Call for Nominations: Kornitzer Prize

Nomination Deadline October 15, 2015: Kornitzer Prize Competition for Faculty and Alumni Authors of Nonfiction Books. Drew faculty and alumni authors are eligible for the tenth Béla Kornitzer Awards in recognition of outstanding nonfiction books published in 2013, 2014 or 2015. Separate awards, including monetary prizes of $2,000, honor faculty and alumni authors. A faculty prize committee will select the winners, to be announced at the Friends of the Library Gala, on January 30, 2016.

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 […]

Exhibit: New Beginnings: A History of Presidential Inaugurations at Drew University

September 7 to December 31, 2015 Curated by Matthew Beland Main Library This exhibit coincides with the inauguration of President MaryAnn Baenninger, October 2, 2015. It provides context for this event through description of the Drew’s past presidents and the inauguration ceremonies, photography, and copies of inaugural programs and addresses.

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