Renovation of the United Methodist Archives and History Center at Drew University

The United Methodist Archives and History Center at Drew University will undergo a major renovation during 2012-13. This work is made possible thanks to a generous gift from the university’s long-time benefactor Norman Tomlinson, who has previously given the Drew University Library significant collections of Byron, Whitman and Churchill. A new, ideal climate-controlled environment will […]

$1M Gift to Create Space for Special Collections

The Drew Library is known for its special collections, unique materials that expand undergraduate— as well as faculty, graduate student, and visiting scholar—opportunities for research. Noteworthy among the holdings are Willa Cather manuscripts, the Methodist Archives, the Governor Thomas H. Kean Archive, the Byron Society Library, the Bela Kornitzer Collection, the R.S. Thomas Collection, the […]

Exhibit: “Land of the Morning Calm” Opens Sept 27

Drew University Library is proud to announce the opening of “Land of the Morning Calm” Drew Theological Seminary and Early Christian Missions to Korea Methodist Center Lobby September 27, 2012 – January 31, 2013 Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Drew University Library exhibit “Land of the Morning Calm”: Drew Theological Seminary […]

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 […]

Conversations On Collecting

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 […]

Collecting R.S. Thomas

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 […]

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