Drew Librarians Go to ATLA

Thursday December 17, 2015—It was a soggy day in New York City, as a group of intrepid librarians dodged puddles and tourists taking pictures of the Macy’s window displays. The group walked quickly to catch the train to New Jersey, after the New York Area Theological Library Association (NYATLA) December meeting at the Reformed Church Seminary in midtown Manhattan. […]

Historic King James Bible

On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, staff of the Special Collections and University Archives at Drew University discovered a previously unrecorded copy of The Holy Bible: Conteyning the Old Testament and the New, from 1611, more commonly known as the King James Bible. Through consultation with other members of the library and with bibliographical works about the Bible, staff was […]

Library Gala, January 30, 2016

The Friends of Drew University Library Request the Pleasure of Your Company at the Eleventh University Library Benefit Dinner Saturday,  January 30, 2016 6:00 p.m. Speaker, F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre Ulysses Grant Dietz,  Chief Curator, Newark Museum: “Grant, Twain and the Gilded Age: How a Symbol of Corruption Became a Literary Hero” 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception, Mead Hall Presentation […]

Exhibit: Dr. William C. Campbell, Nobel Laureate

November 15 2015 -February 22, 2016 Lobby, Main Library (Academic Commons) To celebrate Dr. William C. Campbell’s upcoming trip to Sweden and Norway to accept the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine, Drew University Library has curated an exhibit that displays unique items and information highlighting his interesting work and life. For over thirty years Dr. […]

Out of the Vault, Dec.1: LGBT Collections of the Methodist Center

The LGBT Collections of the United Methodist Archives and History Center at Drew Tuesday, December 1 @ 4 p.m. Speakers: Mark Shenise, Associate Archivist, General Commission on Archives and History, and Chris Anderson, Head of Special Collections, Archives and Methodist Librarian, Drew Location: Wilson Reading Room, United Methodist Archives and History Center The United Methodist Archives […]

Exhibit: Discoveries and Donations: Uncovered Treasures at Drew University Library

United Methodist Archives and History Center November 15, 2015 – February 22, 2016 Even among the organized and controlled environment of specials collections and archives there are hidden gems and buried treasures. The Discoveries and Donations Exhibit highlights some of the most recent and wonderful finds made through the donation and processing of collections. The Special Collections […]

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 […]

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