This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Visions, the Library Newsletter. This past spring WMNJ, the Drew radio station, broadcast the speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during his visit to Drew University fifty years ago in February 1964. Chris Anderson, Head of Special Collections and University Archives, created and […]
-By Jody Caldwell, Head of Reference & Research Services This article originally appeared in Visions, the Library Newsletter, Fall 2014. As I watch a new class of incoming students unpack, settle in, start classes and begin to get their bearings, I have memories of my own transition to college. Much has stayed the same—the insecurities, […]
Academics in Common: Transformation of the Library; Facelift for Wilson Reading Room; Focus on: Chris Anderson; Drew Helps Create the Future for N.J. Academic Libraries; Announcements
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 […]
At the height of autumn color this past October, Dean of Libraries Andrew Scrimgeour, drove to south central New Hampshire to meet Maxine Kumin, the renowned poet and former Poet Laureate of the United States. She had decided to give her poetry library and other volumes of literature to Drew. Knowing that the dean had an interest in seeing the libraries of writers and scholars, […]
The Spring 2014 edition of Visions, the Drew Library Newsletter, is out. Contents include Faculty Excitement over Gift From Poet Maxine Kumin Academic Commons to Reshape Services in the Library Time To Hand In My Keys: an Interview With the Dean Images and Speeches Expand on the Web Rare and Special: Four Decades in Special Collections A Masterpiece […]
Almost 50 special collections have moved from the Rose Library to the second floor of the Methodist Center…Now calm reigns and with it our gratitude to Norman Tomlinson of Miami, Florida, whose $1 million gift made this project possible. Students, faculty, and visiting scholars will find it easier to access the extensive special material since it now resides in one location.
Professor Jonathan Rose, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History, and author of several books on intellectual history, is interviewed about his life with books.
Special Collections Moves to New Home — Zuck Collection of Botanical Books — Leaving Your Mark — Interview with Jonathan Rose — Methodist Digitization Project Tops 3,000 Images — The Kean Room Mural – An interpretation — Departures — Governor Kean Speeches Go Digital — Byron Society of America Continues its Support — Upcoming Library Events — Library Exhibits
Books have long evoked deep emotion from their readers and owners. Libraries have, too. Especially the public library of one’s youth. Even the library where one studied during college days often enjoys similar sentimental status. These bonds of affection also extend to the smaller collections accumulated book by book by scholars over the course of […]