Rowe Honored

Dr. Kenneth E. Rowe, Methodist Librarian and Professor of Church History, Emeritus was honored September 13 at a reception celebrating the publication of The Methodist Experience in America, Volume 1: A History (Abingdon Press, 2010). The book is a companion to the previously published Volume 2: A Sourcebook (2000), both written with Drew alumni Dr. […]

Culmer-Nier Retires

By Lucy Marks, Special Collections Cataloger Lessie Culmer-Nier, Head of Cataloging and Periodicals, retired in June after 34 years of exceptional service to the Drew University Library.She was granted the title of Librarian, Emerita. Lessie joined the Catalog Department in 1977 and had been its leader since 1992. Few librarians have contributed more skillfully and […]

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A Librarian in Hell

By Ernest Rubinstein, Ph.D., Theological Librarian I have in common with the medieval poet, Dante Alighieri, that I spent a span of three days in Hell. To be sure, I speak allegorically. During January Term 2011, I was one of three discussion leaders, or mentors, in the Theo School class, “Ministry and the Imagination,” taught […]

Tomlinson Gift Launches Special Collections and Archives Project

A gift of $65,000 has been received that enables the University to retain architects and engineers to plan for major changes in the Methodist Center. Compact shelving will be added to the second floor, making it possible for all special collections, scattered among the library buildings, to reside in an ideal climate-controlled environment with appropriate […]

Thomas H. Kean Reading Room & Gallery

Private donors have contributed approximately $900,000 for the renovation of the former lobby of the Rose Memorial Library, creating a space that will honor Governor Kean and provide an exceptional reading room for the use of students. The project will begin this spring, according to Heath B. McLendon, the longtime university trustee who led the […]

The Personal Legacy of Joan Steiner

Dr. Joan Steiner, who passed away on March 26, will be long remembered by the students and colleagues she worked with over more than thirty years. Now, through an extraordinary gift to the Library, Steiner’s dedication to Drew and to her students will be felt by students and researchers yet to come. Steiner’s gift of […]

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