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Library Exhibit, Fall 2019

“On Dress”: Form and Fashion Exhibit

Curated by Candace Reilly and Brian Shetler, this exhibit traces the history of fashion from the 19th century to the present. It explores the way we dress, from head to toe and from ordinary to extraordinary!

October 2, 2019 | 6 p.m.
Opening Reception for "On Dress" Exhibit
Location: Methodist Archives
Speakers: Candace Reilly, Brian Shetler, and guest from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
The exhibit curators will discuss their process of putting together the exhibit and share their insights about the importance of fashion and theatre.

Memorial gathering for Bruce Lancaster

It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news that Bruce Lancaster T'74 passed away on October 30, 2019 in Summit, NJ.

Bruce retired from the Drew Library in 2017, following a career that spanned more than 40 years. His knowledge, humor and patience proved to be great attributes to the Library. As Dr. Jody Caldwell recalls, Bruce was “an archetypal librarian, with a generosity of spirit that led him to share the information that he could absorb like a sponge.” Even after his “official” retirement, he remained a steady presence in the Library as he continued to help a number of graduate students on an ad hoc basis.

He will be greatly missed by those who have known him through the years.

Please join Library staff, faculty and alumni as we gather to honor Bruce Lancaster’s life on Wednesday, December 4th from 4-7 p.m. in the tradition of an Irish wake at Drew’s Pub. We will celebrate and acknowledge his long and meaningful connection to Drew University and its Library, students, alumni, faculty and his co-workers. .

Anyone wishing to make a gift to the Drew University Library in Bruce's memory may do so through On the resulting page, please select the box under “Tribute information” for Bruce’s dedicated link.

Can’t get to campus but want to participate? Email Margery Ashmun at for details about possible remote participation.