The United Methodist Archives Center at Drew University houses published and unpublished materials on global Methodism. The facility is home to both the Methodist Library and the archives of the General Commission on Archives and History for The United Methodist Church (GCAH). The GCAH is the official archival repository for The United Methodist Church. Its collection includes records from the various denominational agencies within the United Methodist tradition, and personal papers of several bishops, denominational leaders, and missionaries from the 19th and 20th centuries. Patrons can view all materials in the Wilson Reading Room.


Featured Resources:

Digital image project on Flickr.

United Methodist Studies: Basic Bibliographies, Sixth Edition by Christopher J. Anderson.

Online exhibit: 200 Years of United Methodism: An Illustrated History(1984) by John G. McEllhenney.


Services Available

  • Assistance from specialists in Wesleyan and Methodist studies
  • Access to the Internet
  • Microfilm and microfiche readers
  • Photocopy equipment
  • Ample space for study and consultation of resources

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Fall Semester Hours

Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Closed Major Holidays.  For details, please refer to the University Library’s Hours.

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