Library Exhibit: Student Life at Drew

November 12-March 31 The Forest Dwellers of Madison: Student Life at Drew, 1867-2013 An exhibit documenting the student experience at Drew University from its 19th century Methodist origins to its richly diverse 21st century present. Exhibit materials include artifacts, documents, and photographs drawn from the Drew University Special Collections, University Archives, Methodist Library, and General […]

Library Graffiti: Chthonic Goddesses: Scary Ladies

Mythology is replete with chthonic goddesses—frightening figures of the underground realm of the dead. Check some out this autumn season. Death Gods: An Encyclopedia… Where better to find underworld goddesses? Check out Ereshkigal, the sadistic underworld sister of Babylonian goddess Inanna, or Nephthys, hawk-headed Egyptian goddess of death AND childbirth, and her compatriot Ammut, crocodilian […]

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Library Graffiti: The Hajj and Eid al-Adha

Credo Reference Eid al-Adha or Eid ul-Adha, the Major Festival or Feast of the Sacrifice, is a three-day Muslim holiday commemorating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son at God’s command—but it’s also the conclusion of the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage. Get started learning about it in the reference books in Credo: http://www.credoreference.com.ezproxy.drew.edu/ Encylopedia of Islam […]

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Library Graffiti: Special Election

Federal Elections Commission There will be a “special election” in New Jersey on October 16 to fill the Senate seat left empty at the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D). Other states are holding special elections during this off-election year: Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri and South Carolina are electing House Reps; but Massachusetts and […]

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Zuck Collection of Botanical Books

By Lucy Marks, Special Collections Cataloger Drew Library has received a significant collection of books on botanical illustration, the gift of Lois E. Jackson C‘63.  Ms. Jackson’s donation, to be called the Zuck Collection of Botanical Books, is named in honor of Florence and Robert K. Zuck, distinguished former professors of botany. As Ms. Jackson humorously relates, she arrived […]

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Special Collections Moves to New Home

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.

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