Special Collections & University Archives


Special Collections & University Archives

Remote Services from Special Collections & University Archives

During Drew’s move to virtual business operations, the Methodist Archives building and Wilson Reading Room will be closed to the public. Remote services are available to faculty, students, and researchers during this time. This includes scanning of items from Special Collections, University Archives, and the Methodist Library as well as research assistance via email. You can also set up a virtual consultation to integrate archival and primary source content into remote courses, schedule an instruction session for your remote class, and plan assignments or research projects for remote learners. Drew also has a number of online primary source databases that are available to all students and faculty; download a list of these sources here. If you have any queries, questions, or needs please email the Special Collections Department at speccol@drew.edu or University Archives at archives@drew.edu. For more information click here.

The Special Collections and University Archives Department of the University Libraries is committed to supporting and advancing the educational mission of Drew University. Comprised of a number of distinctive collections, our mission is to acquire, preserve, provide access to and promote the use of primary and special secondary resources in all formats. Special Collections and University Archives are open to anyone who wishes to use them, including all members of the Drew community. Materials are available in the United Methodist Archives and History Center which is located across from the main library.

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United Methodist Archives and History Center

The United Methodist Archives and History Center is a collaboration between the Methodist Library of Drew University and the General Commission on Archives and History for the United Methodist Church (GCAH). The Methodist Library holds more than 50,000 printed materials related to United Methodism and related denominations. The GCAH 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.

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