Special Collections

Explore our eclectic collection of material such as our new medical texts and compendium of monsters…

Historical Manuscripts

See handwritten documents from more than 800 individuals spanning more than 300 years!

Harry A. Chesler Collection of Graphic Arts

Our large collection of material related to graphic arts, comics, cartoons, and graphic novels.

Maser and Prinster Prayerbook Collection

Featuring more than 450 rare and valuable Books of Common Prayer from the 16th to 20th centuries.

Byron Society Collection

A material history of Byron literary and cultural studies from the 19th century to the present day.

Jacob Landau Collection

Featuring personal papers, artwork, and books from artist and illustrator Jacob Landau.

Science Fiction and Popular Culture

An extensive science fiction and popular culture magazine collection from the 1920s to today.


Special Collections

About Special Collections

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. Collections are open to all members of the university as well as outside researchers and visitors.

Visit Us!!

Special Collections and University Archives are open to anyone who wishes to use them. Patrons can view materials in the Wilson Reading Room in the United Methodist Archives and History Center, located across the courtyard from the Learning Center/Rose Memorial Library buildings. Click below for directions.

Special Collections at Drew University cover a wide range of materials from the 11th century to the present. Topics include religious materials such as hymnbooks, prayer book, and Bibles, as well as non-religious materials such as witchcraft, literature, graphic novels, and science fiction magazines. The collections include books, pamphlets, magazines, periodicals, personal papers, research works, and much more. Click on the links below for more information on each collection, or contact speccol@drew.edu with questions.

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