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.

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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.