Citizen Archivist Tagathon, Oct. 19

Drew University Library Thursday, October 19, 4-7pm Love history and/or images? Interested in participating in civic scholarship? Want to contribute to a national treasure? Join us for a Citizen Archivist Tagathon! Citizen Archivists crowdsource subject labels and text transcriptions in the online resources of the U.S. National Archives. Get set up with an account and […]

Get Your Game On @the Library

Last year’s Board Gaming at the Library nights were so successful that we are doing 2 each semester and adding a video game night as well. We’ll be providing snacks and a selection of games. Attendees are welcome to bring their own to share also! Board gaming nights will be held at the beautiful tables […]

2017 Leslie Marchand Lecture

2017 Leslie Marchand Lecture United Methodist Archives and History Center Date TBD (November) The Byron Society of America will bring the Leslie Marchand Lecture to Drew University. Leslie Marchand wrote the definitive biography of Lord Byron and was the leading authority on the poet until his death in 1999. This new lecture series honors his […]

Conversations on Collecting: Collecting Drew

Collecting Drew: Daniel and the University Lobby, United Methodist Archives and History Center Date TBD (September) In honor of Drew University’s 150th anniversary, two collectors will come together to discuss collecting Drew. University Archivist Matthew Beland has been tasked with collecting, preserving, and showcasing Drew University’s past. His work in University Archives puts him in […]

Library Exhibit: 150 Years in the Forest, Aug 21-Dec 31, 2017

Exhibit 150 Years in the Forest: Drew University 1867-2017 Curated by Matthew Beland Location: United Methodist Archives & History Center and Main Library August 21-December 31, 2017 An exhibit highlighting the 150-year history of Drew University. The material in this exhibit will show how Drew began in 1867 and developed into the institution of today. […]

Out of the Vault, Fall 2017

The Out of the Vault series is sponsored by the Department of Special Collections and University Archives of the Drew University Library. Each interactive session introduces participants to a particular collection or set of materials while providing opportunities for engagement with the materials. The sessions take place in the Wilson Reading Room of the United Methodist Archives and […]

Library Graffiti: What’s Drew Got for You?

You’ve got your Drew account, what cool things can it get you off campus? Drew ScholarSearch Not sure where to start? Here’s a first-pass search to our journal articles, books, magazines and other holdings. Use this link to search from off campus: http://libguides.drew.edu/DrewScholarSearch New York Times online account Tired of reaching your monthly NYT online […]

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War Camels

by Richard Mikulski, Government Documents and Reference Librarian As Americans headed west throughout the 19th century, the United States military faced a logistical issue that was previously unimagined: how to move troops alongside civilians as they crossed into rugged desert terrain. In 1855, the War Department embraced this daunting challenge and a unique solution: camels. […]

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