“Comfortable Words”: Anglican Piety and the Book of Common Prayer

This article originally appearedin  Visions, the Library Newsletter, in Fall 2015. by Ken Rowe, Professor, Methodist Librarian Emeritus and Exhibit Curator Forty years ago, a splendid collection of Anglican prayer books was presented to Drew University Library. Yet the books were never treated to a firstclass exhibit. To honor the generous Philadelphia couple who had […]

First Edition of Shakespeare’s Plays Coming to Drew in 2016

Drew has been selected in a national competition to host a rare copy of the first edition of William Shakespeare’s collected plays in October 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Known simply as the First Folio, this first edition of Shakespeare’s collected plays was published in 1623. Of the original 800 copies […]

Visions Library Newsletter Spring 2015

Now available online Visions, The Library Newsletter, for Spring 2015: The Transformation of the Wilson Reading Room Anne Sexton at Drew The Dean’s Corner Who’s that Mann? “Do You Know What You Have?” Thoughts on the Bela Kornitzer Papers We Have an Academic Commons — How’s it Working for Drew? Library Open 24/7 During Exams […]

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Anne Sexton at Drew

by Jesse D. Mann, Theological Librarian This article originally appeared in Visions, the Library Newsletter, Spring 2015. As readers of Visions know, in the spring of 2014, Drew acquired the personal library of Pulitzer-prize winning poet Maxine Kumin.[1] Not surprisingly, this library includes numerous works by Kumin’s longtime friend and fellow poet, Anne Sexton. Like […]

Academics In Common: Transformation of the Library

-By Jody Caldwell, Head of Reference & Research Services This article originally appeared in Visions, the Library Newsletter, Fall 2014. As I watch a new class of incoming students unpack, settle in, start classes and begin to get their bearings, I have memories of my own transition to college. Much has stayed the same—the insecurities, […]

Time To Hand In My Keys: An Interview With The Dean

Why retire now? The timing seems right. The new president will need to build the cabinet with people who can commit to a good number of working years to help deliver the new and emerging goals of the university. It is also time for me to give priority to several writing projects, especially the biography of Robert Funk, the controversial biblical scholar who founded […]

Faculty Excitement Over Gift From Poet Maxine Kumin

At the height of autumn color this past October, Dean of Libraries Andrew Scrimgeour, drove to south central New Hampshire to meet Maxine Kumin, the renowned poet and former Poet Laureate of the United States. She had decided to give her poetry library and other volumes of literature to Drew. Knowing that the dean had an interest in seeing the libraries of writers and scholars, […]

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