The United Methodist Archives Center at Drew University houses published and unpublished materials on global Methodism. The facility is home to both the Methodist Library and the archives of the General Commission on Archives and History for The United Methodist Church (GCAH). The GCAH is the official archival repository for The United Methodist Church. Its 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. Patrons can view all materials in the Wilson Reading Room.
Digital image project on Flickr.
United Methodist Studies: Basic Bibliographies, Sixth Edition by Christopher J. Anderson.
Online exhibit: 200 Years of United Methodism: An Illustrated History(1984) by John G. McEllhenney.
- 43,000 volumes in print and microform
- 20,000 pamphlets published by Methodist-affiliated traditions
- 4,000 hymnbooks and hymnals
- 2,000 Methodist-related print periodicals
- Over 150 original letters of John Wesley and the Wesley family
- 9,000 cubic feet of archival source material
- 250,000 twentieth century photographs
- More information about our Methodist Resources
- Assistance from specialists in Wesleyan and Methodist studies
- Access to the Internet
- Microfilm and microfiche readers
- Photocopy equipment
- Ample space for study and consultation of resources
Summer Hours (May 18-July 31)
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed Major Holidays. For details, please refer to the University Library’s Hours.