Special Collections & University Archives


Special Collections & University Archives

Remote Services from Special Collections & University Archives

The Methodist Archives building and Wilson Reading Room currently remain closed to the public. Remote services are available to faculty, students, and researchers during this time. This includes scanning of items from Special Collections, University Archives, and the Methodist Library as well as research assistance via email. 

Drew University Special Collections and the GCAH continue to monitor developments related to the pandemic. At this time the plan is to open by appointment-only on August 2, 2021 to members of the Drew community and researchers living within the United States of America. This plan is contingent on the infection rate in New Jersey and the United States. Prior to planning a research trip, please be in conversation with Frances Lyons of the GCAH, fylons@gcah.org for archival research or Candace Reilly of Drew University, creilly1@drew.edu., about any needed documentation or protocols upon arrival.

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. Special Collections and University Archives are open to anyone who wishes to use them, including all members of the Drew community. Materials are available in the United Methodist Archives and History Center which is located across from the main library.

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United Methodist Archives and History Center

The United Methodist Archives and History Center is a collaboration between the Methodist Library of Drew University and the General Commission on Archives and History for the United Methodist Church (GCAH). The Methodist Library holds more than 50,000 printed materials related to United Methodism and related denominations. The GCAH 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.

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