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Reserve Services

For Students: How and where can students access reserve materials? “Reserves” are located at the far end of the Circulation counter, to the left of the Library entrance. A binder listing all materials on reserve is kept at the Reserve counter. Items on reserve are listed by professor, title, author, call number, and course ID. Patrons […]

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Policies and Procedures for Assigned Carrels

Policies and Procedures for Assigned Carrels Effective Date: June 1, 2021 Changes effective June 1, 2021 are being adopted on a trial basis for two years.   The Drew University Library has a limited number of private study carrels.  The following policies and procedures are designed to administer assigned carrels as equitably as possible. ASSIGNED […]

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Confidentiality Policy of the Drew University Libraries

Policy Statement The Drew University Libraries believe it is the basic right of every individual to read what he/she wishes without fear of censure or legal consequence. It also affirms the right of every person to privacy.  Purpose The Drew University Libraries will do everything in their power to protect each user’s right to privacy […]

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Library Communications Policy

Policy Statement Email is the primary form of business communication regarding library accounts. Library users are responsible for checking their email accounts for Library notices and responding to them promptly to avoid fines and penalties.   For current students, faculty, and staff, the library will send notices to the officially assigned Drew University email (@drew.edu) account.  […]

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Library Exhibits

Policy Statement The Drew University Library exhibit program reflects the scholarly, historical, social and cultural concerns of the university, and promotes interest in and use of collections, archives, rare books, manuscripts, and services. In addition to exhibits curated and produced by library staff, the Library welcomes proposals for use of display space in the Library […]

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Library Social Media Policy

Policy Statement The Drew Library and Archives maintain a social media presence to inform constituencies about and promote our events, services, and resources, as well as to engage in larger conversations regarding libraries and scholarship. Library faculty and staff are expected to follow the same standards while using social media as they do in their […]

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Sign Posting, Bulletin Board, and Leaflet Policy

Policy Statement To minimize confusion, reduce over-posting, and maintain building aesthetics, unauthorized signs, notices, and flyers may not be posted in the Drew University Libraries. Drew students, faculty, and staff may submit signs, notices, and flyers for Drew-related events to the library circulation department for posting on the “Drew Campus” board in the Learning Center […]

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University Library’s Proxy Borrowing Policy

Policy Statement Proxy borrowing privileges at the Drew University Library are available to:  Drew University faculty members  Senior Administration officials  Registered borrowers from the college community who are unable to use library facilities due to a disability.  Drew University faculty members may designate a current Drew staff member, student, or a faculty member as a […]

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Use of the Kean Room

Policy Statement The Thomas H. Kean Reading Room and Gallery (“the Kean Room”), housed within the Main Library of Drew University, is a quiet study room where Drew students may pursue scholarship and knowledge. Purpose The Thomas H. Kean Reading Room and Gallery (“the Kean Room”), housed within the Main Library of Drew University, is […]

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Interlibrary Loan Policies

Policy Statement Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a mediated process that provides students, faculty and staff with materials not owned by the Drew Library, but available from other Libraries.  Purpose This policy and associated procedures describe the terms, conditions, expectations, and systems used for ILL.  Audience Currently enrolled students, faculty and staff of Drew University may […]

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Access to Public Computers

Policy Statement The primary mission of Drew University Library is to provide support for the academic pursuits of the Drew community of students, faculty and staff. The library  provides access to educational resources for the broader community to the extent it is able without affecting the services supplied to our primary constituencies. Non-affiliated users may […]

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Use of Group Spaces in the Library

Policy Statement The Drew University Library has a number of group spaces where Drew students, faculty, and staff may pursue scholarship and knowledge.This policy discusses the use of group spaces within the Drew University Library.  Purpose The purpose of this policy is to provide a fair, equitable, and rational method for use of this shared […]

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Guide to Online Holds and Recalls

Policy Statement To recognize and facilitate use of the library collection as a shared resource, Drew faculty, students, and staff may place a hold/recall on checked-out items while browsing in the library catalog.  Purpose This policy and associated procedures define terms, conditions, and expectations for library users placing holds and recalls. Audience Drew faculty, students […]

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Special Collections and University Archives Access

Policy Statement The Library has adopted specific regulations governing use of Special Collections and University Archives due to the unique nature of the material housed in Special Collections. Purpose This policy statement defines terms, conditions, and expectations for researchers using collections and services of the Methodist Library, Special Collections, and the University Archives. Audience All […]

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Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy and Procedures of the University Library

I. Policy Statement It is the policy of Drew University to comply with the requirements of federal copyright law, codified as the Copyright Act of 1976 (17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.), and as amended by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (Pub. L. No. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860), and the Technology, Education, and Copyright […]

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Collection Development Policies and Procedures

Revised June 2020, Dec 2020, May 2022   GENERAL GUIDELINES The Library exists to support the total program of the University.  Therefore, the development of the Library collections should parallel the development of the University itself.  Library materials will be acquired, as funds allow, in accordance with the following priorities*, ranked in descending order of […]

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Ellen Dissanayake Collection

is one of the Library’s Special Collections Ellen Dissanayake is an independent scholar, author, and lecturer whose writings about the arts synthesize many disciplines, including evolutionary biology, ethology, paleoarchaeology, cognitive and developmental psychology, cultural and physical anthropology, neuroscience, and the history, theory, and practice of the various arts. Combining her interests in the arts and […]

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Drew University Library Gift Book Policy

As of December 2020: Due to staffing shortages, the Library is not accepting gifts at this time Drew University Library may accept book donations.  An inventory list of donated items is encouraged and will expedite the process. Any listing of the titles donated is the donor’s responsibility.  Materials received as gifts will be evaluated by the […]

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Borrowing Privileges – Theological School Students

A current Drew ID card must be presented to check out library materials. Borrowers are responsible for all items charged on their accounts. Reference and periodical items do not circulate. Total items a borrower may charge and loan periods Theological School students may borrow up to 200 items. Due dates for all students are January […]

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Subject Collection Librarians

Program Liaison Contact Anthropology Kathy Juliano kjuliano@drew.edu Art History Candace Reilly creilly1@drew.edu Art Studio Candace Reilly creilly1@drew.edu Asian Studies Kathy Juliano kjuliano@drew.edu Biology (including Forestry and Nutrition) Margery Ashmun mashmun@drew.edu Business Studies (including Master of Finance, Accounting, and Marketing) Kathy Juliano kjuliano@drew.edu Chemistry Margery Ashmun mashmun@drew.edu Classics Jesse Mann jmann@drew.edu Computer Science, Cyber Security, and […]

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The Textbook Lending Library

The Textbook Lending Library is a collection of donated textbooks from current students enrolled in a diverse course load. The goal is to assist students who have financial constraints take advantage of their liberal arts education in the same way as students who do not have these obstacles. The collection is housed in the University […]

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Drew University Participatory Archive (DUPA) via Internet Archive

   The Drew University Participatory Archive (DUPA) is a digital humanities project with the mission of growing a decentralized grassroots digital collection of both original and archival media through the direct contributions of students, faculty, staff, archivists, librarians, and the broader Drew community.  Access is provided by Internet Archive.  Content includes audio works from Dr. […]

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The Newark Project

is one of the Library’s Special Collections The Newark Project began in 1993, founded by Art Pressley, Karen McCarthy Brown, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz and Otto Maduro. The project was initially funded by grants by The Prudential Foundation and the Jessie Ball DuPont fund. The project would later receive funding from The Ford Foundation in 1997. […]

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Comic Book Collections

is one of the Library’s Special Collections Gifted by many donors, this collection is comprised of an eclectic selection of Marvel and DC Comics, as well as other smaller publishers. The bulk of the collection is focused around the late 1970s through the early 2000s. Emilio Córdova Collection Dr. Emilio Córdova graduated from Drew University […]

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DVT STORIES: COVID-19 AND DREW UNIVERSITY

The Special Collections and University Archives Department of the University Libraries wants to know how COVID-19 has affected Drew students, faculty, and staff.  What is your story of, your experience of, or your response to DVT (Drew Virtual Time)? Please send diary entries, art, screen-captures of social media posts, memes, or reflective pieces to archives@drew.edu […]

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Theological School Records (Preliminary Inventory)

is part of the University Archives The Theological School Records collection is an unprocessed collection, but there is a box and folder level inventory available via the link below.  The University Archivist reserves the right to restrict access to any confidential information.  For more information, please contact speccol@drew.edu. Theological School Records

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James Strong Papers

IS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES Most well-known for The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (or simply, Strong’s Concordance), James Strong (1822-1894) was Professor of Exegetical Theology at Drew Theological Seminary from 1868-1893. During his tenure, he completed the concordance, which included every word of the English Scriptures and their Greek or Hebrew origin. One such […]

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Ralph Felton Papers

IS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES Dr. Ralph A. Felton (1882-1974) served as Professor of Rural Sociology at Drew Theological School from 1930-1952, and as Director of the Department of the Rural Church. A prolific author, Felton wrote 25 books and 29 pamphlets regarding his research on rural churches in the United States and abroad. Well-travelled, […]

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Clarence Tucker Craig Papers

is part of the University Archives Clarence Tucker Craig (1895-1953) served as Chair of New Testament Studies and as the Dean of Drew Theological School from 1949 until his untimely passing in 1953. Previously, he was the Professor of the New Testament at the Yale Divinity School and the New Testament Chair at the Oberlin Graduate […]

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Library Directory

University Library Director: Elizabeth Leonard Access Services: Emily La Jeunesse Acquisitions/Collection Development: Kathy Juliano Cataloging: Karen Dreitlein Digital Scholarship Technology Manager: Danielle Reay C’08 Electronic Resources: Kathleen Juliano Honors Thesis Deposit: Guy Dobson Interlibrary Loan: Emily La Jeunesse Institutional Repository: Guy Dobson Methodist Reference: Alex Parrish Reference and Instruction:  Amanda Graves, Graham Stetler Special Collections: Candace Reilly Systems:  Guy Dobson Theological Reference: Jesse Mann University Archives: Matthew […]

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Library Mission, Vision, Strategic Directions

The Drew University Libraries and Special Collections partner with their diverse user communities by engaging in new and collaborative approaches to support information access, research, and scholarship and to advance the University’s mission. Our Vision: The University Libraries and Special Collections seek to create comfortable spaces of connection, collaboration and community as the hub of […]

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Library Faculty & Staff

The library’s organizational structure consists of five departments, led by our University Library Director and augmented by a variety of standing committees and task forces. The Library Council serves as an advisory group. Matthew Beland, University Archivist mbeland@drew.edu BA, James Madison University MA, Drew University MPhil, Drew University MLIS, Rutgers University of New Jersey PhD, […]

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Requesting Library Instruction

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Library Resource Request Form

Please complete this form if  you are requesting the purchase of a book or ebook. Ebooks are purchased by default unless you choose print as the preferred format,  or an ebook is not available. If you are requesting a specific section or chapter of a Drew-owned book or periodical, please use the Request for material […]

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Media Request Form

Use this form to request that library staff provide a DVD or a streaming version of a film for use in your courses. We will try to acquire a streaming license first. Before completing this form, please check the Library Catalog to make certain that we don’t already own or license the item you need. […]

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Reserve Placement Request

This form does not reserve books for personal use. If the items you are placing on Reserve for class use are not Drew Library books, please bring them to the library’s Reserve Counter. You may also use this form to place up to ten Drew Library books on Course Reserve. Reserve Forms are also available […]

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Find Your Zone-Silent, Quiet, Social and Hybrid

There are several kinds of study zones in the library:

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Remote User Services

Off Campus Database Access Off campus access to library databases and subscriptions is available for currently enrolled students, faculty and staff* at Drew via Ezproxy. Links from the Library site (libguides.drew.edu and www.drew.edu/library) are automatically sent through Ezproxy for off campus users, who will be prompted to enter their current Drew User ID and password […]

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Sermon on Witchcraft, 1697, from the George Fraser Black Collection

Witchcraft in the Archives by Jim Hetherington – January 29, 2019 back to the Special Collections Blog James Hutchisone preached in court on April 13th, 1697, addressing seven “unfortunates” condemned to die for their occult activity and bewitching of a girl. As the minister of Kilallan, he spoke before the judges to pressure the conviction […]

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Daily Food for Christians, from the Rare Book Collection

Religious Text in the Archives by Jim Hetherington – February 5, 2019 back to the Special Collections Blog I have here a book of hymns called Daily Food for Christians. I hold it in one hand and ponder how the accessibility of the item flourished day to day thought. Each day correlates to a devotion […]

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Beyond Time from the Zuck Collection

Nature Texts in the Archives by Jim Hetherington – February 19, 2019 back to the Special Collections Blog From the Zuck Collection of Botanical Books, I picked Beyond Time. Written and illustrated by Gwen Frostic, it is an all-encompassing take on nature through illustrations and poetry. Like any adventure in print, Frostic delivers symbiotic description […]

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A Witness Tree

Poetry in the Archives by Jim Hetherington – February 26, 2019 back to the Special Collections Blog Robert Frost, a prominent poet, and award-winning poet Pulitzer Prize recipient earned his niche in short lyric artistry. Notably, the man who pulled together a patriotic poem he read at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961 on January […]

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The Festival of Cartoon Art

Cartoons in the Archives by Jim Hetherington – March 21, 2019 back to the Special Collections Blog Since 1983, The Festival of Cartoon Art is an event that occurred every three years up until 2013. Held triennially, the gathering featured two days of lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions, receptions, and other special events and has attracted […]

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A History of Naming and A Study of a Book

back to the Special Collections Blog Spiritualism in the Archives by Jim Hetherington – March 26, 2019 As Art Jones, the Director Emeritus at the Drew University Library, said in his memorial speech for Julia E. Baker, “When it became clear that one of the Drew Library’s main needs was provision for the preservation of […]

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Fine Books and Loyd Haberly

The Haberly Collection by Jim Hetherington – March 28, 2019 back to the Special Collections Blog Written, decorated, printed and bound by Loyd Haberly, Again is a joy to behold. A 1953 treasure, every page splashed with color introducing the intriguing typeface telling poetry commands attention. Spanning 26 pages, this copy from the Loyd Haberly […]

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Paradise Lost

The McClintock Collection by Jim Hetherington – April 2, 2019 back to the Special Collections Blog Reverend John McClintock, who became the first president of Drew Theological Seminary in 1867, is responsible for the collection in his name that was formed in 1975. As one of his first orders of business as president, he sent […]

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The Bela Kornitzer Papers

The Kornitzer Collection by Jim Hetherington – April 25, 2019 back to the Special Collections Blog Fleeing from the Nazis and Communists, Bela Kornitzer left his native country Hungary. He arrived in the United States in 1947 and learned English largely impart by going to movies. Almost immediately writing a series of magazine articles based […]

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The Graphic Work by Jacob Landau

Jacob Landau by Jim Hetherington – April 26, 2019 back to the Special Collections Blog Before me, I have The Graphic Work by Jacob Landau. You may recognize his name. He illustrated Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. He typically draws what’s known as “the human condition.” That is inclusive of the critical events, characteristics, and […]

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Manuscript Detailing Life At Sea

A New Manuscript by Jim Hetherington – May 6, 2019 back to the Special Collections Blog Written in 1905, an anonymous account tells us the readers how heart and gut-wrenching life at sea can be. The sailors traveled from [Chittenham], England to Halifax N.C. Canada. Amongst the icebergs, there was abundant wildlife thriving. Whales and […]

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To Be Unforgettable

The Kumin Collection by Jim Hetherington – May 7, 2019 back to the Special Collections Blog Poetry artist Maxine Kumin (1925-2014) left a legacy for the books with her notorious inclination for “her poems [to] become increasingly unforgettable.” Within The Long Marriage, she wrote poems of many types and sizes. Italics, spacing, poems spanning a […]

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Special Collections Blog

Will’s Cigarette Adverts Post by Sophia Patti W.D. & H.O. Wills Bristol & London was started by Henry Overton Wills I in 1768, originally called Wills Watkins & Co. The company soon began to profit over making one of the first world’s cigarettes for public consumption. As the company began to grow, the name changed […]

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Journey by Starlight

Graphic Novels and Einstein by Jim Hetherington – May 8, 2019 back to the Special Collections Blog Following Albert Einstein and his sidekick through space and time, Journey By Starlight is a graphic novel that depicts how Einstein explains science backing everything. From Origins of the universe to the meaning of life, divided into 36 […]

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Reference Statistics Entry Form

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Visions, The Library Newsletter

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Research Grants

back to the United Methodist Archives and History Center Florence Ellen Bell Scholar Award 2024-2025 The Department of Special Collections and University Archives of the Drew University Library announces a call for applications for the Florence Ellen Bell Scholar Award. The Award is competitive and limited to only a few recipients per year. The Award […]

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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 print materials related to United Methodism and related denominations, including over 50,000 books. The GCAH is the official archival repository for The […]

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About Methodism

back to the United Methodist Archives and History Center The Methodist revival began with a group of men and women, including John Wesley (1703–1791) and his younger brother Charles (1707–1788), as a movement within the Church of England in the 18th century. Methodism has its roots in the Holy Club organized by the Wesley brothers. […]

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Methodist Conference Journals

The following inventory includes a listing of conference journals located in the Methodist Library of the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Please see the Methodist Conferences Journal List for the complete listing. For additional journals contact the staff of the General Commission on Archives and History for The United Methodist Church (research@gcah.org). Methodist-Conferences-Journal-List compiled by […]

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Methodist Resources

back to the United Methodist Archives and History Center The United Methodist Archives and History Center holds one of the world’s largest collections on Methodism, with a global focus. Researchers may view all materials in the Wilson Reading Room. For questions regarding the collections, please contact methodist@drew.edu. Search the Catalog for Methodist Books * * * * […]

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Weird Wesleyana and Macabre Methodistica

back to the United Methodist Archives and History Center John Wesley’s Death Mask The only known surviving death mask made from John Wesley.  Death masks were a standard part of funeral ‘art’ in the 18th century.  At the very least it was a commemoration of the individual.  For the wealthy and nobility it was often used […]

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Resources from Outside Institutions

back to the United Methodist Archives and History Center Helpful UMC Links United Methodist Church. Official UMC web page History of the United Methodist Church. A timeline of important events in United Methodism and its predecessor denominations. General Conference 2016, 2012, 2008, 2004, 2000, and 1996 UMC.org Directory. How to quickly find agencies, local churches, bishops, and just about anything else […]

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A Methodist Bibliography

back to the United Methodist Archives and History Center Find below a collected bibliography of works related to the study of Methodism. General sources United Methodist studies : basic bibliographies. Kenneth Rowe. Nashville , TN : Abingdon Press, 1998. (MC and Stacks BY55 U582u 1998) Topically arranged; includes more recent sources. Available online. John and […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about Methodism and the Methodist History Center

back to the United Methodist Archives and History Center Questions about Methodism How many United Methodists are there? The latest membership statistics from 2016 show 10.1 million United Methodists worldwide, with 7.2 million United Methodists in the United States. For a historical survey of U.S. Methodist membership since 1790, see http://gcah.org/history/united-methodist-membership-statistics. Why are Methodists called “Methodists?” […]

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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 […]

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University Archives

The University Archives collects and preserves the historical records of Drew University, and is located in the Rose Memorial Library building, Level G, Room 313.  Materials from University Archives collections can be brought over to the Methodist Archives Reading Room for your convenience.  Archival collections include, but are not limited to, the non-current permanent records […]

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Drew Publications

back to the University Archives The Drew Review The Drew Review is the annual research journal for the undergraduates of Drew University’s College of Liberal Arts.  Our mission is to showcase the intellectual vibrancy of CLA students. Insanity’s Horse Insanity’s Horse is Drew University’s Art and Literature magazine. Visions, The Library Newsletter

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Remembering Drew in the 1960s

from the University Archives On April 22, 2014, over thirty people gathered in the classroom of the United Methodist Archives and History Center on the campus of Drew University. Attendees were treated to a panel discussion on student life at Drew during the 1960s as recalled by participants who either taught at or attended the […]

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School Colors

from the University Archives A school’s colors are an important part of its identity.  They are a source of pride and something a group can rally around.  Drew is fortunate to have several records in the University Archives that document the evolution of this identity.  Interestingly enough, both sets of records correspond with new beginnings […]

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Ask a Librarian

Please send questions via email to reference@drew.edu, call us at 973-408-3588, Chat with Drew Library (when available above), or use the form below. We will answer your question as soon as we can.

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Using the Collections

We encourage students, staff, and faculty from Drew University to make use of our collections and we also invite outside researchers and interested people to use the materials found in Special Collections, University Archives, and the Methodist Library. The materials are used in the Wilson Reading Room. Some materials require an appointment, such as those […]

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Reading Room Policies

The United Methodist Archives and History Center Wilson Reading Room welcomes all researchers to the Archives. All non-Drew University community members are required to make an appointment in advance of their visit. Prior to making a research trip, please contact the Special Collections of Drew University, speccol@drew.edu. Unscheduled visitors are not permitted. All members of the […]

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Meet Our Staff

Special Collections and University Archives is open to all researchers, including those at a distance. We are happy to make appointments to view materials, answer questions, or set up class visits. For questions regarding University Archives, email archives@drew.edu For questions regarding Special Collections, tours, or classes, email speccol@drew.edu For questions regarding the Methodist Collections, email methodist@drew.edu Or […]

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Theatre Collection

is one of the Library’s Special Collections Drew’s Theatre Collection is a combination of our Playbill Collection, Theatre Arts Magazines and Play Collection. Together, these collections provide a treasure trove of primary source material on the art of theatre and its evolution throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.  Our Playbill Collection provides documentation on some […]

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Science Fiction and Popular Culture

is one of the Library’s Special Collections Drew University’s Special Collections department is comprised of a number of distinctive collections related to science fiction and popular culture. The David Johnson Collection of Science Fiction and Popular Culture The Peter Lee Collection of SciFi and Film The Playboy Magazine Collection The Science and Mechanics Collection The […]

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Robert Frost Collection

is one of the Library’s Special Collections American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963) is likely most known for the poem “The Road Not Taken,” but his work extends much further. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. As a popular and critically respected poet, Frost […]

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Richard L. Walker Papers

is one of the Library’s Special Collections Richard L. Walker (1922-2003), known as Dixie to his friends, was an international scholar, educator, leader in international studies, and former Ambassador to South Korea (1981-1986). A Drew University graduate (BA ’44), Walker served in World War II before becoming a noted educator at Yale University and the […]

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R.S. Thomas Collection

is one of the Library’s Special Collections Ronald Stuart Thomas (1913-2000), Welsh poet and Church in Wales clergyman, studied classics at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, and theology at St. Michael’s College, Llandaff. Ordained in 1937, he served at various parishes until his retirement from the church in 1978, when he moved to […]

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Michael Ellis Collection

is one of the Library’s Special Collections Actor, producer, director and stage manager Michael Ellis (1917-2008) was born Mayer Ellis Abrahamson in Philadelphia. He attended the University of Grenoble, the Sorbonne, Dartmouth College and Drew University, from which he received an M.A. in 1973. He performed in or was stage manager for several Broadway productions, […]

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Maxine Kumin Collection

is one of the Library’s Special Collections American poet Maxine Kumin (1925-2014) is the author of children’s books, short stories, essays, novels, and most famously, poetry. Kumin’s many awards include the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Up Country, the 1994 Poets’ Prize for Looking for Luck, and an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters […]

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Maser and Prinster Prayer Book Collection

is one of the Library’s Special Collections Drew University Library houses an important collection of Anglican prayer books, thanks to two generous donors. In 1978, Frederick E. Maser gave the Library his collection of 152 prayer books, to which he has since added more than 50 titles. In 1996, John Prinster presented Drew with a […]

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Mark W. Brown Nestorian Cross Collection

is one of the Library’s Special Collections The Mark W. Brown Nestorian Cross Collection is the second largest collection of such crosses in the world and the largest in America. Nestorian Christianity derived its name from Nestorius, a patriarch of Constantinople who was tried for heresy by the Council of Ephesus in 431 AD. It […]

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Loyd Haberly Book Arts Collection

is one of the Library’s Special Collections American poet and letterpress printer Loyd Haberly (1896-1981) attended Reed College and later Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. While in England he became interested in the Arts and Crafts movement and studied bookmaking at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. He came to the […]

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Julia E. Baker Rare Book Collection

is one of the Library’s Special Collections Drew University’s Special Collections department is comprised of a number of rare book collections, which are all part of the Julia E. Baker Rare Book Collection. The Julia E. Baker Rare Book Collection The Robert Campbell, Jr. Collection The Glen Sergeon Collection of African American Literature The Norman B. […]

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John McClintock Collection

is one of the Library’s Special Collections Rev. John McClintock became the first president of Drew Theological Seminary (later to become Drew University) in 1867. One of his first acts as President was to send an agent to Europe to buy books for the new seminary’s library. In addition, McClintock donated many of his personal […]

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Jacob Landau Collection

is one of the Library’s Special Collections Jacob Landau (1917-2001) was referred to as an artistic genius after his illustrations of Kipling’s Jungle Book won 5 prizes in the 1934 Scholastic Magazine art competition. His genius continued to grow as he studied at the Museum School of Industrial Art. After serving two years in the Mediterranean Theater during World […]

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Hymnbook Collection

is one of the Library’s Special Collections Drew University’s hymnology collection, numbering over 6000 volumes, is notable for its range and depth.  Included are 3000 Methodist hymnals and related works, and over 2600 non-Methodist volumes. More than 25 countries and 20 languages are represented in the collection. The cornerstone of the collection is an important […]

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Historical Manuscripts Collection

is one of the Library’s Special Collections Drew University’s Historical Manuscripts Collection is made up of manuscript material from more than 900 different individuals. The figures represented in the collection constitute quite a diverse group, including authors of popular fiction, theologians and other religious writers, political figures (including American presidents and British prime ministers), educators […]

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