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Uncovering the Glen Sergeon Collection

Introduction to the Collection

Glen Sergeon studied at Drew University from the year of 1968 until 1972. He was born in Vauxhall, New Jersey in 1949 and went onto receive a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Wisconsin after obtaining his Bachelor's degree at Drew University.

While working primarily within the realm of business and finance, Mr. Sergeon also held an immense appreciation for the arts, specifically literature. Throughout his life, Mr. Sergeon accumulated a large collection of books ranging in genre, although he was particularly interested in literature which encompassed themes surrounding African American culture and lifestyle. Being a world traveler himself, Sergeon understood and valued the impact of literature and its ability to immerse readers on an internal expedition. 

After Mr. Sergeon passed in April of 2013, the Sergeon family generously donated a section of his collection to the Methodist Archives at Drew University, Mr. Sergeon’s alma mater. The assortment is currently housed in the Rare Books Collection and is accessible to any student who wishes to further research them. 15 of the books in the collection can currently be explored digitally on this site.

Credits

Curated by Weronika Klisiewicz in conjcution with the Department of Special Collections and University Archives