Being the first seminary established for the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States, the Boston University School of Theology Library has an extensive collection of Methodist materials, covering General Conferences, Annual Conferences, Disciplines, hymnals, journals, histories and biographies.
In addition to our three most research collections, we are also the official archival repository for the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church.
This is a collection of nearly 400 eighteenth-century Wesley publications is built upon the gift of William Henry Meredith. In addition, there is a large selection of nineteenth-century editions and biographies, a gift of the New England United Methodist Historical Society. There are additional nineteenth and twentieth century editions of Wesley works, plus biographies and commentaries.
A link to BU Libraries Search, searching the cataloged items in the Wesley Collection.
The collections listed here are located in our Archives and Special Collections. Access to archival holdings (e.g. paper church records, personal papers, baptism certificates, etc). are by appointment only; please send an email to our reference librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org. For access to books in our special collections, please find a full-time librarian on staff during daytime hours (see the right sidebar on the School of Theology Library homepage for regular hours during the current academic period) who will be happy to pull the material for you.