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Special Collections and Archives


Room 2173, Second Floor


Brian Shetler

Head of Special Collections and Archives

Lydia Andeskie


Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives at Wright Library comprise more than 100,000 printed works and over 5,175 linear feet of archival and manuscript material. Major collections include the Seminary archives, rare books and pamphlets, personal papers, records of organizations, research collections, and non-textual materials related to the history of the Presbyterian and Reformed traditions and ecumenical Christianity.

Particular strengths of Special Collections and Archives are its documentation of the Seminary’s history, including works by and about Seminary faculty; American Presbyterianism; English and American Puritanism; Presbyterian missions; hymnology; works by and about Reformed theologians Karl Barth and Abraham Kuyper; and the history of Presbyterians in Korea.

Search and browse the online manuscript guides as an effective first step to discovering manuscript materials that match your research interests.