Rome Window at ABL Honors Bob and Anna Wright

On January 5, 2006, the Rome Window was installed in the Cox Reception Hall at the Armstrong Browning Library. The window was donated by the children of Bob and Anna Wright (BA '47, MA '47; BA '47), of Vernon, Texas, both of who were former students of Dr. A. J. Armstrong. The Wrights' children, Cheryl Wright Henry, Gail Wright and Kelly Wright, were involved with the entire process from conception to installation.

"We decided to do this because of my parents' love for the Armstrong Browning Library," Gail Wright said. "It demonstrates their love for Baylor University and their love for education."

The window is also a tribute to the Wrights' own legacy of philanthropy to Baylor and ABL. Because of their generosity, the library was able to purchase the Joseph Milsand Archive in 2005, which is accessible to scholars worldwide.

The Rome Window contains six vignettes including depictions of the famous Roman Coliseum, the Spanish Steps, Trajan's Column and the Via Bocco Di Leone, the street where the Brownings lived during their time in Rome. The center image is that of the ruins of the Temples of Saturn and Vespasian. There are also quotes from both Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning.

Designed and installed by Willet Hauser Architectural Glass of Philadelphia, Pa., the window joins the four others that depict Florence, Italy, Venice and Asolo. The sixth and final window for the Cox Reception Hall will be the Vallombrosa Window in memory of former Baylor professor Ann Miller. For further information, please contact Mary Goolsby at or call 254-710-6735.

- Tina Libhart

Library Advancement