The Dutch Collection Dr. Edward Dalglish obtained the Dutch Collection in 1984. The Collection consists of a variety of works in the Dutch language.
The National Federation of State Poetry Societies Library The Baylor University Libraries serve as a repository for poetry written by members of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. In 1990, Baylor became the permanent home of the National Federation Library when the collection was transferred from Brigham Young University.
Baptist History Collections
The Moody Baptist Archives Collection The Moody Baptist Archives Collection consists of various materials related to Baptist history and life that Baylor received primarily during the 1990's. Significant items include five photographs of Dr. George W. Truett taken at various times during his ministry and a copy of Jeremiah Jeter Bell's A Memoir of Mrs. Henrietta Shuck: America's First Female Missionary to China (Boston: Gould, Kendall & Lincoln, 1846).
The John Baugh Collection (Located in the texas collection) Donated by Baylor Regent and benefactor John Baugh, the collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, press releases, minutes, articles, sermons, newsletters, notes, and other primary sources that Mr. Baugh used in writing his 1996 book, The Battle for Baptist Integrity.
The William Carey India Collection The small collection consists of pamphlets, papers, correspondence, and books concerning William Carey and Baptist mission work in India from the 1700's to the present.
The J. B. Cranfill Collection Received from Cranfill's great granddaughter Mona Munson, the J. B. Cranfill Collection consists of photographs, correspondence, articles, books, and miscellaneous items belonging to this prominent Texas Baptist leader. Rev. James Britton Buchanan Boone Cranfill (1858-1942) served as financial agent for Baylor and then led the Baptist General Convention of Texas as its Corresponding Secretary and Superintendent of Missions from 1889 to 1892, launching a newspaper, The State Mission Journal, to promote Baptist work in Texas. Dr. Cranfill also edited the Texas Baptist Standard, the predecessor of the Baptist Standard.
The Julia and Finlay Graham Missions Collection Given by long-time Southern Baptist Missionaries Julia and Finlay Graham, the collection consists of books, personal papers, and other items related to the Arab Baptist Seminary and the Graham's service in various countries of the Middle East. Julia Saccar Graham graduated from Baylor in 1938.
The Angus McSwain Baptist Pamphlets The six early Baptist pamphlets belonged to the grandfather of Angus McSwain, retired dean of the Baylor University Law School.
The materials in the Carver Collection came from the home of legendary Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor W.O. Carver's son and daughter-in-law, George and Saxon Rowe Carver who served as missionaries in China. Items include pamphlets, study guides, syllabi, missions materials on China and Hong Kong, and family photographs. Some of the items belonged to W. O. Carver and are signed by him, but most are related to Saxon and George. Saxon Rowe Carter authored several missions-related biographies and books for the Southern Baptist Convention's Broadman Press.
The Peggy and James Bartley Collection (In Progress)
Received from Peggy and James Bartley, long-time Southern Baptist missionaries, the collection consists of materials from their years on the field, primarily in Uruguay. Appointed in 1952, the Bartley's worked in church planting and theological education, both teaching at the seminary in Montevideo from its organization in 1956 until their retirement in 1993. Dr. Bartley served as the Seminary's president for 20 years. The two also taught for one semester in Spain, Mexico, and Argentina and prepared materials for the Spanish Baptist Publishing House. Peggy Place Bartley received a BA degree from Baylor in 1949 and an MRE from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary during their first furlough. James received a BS in chemical engineering from Auburn and three theological degrees from Southwestern.
The Olin C. Robison Collection Dr. Olin C. Robison graduated from Baylor in 1958 and later became President of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. In 1987, he donated various items related to 18th Century American evangelicalism to the University. The materials are to remain a scholar's collection for 25 years following Dr. Robison's death.
Music in Missions and Joan Riffey Sutton Collections
The Baylor University Libraries' Music in Missions Collection tells the story of music missions through music, journals, books, personal materials and memoirs of Baptist missionaries and the individuals and churches with whom they served. The Collection initially focused on Brazil with the major gift of personal archives by Baylor School of Music graduate Joan Riffey Sutton.
Joan and her husband Boyd Sutton were significant figures in Brazilian music missionary work and were instrumental in collecting and organizing Brazilian hymnody. Mrs. Sutton's translations of major choral masterpieces such as Handel's Messiah, Brahm's German Requiem, Dubois' Seven Last Words of Christ, and Mendelssohn's Elijah, to name a few, are standards of the vernacular performance across Portuguese-speaking denominations. A recent graduate of the Baylor School of Music who is from Brazil said about the Suttons: "Much of my ministerial vision today was shaped after readings and performances of Mr. and Mrs. Sutton's work." The Sutton archives include manuscripts, drafts, publications, accompanying documentation and notes, materials for courses that Mrs. Sutton taught at the Baptist Seminary in Rio de Janeiro on translating and musical arranging, as well as scores, choral anthems, cantatas, and hymnals.
The Matthew Black Papers Baylor purchased the Matthew Black Collection from Professor Black in the late 1980's to be received upon his death. The New Testament scholar taught at the Universities of Glasgow, Manchester, Aberdeen, Leeds, Edinburgh, and St. Andrews before his official retirement in 1978. The libraries received his collection in 1995 following his death on October 2, 1994. Although the Collection was not kept physically together except through a note on each bibliographic record, the Scholars Collection contains Professor Black's papers.
The Albert P. Brogan Collection Obtained for Baylor by Dr. William J. Kilgore, the Albert P. Brogan Collection consists of approximately 4,000 books, periodicals, and manuscripts largely in the field of philosophy. Dr. Brogan served as professor of philosophy and dean at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Edwin S. Gaustad Collection Donated by Dr. Edwin S. Gaustad, a 1947 Baylor graduate, the collection contains items related to church history. Dr. Gaustad has written extensively on the role of religion in American history and culture and has taught at Brown University, Shorter College, University of Redlands, the University of California at Riverside, Baylor, the University of Richmond, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Auburn University. Among his major publications are two definitive reference works, Atlas of American Religion and the New Historical Atlas of Religion in America..
The Kathleen Kenyon Archaeology Collection Purchased in 1984 from the estate of Dame Kathleen Kenyon, this Collection contains significant materials related to Dr. Kenyon's archaeological research.
The William Jackson "Jack" Kilgore Collection Received upon the death of long-time Baylor University philosophy professor and department chair, Dr. William Jackson "Jack" Kilgore, the Collection consists of materials related to Spanish and Latin American thought. According to the appraiser, "The Kilgore Collection is extremely comprehensive, with basic resource material on the flow of ideas between Europe (particularly Spain) and Latin America over several centuries."
The Bryce Lyon Collection Dr. Bryce Lyon, professor emeritus of history at Brown University, donated approximately 2,000 books, microfilms, offprints, and other materials from his personal library to Baylor in 1988. Focal areas of the collection include: medieval English constitutional history and law, the medieval period in the Low Countries; and the works of Marc Bloch, Henri and Jacques Pirenne, and Francois Ganshof.
The Meroney Celtic Collection Given by Dr. Howard Maxwell Meroney, a 1926 Baylor graduate and son of a Baylor professor, the Meroney Celtic Collection contains about 1,000 items in or related to Celtic language, literature, and scholarship.
The Fritz Mezger Papers Dr. Edward Dalglish arranged for the purchase of the Luise and Fritz Mezger Collection in 1975. The Collection was to be plated and Professor Mezger's photograph displayed in the libraries. The books were cataloged for the general collection and Fritz Mezger's Papers placed in the Scholars Collection.
The Thomas C. Feuerstein Collection The family of Thomas Charles Feuerstein, a 1952 graduate of Baylor, donated his personal library. The Collection consists of books, scripts, photographic materials, personal papers and manuscripts related to Professor Feuerstein's career in the theatre and teaching speech and drama in Louisiana, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida, Connecticut, and Texas.
The William A. and Margaret Payne Collection Donors Margaret and William Payne attended Baylor where they met and married. Mrs. Payne taught school for many years. A second-generation Baylor graduate, Mr. Payne served as editor of the Baylor Lariat and received his diploma in 1931, the last signed by Samuel Palmer Brooks. After retiring from the Dallas Morning News, Mr. Payne trained as a bookbinder. Through the years, he beautifully rebound several of his own volumes with hand-tooled leather. The Paynes purchased additional World War II titles, including a signed limited edition of Churchill's First Journey, to complete this Collection.