A Remarkable Collection of Rare Scriptures in a Small University Library Setting

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Teresa Cardin Ellis


Hardin-Simmons University was given two remarkable collections of rare Bibles and a Sefer Torah with the expressed desire of the donors for the collections to be shared with students, faculty and other constituencies of the university's Richardson Library. The library has tried to fulfill this request while attempting to preserve these treasures for future generations. As small university, without a trained archivist or preservationist, we have utilized resources outside our library and contiue to pursue sources to assist us in the maintenance of these special collections while still engaging them in the educational process.

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Teresa Cardin Ellis, Baptist

Associate Professor and Theological Librarian

Richardson Library

Hardin-Simmons University and Logsdon Seminary

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