Special Collections

The Library's Special Collections consist of books and other items with historic or intrinsic value. 

Rare Book Collection

The Rare Book collection consists of rare Bibles, hymnals, and publications of certain historical figures such as John Wesley. The collection is closed to the public. Use of materials in the collection is restricted. Persons wanting access to the collection should speak with the Library Director.

John D. Godsey Collection

The Godsey collection consists of books and documents from the personal library of Dr. John D. Godsey, Professor Emeritus, Systematic Theology. The focus of the collection is material regarding the German Church Struggle, 19th and 20th German Theology, Karl Barth, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The collection is closed to the public. Use of materials in the collection is restricted. Persons wanting access to the collection should speak with the Library Director.

Methodist History Collection

The Library maintains a collection of many United Methodist annual conference journals as well as journals of predecessor bodies. These and other historic Methodist materials are in the Methodist History Room and are available for use upon request during most daytime Library hours. Conference journals do not circulate; photocopying of older journals may be restricted.
 
Bound periodicals with titles beginning with "METHODIST" are on the basement floor hallway near the restrooms. 

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