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The J. Oliver Buswell Jr. Library
Special Collections
Special Collections

Curriculum Resource Center

The Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) is a collection of Christian education materials for children and adults, including Bible study courses, Sunday school program kits, and audio-visual materials. It is designed primarily to meet the needs of the MAEM program; however, it is also a valuable resource for anyone working in a Christian education ministry.

Anyone may access to the Curriculum Resource Center upon request at the Library front desk. A librarian will be glad to open the CRC for you and help you get started.

Materials in the CRC are for reference use only and may NOT be checked out.

Tait Rare Book Collection

The Tait Rare Book Collection houses over 1,000 works from as far back as 1540. The primary focus of the collection is English Puritan works from the 17th and 18th centuries. The collection also contains many works and sermons from early Reformers and others since the Reformation.

Anyone with a legitimate research reason may, upon speaking with a librarian, be given supervised access to materials from the collection.

Materials may be viewed and read under the direction of a librarian; however, they will not loaned out to individuals or other libraries under any circumstances. All access to the collection is in person at the Buswell Library under supervision of the librarian. Requests to copy pages are dealt with on a case-by-case basis by the librarian.

Contact Denise Pakala (314.392.4104) for more information.

W. Harold Mare Institute for Biblical and Archaeological Studies

Housed in the W. Harold Mare Institute for Biblical and Archaeological Studies building on the Seminary campus, the Mare collection offers an extensive library of materials on biblical archaeology and ancient cultures of the lands of the Bible.

If you would like to see an item from the Mare collection, please talk to a librarian at the Buswell Library. We will arrange to have the materials brought to the Buswell Library for you within 24 hours.

Materials from the Mare collection are for reference use only and may NOT be checked out.