For access, please contact:
Rev. Dr. Scott Seay, MDiv, PhD, MLIS
Associate Professor of the History of Christianity and Director of Library and Information Services
Rare Books Collection
The Rare Books Collection at Christian Theological Seminary includes more than 1,500 volumes, most of which were published in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries:
Collecting, preserving, and making accessible historical material related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and related groups has been an important part of the educational mission at Christian Theological Seminary for more than a hundred years. Because of the diligent work of faculty, librarians, and archivists throughout the seminary's history, the Heritage Collection has grown to include:
Most of the records relating to North Western Christian University and the early attempts to establish graduate theological education at Butler University are held in the university's archives and special collections. Material relating to the history of Butler School of Religion and Christian Theological Seminary, however, are held in the CTS collection.
The Seminary Archives is located on the lower level of Sweeney Chapel in a climate-controlled environment. The Archives consists of four broad collections: