Every student at General Theological Seminary has the opportunity to work with Special Collections materials here at the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library. Our 30,000 volumes, including rare Latin Bibles, early English theology, Anglican history and many, many other rare and precious items, are here to be used and studied, not just kept behind locked doors.
Professor Andrew Irving brought his church history class to our Rare Book Reading Room today to get acquainted with the Glossa Ordinaria, of which we have several, including three printed before 1500. (For you modern types, we’ve got you covered, too. Have a look at An Introduction to the Glossa Ordinaria as Medieval Hypertext, in ebook form!)
Already, this class visit has prompted students to ask about using Special Collections for their own projects. As librarians, we’re thrilled to get people interested in these materials–if you’ve got a project you think might be enhanced by using our rare books or archival materials, contact us and find out how we might help you explore Special Collections in the Keller Library.