The Brown Collection is named for Dr. Edwin W. Brown of Indianapolis. Taylor University purchased his fine collection in 1997 and the collection is now housed in The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends in the Zondervan Library.
The Brown Collection is extraordinary in scope and quality. It includes first editions (both British and American) of all of the books authored, edited, or with prefaces by C. S. Lewis. The Collection also includes some published essays and lectures by Lewis and two very rare Lewis manuscripts.
The Friends of C.S. Lewis are also represented in the Brown Collection. We have first and reprint editions of George MacDonald, first editions of Charles Williams, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Owen Barfield, several manuscripts, letters, contracts, and photographs.
The following are some of the treasures in the Brown Collection:
The collection is more valuable in its entirety than the individual parts alone. In addition, it provides enhanced educational opportunities for students and faculty at Taylor University.
The cultural, literary and religious aims of the collection can be expanded through the educational curriculum offerings of lectures and seminars. In fact, Taylor University reaches beyond the literary collection and brings C.S. Lewis scholars to the campus.
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