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C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives

The Library collects and preserves materials relating to the history of Columbia Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian Church (USA) in the C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives, which was named for Dr. Kline, a retired president, dean, and theology professor.  The archives include, but are not limited to, institutional papers and records, faculty papers, CTS faculty publications, and CTS student theses. 

Special Collections also contains a rare book collection that includes books published before 1831.  The core of the rare book collection came from the library of Thomas Smyth, an early 19th century southern Presbyterian pastor.  The special collections area is located on 3 West and is kept locked at all times.  Access to special collections is by appointment only.  Requests for rare books located in Special Collections may be placed with the public services staff on 2 West; requests for archives materials should be made to the archivist (archives@ctsnet.edu).   

The special collections area is located on 3West and is kept locked at all times.  Access to special collections is by appointment only.  Requests for materials located in Special Collections may be placed with the public services staff on 2W; requests for archives materials should be made to the archivist (archives@ctsnet.edu)

Staff persons responsible for area:

Chris Paton, Archivist
Phone: 404-687-4628
E-mail: PatonC@CTSnet.edu