The Brown Collection, which resides within the Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends at Taylor University, seeks to facilitate and encourage the study of the works of C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Charles Williams, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Owen Barfield.

The Brown Collection contains books, letters, manuscripts, photographs, and other materials relating to these authors. In 2020, work began to create finding aids and collection listings of the Collection's holdings. The first three, collection listings for Dorothy L. Sayers, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield, are currently available. Collection listings for the remaining authors and additional collections are underway and will be made available as they are completed.

For more information about accessing these materials, Contact Ashley Chu, University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian (Interim Director of the Center).

Please check back regularly, as our finding aids are frequently updated. The document will have the last date of revision listed on page one.

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Charles Williams Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University

The Charles Williams Collection features a variety of books and articles by and about Williams. It also includes letters and typescripts written by Williams, in addition to rare and first editions of his books.
Last Updated: June 25, 2021

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C.S. Lewis Collection Finding Aid (Updated March 18, 2021), Taylor University

The C. S. Lewis Collection features a variety of books and articles by and about Lewis. It also includes letters and manuscripts written by Lewis, as well as rare and first editions of his books.
Last Updated: June 25, 2021

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Dorothy L. Sayers Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University

The Dorothy L. Sayers Collection features a variety of rare books, pamphlets, and articles written by and about Sayers. These include multiple first editions of her poetry books, crime novels, and reflection on theology.
Last Updated: June 25, 2021

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George MacDonald Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University

The George MacDonald Collection features a variety of rare books, letters, and serialized fiction written by MacDonald, as well as scholarship and articles written about him.
Last Updated: June 25, 2021

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G.K. Chesterton Collection Finding Aid, Taylor University

The G. K. Chesterton Collection features works by and about Chesterton (1874-1936). These include rare and first editions of his books, as well as scholarship on his life and works.
Last Updated: June 25, 2021

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Other Inklings Collection Finding Aid, Taylor University

The Other Inklings & Friends Collection features a variety of rare books, pamphlets, and articles written by and about members of the Inklings and those who were their friends or inspirations. Please refer to the separate finding aids for these authors: C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, Dorothy L. Sayers, G. K. Chesterton, George MacDonald, and Owen Barfield.

Last Updated: September 24, 2021

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Owen Barfield Collection Finding Aid, Taylor University

The Owen Barfield Collection features a variety of books and articles by and about Barfield. It also includes letters and manuscripts written by Barfield, as well as rare and first editions of his books.
Last Updated: June 25, 2021