Francis A. Schaeffer Collection
This collection, which Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary holds in custodianship, provides a wealth of information on the life and ministry of Francis A. Schaeffer. Although he died in May 1984 there remains in some quarters of evangelicalism a strong interest in his ministry and many believe that his ministry still has much to say to the evangelical world today. It is this fact in addition to the tremendous positive influence Schaeffer had on evangelicalism that this gift represents a very significant event in the life of Southeastern as well as in the life of the entire evangelical world. It will be the task of the library staff at Southeastern to inventory all of the material, put it in digitized format and archive the originals at the library of
With this done, it will afford accessibility to this wonderful collection providing the opportunity for serious research on material heretofore unavailable. In addition to the digitized copy at Southeastern library copies will be housed at the Francis A. Schaeffer Foundation in Gryon, Switzerland and Hill House in Austin, Texas. While Schaeffer is rightly identified as a Presbyterian, the hope is that with Southeastern holding this treasure that many younger Southern Baptists will be introduced to the works of Francis Schaeffer.