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Francis and Edith Schaeffer Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-062

Scope and Contents

The Francis and Edith Schaeffer papers are organized into two major series, one for each individual. One sub-series that is found under each author is Book Manuscripts. Lectures is a sub-series under Francis Schaeffer, as is Media and Publications. Secondary Material is a third series in the collection.  The manuscripts sections of both major series contain the holographic and typescript versions of three books, Hidden Art, True Spirituality, and a book on Ecology. The lectures of Francis Schaeffer are on the subject of Christian Epistomology. Media material contains addresses given at L'Abri in September and October, 1968.  Publications and Secondary contain only a few items by or about Francis Schaeffer.


  • Created: 1968-2012
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1968-1969
  • Other: Date acquired: 1993


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.


5 boxes

0.3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

The collection of Francis and Edith Schaeffer papers was created by the staff of the Special Collections in 1993 through a variety of sources, including the manuscripts of Myrna Grant and a general holdings collection.

Related Materials

Francis Schaeffer recording (1963) at the Billy Graham Center Archives.

Other Descriptive Information

The Francis and Edith Schaeffer papers highlight a portion of the writing and speaking careers of two significant figures within Evangelical Christianity. Their philosophical influence has been significant. Their personal influence through the L'Abri movement has also been noteworthy.

Francis and Edith Schaeffer Papers
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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Wheaton IL 60187-5593 USA