Kessler in 4K


In its first 34 years, the Richard C. Kessler Collection has become one of the most significant collections of Protestant Reformation materials in the world! And we are close to reaching our 4,000th item—a number no US library comes close to.

To mark the acquisition of our 4,000th item, you can help us do something big! Your support will allow us to purchase a major, milestone acquisition for our collection. Your gift will be combined with other gifts to purchase this 4,000th item in the collection. The more we raise, the more significant an item we can acquire, and the bigger impact we can make.

The Kessler Collection has never just been about acquiring, but rather is about maximizing the impact of these materials in today’s world. Therefore, as a library we will match your generosity in giving with our commitment to grow the impact of these 4,000 items through digitization, exhibitions, and public programming. Help us celebrate this collection and all the learning it fosters by helping us purchase a piece of history!