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August / September 2013

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The Remnant Trust at Trine University

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to hold and read printed pieces of historical significance. While one might get a chance to see such works through glass, Trine University and The Remnant Trust are offering visitors a chance to hold and thumb through rare and early edition works.

More than 50 manuscripts, first-edition books and early works on the topics of human dignity and individual liberty from The Remnant Trust in Winona Lake, Ind., are on loan to Trine University for the 2013-2014 academic year.

These rare finds -- including “Fables of Aesop” by Aesop published in 1692, a Gutenberg Bible leaf from 1455, a Koran from 1734, essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson from 1841 and “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection” by Charles Darwin published in 1883 – will be available for students and visitors to view and to read, courtesy of The Remnant Trust. Click here for a complete list.

The growing collection of more than 1,200 works was started nearly than 15 years ago by Brian Bex, an Indiana University graduate and longtime political commentator. One of the youngest to be listed in “Who’s Who in America,” many titles apply to Bex:  author, lecturer, educator, newspaper columnist, company president, adjunct professor of public policy and television personality.

The mission of the trust, a public educational foundation, is to elevate the public’s understanding of individual liberty and human dignity, raise consciousness of the documents that have shaped America and lift the spirits of each generation to think the grandest thoughts. The trust also focuses on being “the world’s finest repository of the great ideas that have propelled man through the centuries from earth to the stars.”

For more information about The Remnant Trust, visit

A grand opening is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.

Additional hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14;
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15,
1 to 3 pm. Saturday, Sept. 21
and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.

Visitors will be able to view the collection during homecoming weekend; plus, additional hours will be announced.

To arrange a tour for your organization, please contact Dareen McClelland in the Office of the President at 260.665.4102.

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