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The Remnant Trust at WTAMU

Academic Year 2013/2014

Public programs are free, open to the public and held either in the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum or Legacy Hall.

Tuesday, April 22, Reception at 5:30 p.m.; Lecture at 6:30 p.m. PPHM Derrick Room
Willa Cather's My Antonia: Reading (and Writing) Virgil's Georgics on the American Frontier
Dr. Bonney MacDonald, Professor of English, West Texas A&M University


Remnant Trust documents are on exhibit during the fall term in the Research Center, 3rd floor, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Documents for the February 13, 2014 talk are part of the permanent collection of the PPHM.

For an individual or group appointment, contact Research Center Director, Warren Stricker: wstricker@pphm.wtamu.edu or 806.651.2254.  Appointment hours: T, W, Th, 1-5 and Fri, 10-12, 1-5.

For general information on programs and exhibits, contact Professor David Baum, Director, The Remant Trust at WTAMU: dbaum@wtamu.edu or 806.651.2040.


Remant Trust at WTAMU: Courses

Each year, Dr. Baum will teach a Remant Trust course open to undergraduates and graduate students.  In addition, dozens of courses and faculty members make planned and regular use of the exhibit in courses and presentations throughout the fall.

Continuing Education course, Fall 2013, Wednesday's at 10:30, October 2-23: "The Enlightenment: From Reason to Revolution," will use Remnant Trust materials including works by Condorcetr, Rousseau and Kant.  This year's course will be taught by Dr. Baum. For information, contact Continuing Education: 806.651.2037.


2012 Remnant Trust

2011 Remnant Trust

2010 Remnant Trust

The Remnant Trust makes its collection of ancient and rare documents and volumes available to colleges, universities and other organizations for use by students, faculty, scholars and members of the public who are encouraged to read, hold and discuss these original works. The collection includes the great writings of civilization, from Plato and the King James Bible to Homer, Galileo, Luther, Calvin, Milton, Jefferson and Lincoln.

Dr. James Hallmark, former provost/vice president for Academic Affairs, Dr. J. Patrick O'Brien, WTAMU president, Dr. David Baum, director of the Remant Trust at WTAMU, and Kris Bex, president of The Remnant Trust, have created a unique and long-term partnership to bring these rare books, public lectures and classroom opportunities to the Texas Panhandle.

Each year, WT hosts public presentations, conducts community outreach, teaches courses based in the Trust's primary documents, supports research and follows the Remnant Trust's motto that "great ideas belong to everyone." Public lectures are presented each fall at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and works are on display in the museum's Research Center for students and the public to use and enjoy. Courses are offered through the University and the Office of Continuing Education, and the public is encouraged to read and hold these rare pieces of history.

The Remant Trust Experience at WTAMU is generously sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Steve Urban, Mr. and Mrs. Dyke Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cambridge, Mary Emeny, Barbara and Jim Whitton, Mays Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. David Moore, Pattilou Dawkins, Dr. and Mrs. William Hale and an anonymous donor.