Collections and rare materials

Many rare materials, including 18 special collections, are housed in our library. These resources, with a greater academic value, help advance study and research at the university and are also available to researchers inside and outside Japan in order to contribute to interdisciplinary and international research projects. Special collections - some are works and studies by historically outstanding scholars and thinkers, and others are collections named after collectors and those related to the collections - consist of many rare books and materials systematically organized by theme. Archives also include the Bibles, prayer books, and a large number of collections of valuable and rare materials that are all intended to help practice the university’s philosophy, or Christianity-based education and research. This page introduces representative collections and rare materials of our archives.

Collections
Special collections
Others
rare books
rare books


 Collections

Special collections

Thomas Hobbes Collection



John Locke Collection



Adam Smith Collection



James & John Stuart Mill Collection



The Scottish Enlightenment Collection



The Reformation and the Canon Law Collection



British Social Policy Collection



Historical Social Science Literature Collection



Niwa Memorial Collection: Modern tanka collection



Kiyoshi Sato Collection:
English literature collection



Shibata Collection:
English social thought history collection



Awano Collection:
Western ancient history collection



Akai Collection:
Western ancient law history collection



Hori Collection:
19th century English and French social thought history collection



Komiya Collection: Modern German business administration collection



Kosaka Collection:
Philosophy/Pedagogy collection



Muroi Collection:
Early Japanese Christian collection



Umeda Collection: East European nations collection





Others


Books and materials related to the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake



The Canadian Studies Collection



 rare books



Biblia latina, 42 lines [1455?]



Novum Instrumentu[m] 1516



Illustrations of fishing devices of the prefecture of Hyogo



Toji Monjo



Kierkegaard:Gjentagelsen 1843



A Fragment from the Dead Sea Scrolls from 11QpaleoLev, Fragment L





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