The Remnant Trust
|Headquarters||Winona Lake, IN, United States|
|Kristophor Bex, President|
|Slogan||Great ideas belong to everyone.|
The Remnant Trust is an educational foundation that shares an actively growing collection of original and first edition works dealing with the topics of liberty and dignity with some pieces dating as early as 1250. The Trust makes this collection available to colleges, universities, and other organizations for use by students, faculty, scholars and the general public. Those exposed are encouraged to touch, feel and read the originals.
The Remnant Trust was established in 1997 by Brian Bex, an entrepreneur and television host noted for his politically conservative viewpoints. Bex accumulated a large collection of rare books and materials relating to American history and the theme of political liberty. Initially operating from a base in Hagerstown, Indiana, Bex began making these materials available on loan to colleges. By 2006 the collection moved to a new home in a renovated Carnegie Library at Warder Park in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
In 2009 the Trust announced that it would move again, due to disagreements with the library foundation over the condition of the building. The Trust relocated to the former Billy Sunday museum at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. In April 2014, a new permanent home for the collection was announced, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
- Connie Lauerman, "A Rare Opportunity For Students To Get In Touch With History", Chicago Tribune, May 27, 1998.
- Paula Burba, "Remnant Trust grows as new home prepared in S. Indiana", The Courier-Journal, October 10, 2005.
- "Rare works collection goes public", Associated Press in Post-Tribune, August 21, 2006 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
- David A. Mann, "Jeffersonville leaders look ahead at fate of Carnegie Library after Remnant Trust departs: The remnant fuss", News and Tribune, April 18, 2009.
- "The Remnant Trust Moves to Winona Lake", Manufacturing Close-Up, June 17, 2010 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
- Kerry Hubbart, "Remnant Trust headquarters moves closer to Fort Wayne", The News-Sentinel, December 4, 2010.
- Blake Ursch, "Tech to be permanent home of collection of priceless manuscripts", Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, May 4, 2014.