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The Armstrong Browning Library, free and open to the public, is located on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. It is a 19th-century research center dedicated to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and houses the world's largest collection of Browning material and other fine collections of rare 19th-century books, manuscripts, and works of art. Scholars take advantage of the Library's annual journal, Studies in Browning and His Circle. The Library opened in 1951, the culmination of the dedication and determination of Dr. A. J. Armstrong, former chairman of the Baylor English Department, and his wife Mary Maxwell Armstrong. It has also become a popular stop for travelers and school groups who are attracted by the love story and poetry of the Brownings or by the unique beauty of the building. It is an ideal setting for a wide array of scholarly and public programs. These include lectures, musical occasions, cultural events, conferences, and exhibitions. It is supported by Baylor University and by generous endowments provided by a patron organization of "Guardian Angels." Please explore the following pages; we hope the unique aspects of the Library and its collections will be illuminating to both the scholar and the interested visitor.
This is my favorite place to visit on the Baylor University campus. If you're a fan of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning you will be totally dazzled by this fine museum! Full of... Read more
Amazing...simply awesome! Been wanting to visit for quite some time and only now was able to do so. After walking around for about half an hour, I was informed about a tour starting at 10 a.m.... Read more
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." OK-I'm not really going to count the ways I love the library, but I figured most people would recognize that quote. It's not Shakespeare; it's... Read more
Armstrong Browning Library
- Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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