An eclectic collection of African sculptures and other artifacts given to Lincoln Christian University by Max Ward Randall and Cyril Simkins. Dr. Randall, Professor Emeritus of Church Growth and World Mission at Lincoln Christian College, did pioneering mission work in South Africa and the South Pacific. Dr. Simkins, Professor Emeritus of Church Growth and World Mission at Lincoln Christian Seminary, did extensive missionary work in central Africa.
This collection of six paintings by the English landscape artist John Constable (1776-1837) were donated to the library by the family of Charles Mills, per his request. Mr. Mills was a founding father of Lincoln, having served as the first Dean of Lincoln Christian College, a long-time professor of church history, and interim-president in the early 1980s. The paintings are on display on the third floor of the Library.
A unique collection of modern oil rubbings made by Ward Patterson. These rubbings were made of ancient bas reliefs, some dating from 2600 BC, found in museums in Iraq, Turkey, Tunisia, and Egypt. The works illustrate the art styles and comparative treatment of common motifs of the ancient world.The seven rubbings can be found displayed throughout the Library.