The Mack Library’s special collections include the oldest, rarest, and most fragile books. Among these books are an 11 ft. Hebrew Manuscript from 1410, a hand-written sermon outline from Charles Spurgeon, and the Chronicon pontificum et imperatorum, written by Polonus Martinus in 1310. The collection also contains the American Hymnody Collection featuring 980 hymnals from the mid 18th century and the Greenville Mountaineer, one of the earliest newspapers from the local community. Copies date from 1826-1853.
American Hymnody Collection: This historic collection traces the development of hymnody in America from colonial days to the present spanning all denominations.
Rare Bibles Collection: This collection, formerly on display in the Jerusalem Chamber, is housed today in Special Collections. This collection served as a guide to the history of how the Scriptures were translated and preserved. The collection features a rare printing of a 1611 King James Bible.