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Indiana Invests in National Treasures

August 26, 2013

Sagamore hosts historic books at Levey Mansion

Sagamore is honored to host an exhibit of historic, rare books that contributed to the shaping of the American idea through the ages. From a first edition of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense to The Federalist (1788) to the works of Thomas Hobbes, Machiavelli and St. Augustine, this exhibit from the Remnant Trust brings history to life through the pages of original, first edition and rare manuscripts. 

The Remnant Trust is a public educational foundation that shares an actively growing collection of manuscripts, 1st edition and early works dealing with the topics of individual liberty and human dignity with some pieces dating as early as 3000 B.C. 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, including first English translations. 

Selected Works from the Remnant Trust

Sagamore home to library of works that shaped our understanding of freedom and democracy

Indiana business leader and philanthropist Pierre Goodrich was what in today’s world is increasingly rare–a practical, successful businessman who was also an avid reader of the classics and an ardent advocate of the liberties that lie at the heart of American culture. To further these interests and to inspire future generations, Goodrich left his estate to create the Liberty Fund, a major permanent endowment based in Indianapolis and designed to foster reading and discussion of the great books that shed light on the nature of liberty. The Library of Liberty is one of the programs funded by the Liberty Fund. Through this initiative, the Fund publishes great books in handsome bindings and places libraries of these works in important institutions. The books are also available for purchase or subscription. Through the Library of Liberty, Liberty Fund helps assure that these classic texts remain in circulation, and through its sponsored conferences, the Fund assures that the ideas that shaped the American concept of liberty remain alive in the hearts and minds of future generations. Sagamore Institute is honored to be one of the institutions selected by Liberty Fund to house this Library of Liberty.