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Nov. 16, 2011

Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bible from Baker collection featured on cover of National Geographic

Baldwin City, Kan. — A piece of Baker University is prominently featured on the cover of the December National Geographic magazine.

The King James Bible from the University’s William A. Quayle Bible Collection was highlighted in the cover story, “The King James Bible: Making a Masterpiece,” to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the treasured book. Jim Richardson, an American photojournalist based in Lindsborg, Kansas, took the cover photo in Baldwin City, Kan.National_Geographic

The story and photos can be viewed at

The University will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Alumni Center, formerly the Phi Mu sorority house, at 519 Eighth St., to showcase the King James Bible that is featured in the National Geographic. Limited complimentary copies of the National Geographic (one per person) will be made available. During the open house, visitors are welcome at the Quayle Bible Collection at the Collins Library, 518 Eighth St., across from the Alumni Center.

Earlier this year, Baker hosted the “400 Years of the King James Bible” exhibit at the Quayle Bible Collection. The Quayle collection owns several examples of the King James Bible, including two copies of the first edition from 1611. The collection began with a 1925 gift from the estate of Bishop William A. Quayle, a Baker alumnus who later served as president of Baker University. “The King James Bible after 1611” is on display through July 2012.

The Quayle Bible Collection is regularly open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment. For more information, contact Kay Bradt, director of library services, at (785) 594-8414 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to


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