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About the Remnant Trust

Located in Jeffersonville, Indiana, The Remnant Trust is a public educational foundation that shares an actively growing collection of original and first edition works dealing with the topics of liberty and dignity, with some pieces dating as early as 1250.

The Vision for The Remnant Trust at IPFW

To create a community-wide shared experience whereby individuals touch the grand ideas of history and feel the heat of the world’s great controversies, revolutions, and ideals to spark in all a passion for thinking, with courage and conviction, thoughts that will transform future generations.

The Mission

The mission of The Remnant Trust is to

  • Elevate educational standards and the public’s understanding of individual liberty and human dignity through the precedent setting, hands on availability of the world’s great ideas in original form
  • Raise consciousness of the most significant documents that have shaped America: The Great Experiment
  • Raise the spirits of each generation to think the grandest thoughts and be guided by the most profound idealism, implementing Emerson’s thesis on Man Thinking
  • Provide, through sharing, those works moving Goethe’s vision into reality: to think is easy, to act is hard, but the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with one’s thinking
  • Be the world’s finest repository of the great ideas that have propelled Man through the centuries from earth to the stars
  • Be free, to think, speak and act in keeping with the greatest of enduring assets: Reason, with justice for all. Great ideas belong to everyone.


  • The Madge Rothschild Foundation
  • Robert Goldstine Foundation, Inc.
  • Allen County Courthouse Preservation Trust
  • Indiana Humanities Council


Sponsored by the Madge Rothschild Foundation