About Us

The Robbins Collection was established in 1952 by Lloyd McCullough Robbins, in memory of his parents Reuel and Saditha Robbins. The Robbins Collection is both a research center and a special collections library. Collection holdings include civil law, religious law encompassing the canon law of the Roman and Greek churches, and the Protestant churches; Jewish and Islamic law; and secular law including classical Roman law, ius commune, and English common law. In addition, the Robbins Collection publishes scholarly volumes in the areas of civil and religious law. 

The mission of the Robbins Collection is to promote and sponsor comparative research and study in the fields of religious and civil law, including Jewish and Islamic law and the various Christian traditions. Accordingly, the Robbins Collection organizes workshops, public conferences, lectures, joint research ventures, and hosts scholars and fellows throughout the year.