Creation scientist donates papers to CORE
June 04, 2008
A pioneer in the modern creation science movement has donated a collection of his manuscripts and papers to the Bryan College Center for Origins Research, Center Director Dr. Todd Wood has announced.
Dr. Wayne Frair, who earned his Ph.D. degree in zoology from Rutgers University, has been involved in creation research for some 50 years. He spent more than 40 years as a faculty member at The King’s College in New York, where he taught and conducted research on turtles. With Percival W. Davis, he coauthored A Case for Creation, which went through three editions and sold more than 60,000 copies. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and served as president of the Creation Research Society.
This initial donation of the Wayne Frair Collection includes seven boxes of reprints, correspondence, and manuscripts related to the 200 papers and books he published throughout his career. Included in the collection are original letters from such notable creationists as Henry M. Morris, founder of the Institute for Creation Research, and prominent Seventh-day Adventist creationist Frank L. Marsh. Dr. Frair is organizing more files and items that he will donate later, bringing the total to more than 15 boxes of material.
Dr. Wood said, “I first met Dr. Frair at a creationist conference in 1999. He called me earlier this year looking for an archive to deposit his papers. We are extremely grateful that Dr. Frair has donated these important materials that will greatly enhance the research and educational mission of CORE.”
The Center for Origins Research is a research and educational center at Bryan College dedicated to developing and teaching a creationist model of biology. The CORE library consists of more than 2,000 books and papers related to Biblical studies, creationism, and evolution spanning the past 400 years.