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The Library

September 2020

Thanks to the generosity of many, seed money is available to begin the establishment of the “Colonel Ronald D. Ray Library of American History.”  The land at 110 West Madison Street, LaGrange, Kentucky, was purchased this month with the hope of building a modest edifice to house the Colonel’s 8000+ books.

This unique collection of books is not simply religious books, but books on law, government and America’s institutions with special attention to the nation’s reliance upon the Lord Jesus Christ.  The books are written by the men and women who lived and then wrote about events, philosophies, testimonies, movements that shaped the World as Ron knew it. 

Ron sought to be “a voice to and for a generation,” and the library presently includes a searchable online archive of Ron’s work papers produced for law cases and public policy debates conducted during the last quarter of the 20th century. You can find these documents at

Today as our history is erased and monuments removed, the archive and Ron’s book collection stand as testament to a season, when a small band of Christians could and did array upon the military crest of a Kentucky hillside and advanced upon the gates of hell, armed with the Word of God with the eternal mission to spread the Lord’s unique Spirit of Liberty, so that all might hear freedom ringing through the generations, from sea to shining sea.


Eunice Van Winkle Ray


First Principles Press

To donate to the library fund, click the link below:

Ronald D. Ray Library of American History