Owen Barfield Family Collection

Owen Barfield (1898-1997) was a British philosopher, author, poet, and member of the literary discussion group known as The Inklings. The Owen Barfield Family Collection includes books and papers from the Barfield household spanning three generations. Highlights of the collection include books from Owen Barfield’s personal library, a collection of poems written by his adopted daughter, Lucy Barfield, and books belonging to his close friend A.C. Harwood. British author C.S. Lewis called Owen Barfield “the best and wisest of my unofficial teachers.” The books from this collection can be found in the APU Library Catalog.

Collection Highlights

  • More than 250 books from the family library
  • More than 300 family photographs
  • Postcard collection from the early 1900s
  • Assorted personal documents and household records

Access to the Collections

To arrange use of the Special Collections, contact Ken Otto, Special Collections librarian, at kotto@apu.edu or (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5263.