Become a Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel
The patron organization for the Armstrong Browning Library is called The Guardian Angels, in reference to Robert Browning's poem, "The Guardian Angel: A Picture at Fano." Browning was inspired to compose the poem after viewing Guercino's painting of the same name that hangs in Fano, Italy. About 1946, Dr. A. J. Armstrong, founder of the Browning Collection at Baylor University, initiated an organization of supporters and friends and considered the designation of "Guardian Angels" to be especially appropriate for this essential group.

The Guardian Angel organization is open to anyone interested in supporting the Library and helping to build its collections, which are used by both Baylor students and Browning scholars from around the world. Your membership ensures the continued growth of the Armstrong Browning Library and its programs.


Benefits of Guardian Angel Membership!

  • be a special guest at Benefactors Day
  • receive invitations to all of the Library's events, programs, exhibits, and tours
  • receive the Library's newsletter
  • be entitled to a 10% discount in the ABL Gift Gallery

Annual Membership: $50.00

Lifetime Membership: $1,000.00

To become a member, mail a check payable to BAYLOR UNIVERSITY to:

Armstrong Browning Library
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97152
Waco, TX 76798-7152