The Alma Hunt Library is available to Leland Seminary students for all their research needs. Named in honor of the long-time leader of the Women’s Missionary Union who presented it with a founding gift, the library opened its doors in 1999. It offers more than 14,000 books focused on Bible scholarship in general, and Baptist theology and history in particular.
Alma Hunt died at age 98 in 2008, leaving behind a legacy of devotion to the Christian faith and the Baptist church. She had spent more than a quarter century in service to the WMU as its executive secretary from the late 1940s into the 1970s, leading the organization’s expansion to a membership of 1.5 million people.