The books in this collection were willed to the Millsaps library by Dr. Paul Ramsey, a Millsaps graduate and noted scholar and author, who died in 1988. Dr. Ramsey wrote and taught ethics, specifically, applied ethics and the approximately 2500 books in the collection feature medical and other issues with marked social impact. He was born in Mendenhall, Mississippi in 1913 and earned his B.A. from Millsaps in 1935. He served on the Millsaps faculty from 1937 to 1939, teaching history and social science. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University Divinity School and he was on the faculty at Princeton University at the time of his death.