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The Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton CollegeIL is a special

collection of the books and papers of seven British authors:Owen Barfield, G.

K. Chesterton, C. S.Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J. R. R.

Tolkien, and Charles Williams. These writers arewell-known for their impact

on contemporary literatureand Christian thought; together they produced

over four hundred books. The Center itself houses more than 11,000 volumes

including first editions andcritical works. Other holdings include letters,

manuscripts, audio and video tapes, artwork,dissertations, periodicals,

photographs, and related materials. Any of these resources may be studiedin

the quiet surroundings of the Kilby Reading Room.

In addition, the Wade Center houses a small museumarea where such

pieces as C.S. Lewis' wardrobeand writing desk, Charles Williams'

bookcases, J.R.R. Tolkien's desk, Pauline Baynes'original map of Narnia, and

a tapestry from Dorothy L. Sayers' home can be seen.Also in the museum

are glass-front bookcases which contain more than 2,000 volumes from C.S.

Lewis' personal library. Photographs, rare booksand manuscripts, and other

small items of memorabilia round out the displays.

The Center has just announced thatit will be building new quarters;

information about this andother matters connected with the Center may be

found at its web site:www.wheaton.edu/learnres/wade/.

A story on the

new building isat http://amos.wheaton.edu/Alumni/Reunion/1974%20Gift.html..

The Wade Center was established in 1965 by Dr.Clyde S. Kilby, and

later namedafter Marion E. Wade, founder of The ServiceMaster Company.

The center also publishes SEVEN: AN ANGLO-AMERICAN LITERARY

REVIEW which concentrates onthe authors of the collection. It began

publication in 1980.

For further information about doing research at the

center, contact them byeMail at: wade@wheaton.edu or by snail mail at The

Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593.

(item provided by the Wade Center)