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"If we commit ourselves to one person for life, this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather, it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession but participation." (Madeleine L'Engle, The Irrational Season, p. 47)



      This page will provide useful information about the College Archives and Special Collections at Wheaton College select a link below...

Mission Statement

      The Special Collections of Wheaton College seeks to collect, preserve, and present materials in all formats related to the life-work of significant adherents to the Christian faith in the modern world. The goal is to support the academic curriculum, strengthen and broaden the College's rich tradition of academic excellence,integration of faith and learning in scholarly endeavor that issues in servant-ministry.



      The Wheaton College Archives and Special Collections are located on the campus of Wheaton College. Our facilities occupy a vast portion of the third floor of the Billy Graham Center.

      Location of Billy Graham Center can be easily seen on the Campus Map It is denoted on the map as numbers 413.

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When are the College Archives and Special Collections open?

Now located in the Billy Graham Center (3rd Floor), Our current hours of operation are:

Special Collections Reading Room

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Manuscripts Reading Room

Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

630.752.5987 FAX

Appointments are appreciated and can be made by calling or e-mailing the Staff.

How can the materials be accessed?

      Access to the holdings of The College Archives and Special Collections is open to all, though the collections are housed in secure storage and not browsable (except for the Evangelism & Missions Collection). Additionally, some materials are restricted from viewing, except with prior permission from the original author, organization, or creator. If you have questions, please feel free to call or e-mail the Staff.

      All materials are paged and are to be used in our Reading Room ONLY!

      For extensive research, an entrance and exit interview is given to best assist the researchers.

      For more information or to set up an appointment, please call or email the Staff. To ask a reference question, please use our contact form.


      One or more of the Archives & Special Collections Staff are available during our normal hours.

Our regular Staff Members are...

David B. Malone
Associate Professor
Head of Archives & Special Collections

David Osielski
Special Collections Coordinator

Keith Call
Special Collections Assistant

Click a Staff Member's name to see more information about them (including office phone numbers) or to send them E-mail.

      Linked below are several bibliographies of publications resulting from research in the Archives & Special Collections

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