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Marion E. Wade Library, Wheaton

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The Marion E. Wade Center promotes cultural engagement and spiritual formation by offering a collection of resources available nowhere else in the world. We emphasize the ongoing relevance of seven British Christian authors who provide a distinctive blend of intellect, imagination, and faith: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, George MacDonald, G.K. Chesterton, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams. The Wade Center implements these goals by:

-Assisting scholars in their study of unique materials by and about these seven authors in order to generate new understandings;

-Sharing insights with a broader audience through our numerous programs and publications;

-Supporting artistic works inspired by our authors;

-Welcoming visitors to our museum.

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  • A great little collection of memorabilia - the writing desks of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R.Tolkien - THE wardrobe that inspired The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe - a small chest of Charles Williams. And.....  more »
  • The Wade Center is a small museum and collection of materials on seven British authors, including Tolkien and CS Lewis. A great place to visit if you are on the Wheaton campus, especially to see the.....  more »
  • For we who love Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, a visit here is almost like a trip through the wardrobe. I am so thankful for the exhibit here. I hope everyone who feels the same will support the effort.
  • What a fantastic place. View C.S. Lewis' and Tolkien's desks... where they wrote and created so many fantasy universes. See the actual "Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe" wardrobe from C.S. Lewis! Learn about the inklings and how they turned the world on its imaginative ear. A slew of first-hand documents here where are the great writers shared ideas and encourage each other on. Irreplaceable and brilliant.
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