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Reference QuestionThe Wade Center accepts short reference questions relating to our collections, services, publications, the works and lives of the seven Wade authors, and other related topics. Due to limited staff resources, we are unable to assist with questions requiring extensive research. We encourage individuals to visit the Wade Center and conduct in-depth research in person.

Please include any specifics which will aid us in answering your question, such as: your contact information, how the information provided by Wade staff will be used, sources you have already consulted, and specific terms, dates, etc. relating to your topic. If you question relates to accessing specific materials in the Wade Center's collections, please state how you found the materials, and any information which will help the archival staff retrieve these items, such as collection or book titles, call numbers, and material format (letter, manuscript, etc.). Reference questions are answered in the order they are received. Responses to questions are generally sent within a few days from the time they are received, depending on staff availability.

Questions may be sent

By Email: wade@wheaton.edu

By Mail:

Attn: Archival Staff
The Marion E. Wade Center
Wheaton College
501 College Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187

By Phone: 630-752-5908

Questions regarding specific research topics and Wade Center holdings often require checking various resources and therefore such inquiries are preferred by email or postal mail.

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