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Buswell Library Archives & Special Collections

The central repository for Wheaton College’s archival collections, including institutional archives, rare book and manuscript collections, and extensive holdings documenting global evangelism, missions, and evangelical Christian history.

Buswell Library Archives & Special Collections

The central repository for Wheaton College’s archival collections, including institutional archives, rare book and manuscript collections, and extensive holdings documenting global evangelism, missions, and evangelical Christian history.

Buswell Library Archives & Special Collections

The central repository for Wheaton College’s archival collections, including institutional archives, rare book and manuscript collections, and extensive holdings documenting global evangelism, missions, and evangelical Christian history.

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Buswell Library Archives and Special Collections

By supporting broad access to our unique archival collections on global missions and evangelism, Christian art, literature, and scholarship, and the history of Wheaton College, Buswell Library Archives & Special Collections strives to support the curriculum of Wheaton College, strengthen and broaden academic excellence, and integrate faith and learning into scholarship.

Welcome to the Archives

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College Archives

Records documenting the history of Wheaton College (1860-Present), and its predecessor, the Illinois Institute (1853-1859).

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Special Collections

Rare books, art, manuscripts, and other materials of noted adherents to the Christian faith, particularly those who have a significant relationship with Wheaton College or evangelical Christianity.

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Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives

A major research collection of unpublished materials relating to North American, Protestant, nondenominational evangelism and global missions efforts.

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Search Digital Collections

Browse Wheaton College's collections of digitized archival photographs and slides on Preservica.

Explore Digital Materials

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From the Vault Blog

Follow From the Vault to learn more about upcoming events, news, and highlights from the collections. 

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Torrey M. Johnson Research Grant

The Torrey M. Johnson Research Grant supports visiting scholars whose topics intersect with the history of evangelism.

Find more information and apply today

Explore the Collections

Learn more about the Archives' holdings on the history of evangelical Christianity, global missions, and Wheaton College by searching for specific names, events, or subjects.

Browse the Archives' finding aids on our legacy database or on ArchivesSpace.

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MOLA Exhibit Embroidery Closeup
From Eden to Eternity: Embroidered Biblical Stories

Limited Exhibit: August 9, 2022 - December 17, 2022

From the collection of Sandra Bowden, these textiles, known as Molas, depict colorful interpretations of Biblical stories in reversed embroidery, made by the Guna people of the San Blas Archipelago in Panama.

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    Street Address: 500 College Ave
    Wheaton, IL 60187

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