Wheaton College: Archives and Special Collections

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Wheaton IL, USA 60187
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Special Collections Librarian

Represents nondenominational evangelical hymnals well, with a strong emphasis on gospel and revival songs. Collection began as archives of Hope Publishing. Includes four eighteenth-century hymnals, beginning with the Wesleys’ Hymns and Sacred Poems, 5th ed. (London, 1756); about 1,000 nineteenth-century volumes (about 60 volumes are 1800–1850, the rest are 1850–1900); about 1,300 twentieth-century volumes. Significant portions of the collection are cataloged, but mainly in Wheaton’s local catalog. Efforts are underway to reflect local holdings in OCLC. There is a computer inventory, as well as a print inventory by title, publisher, and date of publication. Margaret Clarkson Collection: Papers of Canadian hymn writer and author. If extensive research is planned and a personal visit is needed, please give prior notice. Date range: 18th–20th c.