Thursday, May 26, 2011

Then and Now

Posted by PicasaThe Marion Wade Center at Wheaton houses the C.S. Lewis library as well as 6 other British authors.  In the photo above you see the Lewis family wardrobe which was the inspiration for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and was given to Wheaton by the family.  The top center photo is the reading room of the Wade Center where I could happily sit and avoid going to class or doing homework.   The bridge pictures of Dad are at the Lagoon, a healthy walk from campus for young dating couples.  Dad took this photo of Mom at the Lagoon in the 40's:


5 comments:

ellen b. said...

Our daughter Katie attended Wheaton for 3 semesters. We enjoyed our visits there. What a wonderful photo of your mom...
My best friends parents attended Wheaton way back when and she attended in the late 60's and early 70's.
The wardrobe is at Westmont College where our oldest son attended for a year.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This post was SO interesting! I had no idea there was an actual "wardrobe" ! :)

ellen b. said...

Now I'm confused is the wardrobe at Wheaton or Westmont? Or are there 2 wardrobes :0)

Hollace said...

Hi, Ellen, I double checked my understanding and this website to see about the wardrobe. Wheaton says the brother of CS Lewis became friends with Dr Kilby of Wheaton and gave the family wardrobe to the college along with many other family memoirs. I believe all of the Lewis letters are there at the Wade Center. Six other notable British authors (Tolkien, Dorothy Sayers) have also given their personal libraries to Wheaton. That's why it would be so great to hang out there in the reading room. Tolkien's desk is there, too: can you imagine? (But, Ellen, I don't mean to be territorial or boastful of any 'treasure': I know there's lots to go around and Westmont has a great many blessings also. This website might tell you what you're wondering about:

http://www.wheaton.edu/wadecenter/collection
/resources.html

ellen b. said...

No worries about being territorial especially since we have ties with both colleges :0)
There must be more than one "wardrobe"
http://www.westmont.edu/_academics/departments/english/cs-lewis-wardrobe.html

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