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C.S. Lewis: Images of His World Archive

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Wade-A-44 and A-124

Scope and Contents

This archive contains two series: Documents and Photographs. Within the Documents series is a progression from notes about the text and captions used to describe the pictures to final proofs of the book with the various stages in between. The Photographs series is organized by the corresponding section where the picture appears in the first edition of Images of His World. There are two folders of unpublished photos from this project. They are arranged in no particular order.


  • Created: 1972-1973


Conditions Governing Access

Permissions for use should be directed to the photographer, Douglas Gilbert.


2.00 boxes : 24 folders

0.8 Linear Feet

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This archive contains research notes, Lewis quotations, corrected typescripts, photographs, and other material related to the writing and publishing of the book C.S. Lewis: Images of His World by Douglas Gilbert and Clyde S. Kilby, published in 1973 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. At the time of the publishing, Gilbert was an Assistant Professor of Art at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. Kilby was a Professor of English and the Curator of the Lewis Collection at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. The photographs included in this archive were all taken by Douglas Gilbert.

Source of Acquisition


Related Materials

Researchers interested in this archive may also wish to consult the following resources in the Wade Center holdings:

Douglas Gilbert and Clyde S. Kilby, C. S. Lewis: Images of His World, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1st edition, 1973 and 2nd edition, 2005

Wade Center Oral History Audio Interview with Douglas Gilbert, October 5, 2012

Book reviews on Images of His World, Wade Center Article File

Books by C.S. Lewis in the Wade Collection which influenced this project: Surprised by Joy, Letters to Malcolm, Letters of C.S. Lewis (Harcourt Brace and Jovanovich, 1966), Letters to and American Lady (Eerdmans, 1967), Imagination and the Spirit (Eerdmans, 1971), They Stand Together: The Letters of C.S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves (1914-1963) (Collins, 1979)

Listing of Photographs in the archive

Other materials in the Wade Center holdings may relate to the topics in this archive. See the archivist for further research assistance.

Other Descriptive Information

Includes photographs.

C.S. Lewis: Images of His World Archive
Laura Schmidt
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion E. Wade Center Repository

Wheaton College
501 College Ave.
Wheaton IL 60187-5593 US