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Steven Barabas Keswick Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-030

Scope and Contents

Though the collection contains manuscript material from Steven Barabas, such as correspondence and drafts of his dissertation, the vast majority of the collection comprises published material by Keswick authors. These include pamphlets, books, and periodicals.

The Keswick Collection is composed of over 900 books, pamphlets and periodicals from this excellent library.  Steven Barabas' personal and academic interest in Keswick inspired him to write his Th.D. thesis on this topic.  The completion of his work was hindered by a fire which destroyed the first draft, but it was finished in 1948 and later published as So Great Salvation (1952).

The collection includes books and pamphlets written by people associated with the Keswick Movement.  Prominent among these are J. Stuart Holden, J. C. Metcalfe, F. B. Meyer, G. Campbell Morgan, H. C. G. Moule, Andrew Murray, Ruth Paxton, Jesse Penn-Lewis, A. T. Pierson, Alexander Smellie, I. Lillias Trotter, and Gordon Watt.  A nearly-complete run of the Keswick annual, dating from 1874 is also available along with copies of The Overcomer from 1909-1948.


  • Created: 1875-2004
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1874-1982
  • Other: Date acquired: 1988


Conditions Governing Access

There are no specific restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.


3 boxes

2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition

The Keswick Collection was a gift to Wheaton College from Mrs. Stephen Barabas in 1988.

Method of Acquisition



Steven Barabas Keswick Collection
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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