Inside the Baha’i Archives–In Search of Dr. Guy

Underneath the Bahai’l Temple, also known as the Baha’i House of Worship, there is a welcome center, book store, and various exhibits. If you have permission, you walk beyond this area and visit the archives. Here are pictures of the exhibit area and the bookstore. (Click to enlarge).

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We received excellent help from our Baha’i archivists. The figure in the turban in the picture is Abdu’l-Baha (Ab-Dool-Ba-Ha) son of the founder of the Baha’i Faith, Baha’u’llah (Ba-Ha-O-La). Many Western Baha’is of Dr. Guy’s generation believed Abdu’l-Baha was like one of the hidden Masters of Theosophy. Here we are in the inner sanctum of the archives doing original research. (Click to enlarge).

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We spent two exciting days in Wilmette and brought home a large sheath of copies from a number of files. The largest collection of letters and documents was in the Leona Barnitz file. She was a life-long correspondent of Dr. and Mrs. Guy and saved a lot of Dr. Guy’s writings including one unpublished book.

The picture below is Laurence in front of Alchemy Coffee, a little coffee shop in downtown Wilmette. It’s the best!

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