Welcome to the Peale History Center and Library. The History Center and Library was created as a place for spiritual encouragement and the study of positive thinking as a modern way of Christian life. On display is an impressive collection of memorabilia marking the five pillars of the ministry of Dr. and Mrs. Norman Vincent Peale. We welcome you to see the collection and visit our library.
Included in the displays are original manuscripts by Dr. Peale, awards, photos and other historical items marking the Peale's life and times.
The library provides a wealth of information for anyone seeking to do research on Dr. Peale or positive thinking.
Senior pastor of New York's Marble Collegiate Church for 52 years, Dr. Peale was also the author of fourty-seven books, of which The Power of Positive Thinking, one of the most successful books ever published, has been translated into forty-two languages, with a sale of over 27 million copies worldwide. The title has become part of the English language. His last published work before his death on Christmast Eve, 1993, was Bible Power for Successful Living.
Dr. Peale was co-founder and co-publisher, with his wife, Ruth Stafford Peale, of the inspirational monthly magazine, Guideposts, circulation of 4 million paid subscribers, with 15 million readers each month.
We invite you as well to rest awhile in our prayer chapel to relax from the stress of the world.