The College Archives seeks to document the history of Wheaton College (1860 to the present) and its predecessor, the Illinois Institute (1853-1859). The College Archives also serves as a major information source on people, publications, and events associated with Wheaton College. The collection includes over 116 boxes of memorabilia (artifacts and scrapbooks) documenting student life and culture at Wheaton.
- Vertical Files - covering over 600 topics
- Publications -
- Inform Bulletin College Catalog 1860-present
- Inform Bulletin of Wheaton College (general news/campus updates) 1902-1997
- Wheaton Alumni Magazine 1929-present
- Record (student newspaper) 1890-present. [Index of Articles]
- Tower (annual yearbook) 1893-1900, 1922-2016
- Kodon (student literary arts magazine) 1946-Present
- Student Handbook (1876-Present)
- Photographs (over 30,000) [Link only accessible while on Wheaton network or WiFi]
- Records of College Presidents Jonathan Blanchard (1860-82), Charles A. Blanchard, (1882-1925), James Oliver Buswell (1926-1940), V. Raymond Edman (1940-1965), Hudson T. Armerding (1965-1982), Richard Chase (1982-1993), and Duane Liftin (1993-2010)
- Blanchard family correspondence
- Blanchard and V. Raymond Edman Libraries
- Literary Societies ledgers and minutes, 1855-1950s
- Committee and Academic department records
- Media (chapel, commencement, sports and music recordings)
- Oral Histories of Wheaton College faculty, staff, and alumni
Some of the administrative records (re: Trustees, Presidents, and Vice-Presidents/Deans) are restricted, and may require written permission for research.
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