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College Archives

Wheaton College circa 1862

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.

Collections Overview

Many of the administrative records (re: Trustees, Presidents, and Vice-Presidents/Deans) are restricted, and may require written permission for research. 

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Looking for specific items or research topics? Search the College Archives' database for names, locations, titles, subjects, keywords, and more.

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College Archives Resources

Explore additional resources on Wheaton College history, faculty, traditions, and alumni.