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. Along with administrative and faculty records, the collection includes over 116 boxes of memorabilia (artifacts and scrapbooks) documenting student life and culture at Wheaton.

Collections Overview

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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Wheaton History A to Z

Explore a site dedicated to the history of Wheaton College, from notable alumni and faculty to student traditions and pranks. 

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College Archives Resources

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