College Archives

Painting of Wheaton College from the southwest, circa 1862


The College Archives document the history of Wheaton College, and its predecessor, the Illinois Institute.

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College Archives Finding Aids

College Archives Resources

  • Vertical File - covering over 600 topics
  • Publications -
    • Inform: Bulletin of Wheaton College (catalog) 1860-present
    • Record (student newspaper) 1890-present
    • Tower (annual yearbook) 1893-1900, 1922-present
    • Wheaton Alumni 1929-present
    • [primary and secondary campus publications]
  • Photographs (over 30,000) [only searchable on campus]
  • Blanchard Family Correspondence
  • President Jonathan Blanchard - 4628 letters (1831-92) 
  • President Charles A. Blanchard - 840 letters (1860-1925)
  • Blanchard Libraries
  • V. Raymond Edman Library
  • Literary Societies ledgers and minutes, 1855-1950s
  • Media (chapel, commencement, oral histories)
  • Memorabilia
  • Scrapbooks

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