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Biographical Files

 Collection — Container: No box number
Identifier: RG-11-002

Scope and Contents

This record group consists of individual biographical files that were created as student matriculated at Wheaton College and then served as a "central file" for general information as it was received and retained by the college. Upon the student's death files were transferred to the college's archive for permanent retention. Additional files, mainly those of faculty, were created by the archives or the public/media relations office to respond to inquiries by the public or news outlets. Files were also created by staff of the Archives & Special Collections as it collected information on individuals affiliated with Wheaton College in order to respond to reference inquiries.


  • Created: 1863-2017
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1889-2001
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/31/2008

Conditions Governing Access

Student files are closed until 25 years after the death of the subject, though general or publicly available information may be provided upon request. Permission to view confidential portions of a file may be granted upon request and approval.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted. Quotation from archival records requires permission of Wheaton College.


96 boxes

57.42 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

This record group is arranged in a single general series with folder level.

Physical Access Requirements

Archival records must be utilized in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Source of Acquisition


Biographical Files
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Wheaton College Archives Repository

501 College Ave.
Wheaton IL 60187-5593 USA