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DuPage Heritage Gallery Records

Identifier: SC-074

Scope and Contents

The DuPage Heritage Gallery Records comprise a wide variety of written records created by the organization’s staff during the course of its work from its inception and over the subsequent 25 years. These are materials pertaining to the Gallery itself and to specific exhibits. The organization of the collection tries to reflect this distinction in its divisions, which include “General”, “Administration”, “Publications”, “Gallery Dedication (Governor’s Dinner)” and “Inductees”.

Records categorized under the first four headings constitute slightly less than half of the collection. Types of materials include (but are not limited to) brochures, meeting minutes, news articles, financial records, grant applications and book orders.

While the organization of the portion of the collection described above was largely imposed upon it by the archivist, files under the heading “Inductees” reflect the structure of the collection upon its arrival at the college. Subheadings exist for each inductee. Files are arranged alphabetically according to the inductee’s last name. The records pertaining to some honorees are not nearly as exhaustive as those pertaining to others. For example, the Red Grange materials fill 16 folders, while just one file exists to document the Billy Graham exhibit. (It should be noted that at this time, most of the papers are directly related to the creation of the Gallery displays and to the induction ceremonies rather than to the life and work of individual honorees.) Materials that may exist for any given inductee include newspaper and/or magazine articles, pictures, meeting minutes, expense reports, exhibit designs, table layouts, correspondence and induction/unveiling announcements, programs and invitations. Each type of material is generally filed separately.


  • Created: 1974-2000
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1981-1999
  • Other: Date acquired: 2001

Conditions Governing Access

There are no specific restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.


12 boxes

2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition

The records of the DuPage Heritage Gallery were received by Wheaton College following action of the Gallery

Method of Acquisition


Other Descriptive Information

The DuPage Heritage Gallery was established to recognize individuals with roots in DuPage County who have gone on to achieve greatness in their respective fields. Its records relate to the Gallery itself (its creation, activities, promotion, etc.), as well as for various items pertaining to its inductees that were not made part of their separate exhibits.

DuPage Heritage Gallery Records
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 Special Collections Repository

501 College Ave.
Wheaton IL 60187-5593 USA