Scope and Contents
The private libraries of Jonathan Blanchard and his son Charles Albert Blanchard, the first two presidents of Wheaton College, comprise this collection and includes volumes autographed by these men. This library reflects the interest and activities of their former owners and contains over 300 volumes. The collection contains numerous volumes on Freemasonry, slavery and the temperance movement. The library is an excellent source for the study of nineteenth century American culture and society, especially the role of Christians in that society.
The contents of the Blanchard Libraries may be searched in the library catalog as keyword: SC/6
- Created: 1734-1928
- Other: Date acquired: 1962
- Blanchard, Jonathan, 1811-1892. (Person)
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.
Language of Materials
The collection is classified and arranged using the Dewey Decimal System and/or local accession numbers.
Source of Acquisition
The Blanchard Libraries were dontated to Wheaton College in 1962 by Julia Blanchard and John F. Blanchard, Jr
Method of Acquisition
Other Descriptive Information
The private libraries of Jonathan Blanchard and his son Charles Albert Blanchard contains numerous volumes on Freemasonry, slavery and the temperance movement, providing an excellent source for the study of nineteenth century American culture and society.
- Blanchard Libraries
- Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Roman Script
- Language of description note