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Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Students.

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

Adeline Eliza Collins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC-208
Scope and Contents The Addie Eliza Collins Papers is composed of biographical information about her principalship at Wheaton College, correspondence with Collins' decendants, college manuscripts and family photographs. The bulk of the collection centers around a dozen hand-written college papers in delicate script and family photographs from 1870-1900 including her mother, children and grandchildren.

Adeline Hendricks Scrapbook

 Collection — Box I
Identifier: SC-134
Scope and Contents The Adeline Hendricks (1915) scrapbook is embossed with the words, "The Girl Graduate, Her Own Book." The covers are leather-lined cardboard, faded, and measure 6 x 9 1/4. The first pages are dedicated to photos of familiar campus scenes and faculty. Six photos feature a boating trip. These images include marginal comments. Tucked within are standard scrap items: literary society invitations and programs, alumni banquet notices, recital and concert programs. A few of the light green pages are...

Adolf Andrew Brown Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-172
Scope and Contents The A.A. Brown ('21) photo album, composed of gray construction paper, features a few words of description beneath each image, identifying persons and places. Interesting photos include an aerial of Blanchard Hall, the former chapel located in Blanchard Hall, the graduating class of 1919, and images of the severe damage inflicted upon the City of Elgin after a tornado hit in 1920. The book's covers are black, measuring 11 1/2 x 7. Other images show Charles Blanchard, Darien Straw, Elsie Dow,...

Adrienne Jones Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-135
Scope and Contents The Adrienne Jones scrapbook is blue, embossed with a large gold "W" on the cover, and measures 16 x 12 1/4. Tucked into the front are loose photos of Charles Blanchard and his wife. The introductory pages are columns for the citing of names, addresses and comments of classmates. Further photos display family, friends and college faculty. Included are social event invitations and notices. Other photos show the Field Museum and scenes from various travels, such as Washington, DC.

Alice G. Howard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC-105
Scope and Contents The Alice G. Howard Collection is composed of memorabilia dating from 1938-1990. The collection contains Red Cross, American Legion, and U.S. Armed Forces pins, patches, medals, and uniform items related to her volunteer service during World War II.

Arthur R. Schulert Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC-175
Scope and Contents The Arthur R. Schulert Papers is composed of biographical material and correspondence from his years at Wheaton College (1940-43), Ohio University and Princeton (1944-46). Manuscripts of his published work "Strontium-90 in Man and His Environment" from the 1960s are also available.

Daniel Holmes Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-103
Scope and Contents The Daniel Holmes Papers are composed of correspondence from 1860-1861 during his time as a student in the Academic Department at Wheaton College.

DeEtte Barnes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC-123
Scope and Contents The DeEtte Barnes Special Collection consists of correspondence and biographical content. The bulk of the correspondence in the collection is letters written from DeEtte in her Wheaton College student days to her mother and family at home. Also included are letters from her mother, Mrs. Stewart [Rena] Barnes, to her and letters from other family members. The biographical content includes DeEttes's grade reports, her daily schedule, and other Wheaton College memorabilia from the 1930s including...

Doris L. McShane Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-171
Scope and Contents The Doris L. McShane scrapbook has faded, leatherlike covers, sporting an imprint of roses beneath the words, "A Girl's Commencement: Rosebud Memories." The 6 X 9 book contains pasted-in articles describing literary society events, in addition to concerts invitations, glee clubs and recitals. Glued within are cloth and construction paper decorations from special events and holidays. Photos portray the Wheaton Academy basketball and baseball teams, including schedules for games. Souvenirs from...

Esther Lindquist Erickson Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-163
Scope and Contents The Esther Lindquist Erickson ('37) scrapbook measures 15" x 11.25" , and sports a red, pebbled cover. It displays the typical items treasured by students of the era: literary society invitations, cartoons, train tickets, room assignment notices, postcards and holiday greeting cards, in addition to articles reporting campus events and visits from special speakers. Tucked into the back are telegrams, receipts, chapel programs and greeting cards. A small envelope dated Sept. 11, 1937, contains...

Esther Young Depue Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-147
Scope and Contents The Esther Young Depue scrapbook is green, measuring 9 1/4 x 13, tied with a string. Several loose pamphlets are tucked into the front, with items such as a 1940 banquet invitation, homecoming highlights and literary society invitations, in addition to several Wheaton College Bulletins from 1940-42. The latter pages of the scrapbook are blank. The pages are yellowed and crumbling.

Genevieve Weyenberg (Van Houtum) Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-140
Scope and Contents The Genevieve Van Houtum box contains five books relating to her student years at Wheaton College. The first is her Class of 1933 graduation diploma, displayed in blue fold-over boards. The second book is a photo album, measuring 10 x 7, featuring photos of campus staff, faculty, scenes and notable guest, such as William Pettingill, H.A. Ironside and Grace Livingston Hill.  The third book is green, measuring 7.75 x 10, with a photo of Blanchard Hall pasted on. Inside are paste-ins from...

Geraldine Kellogg Dresser Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC-130
Scope and Contents The Dresser materials comprise one thick "Memory Book," plus several small diaries, financial records and address booklets. The Memory Book is green, 6 X 9 1/4, and includes pasted-in items within the first half, leaving the second half blank. The items are Christmas cards, invitations, commencement programs, and literary society programs. The booklets, contained in a separate box, are dated thus: Diary, 1929-35; Diary, 1939; Financial Records, 1927-47; Financial Records, 1936-41; Diary-travel,...

Gordon L. Rhoad Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-165
Scope and Contents Measuring 3 x 4 1/2, the Gordon L. Rhoad diary is black and flexible, embossed with "Lett's Quikref Diary." Entries run from Jan. 1, 1924 to October 9, 1924. Under the column called "Owner's Name and Address" on the Personal Memoranda page is written, "Gordon L. Rhoad, Mbooni Machakos, Kenya Colony, Africa." The entries chronicle his daily life, travels and occasional missionary activity in the U.S., Kenya and Europe.

Harriet Crawford Hone Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-164
Scope and Contents The Harriet Crawford Hone ('44) scrapbook is green, measuring 10 1/4 x 14. The first page features paste-in photos of Blanchard Hall and V. Raymond Edman (whose 1941 inauguration program is attached later in the book). Following are photos and items from her freshman year, 1940-41. Most of the images are identified with the names of the participants. Included are invitations, holiday greeting cards, recital and play programs, and commencement exercises.

Hazel Willard Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-132
Scope and Contents Embossed with the words, "The Girl Graduate, Her Own Words," and decorated with flowers and feminine imagery, this scrapbook chronicles the college career of Hazel Willard, graduate of North Belvidere High School in Belvidere, IL. Aside from a few photos featuring Wheaton College faculty and students, the majority of the scrapbook is filled with invitations to campus recitals, literary society notices, game tickets, recipes, inspirational and college-related clippings, and alumni notices. Four...

Helen Louise Safford Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SC-180
Scope and Contents The Helen Louise Safford ('12) scrapbook is green, measuring 7 1/4 X 9 1/2, inscribed on the cover as "The Annals of My College Life, designed by Frances F. Gilbert." The first section features a photo of Safford in her graduation gown, then images of the Glee Club, the Ladies' Quartet, campus buildings and finally President Charles Blanchard. Additional loose photos are tucked into the middle of the book. Pasted within are class schedules, admission tickets, invitations and photos of...

Ivan J. Fahs Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC-121
Scope and Contents The Ivan J. Fahs Papers are composed of personal diaries and calendars, academic student papers, book reviews including Steinbeck and Orwell, research project reports regarding sexual assault, and correspondence.

Jean Leckemby Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-142
Scope and Contents The Jean Leckemby scrapbooks number four volumes, spanning her years at Wheaton during 1937, '38, '39 and '40. Each volume contains programs of campus events, literary societies, rulebooks, holiday cards, correspondence and newspaper clippings. The books measure 10 1/2 x 14.

Jennie Benson Scrapbook

 Collection — Box I
Identifier: SC-128
Scope and Contents This small book, embossed in gold lettering depicting the word "Autographs," is Jennie Benson's 1882 collection of reminiscenses from her Wheaton College classmates. Each page presents a poem, warm sentiment or simply the name of friends who signed it. The handwriting, scripted in various colors of ink, demonstrates the straight, elegant, deliberate cursive of the day. A typical inscription reads, "Dear Jennie, Be assured that you will never be forgotten by your room-mate of 1872. Ella Norwood,...

John J. Coleman Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-166
Scope and Contents The John J. Coleman diary numbers 96 pages in a leather binding, now dis-attached at the covers. Each page contains Coleman's script. The book measures 3 X 5 1/2. His handwriting is legible as he engagingly relates daily life at Wheaton College during the years in which he attended, 1886-89.

John Stoll Scrapbook

 Collection — Box I
Identifier: SC-139
Scope and Contents The John Stoll box holds two slim folders. The first contains photos of the track and field team, with a red 1944 Second Place ribbon. Also included is an unused postcard depicting Notre Dame University, homecoming programs, and articles about champion marathon runner Gil Dodds. The second folder contains a War Ration Book, frosh rules, a 1945 Washington Banquet program and two Wheaton College Bulletins, dated Feb 1945 and Sept. 1942.

Lois Stratton Scrapbook

 Collection — Box I
Identifier: SC-129
Scope and Contents The Lois Stratton (1909) scrapbook is black and oblong, measuring 11 x 7. The contents are loose from the binding. A sheet tucked into the front describes its contents: invitations, play programs, name tags, literary society menus, student handbooks, pressed flowers and commencement exercises. Photos include faded images of gathered students, in buildings and outdoors. Stratton's diploma is pasted in the back, indicating her graduation from the Wheaton College School of Music.

Louise C. Johnson Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-146
Scope and Contents The Louise C. Johnson scrapbook is oblong, measuring 12 X 8 1/2. The College crest is imprinted on the cover and the book dated 1925. The first several pages cite the names and address of classmates, written by them to Johnson, including reflections and remarks. Notes, napkins, recital lists, drawings, room assignment cards, homecoming programs, articles. cartoons, graduation invitations and daily schedules are pasted within, comprising the bulk of the book.  Photographs portray campus faculty...

Lucille Swanson Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-157
Scope and Contents The Lucille Swanson scrapbook is black, its hinges bound with a white leather strip. It measures 16 1/2 x 12 1/2, and features the Wheaton College crest embossed on its cover. The first pages are inscribed with names and addresses of classmates. The next section features black and white photos of students and campus scenes, with a few images showing trips to Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and a Senior Sneak to Turkey Run State Park, Indiana. The remainder of the book includes paste-ins of...

Malcolm Forsberg Papers

 Collection — Books
Identifier: SC-108
Scope and Contents The Malcolm Forsberg Papers are composed of correspondence from Malcolm's time at Wheaton College, 1930-1932. As well, there are grade slips and memorabilia items.

Martha Dunham Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-148
Scope and Contents The Martha Dunham scrapbook measures 10 1/4 x 14. It is black and tied with a string, spanning the years 1938-9. Tucked into the front are two notebook sheets with handwritten notes, briefly explaining the contents of the scrapbook. Included are campus event invitations, holiday cards, pressed flowers, invoices and campus publications such as the Bulletin and the Record. The pages are numbered to 51, although the total page count exceeds that figure.

Mary Meter Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-137
Scope and Contents The hinged cover of this scrapbook, inscribed as "Scraps," are made of blond decorative wood, measuring 7 X 9. "Scraps" features the memories of Miss Mary Meter of Northville, NY, '43. It includes freshman programs, grade cards, literary society invitations, one pressed flower, itineraries for Women's Glee Club, typed Bible verses, "thank you" cards and a few personal notes to friends. Additional casual, handwritten notes describe the particulars of events such as the All Informal, simply...

Mary Ruth Howes Scrapbooks

 Collection — Box 1and3
Identifier: SC-184
Scope and Contents The three Mary Ruth Howes ('53) scrapbooks contain clippings, memorabilia and campus-related programs. The first is an 11 x 14 white covered album, bound with gold cord with Wheaton College and the college seal in blue felt lettering. It covers the 1949-1950 academic year and includes athletic programs and clippings of the 1950 Revival, and groundbreaking for the Nicholas Library and Memorial Student Center. The second scrapbook is 12x12, deep red in color and covered with roses. It covers...

Mattie Woodard Sketchbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-213
Scope and Contents The Martha B. "Mattie" Woodard sketchbook contains laboratory notes and drawings from her Zoology course by Professor R.C. Mullenix taken spring 1899.  The 10x7x.5 inch sketchbook was from Boyer's Series of Science Tablets designed by E.R. Boyer, published by Central School Supply House, Chicago, 1895.  The tablet sold for 40 cents and containted thirty sheets of both high-grade drawing paper and ruled paper, bound with cardboard covers and cloth-bound edge and brass fasteners. Included are...

Nellie Straw Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-131
Scope and Contents The Nellie Straw (1904) scrapbook is composed of stiff black construction paper, now completely dis-attached from its binding. The "scraps" are glued directly onto the cover, and filling every page for the remainder of the book. Items include holiday cards, poems, notes to friends, invitations to recitals and literary society functions, drawings. In addition are various Wheaton College publications, such as financial reports, rulebooks and commencement programs. It measures 14 x 11.

Nora Emily Kellogg Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-168
Scope and Contents The Nora Emily Kellogg diary is written within a booklet inscribed as "National Safe Deposit Company, First National Bank Building, Chicago." The black book measures 2 3/4 X 5 1/2. Within are printed maps of the U.S. and columns for financial transactions. Miss Kellogg uses the interior primarily for citing books read and class notes.

Office of Alumni Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-07-009
Scope and Contents Records of the Office of Alumni Association include correspondence, reports, financial information, subject files, research files and publicity material.

Orlin Kohli Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-136
Scope and Contents The Orlin Kohli material comprises two photo albums. One album is stickered "Pictures, 1918." The photos were probably cut from college publications, then pasted within. The books measure 9 X 11 1/2 and are bound with a string. The images portray familiar Wheaton College staff, faculty and buildings. The majority of the images are unidentified by Kohli; however, he may have written descriptions on the section of the page whereon the photo is attached, thus covering his caption, as indicated by...

Patricia Barnes Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SC-181
Scope and Contents The Patricia Barnes ('60) Scrapbook contains clippings, memorabilia and programs regarding the Wheaton College Centennial 1959-1960.

Pearl Nielsen Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-143
Scope and Contents The two Pearl Nielsen scrapbooks are contained in two separate boxes. The first box holds a brown book embossed with a crest-like design. Measuring 8.25" x 11.75", it displays paste-ins of 1940 RECORD articles, invitations to social events, lit society notices and commencement exercises. The pages are brittle and disattached from the binding. The second box contains a brown books with raised decorative designs, bound with a string, measuring 12" x 14.5". It begins with a few photos of the...

Robert Blanchard Fischer Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-155
Scope and Contents The Robert Blanchard Fischer ('42) scrapbook has been disbound and it's loose pages are approx. 9 x 11. It's contents contain: commencement programs, news articles and program from Wheaton College President Edman's inauguration, literary society and homecoming programs, and miscellaneous newsclippings.

Ruth Hoisington Myers Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-141
Scope and Contents The Ruth Myers scrapbook measures 10.5" x 15.5". The cover is checkered with red and black lines, with the word "Scraps" printed above the image of two cats. On one cat is written, "Ruth Hoisington," and on the other, "1933-1934, 1934-1935." The interior is inscribed, "Donated by Ruth Hoisington Myers in 1973." The pages are yellow and brittle, fragmenting with age. The book primarily deals with her years at Wheaton College, and features paste-ins of invitations, cards, an enrollment invoice, a...

Ruth Mellis Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SC-138
Scope and Contents The Ruth Mellis material is contained in a 7 X 11 photo album. The first section is occupied with photos of Wheaton College campus and persons. Interspersed throughout are paste-ins of invitations to campus social events such as Student Volunteers, banquets, Annual Spring Concert, Recital and Homecoming. Tucked into the back are newspaper clippings, commencement programs and jacket patches.

Sarah K. Smith Collection

 Collection — Books
Identifier: SC-115
Scope and Contents The Sarah K. Smith Collection is composed of a 1928 diary of her travels to Europe and three pieces of artwork from the early 20th century.

W. Lloyd Fesmire Scrapbook

 Collection — Box I
Identifier: SC-145
Scope and Contents The Lloyd Fesmire scrapbook is spiral bound, with an orange cover sporting a cartoon rodeo cowboy. It is titled with the words, "Senior Sneak '42," which was held at Jack & Jill Ranch in Montague, MI. The interior contains photos of the trip, showing the lake, cabins, bonfires and various group activities, including a talent show. Some pages are blank, and there is no written description to accompany the images. The book measures 5 x 7.

Wheaton Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) Records

 Collection
Identifier: SC-110
Scope and Contents The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) Records are composed of three minutes record books from 1906-1956 of the Wheaton WCTU's chapter meetings.