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Spring at Wheaton

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The Laureata

First pep song, by Elliot Coleman '28, performed in 1960.

For Members of "Wee-Town"

The "Emily and Andy Go to Wheaton" coloring book (PDF).

Studying Science at Blanchard Hall

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"How Exalted is Your Name"

Original composition for choir and orchestra by Dr. Tony Payne...

Homecoming 1956: What Happened?

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Wheaton Fights On

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Wheaton's Roots
When Wheaton Became Wheaton
"dreary"
The Class of 1860

1860

The Civil War

1861

First Woman to Graduate

1862

Owen Lovejoy

1864

A Hemingway Connection

1867

A Building of Many Uses

1868

"regarding coed"

1870

Glow in the Eastern Sky

1871

The Bell

1872

Darien Straw: Life in the Blanchard Home

1877

Lodging in the Main Building
"Early Rivals"

1878

We Want Blanchard

1881

Jonathan Blanchard Retires
Charles Blanchard Becomes President

1882

Side Jobs for Faculty

1885

"a student's diary"

1886

"no caste here"
College Publications

1890

Athletics, Officially Organized

1891

"good students only"...

1892

The Campus Expands
Charles Blanchard on Sports

1895

Frances Carothers Blanchard

1896

Challenging Times for Christian Schools

1900

The "Lemon"

1908

First Washington Banquet

1909

The "Lits"

1910

The Bench Rivalry

1912

Moving Toward Accreditation

1913

"no head lopping"

1914

World War I

1918

Homecoming Tradition Begins

1923

Evan Welsh Remembers Charles Blanchard

1924

Charles Blanchard's Legacy

1925

Wheaton's Third President

1926

The "Forward Movement"
Arousiag Joy Stepanian Kassouny

1928

Pierce Chapel

1929

A Performing Prexy

1930

Agnes Horness

1931

"why does father"

1932

"Unable to Register"...

1933

"This is my athletics?"...
Growth During the Depression

1935

Revival: 1936

1936

The Graduate School

1937

Cake Gets Out of Hand

1939

Wheaton’s Fourth President
Longest-Serving Faculty Member

1940

"Attic Roommates"
A New Gymnasium by the People, for the People

1942

Revival: 1943
Class of 1943

1943

"Yesterday Ruth Stim"...
The Night the Bell Kept Ringing

1945

Homecoming 1946

1946

Wheaton Goes on the Air

1947

Before Bon Appetit
 "The Christian in Business"

1948

"Tomorrow's Campus"
"he is no fool"

1949

Revival: 1950

1950

Memorial Student Center
Arthur Holmes
Academics Go Abroad
The Northwoods Campus

1951

Enock Dyrness

1953

The First Full-Time Chaplain

1955

Through Gates of Splendor

1956

Not Bad for a Rebuilding Year
"We began in this class"...
A Year with Glenn and Ginny Heck

1957

Student Missionary Project

1958

Billy Graham Crusade on Campus
"A Different Book"
President Edman Describes Edman Chapel

1959

Dave Baseler's Centennial Adventures
Donna Larson Loy: A Lasting Homecoming Theme

1960

"Not Even a ..."
"I will never forget"...

1961

"In the arts"

1962

C. S. Lewis Papers Come to Wheaton

1963

Wheaton's Fifth President
"Origins and Christian Thought"

1965

In the Presence of the King

1967

Revival: 1970
Geology Field Trip
Harold Best

1970

International Studies Program

1971

Tom Byron
A 1972 Perspective

1972

Karl and Debbie Mull Dortzbach

1974

President Ford's Visit
HNGR Program Begins

1976

Wheaton in 1979
The Billy Graham Center Cupola

1979

Billy Graham Center is Dedicated

1980

Wheaton's Sixth President

1982

Lyle Dorsett Discusses the Wade Center
Lee Pfund's Greeting from Westgate
Dr. Chase on the Influence of Wheaton

1983

Hamrajee Molly Maraj

1984

"you've got a book"

1985

An Author in the Making

1987

"How greatful I am"
An American Journey

1988

Chuck Edwards
"Math is not my strong"...

1989

Mike Power: Men's Swim Team Feats

1990

Larry and Sandra Stromberg Reed
Arthur Holmes Discusses Plato's View of God
"He had a quality..."...

1991

Wheaton's Seventh President

1993

Revival: 1995

1995

Single Wheaton Senior

1996

Alan Seaman
Jane McNally

1997

"Let's Roll"
 "For good or ill, this was a day that will not be forgotten"

2001

John Baldwin

2002

Tim Paul

2003

Lifetime Friendship

2004

Honors for an Evangelical Mind
Kent Raymond
Hurricane Katrina Relief
Shanya Ilangakoon-Perera

2005

Chaplain (Capt.) David Curlin
Beatrice Batson

2007

Wallace Broecker
Javier S. Comboni
Chapel with Philip Ryken: Memories and Life Lessons

2008

Going Pro
Missions Aviation in Space

2009

Wheaton's Eighth President
President Ryken's Inauguration

2010

Wheaton's First Mascot
First Female Athletics Director

2011