Reverend Dr. Samuel Valentine Cole, first president of Wheaton College, was one of the most influential figures in the college’s history. He served as a trustee from 1893 to 1925, Secretary of the Board from 1895 to 1908, President of… Read More »
1897 - 1925Samuel V. Cole
1904 - PresentDoll’s House/ Old Power House/ Laundry/ Tower Hall
This building served as the Power house and laundry until 1925, when a third floor was added and it was remodeled into a residence. Called “Tower Hall” at that time, it was commonly referred to as the “Doll’s House” by… Read More »
1912 - 1905Ida Josephine Everett
Miss Everett taught English and Psychology from 1906 to 1913 and English Literature from 1912 to 1928, and was the first Dean of the college from 1912 to 1921. A native of Walpole, she graduated from Mount Holyoke College, received… Read More »
Wheaton announces its first endowment campaign. The “2-6-0 Campaign” has a goal of one million dollars.
Reverend Raymond Calkins speaks at Commencement.
1921 - PresentStanton Hall
This residence hall was built in 1921. The current basement was originally a 75 person capacity dining room and a kitchenette, and was used as such until 1926 when Everett Dining Hall opened. For some time in the 1940’s, the… Read More »
On November 1, the first edition of the Wheaton News is published.
Dr. Edward Page Mitchell, Editor of the New York Herald Tribune, speaks at Commencement.
Marian Merrill was a 1922 Wheaton graduate who returned to become the Head of the Library Circulation Department in 1927.
Agnes Riddell was a Professor of Romance Languages from 1922-1940. Miss Riddell was Acting Dean from 1923 to 1925, and Professor Emerita from 1940 until her death in 1950.
Emily Stearns Hartwell, Missionary, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
1922 - Present6 Library Square / Boynton House/ Barrow’s House
The house at 6 Library Square was purchased in 1922 for use as a dormitory. Also known as the Boynton House, it was used as a residence for male staff for some time, and then for about 30 students until… Read More »
Reverend Samuel McChord Crothers speaks at Commencement. Learn more about Crothers from Wikipedia
The first Candle Light Ceremony was held in 1923, inviting new students to join the Religious Association or YWCA, which, with the Athletic Association, organized most campus activities.
1923 - PresentMadeleine Clark Wallace Library
Wheaton’s Library began in a room in Old Metcalf Hall, was moved to the Gymnasium in 1869, and to a specially designed room in Seminary (Mary Lyon) Hall in 1879. The collection was moved to the Chapel Basement in 1918-19.… Read More »
With the construction of the Library at the southern end of the Dimple, Ralph Adams Cram’s plan for a “Court of Honor” is completed.
Calvin Coolidge, Vice President (and later President) of the United States, speaks at Commencement.
Mrs. Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, sister of Teddy Roosevelt, speaks at Commencement.
Mabel Tingley Woolley was a member of the class of 1925. The Woolley Room in Mary Lyon Hall, originally the Seminary library, was named for her.
1925Ruth S. Berry
Ruth S. Berry was a member of the class of 1925. In 1983, a room in Mary Lyon Hall was dedicated to her through a gift she made to renovation.