Illinois Wesleyan University IWU Historical Collections (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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Images in this collection are from photographs located in the University Archives and illustrate some of the growth and changes to Illinois Wesleyan University since its founding in 1850. These primary sources reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times and should be considered records of the era in which they were produced. Historical Photographs Collage

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