Illinois Wesleyan University Wesleyana Yearbooks (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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About this Collection

Collection Description

The Wesleyana is IWU's student-funded and student-produced yearbook. The first volume was published in 1895 and the next one was completed in 1905. Until recently, these yearbooks were published by the Junior classes.

Labeling conventions over the years have changed with some titles reflecting the graduating classes' years and some the years of the publishing classes. For example, the 1909 Wesleyana was actually published in 1910, by the Class of 1909. A report compiled in 2012 provides a complete analysis of publication dates and volume numbering.

In the 1960s, volume numbering became consistent. There were no volumes published from 2001-2009. Publishing resumed in 2010 and ended again in 2012. The final volume is available in print only.

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We gratefully acknowledge funds received from the Alumni Relations Office for digitizing the first two volumes that began this project as well as their encouragement in providing more. Funds for completing the work were provided by The Ames Library. All volumes are also available in print for use in Tate Archives & Special Collections, and we welcome visitors throughout the year!