Wheaton College Tolkien Society, 2008-2019
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Brief Description:

The archive is divided into four series: Society Documents, Annals, Sub-Creation Journal, and WhInklings.

The Society Documents series includes founding documents of the Society such as constitution versions and creation of the WCTS logo and seal, as well as the cabinet and member records and financial documents.

The Annals series records all of the proceedings of the WCTS, including event summaries and publicity, and planning meeting minutes. Photographs from events and other related documents are also included.

The Sub-Creation Journal series includes documents relating to the genre-fiction journal of the same name. The journal was sponsored by the Tolkien Society until Spring 2019 when it became an independent club. Sub-Creation issues are archived in this collection. The journal was started by alumna and WCTS member Beth Potterveld in Fall 2013.

The WhInklings series contains documents relating to the campus writing and discussion group of the same name which is based on the Inklings group from Oxford. It was started as a sub-group of the Tolkien Society by WCTS Staff Adviser Laura Schmidt in Fall 2013 and met twice per month.

Held at:
Marion E. Wade Center
501 College Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187 5593
Phone: 630-752-5908
Fax: 630-752-5459
Email: wade [at] wheaton.edu
Record Series Number: Wade/A-113 and B-9
Created by: Tolkien Societies
Volume: 2.0 Boxes
Subject Index
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Tolkien, J. R. R. - Societies, etc.
Wheaton College (Ill.).
Wheaton College (Ill.). - Archives.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: none
Related Publications:

Researchers interested in this archive may also wish to consult the following resources:

The American Tolkien Society website on Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week: http://americantolkiensociety.org/hobbit_day_and_tolkien_week.htm

The UK Tolkien Society’s website on Tolkien Reading Day: http://www.tolkiensociety.org/ed/tolkienreadingday.html

and the Birthday Toast: http://www.tolkiensociety.org/toast/

The Wade Center History Archive

WCTS Website: www.wheaton.edu/life-at-wheaton/campus-involvement/student-led-clubs/special-interest-clubs/the-wheaton-college-tolkien-society/

Other materials in the Wade Center holdings may relate to the topics in this archive. See the archivist for further research assistance.

PreferredCitation: Description of material cited. Wheaton College Tolkien Society Archive, Box #, Folder#. The Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.