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Senior Class Gift

 (Senior class gifts have a rich 130 year tradition at Wheaton College. Gifts have ranged from a grove of trees in the shape of a “76” (1876 class gift) to the Quad Fountain (1960) to the large limestone sign at the corner of College Avenue and Washington Street (Class of 1965).
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1876 Arborvitae for front lawn in shape of "76" (several bushes still extant in 1935) 
1877 Trees(s) 
1895 Trees(s), particularly an Elm tree near the Senior Bench 
1906 Sundial 
1912 Stone Bench (senior bench) 
1913 Sidewalk section in front of Gymnasium (Adams Hall) (along with classes of 1914-1916) 
1915 Lawn mower/Campus Improvement Assoc. 
1917 Library helps and reference books 
1921 Portrait of Charles A. Blanchard 
1922 Books for the Library & Library Endowment fund; also wood end panels for shelving and book lift (dumbwaiter) ($3,000) 
1923 Charles Blanchard Memorial Scholarship & Senior caps and gowns 
1925 Furnished Blanchard E103 
1927 Furniture for Dr. Dow's office & classroom, $200 later to the library for literature books, and a Red Maple in front of Blanchard Hall 
1928 Floodlights for the front of Blanchard (orange) 
1929 Book cart(s?) for Library 
1935 Three White Birch trees on Southwest Campus 
1936 Funds for the purchase of Westgate (along with classes of 1937-1939), & additional Chapel pews (Pierce) 
1938 Funds for the purchase of Westgate (along with classes of 1936-1937, 1939), stone gate west of Blanchard Hall, & three Douglas Firs (West Gate cornerstone given in 1935 as Freshmen) 
1939 Funds for the purchase of Westgate (along with classes of 1936-1938), Portrait of Darien Straw for Fischer Library, & a Tulip tree 
1941 Wrestling equipment & East Gate 
1948 Craft Shop and Tennis Court lighting 
1957 Stone Gates near Edman Chapel (corner of Washington and Franklin) 
1958 New WETN Studios 
1959 New York Times (microfilm ed.) for the Library ($5,000) 
1960 Fountain for the quad 
1961 Arc projectors for Edman ($3,500) 
1962 Edman Tower clock ($12,000) 
1963 Writing Project ($13,500) 
1964 Library Book Purchases ($4,625) 
1965 Campus Sign (near corner of Washington and Seminary/College) 
1966 C.S. Lewis Collection ($2,688) 
1977 Portrait of Dr. Hudson T. Armerding 
1980 Marriage Prep. and Family Seminars (End. fund) 
1981 Tile Wall mural for Chrouser Fitness Center 
1982 Landscaped Mall behind Adams Hall/Bookstore 
1983 Landscaped Mall, front MSC 
1984 Landscaping, front Blanchard 
1985 Kiosk, north of Blanchard 
1986 Renovation of fountain in Quad 
1987 Franklin St. mall walkway landscaping and kiosk at Franklin and Irving 
1988 Burr Minority Endowed Scholarship 
1989 Computers and Software for Buswell Library 
1990 Burr Minority Endowed Scholarship 
1991 Urban Studies Endowed Scholarship 
1992 Burr Minority Endowed Scholarship 
1993 Library Resources Enhancement Fund in honor of J. Richard Chase ($30,000) 
1994 Library Resources Enhancement Fund ($29,500) 
1997 Jeff Keul Patio, outside the south end of the Beamer Center 
1999 "99 trees" in front of the Sports & Recreation Complex (SRC) 
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