Letters Reveal 1918 Pandemic’s Effect on Wheaton

Deep in the Wheaton archives lie the personal letters of professor Helen Wieand Cole describing her experience at Wheaton during the Spanish influenza of 1918.  “The 1918 pandemic, strangely, left little mark on the campus,” wrote Mark Armstrong,  Wheaton’s archivist and records manager. Cole’s letters to her sister are the only accounts Wheaton has of […]