The Wheeler Scrapbooks were a gift of Frank Wheeler, a real estate businessman, to The Claremont Colleges, and they chronicle life at Pomona College and in the city of Claremont from 1884 to 1938. The Scrapbooks were assembled with the assistance of Pomona College faculty member Edwin Charles Norton, as well as various other members of the community who provided items. Newspaper clippings, photographs, maps, plans, pamphlets, and other items are affixed onto roughly 300 scrapbook pages. Through age and many years of use, the scrapbooks have become quite fragile, particularly the highly acidic pages of newspaper which are now quite brittle and very easily torn. This preservation effort was designed to digitize and provide web access to the scrapbooks, which are now almost too delicate for casual browsing.