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Academic Affairs collection, 1987-2008

Identifier: MSS-BU-7-2014

Scope and Contents

The Academic Affairs Committee series primarily contains meeting minutes and agendas from the group during the 1990s and the early 2000s.

The Alumni Survey provides information such as recent graduate employment and continued education statistics. The folder also has comparative statistics with other schools.

The BLink folder contains a promotional flyer for the My Bethel Link web hub.

The Court of Honor was a banquet to honor graduates of local private colleges. This folder contains a brochure from the event, details about candidate selection, and photographs. The folder is identified from 1987, but the negative is labled 1982.

The Write Right folder contains two guides to Bethel Style. One is from the Office of Communications and Marketing, and the other from Public Relations and Marketing.

The Faculty Meetings series primarily contains meeting minutes from the groups meetings during the early 2000s.

The Taking the Next Step Campaign folder holds brochures and booklets promoting the fundraising campaign. The campaign goals were to expand campus buildings.

NYCAMS stands for the New York Center for Art and Media Studies residency program. This collection holds a book entitled "Five Years," printed in 2010 to celebrate the program. Also included in this series is a book titled "Faith + Vision: Twenty-Five Years of Christians in the Visual Arts" printed in 2005, detailing the history of the CIVA program.

The Fall 2022 acquisition series contains documents from the Film Forum from the 1980s and 1990s. The Loose Papers folder holds the Freshman Catalog from 1985-1986, as well as other documents involving the mission statement, the Ethnomusicology Tuition Audit, and the college's overall objectives.

The subseries Curiculum contains the reports and proposals for the curiculum, primarily for General Education in the College of Arts and Science.

John Benham's audit of the M.A. program in Ethnomusicology is a long report, mostly made up of appendices. The document has a large number of transcripts from students in the program. The short main body of the report is Benham's analysis of these transcripts and suggestions for the program.


  • 1987 - 2008

Conditions Governing Access

Most of this collection is open to researcher access. Series Fall 2022 Acquisition item Internal Audit of the master of Arts in Ethnomusicology is restricted due to its contents of student transcripts protected under FERPA. The restriction applies to the document's appendices, while the main text body is open to use under supervision. The restriction may be lifted after the death of all students named in the transcripts.


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The collection is not arranged in any special order. The collection's original order is unknown.

Custodial History

This collection was transferred from the Office of Academic Affairs to the History Center. Most of the collection was transferred in 2014, with the exception of the NYCAMS material, which was transferred at an unknown date. The collection was filed with the vertical files, noted as a transfer from Academic Affairs in a spreadsheet. In 2022, the collection was reassembled to retain provenance.

In the fall of 2022, the Academic Affairs office donated the series titled Fall 2022 acquisition. The Academic Affairs office moved to the Lakeside Center from their previous building, and the donation was the result of cleaning out their files during the transition.

Rebekah Bain
July 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the The History Center: Archives of Bethel University and Converge Repository

3900 Bethel Drive
Arden Hills MINNESOTA 55112 United States