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Katherine Nevins papers, 1981-2022

Identifier: MSS-BU-4-2022

Content Description

Records from activities and groups in which Nevins was a part during her time at Bethel University, from 1981 to 2022.The General Education Revision series spans the activity of general education revision discussions from the 1980s to the 2000s. As a member of the Psychology Department, Nevins was very involved with department planning and classes, contained in the Psychology Department series. The Policies series preserves various Bethel policies during Nevins' tenure. The Writing series contains materials from the Writing Center, as well as various workshops offered to improve writing skills. The Diversity series contains sub-series on Women and Gender which contains materials from national and local women's organizations, as well as Bethel specific women involvement. The rest of this series deals with multiculturalism planning at Bethel. The Professional Development series includes notes from the Professional Development Committee. The Faculty Development series is more specific to professional development amongst faculty. Contained in the Athletics series is a VHS tape from a Bethel women's basketball game against St. Thomas.

The Bush Grant series involves several of the programs funded by these grants, but focuses on the Educating in a Technological Society program from the early 2000s. A majority of this sub-series are applications and reports from participating faculty.

The 2022 acquisition series includes materials relevant to former series, but donated at a later time. The basketball memory books were begun by Nevins for the women's basketball team. The Diversity/Controversy sub-series includes materials from incidents at Bethel involving sexism and racism, as well as student and faculty efforts to overcome these challenges. The General Education curriculum describes courses and requirements, supplementing the earlier series. The Bush Grant sub-series primarily includes information about the program Teaching Beyond Content, after the similarly funded SPECTRUM and Educating in a Technological Society programs.


  • Majority of material found within 1981-01-01 - 2022-12-31



Katherine Nevins graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in psychology in 1971. She received a Master of Science in Counseling and Student Personnel from Kansas State University in 1975. Nevins began at Bethel in 1977 as a resident director. 1981. She received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1986. While at Bethel, she worked as a counselor as well as faculty member in the Psychology Department.


7.5 Cubic Feet

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The order inside folders reflect's the donated order of the materials. The folders were rearranged during processing. Most folders were not replaced, but are the original folders in which materials were donated.

Custodial History

The materials in this collection came to the History Center from Katherine Nevin's office. Boxes 1-4 were donated at an unknown date prior to 2022. The 2022 acquisition was donated in the spring of 2022 and added to the collection.

Separated Materials

The book Sensitivity Training and the Laboratory Approach, edited by Robert Golembiewski and Arthur Blumberg was separated from this donation and added to the Special Collections.

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Katherine Nevins papers, 1981-2022
Rebekah Bain
May 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