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Bethel ethnographic research collection, 1991-1993

Identifier: MSS-BU-15-2022

Scope and Contents

Most material falls between the years 1991 and 1993. The collection spans twenty folders dealing with the research done on Bethel ethnography, particularly amongst students. The collection includes planning documentation, correspondence, original research, the interview question templates, and the reports created from the team's research.


  • 1991 - 1993

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for researcher use. Harley Schreck, donor, went through the collection and removed names that violated confidentiality before donating the material to the History Center.

Historical Note

Harley Schreck, professor of Anthropology, and Judy Moseman, Vice President of Student Life, led the ethnographic research initiative at Bethel in the early 1990s. Research topics included housing, student culture, college life, safety, Bethel's Lifestyle Statement, and Christianity. Information was gathered from interviews and questionnaires.


1.5 Cubic Feet

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The collection reflects the donated order from Harley Schreck. Most papers were kept in the same folders in which they were donated, and those without donated folders were added to folders in the order they were clipped together.

Custodial History

Researcher and creator of ethnographic records Harley Schreck, Professor of Anthropology, donated this collection to the History Center on November 11, 2022.

Rebekah Bain
December 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