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Carole Cragg papers, 1983-2020

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: MSS-BU-1-2020

Scope and Contents

Materials span a range of topics involving Bethel administration, curriculum, and committees due to Cragg's involvement in many facets of the University. The Faculty series includes memos, policies, meeting minutes, an employee survey, and committee assignments. The Diversity series contains materials involving gender and racial equity initiatives at Bethel. The Technology series involves early computing initiatives at Bethel, particularly in the Academic Computing Center. The Publications file brings together various periodical publications, mostly from Bethel, that Cragg saved in her files. The General Information file includes various topics not well suited to other areas of the collection, including the 1991 Employee Attitude Survey, the institutional organization chart, and Annual Reports. Materials from many different committees and task-forces are included in the Committees and Workshops series, including the Institutional Services team and the College Self-Image Task Group.


  • 1983-01-01 - 2020-01-01


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for researcher use.

Biographical / Historical

Carole M. Cragg graduated from Wheaton College in 1969. She and her husband moved to Montana to the Blackfoot Indian Researvation before returning to Illinois, where she worked as a reference librarian at Trinity College and a library consultant at Lake Forest College. After moving to St. Paul, she became a librarian at Bethel College in 1983, retiring as Associate Director of Bethel University Library.


1.75 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



Original folder order is unknown. Material inside the folders mostly retains the donated order. The documents were primarily kept in the same folders in which they were donated.

Custodial History

These records were donated to the History Center by Cragg in October and December 2020.

Related Materials

Kathy Nevins papers, 1981-2022 also includes documentation of the Bush Grants and Spectrum. Kevin Cragg papers, 1980-2013 document the work of Carole's husband as history professor at Bethel University.

Separated Materials

Photographs of the Elder Hostel were removed and put into Bethel University Photographs: People - Elder Hostlers. Folder labeled "Elder Hostel. Yr of Trisha's Sabbatical? Year I was Assistant Dean."

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