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Bethel College, Newton, Kansas negatives

Call Number: RH PH 528


This collection contains photographic negatives of people and buildings relating to Bethel College in Newton, Kansas. Most of the photographs were taken between approximately 1945 and 1955, but many are copies of older photographs, including cabinet cards. The negatives came in a numbered sequence, which has been retained.


  • Creation: between 1945 and 1955

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of Bethel College

Bethel College, located in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas is a four-year private, primarily residential, liberal arts college. It is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. The charter for the college was signed on May 11, 1887 by the Newton community and the Kansas conference of Mennonites. Their goal was to establish a "nonsectarian but religious college." On October 12, 1888 2,500 people gathered to lay the cornerstone of what is today's Administration Building. Classes finally began on September 20, 1893.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

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Physical Location

RH PH 528

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from University Archives, 1982.

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Bethel College Newton Kansas negatives Collection, RH PH 528, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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