Archives

The Bethany College Archives, along with the Central States Synod Archives, are housed in the Wallerstedt Learning Center at Bethany College. The College Archives include college catalogs, yearbooks, and numerous other college publications and materials relating to the history of Bethany College. The Church Archives include materials from the former Augustana Kansas Conference and its successors for Kansas and Missouri.

Archive requests will be handled on Fridays only. Please call ahead to make an appointment.

Bethany College Special Collections Policy

The Bethany College Special Collections consist of the Archives, Swedish Library, and Rare Books. They contain the records relevant primarily, to the history and heritage of Bethany College, and secondarily, to the wider Lindsborg/Smoky Valley region. They support research of the Bethany College community and the public. The Collections are under the direction of the Archivist, who is charged with acquiring, de-accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, and providing access to the Collections, following sound archival principals.

Research in the Archives

Researchers are welcome to make an appointment at least a week in advance to visit and use the archives. Users who make an appointment to visit the archives may see fee schedule for duplications services below.

For those users who do not visit the archives, research packages will be available for the charges listed below. These charges will only be applied if research is successful. Due to staffing limitations, please be aware that archive research requests may not be filled immediately. Even so, the archives staff will continue to communicate throughout the research process.

Research Package Fee
Bethany ArchivesIncludes up to 30 minutes of research time, an email detailing search results, and up to 10 copies. Further research time and duplication services will be charged according to fee schedule below. $5.00
Church ArchivesIncludes up to 30 minutes of research time, an email detailing search results, and up to 10 copies. Further research time and duplication services will be charged according to fee schedule below. $5.00

 

Service Fee
(remote & on site users)
Photocopies $0.10 / page
Printed Photographs $5.00 / 8×10 sheet
Scanned Photographs $3.00 / photograph
Additional Research $5.00 / 30 minutes

 

Contact

Photo of Denise Carson , M.L.S.

Denise Carson, M.L.S.

Chair of Wallerstedt Learning Center Director of Archives and Heritage Center
Wallerstedt Learning Center Phone: (785)227-3380, ext. 8342
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