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Duluth Bethel Society records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S3057

Scope and Contents

The collection contains reference materials, a photo album, and one film. The reference materials, 1912-1975, include news clippings, a history of the Society, a 1912 paper and "A Sketch of Mr. L. A. Marvin's Bethel Activities." The photo album depicts various scenes of the Bethel mission dating from about the 1890s. Also included is one 16mm film (approx. 8 minutes) describing the Society's activities, from about the1960s.


  • circa 1890s-1975


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Duluth Bethel Association of the Western Seamen's Friend Society became incorporated in 1873 "to promote the temporal and spiritual welfare of seamen" in Duluth, Minnesota. It has continued Christian missionary work since then through Gospel meetings, Sunday schools, a rehabilitation center and other charity functions. The organization's name changed to the Duluth Bethel Society in 1905.


3.00 Linear Inches

Language of Materials



The collection contains reference materials, a photo album, and one film.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

NEMHC Serials Collection Bethel Bulletin

NEMHC Serials Collection Bethel Record

Physical Description

3 linear inches, 1 volume in box, 1 film


This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.

Guide to the Duluth Bethel Society records
Finding Aid Authors: B.H. Bruemmer.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526