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WoodcutWelcome to the portal to Bethany Special Collections Online!

This page serves as the direct link to the Bethany Special Collections Online, hosted by PALNI (the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana [see]). Online you will find selected high-quality images of title pages and other pages of interest chosen from parts of Bethany's Special Collections, including numerous samples of beautifully hand-illustrated woodcuts, such as displayed here.

We celebrate the conservation project that enabled us to preserve many of the works making up our valuable collection, and which also made this initial Online offering available. We are grateful to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation for their invaluable support in these efforts. In the future, we may include some of the project narrative, as well as some before-and-after photos of the conservation work done, as well as some detail about the online portion of the collection.

In the meantime, here is the direct link to the Bethany Special Collections Online Enjoy!

Nick Miller Kauffman
Master of Arts

NickAfter four years at Manchester College, I found my thirst for knowledge was far from quenched. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in peace studies, but I didn't want to push on into the social sciences. With Bethany's master's degree in theology with a peace studies emphasis, I saw an opportunity to continue studying the peace and justice issues that so impassion me from the humanities perspective, and that I found so enlivening in my final year of college. Here I can study, learn, and prepare for whatever comes next. I am on first-name terms with a faculty that is committed to me--something that would be hard to find at a larger school. And I can see already that the same issues that excite me are exciting to my professors.