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Bethel College Collection of Newton Mexican Community Oral Histories

Identifier: MS-2020-05

Content Note

This collection from Bethel College contains interviews with Mexican-American immigrants living in and around Newton, Kansas. Materials include transcripts of interviews and correspondence regarding the collection.


  • 2005 - 2006

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher, to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Biographical / Historical

From December of 2004 to June of 2006, students at Bethel College conducted interviews with Mexican-American immigrants in and around Newton, Kansas about their journeys to the U.S. and adjusting to life in a different physical and cultural environment. The Kansas Humanities Council funded the project, which was titled "From Mexico to Kansas: Immigration Narratives of Mexican Kansans in the Newton Area."


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


Series 1 -- Correspondence
Series 2 -- Transcripts of Interviews

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation of Penelope Moon, Bethel College, 2006-07-27

Processing Information

ALM, 2020-04

Bethel College Collection of Newton Mexican Community Oral Histories
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Repository Details

Part of the Wichita State University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Special Collections and University Archives
Wichita State University Libraries
1845 Fairmount
Wichita KS 67260-0068