Tag Archives: Fundraising

"Kid in Upper 4" cover of the Nov 1943 Bethel Bulletin

“The Kid in Upper 4”: Further Thoughts on Bethel Fundraising during WWII

Earlier this month I noted how “as the [Second World] war went on, ‘Loyalty’ began to be used in Bethel publications in such a way that loyalty to country and loyalty to God were put in service of loyalty to Bethel, and its desire for better facilities.” Starting in late 1942, the prewar practice of designating February […]

Cover of the July 1942 Bethel Bulletin: a "Victory Number"

On Loyalty and Fundraising

In July of 1942 a special issue of the Bulletin of Bethel Institute arrived in the mailboxes of alumni and other subscribers. Here’s a photo of the cover: It isn’t all that surprising that an American college would wrap itself in the colors during a war, especially in the month of July. Now, whether a Baptist […]