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Diana Magnuson

Job Titles

  • Professor of History
    History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Director of Archives, The History Center
    Bethel Seminary

Started at Bethel

1994

Education

  • Bethel College - B.A., 1988
  • University of Minnesota - M.A., 1992
  • University of Minnesota - Ph.D., 1995

Areas of expertise

Magnuson’s primary fields are the United States Census of Population and the history of women in America. She’s also the Director of the History Center, Archives of Bethel University and Converge Worldwide.

Courses Taught

  • American Beginnings
  • The American Civil War
  • American Civilization
  • History of Women in America
  • A New Nation
  • Modern America

Publications

“Challenge and Promise: History of Bethel Seminary, 2009-2012,” chapter in A Time of Transformation: Bethel Seminary, 1982-2012, edited by James Spickelmier and Carole Spickelmier. Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2013.

“The 1880 Census,” Encyclopedia of the Census (Margo J. Anderson, ed.) Congressional Quarterly, 2011 (2/e).

“The 1890 Census,” Encyclopedia of the Census (Margo J. Anderson, ed.) Congressional Quarterly, 2011 (2/e).

“The 1900 Census,” Encyclopedia of the Census (Margo J. Anderson, ed.) Congressional Quarterly, 2011 (2/e).

“The 1910 Census,” Encyclopedia of the Census (Margo J. Anderson, ed.) Congressional Quarterly, 2011 (2/e).

“The 1920 Census,” Encyclopedia of the Census (Margo J. Anderson, ed.) Congressional Quarterly, 2011 (2/e).

“The 1930 Census,” Encyclopedia of the Census (Margo J. Anderson, ed.) Congressional Quarterly, 2011 (2/e).

“Pre-Computer Tabulation Systems,” Encyclopedia of the Census (Margo J. Anderson, ed.) Congressional Quarterly, 2011 (2/e).

“Bethel College and Seminary on the Move,” (with G. William Carlson) chapter in Five Decades of Growth and Change, edited by James Spickelmier and Carole Spickelmier. The History Center: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2010.

“Swedish Baptist Women in America, 1850-1914: the ‘High Calling’ of Serving Christ in the Life of the Church,” The Baptist Pietist Clarion, March 2009.

Minnesota Digital Library, www.mndigital.org, contributed 60 digital images and metadata, January 2008.

“A Victorian Feminist Christian: Josephine Butler, The Prostitutes and God,” book review in Religious Studies Review, vol. 32, issue 4 (October 2006).

“God’s Gift of Forgiveness: An Evangelistic Tract of John Alexis Edgren,” (with G. William Carlson), The Baptist Pietist Clarion 5 (August 2006).

"Who Counts? The Politics of Census-Taking in Contemporary America: A Review Essay," Historical Methods 35 (Winter 2002).

"The 1880 Census," Encyclopedia of the Census (Margo J. Anderson, ed.), Congressional Quarterly, 2000.

"The 1890 Census," Encyclopedia of the Census (Margo J. Anderson, ed.), Congressional Quarterly, 2000.

"The 1900 Census," Encyclopedia of the Census (Margo J. Anderson, ed.), Congressional Quarterly, 2000.

"The 1910 Census," Encyclopedia of the Census (Margo J. Anderson, ed.), Congressional Quarterly, 2000.

"The 1920 Census," Encyclopedia of the Census (Margo J. Anderson, ed.), Congressional Quarterly, 2000.

"The 1930 Census," Encyclopedia of the Census (Margo J. Anderson, ed.), Congressional Quarterly, 2000.

"Pre-Computer Tabulation Systems," Encyclopedia of the Census (Margo J. Anderson, ed.), Congressional Quarterly, 2000

Persevere, Läsare, and Clarion, (with G. William Carlson), Bethel College and Seminary, 1997.

"Celebrating the Service of an Extraordinary Bibliophile," The Standard 87 (July 1997).

"Who and What Determined the Content of the U.S. Population Schedule Over Time," Historical Methods 28 (Winter 1995).

"Comparability of the Public Use Microdata Samples: Enumeration Procedures," (with Miriam L. King), Historical Methods 28 (Winter 1995).

"Historical and Current Perspectives on Undercounts in 19th Century Census Data," (with Miriam L. King), Social Science History Journal 19 (Winter 1995).

"Sources of Change in the U.S. Census: Examples from the Population Schedule, 1850-1990," All U.C.-Economic History Conference, Riverside, 1995.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, Preliminary Version 1, (with Steven Ruggles and Matthew Sobek), Social Research Laboratory, 1993.

"A Procedural History of the Enumeration Process in the 1880 U.S. Census," (with Miriam L. King), Appendix B, 1880 Public Use Sample, 1993.

1880 Public Use Microdata Sample, United States Census of Population, (with Steven Ruggles, et al) Social History Research Laboratory, 1993.

1850 Public Use Sample, Preliminary Version 0.1, (with Russel Menard, et al), Social History Research Laboratory, 1993.

"The Social Construction and Uses of the 1880 U.S. Census," (with Miriam L. King), American Statistical Association, 1991 Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section.

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Census Historian, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota www.ipums.umn.edu

Website

http://www.bethel.edu/bgc-archives/