Compilation Collections of Church Congregations in the Minnesota Synod, Red River Valley Synod, and Northwest Synod, 1842-2008.

LCA Collection 16



Compilation Collections of Church Congregations in the Minnesota Synod, Red River Valley Synod, and Northwest Synod, 1842-2008.  LCA Collection 16.  15 RCCs and ½ Hollinger.


ABSTRACT:
The Compilation Collections of Church Congregations in the Minnesota Synod, Red River Valley Synod, and Northwest Synod collection contains materials from congregations within the Lutheran Church in America and predecessor bodies.  It includes bulletins, anniversary booklets, histories, and newsletters.  Congregations are primarily from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  In addition, there are a handful of churches from Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  There are some records concerning membership and committees within a limited number of local congregations. 


HISTORICAL NOTE:
The Northwest Synod, which began in 1891, was part of the United Lutheran Church in America. The Northwest Synod dissolved when the United Lutheran Church in America and the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Synod merged with two other church bodies to form the Lutheran Church in America during 1962.  The Augustana Synod was organized in 1860 and eventually included the Minnesota and Red River Valley conferences.  When the Lutheran Church in America was created, the Northwest Synod was dissolved and its congregations were absorbed into new Synods.  The Minnesota and Red River Valley conferences subsequently grew and were renamed as Synods. 

  • Congregation files found in this collection come primarily from churches within these divisions.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:
This collection is made up of six series. Materials are organized by state and then city/locality.;



RESTRICTIONS:
There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the Lutheran Church Archives, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and Gustavus Adolphus College.


COLLECTION CITATION:
Compilation Collections of Church Congregations in the Minnesota Synod, Red River Valley Synod, and Northwest Synod, 1842-2008. LCA Collection 16.  Gustavus Adolphus College, Lutheran Church Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


PROCESSED BY:
Lacie Micek, student worker, processed this collection and developed the finding aid during October 2011.


RELATED COLLECTIONS IN THE ARCHIVES:
Scandian Grove Lutheran Church.  Records of Scandian Grove Lutheran Church, 1858-1992.      LCA Collection 12. 

Augustana Synod, Minnesota Conference Congregations. Microfilm Reels of Minnesota Conference Congregations, Augustana Synod, Various Dates.  LCA Collection 14

Kansas Lake Lutheran Church.  Records of Kansas Lake Lutheran Church.  LCA Collection 22.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:

Lutheran Church in America.
Church anniversaries.
Church newsletters -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Church bulletins -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.