United Lutheran Church in America. English Evangelical Synod of the Northwest. Manuscript Minutes of the Annual Conventions of the Synod of the Northwest, 1901-1914, 1916-1954, and 1956-1962.

LCA Collection 204


 

United Lutheran Church in America.  English Evangelical Synod of the Northwest.  Manuscript Minutes of the Annual Conventions of the Synod of the Northwest, 1901-1914, 1916-1954, and 1956-1962.  LCA Collection 204.  3 Records Center Cartons.


ABSTRACT:
The Manuscript Minutes of the Annual Conventions of the English Evangelical Synod of the Northwest contain the typed manuscript copies of the convention minutes.  These include agendas, programs, resolutions, and reports, in addition to the minutes.


HISTORICAL NOTE:
The English Evangelical Lutheran Synod of the Northwest (Northwest Synod) formed on 23 September 1891 at Memorial Church, St. Paul, Minnesota.  The newly organized body was a synod within the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America.  Up until this time, most congregations within the General Council were located in the eastern United States and served predominantly ethnically German congregants.  A number of early leaders within the fledgling Northwest Synod had been linked with the Swedish Augustana Synod.  The shift for many individuals and congregations from a Swedish to an English tradition was not overly contentious. 

In an effort to foster greater Lutheran unity, the General Council merged with two other Lutheran bodies, the General Synod and the United Synod of the South, to form the United Lutheran Church in 1918.  The Northwest Synod remained relatively unchanged following this merger.  Very few congregations from the other church bodies were within the Northwest Synod’s geographic region.  The physical territory for the synod was expansive, covering the area from Milwaukee to Seattle, but there were relatively few Lutherans living between Minnesota and Washington.

The Northwest Synod was divided into three conferences.  These included the Central Conference, the Western Conference, and the Wisconsin Conference.


RESTRICTIONS:
There are no restrictions on the 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:
United Lutheran Church in America.  English Evangelical Synod of the Northwest.  Manuscript Minutes of the Annual Conventions of the Synod of the Northwest, 1901-1914, 1916-1954, and 1956-1962. LCA Collection 204.  Gustavus Adolphus College, Lutheran Church Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


PROCESSED BY:
Adrianna Darden processed this collection and developed the finding aid during April 2014.


RELATED COLLECTIONS IN THE ARCHIVES:
Lutheran Church in America.  Minnesota Synod.  Annual Convention Minutes, Reports, and Related Papers of the Minnesota Synod, 1962-1987.  LCA Collection 196. United Lutheran Church in America.  Biennial Convention Minutes and Reports of the United Lutheran Church in America, 1920-1962.  LCA Collection 200. United Lutheran Church in America.  English Evangelical Synod of the Northwest.  Annual Convention Minutes and Reports of the Synod of the Northwest, 1891-1962. LCA Collection 201.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:
United Lutheran Church in America.  English Evangelical Synod of the Northwest.



LCA Collection 204

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1901-05, Minutes of the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th Annual Conventions

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1

1906-10, Minutes of the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Annual Conventions

1

2

1911-13, Minutes of the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd Annual Conventions

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3

1914, June, Minutes of the 24th Annual Convention

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4

1914, October, Minutes of the Special Session

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5

1916, June 20-23, Minutes of the 26th Annual Convention

1

6

1917, June 5-8, Minutes of the 27th Annual Convention

1

7

1918, June 4-7, Minutes of the 28th Annual Convention

1

8

1919, June 10-13, Minutes of the 29th Annual Convention

1

9

1920, June 15-18, Minutes of the 30th Annual Convention

1

10

1921, May 30-June 3, Minutes of the 31st Annual Convention

1

11

1922, June, Minutes of the 32nd Annual Convention

1

12

1923, May 29-June 1, Minutes of the 33rd Annual Convention

1

13

1924, June 17-20, Minutes of the 34th Annual Convention

1

14

1925, June 9-12, Minutes of the 35th Annual Convention

1

15

1926, June 1-4, Minutes of the 36th Annual Convention

1

16

1927, June 14-17, Minutes of the 37th Annual Convention

2

1

1928, June 5-8, Minutes of the 38th Annual Convention

2

2

1929, May 28-31, Minutes of the 39th Annual Convention

2

3

1930, June 17-20, Minutes of the 40th Annual Convention

2

4

1931, June 2-5, Minutes of the 41st Annual Convention

2

5

1932, May 3-6, Minutes of the 42nd Annual Convention

2

6

1933, May 2-4, Minutes of the 43rd Annual Convention

2

7

1934, May 1-3, Minutes of the 44th Annual Convention

2

8

1935, May 7-9, Minutes of the 45th Annual Convention

2

9

1936, May 5-7, Minutes of the 46th Annual Convention

2

10

1937, May 4-6, Minutes of the 47th Annual Convention

2

11

1938, May 4-6, Minutes of the 48th Annual Convention

2

12

1939, May 2-4, Minutes of the 49th Annual Convention

2

13

1940, May 7-9, Minutes of the 50th Annual Convention

2

14

1941, September, 23-25, Minutes of the 51st Annual Convention

2

15

1942, May 5-7, Minutes of the 52nd Annual Convention

2

16

1943, May 18-20, Minutes of the 53rd Annual Convention

2

17

1944, May 15-17, Minutes of the 54th Annual Convention

2

18

1945, May 15, Minutes of the 55th Annual Convention

2

19

1946, May 21-23, Minutes of the 56th Annual Convention

2

20

1947, May 20-22, Minutes of the 57th Annual Convention

2

21

1948, May 18-20, Minutes of the 58th Annual Convention

2

22

1949, May 17-19, Minutes of the 59th Annual Convention

2

23

1950, May 16-18, Minutes of the 60th Annual Convention

2

24

1951, May 15-17, Minutes of the 61st Annual Convention

3

1

1952, May 20-22, Minutes of the 62nd Annual Convention

3

2

1953, May 19-21, Minutes of the 63rd Annual Convention

3

3

1954, May 18-20, Minutes of the 64th Annual Convention

3

4

1956, January 23, Minutes of the Special Convention

3

5

1956, January, Special Convention, Reports and Trials

3

6

1956, May 15-17, Minutes of the 66th Annual Convention

3

7

1957, May 21-23, Minutes of the 67th Annual Convention

3

8

1958, May 20-22, Minutes of the 68th Annual Convention

3

9

1959, May 19-21, Minutes of the 69th Annual Convention

3

10

1960, May 17-19, Minutes of the 70th Annual Convention

3

11

1961, May 16-18, Minutes of the 71st Annual Convention

3

12

1962, May 15-17, Minutes of the 72nd Annual Convention

3

13