Record Group 5: United Norwegian Lutheran Church


Roughly 12 cubic feet of records document the first merger within Norwegian-American Lutheranism, as it joined the pietist Norwegian-Danish Augustana Synod with the Conference for the Norwegian-Danish Evangelical Church and the Anti-Missourian Brotherhood, a splinter group from the Norwegian Synod. It steered a middle course between "high" and "low church" factions within Norwegian–American Lutheranism. This church body was associated with St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD) and Concordia College (Moorhead, MN). Its seminary, known to most as simply the "United Seminary" was located in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood of St. Paul, the current location of Luther Seminary. Major foci in this collection include annual reports, mission activities, and congregational records, including 16 volumes recording congregational visitations, 1899-1915.

Seminary Controversy, 1896-1897 6".
Folkekalendar, 1892-1916 1 cu. ft.
Aarsberetning / Aarsmode,1890-1916 4.0 cu. ft.
Church Council, 1905-1914 1 fol.
Correspondence, 1893-1905 2".
Board of Trustees & Committees, 1891-191 6".
Education, 1913, 1899, 1904-1914 3 vol.
Home Missions, 1914-1917 4.0 cu. ft.
Foreign Missions, 1894-1917 4.0 cu. ft.
Congregational Register & receipts, 1890-1893 6".
Visitations Register, 1899-1915 16 vols.
Women's Missionary Federation, 1911-1915 8.0 cu. ft.
Special Services, 1891 1 fol.
Young People's Luther League, 1909-1914 4 ".
Circuits, 1890-1916 2.0 cu. ft.