Contact Information

Paul A. Daniels

Archivist and Curator

Luther Seminary Archives

pdaniels@luthersem.edu

651-641-3238

Kari Bostrom

ELCA Region 3/Luther Seminary Archives Asst.

kbostrom001 @luthersem.edu

651-641-3205

Museum and Fine Arts Collections

The Luther Seminary Archives program includes responsibility for a 3,800 item museum collection called the Mission Heritage Collection. These artifacts represent missionary gifts from China, Japan, Hong Kong, Madagascar, South Africa and Tanzania. The collection also includes early 20th century Inuit materials from Alaska.

At any given time approximately 20 percent of the collection is on view in cases around the Luther Seminary campus.The artifact collections are supported by large photographic holdings in the ELCA Region 3 Archives global mission files.

Along side the Mission Heritage Collection is Luther Seminary’s permanent collection of fine art pieces. At present, more than paintings, sculptures, textile items and photographs constitute this growing collection, including the approximately 250 piece Prodigal Son Collection, gifted by Jerry Evenrud.

Pieces from the permanent collection rotate on a regular basis through public areas on campus.Archivist and curator Paul Daniels and the seminary Fine Arts Committee have responsibility for this collection.