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

Luther Seminary Archives, 1869 - 1982

The Archives of Luther Seminary include material from all of the predecessor schools which, over a period of many years and several mergers, formed the current institution. The founding date of Augsburg Seminary, 1869, is now used as the founding date for Luther Seminary. In addition to Augsburg Seminary, the Hauge Synod school, Red Wing Seminary,and Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary (of the former United Lutheran Church in America and later the Lutheran Church in America) comprise the larger predecessor bodies to Luther Seminary.

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While we hold a significant amount of material on the predecessor seminaries other institutions like Augsburg College and St. Olaf College hold complementary materials needed by students of Luther Seminary history.We are pleased to help researchers locate the materials they may need for study either in our collections or in the materials of these other schools.

We hope to make as much of the Luther Seminary Archives collections open for use by researchers with the understanding that some records, especially those related to individual students, are not available for use, given confidentiality concerns.

Record Group 1: General historical files
Record Group 2: Governance
Record Group 3: Administration
Record Group 4: Faculty
Record Group 5: Students
Record Group 6: Special Events

Record Group I: General Historical Files 5 cu. ft.

A. Catalogs, 1917-1982

B. The "Luther Seminary Review," 1935-1970

C. Institutional histories, Luther Seminary and predecessors, 1943, 1969, 1976

Record Group II: Governance 22 cu. ft.

A. Board of Regents, Agenda and Minutes, 1959-1982

B. Board of Theological Education and Ministry, Minutes and correspondence, 1960-1982

C. Association of Theological Schools

1. Reviews and correspondence, 1970-1982
2. Institutional "Self-study," 1976-1979

Record Group III: Administration

A. Office of the President, 45 cu. ft.

T. F. Gullixson, Correspondence, 1935-1964
Alvin Rogness, Correspondence, 1954-1975
Lloyd Svendsbye, Correspondence, 1974-1982

1. Installation, 1974
2. Merger negotiation, reports and proposals, 1974-1982

B. Office of the Academic Dean, 22 cu. ft.

1. Faculty meeting agenda and minutes, 1936-1982
2. Faculty handbooks and policy statements,1965-1982
3. Matriculation records and programs,1948-1982
4. Commencement records and programs, 1930-1982

C. Office of the Dean of Students, 15 cu. ft.

1. Dean, Correspondence, 1965-1982
2. Director of Admissions, Correspondence, 1972-1982

D. Finance/Business Office, 15 cu. ft.

1. Audits, 1960-1982
2. Budget planning and correspondence, 1973-1982

E. Office of Development, 33 cu. ft.

1. Director, Correspondence and reports, 1974-1982
2. Public Relations office, news releases, 1955-1982
3.Donors, Correspondence, 1970-1982
4. Promotional materials, 1960-1982

F. Curriculum and Educational Adjuncts, 12 cu. ft.

1. Midwinter convocation, Programs, 1940-1982
2. Lay School of Theology, Correspondence and promotion, 1976-1982
3. KAIROS, Programs, Correspondence and promotion, 1975-1982
4. Continuing Education, Director, Correspondence,1970-1982
5. Contextual Education, Director, Correspondence, 1968-1982
6. Mission conferences, Program and promotion, 1961-1976
7. Midwest China Center, Promotional material, 1975-1982

Record Group IV: Faculty

A. Personal papers

1. Georg Aus, 1903-1977, 8 cu. ft.
2. Sven O. Braaten, 1852-1926, 2 in.
3. M. O. Bockman, (Marcus Olaus), 1849-1942, 1 cu. ft.
4. Gustav Marius Bruce, 1879-1963, 12 cu ft.
5. John Dahle, 1853-1930, 2 cu. ft.
7. Lawrence Field, 1896-, 2 cu. ft.
8. Wendell Frerichs, 1925-, 3 cu. ft.
9. Gracia Grindal, 14 cu. ft.
10. T. F. Gullixson, 1882-1969, 15 cu. ft.
11. Olaf Hansen, 1917-, 6 cu. ft.
12. Martin Hegland, 1880-1967, 2 in.
10. John Milton, 1897-1972, 14 cu. ft.
11. Herman Preus, 1896-1995, 5 cu ft.
12. Alvin Rogness, 1906-1992, 4 cu ft.
13. Schmidt, F. A. (Friedrich August), 1837-1928
14. Paul Sonnack, Jr., 1920-1992, 10 cu ft.
15. Lloyd Svendsbye, 1930-, 5 cu. ft.
16. Carl Weswig, 1873-, 8 cu ft.

Record Group V: Students

A. Boarding Club, records, 1935-1960

B. The Concord, 1965-1982

1. Issues in triplicate
2.Related production, Correspondence

C. Seminary Wives, Meetings, Minutes, 1950-1978

Record Group VI: Special Events 10 cu. ft.

A. Guest Speakers, Programs and Promotion, 1960-1982

B. LTS Centennial, 1976

1. Committee, Agenda and minutes, 1974-1977
2. Correspondence, 1976