Other ELCA Archives

Churchwide Archives


ELCA Archives
321 Bonnie Lane
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(847) 690-9410
FAX 847/690-9502
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ELCA Archives Website
Joel Thoreson, Archivist for Management, Reference and Technology
Catherine Lundeen, Archivist for Collections Management and Special Projects


Archives of the ELCA


Region 1 (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington)

Kerstin Ringdahl
ELCA Region 1 Archives
Archives and Special Collections
Mortvedt Library
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Washington 98447
(253) 535-7586
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Pacific Lutheran University Archives Website

Region 2 (Arizona, California, Colorade, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming)

Carol Schmalenberger
ELCA Region 2 Archives
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
2770 Marin Avenue
Berkeley, California 94708
(510) 524-5264
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Region 3 (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota)

Paul A. Daniels
ELCA Region 3 Archives
2481 Como Avenue West
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
(651) 641-3205
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Luther Seminary Archives Website


Region 4 (Arkansas and Oklahoma)

Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod ELCA
6391 South 66th East Avenue, Suite 310
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
(918) 492-4288
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Region 4 (Kansas and Missouri)

Bethany College
Wallerstedt Library
335 East Swensson Street
Lindsborg, Kansas 67456
(785) 227-3311 x8342
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Region 4 (Texas and Louisiana)

The Rev. Luther W. Oelke
ELCA Region IV South Archives
Texas Lutheran University
10000 West Court Street
Seguin, Texas 78155
(830) 372-8021
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Region 4 Texas and Louisiana Archives Website

Region 4 (Nebraska)

Rev. Gary Panko
Nebraska Synod ELCA
4980 S. 118th Street, Suite D
Omaha, Nebraska 68137
(402) 896-5311
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Region 5 (Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Upper Michigan)

Nancy Carroll
ELCA Region 5 Archives
Wartburg Theological Seminary
333 Wartburg Place
Dubuque, Iowa 52003
(563) 589-0320
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Region 7 (New York, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, New England)

John E. Peterson, Curator
Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia
Northeast Regional Archives, ELCA
7301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119
(215) 248-6383
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Region 7 New York, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, New England Website

Region 7 (Metropolitan New York Synod)

John R. Daggan
281 Oakland Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10310
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Region 7 Metropolitan NY Archives Website

Region 8 (Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia-Western Maryland)

Sarah (Sally) Roth
Tri-Synod Archives
Thiel College
75 College Avenue
Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125
(724) 589-2131

Region 8 (Central Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C.)

Derrick D. Little
A. R. Wentz Library
Lutheran Theological Seminary
61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
(717) 334-6286, x2131
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Region 8 Central Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C. Archives Website

Region 9 (Alabama, Florida-Bahamas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Caribbean Synod)

Jeannette Bergeron
James R. Crumley, Jr. Archives
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
4201 North Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29203
(803) 461-3234
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Region 9 Alabama, Florida-Bahamas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Caribbean Archives Website

Region 9: Virginia Synod

Keith Brown
ELCA Virginia Synod
P. O. Drawer 70
Salem, Virginia 24153
(540) 389-1000
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Research Fee Policy

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Region 6 Archives strives to serve researchers and their various needs and requests. A key aspect of the Archives’ mission is to preserve and make available the official and permanently valuable records created by Region 6 synods and institutions. Requests for information are from researchers, genealogists, synods, and congregations. To better serve the entire research community, the ELCA Region 6 Archives has implemented the following Research Fee Schedule:
  • Each hour of research will be charged in half-hour increments at $30.00 per hour. The first half-hour will be free.
  • Photocopies are $0.30/page.
  • A $5.00 fee will be charged to patrons seeking verification of their baptisms and/or confirmations.
  • All researchers will be sent an invoice (either by postal mail or electronic mail) before the research results are sent. Upon payment, research results will be provided.
  • Invoices include information on research time and photocopy charges.
  • ELCA synods and congregations will not be charged for the time; however, an invoice statement will be provided showing the amount of time for research and the number of photocopies made. No fees will be listed on the invoice.
  • Researchers who do on-site research will be charged only for photocopies, in accordance with the Photocopy Policy of the archives. They will be provided an invoice for their records.

Collections

Publications of ELCA Region 6 Synods


TALC-The American Lutheran Church, 1960-1987

  • Ohio District
  • Michigan District

ALC-American Lutheran Church, 1930-1960

  • Ohio District
  • Michigan District

JS-Joint Synod of Ohio and other states, 1818-1930

  • Northern District
  • Southern District
  • Western District
  • Eastern District
  • First English District

LCA-Lutheran Church in America, 1962-1987

  • Ohio Synod
  • Michigan Synod
  • Indiana-Kentucky Synod

ULCA-United Lutheran Church In America, 1918-1962

  • Ohio Synod
  • Michigan Synod
  • Indiana Synod

General Synod and predecessors, 1820-1918

  • East Ohio Synod (1836-1855)
  • Miami Synod (1844-1845)
  • Wittenberg Synod (1847-1848)
  • Olive Branch Synod (1848-1850)
  • Northern Indiana (1855-1857)

General Council and predecessors

  • District Synod of Ohio (1869)

Personal Papers and Manuscripts

  • Barthelmas, J.
  • Beilharz, J.J.
  • Bergener, August George
  • Cantrell, Gerald
  • Dapper, Jacob B
  • Fuchs, Paul
  • Graetz, Robert
  • Hanes, Fred A.
  • Hess, A. Vernon
  • Huff, Ron and Maggie
  • Kuder, John H.F.
  • Lambert, Geroge
  • Lang, John O.
  • Lenski, R.C.H.
  • Long, Harry P.
  • Long, Simon Peter
  • Metzger, Simon A.
  • Miller, Ivan Harrisville
  • Ort, George B.
  • Ortlepp, E.E.
  • Schellhase, Gustaves
  • Schmalenberger, Jerry L.
  • Schodde, George H.
  • Sheatsley, C.V.
  • Staher, Ronald F.
  • Stellhorn, Frederick W.
  • Voigt, Louis C.
  • Westenbarger, Lewis C.
  • Wolf, C. Umhau

ELCA Resources

Location

The Region 6 Archives is located in the lower level of Mees Dormitory at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 East Main Street. Patrons may phone ahead to (614) 235-4136 ext. 4606, and are encouraged to schedule an appointment or announce themselves at the information desk in the lobby of the seminary.

Parking: Visitor spaces are available in the parking lot at Trinity Lutheran Seminary.

To schedule a visit to the ELCA Region 6 Archives, please contact the archivist for an appointment.


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