Concordia Historical Institute

Any materials on the history of Lutheranism in America; specifically papers of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, its church workers, and its related agencies are collected. Includes the archives of Concordia Seminary, the SELC District of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and the International Lutheran Women's Missionary League. Collection incorporates archival, manuscript, published and artifact materials illustrating the history of Lutheranism in America, plus its European antecedents. Bulk of collection is early-mid 19th century to present. Archives/manuscripts: 2 1/2 million pieces; Historical Library: 58,000 items; Museum: 6000 pieces; microfilm: 2321 reels. MAJOR COLLECTIONS: C.F.W. Walther Collection, (1820-1936), 27 ft. Correspondence, sermons, and sermon outlines, legal and personal papers; Saxon Immigration Collection, (1833-1856), 5 ft. Correspondence, applications for the first Stephanite immigration, ship passenger lists, property lists and financial records relating to Martin Stephen, and the Saxons he persuaded to migrate to Missouri; John W. Behnken Papers, (1905-1968). 30 ft. Papers of a Lutheran clergyman, President of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, 1935-1962; Theodore Graebner Papers, (1902-1950). 90 ft. Papers of a Lutheran clergyman and professor at Concordia Seminary; Franz August Otto Pieper, (1863-1930), 16 ft. Papers of a Lutheran pastor and professor at Concordia Seminary; Ludwig Ernst Fuerbringer Collection, (1890-1938), 2.5 ft. Papers of Lutheran clergyman, author, and educator; August Lawrence Graebner Collection, (1862-1904), 9.5 feet. Papers of a Lutheran clergyman, historian, and educator; William F. Arndt Collection, (1894-1957), 18 feet. Papers of a Lutheran Missouri Synod clergyman, professor, and author, including materials related to Arndt's work on the Bauer-Arndt-Gingrich Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament; John Theodore Mueller Collection, (1924-1963), 28.5 feet. Papers of a Lutheran Missouri Synod pastor, educator, author, and translator, with materials relating to the Bad Boll conferences and the Chinese term question.


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