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Title: Eastern North Dakota District of the American Lutheran Church Records

Dates: 1916-1984

Collection Number: 10445

Quantity: 30 feet

Abstract: Annual convention minutes; district council minutes; executive committee minutes; correspondence; memoranda; reports; notes; subject files; convention files; committee files; congregation study files; congregation files; annual reports; letters of call; Bishop's pastoral letters; printed material; administrative records of the Lutheran Free Church, including minutes, correspondence, subject files, and minutes of the Fargo Circuit Meeting. Records document administration of the Eastern North Dakota District Office, study and formulation of congregational boundaries, merger of the American Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Free Church in 1962, pastoral assignments, annual conventions, and involvement with various social and religious issues.

Provenance:  The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Eastern North Dakota District of the American Lutheran Church Records as a gift from the District Council on December 6, 1984.  This collection was processed and the inventory prepared by Karen Mund, Kari Rombs Kohlhoff, and Grace Wanttaja in September 1988.

Property Rights:  The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights:  The Eastern North Dakota District of the American Lutheran Church has dedicated such copyrights as it possesses in this collection to the public.  Consideration of all other copyrights is the responsibility of the researcher.

Access:  This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation:  Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Transfer:  One and one-half feet of material were removed from the Eastern North Dakota District of the ALC Records and transferred to the appropriate collection management area of the State Archives. The majority of the transferred materials consisted of books, magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, and State, Federal, and church documents.  All publications were transferred to the library collections.

Transferred to the Photo Archives were 10 black and white prints and one colored print.  The photos depict churches, groups, pastors and their families, and Augsburg College Campus.

Three postcards were placed in the philatelic collection.

Two North Dakota maps and one Minnesota map were transferred to the map collection.

Transferred to the ephemera collection were two delegate ribbons to the Constituting Convention of the American Lutheran Church in 1960; Key 73 stickers, banners, and buttons; Shalom button; and a 50th anniversary banner of the Railroad Societies.

Related Material:  Western North Dakota District of the ALC Records, 1938-1982, 1 ½ ft., Mss 10285.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

There have been many Lutheran Churches in North Dakota since the mid-1800's.  The Danes, Norwegians, Swedes, Icelanders, and Germans formed some of the early churches in the 1870's.  Synods and churches were formed and then divided as the state's population increased.  By 1949 most congregations belonged either to the American Lutheran Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church, or United Evangelical Lutheran.  In September of that year representatives from each met in Chicago to consider possibilities for union. A committee of six, the Joint Union Committee, was elected to outline steps toward a proposed merger.  The years from 1950 to 1960 were crowded with meetings of the Joint Union, numerous sub-committees, boards, commissions, and auxiliaries.  In 1960 the three churches merged into the American Lutheran Church.  North Dakota churches at this time were divided into two districts:  eastern and western and all official business closed as of December 31, 1960.

The Constituting Convention of the Eastern North Dakota District of the American Lutheran Church was held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cooperstown on January 29, 1960.  According to the bylaws, the Eastern North Dakota District consisted of the counties east of and including Rolette, Pierce, Wells, Stutsman, LaMoure, and Dickey, with the office of the President established at Fargo, North Dakota.  The specific purpose of the Eastern District was to aid and support its congregations in the proclamation and propagation of the Christian faith among people and provide inspiration and leadership for its congregations in accomplishing the work assigned to them by the Lord of the Church.

The first convention of the Eastern District was held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Valley City, North Dakota, June 13-15, 1961.  Elected officers were:  Rev. L. E. Tallakson, Fargo, president; Rev. S. Wegenast, Fargo, vice-president; Rev. Orland Fishe, New Rockford, secretary; and Rev. Albert Schilling, Valley City, treasurer.  It was one of 19 districts in the Synod and was made up of 4 conferences:  Devils Lake, Fargo, Grand Forks, and Jamestown.  Four new conferences were added later:  Grafton, Harvey, Lisbon, and Mayville.  The Eastern District in 1961 had 304 congregations, a baptized membership of 94,271, and a confirmed membership of 63,287.  There were 126 parish pastors and 9 serving as associate pastors.  In comparison, in 1984 there were 283 congregations, a baptized membership of 96,869, a confirmed membership of 73,315, and 153 parish and 23 associate pastors.

The Eastern District congregations supported such service programs within the American Lutheran Church as ministry to minorities, House of Mercy, Bible camps for youth, Lutheran Social Service, campus ministry, Oak Grove Lutheran High School, CHARIS, rural ministries, nursing homes, resource center, and foreign missions.  The Eastern North Dakota District served as a working unit of the American Lutheran Church in supervision of clergy and congregations for the purpose of planning, promoting, and implementing the mission of the church.
Source:  Eastern North Dakota District of the ALC Records, 1916-1984, 30 ft., Mss 10445.


SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Eastern North Dakota District of the American Lutheran Church Records date from 1917 to 1984 and measure 30 feet.  This collection documents administration of the Eastern North Dakota District, study and formulation of congregational boundaries, merger of the American Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Free Church in 1962, pastoral assignments, annual conventions, and involvement with various social and religious issues.  The collection also documents the administration and activities of two Lutheran Free Church districts, the Red River Valley Pastors' Conference, Oak Grove Lutheran High School, and the efforts of the Lutheran Free Church to improve stewardship through its Congregational Contact Program.  The records of the Eastern North Dakota District are organized into two record groups:  Eastern North Dakota District of the American Lutheran Church files and Lutheran Free Church files.  The records of the Eastern North Dakota District are organized into:  minutes, 1917-1984, 1 foot; annual reports, 1936-1984, 4 feet; convention files, 1960-1980, 2.5 feet; subject files, 1927-1980, 14 feet; committee files, 1954-1972, 2.5 feet; and congregational study files, 1961-1972, 2 feet.  The Lutheran Free Church files are organized into:  minutes, 1934-1963, 5 folders; subject files, 1922-1973, 2 feet; and Congregational Contact Program files, 1916-1968, 2 feet.

Minutes for the Eastern North Dakota District measure 1 foot. and date from 1917 to 1984.  Minutes included are executive, constituting, Dakota District, convention, and council.  A 1917 volume of minutes dates from 1917 to 1954 and the first 20 years are written in Norwegian.  Valborg Zander translated some of the pages which consisted of the constitution (rules) for the Fargo Circuit of the Norwegian Church of America, and a meeting held in the Richland congregation on November 17, 1917.  Rev. E. Bollestad was the secretary from 1917 to 1925.  The minutes are arranged chronologically.

Annual reports date from 1936 to 1984 and measure 4 feet.  The reports were presented at district and general conventions of the Norwegian Lutheran Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church, American Lutheran Church, and the Lutheran Free Church.  Included in the files are reports from the District president; church women and men; Luther League; ministry to minority groups; Lutheran Campus Mission; Luther League Society; Oak Grove High School; and committees on evangelism, parish education, youth, public relations, and world missions.  The reports are arranged chronologically.

Convention files measure 2.5 feet and date from 1960 to 1980.  Conventions included are constituting, district, synodical, and general.  The files contain reports on Joint Union Committee, floor committees, preliminary reports, resolutions committee, higher education, stewardship, missions, and general convention committees.  Arrangement of the convention files is chronological.

Subject files date from 1927 to 1980, with the bulk dating from 1950 to 1970, and measure 14 feet.  Contained in the subject files are clippings, booklets, brochures, programs, correspondence, reports, applications, memoranda, records, budgets, and surveys. Included are files on Bible camps, church building plans, church dedications and installations, merger of churches, ministry to minorities, church ordinations, anniversaries, histories, and jubilees.  Also part of this series are several oversize items including architectural drawings of the House of Mercy at Fargo, Concordia Church in Crosby, and the proposed Bethany Lutheran Church at Fairview, South Dakota; posters of the Key 73 movement; maps of the counties with church population outlined; and a map of the Owego Church and cemetery. 
Committee files measure 2.5 feet and date from 1954 to 1972.  Committees in the files are American Missions, budget, charities, college education, executive, evangelism, ecumenical, parish education, social action, standing, stewardship, town and country, worship and church music, and youth.  Arrangement of the committee files is alphabetical by keyword.

Congregational study files date from 1961 to 1972 and measure 2 feet.  The files consist of population pyramids, correspondence, reports, questionnaires, and surveys.  Included in the files are realignment reports, Ten Steps Forward programs, and Decade of Heritage of the ALC.  The congregational studies are arranged alphabetically by place name.

The Lutheran Free Church minutes date from 1934 to 1963 and are contained in five folders.  Included are minutes of Fargo District meetings from 1934 to 1963; McVille District meetings from 1948 to 1961; Red River Valley Pastors' Conferences from 1942 to 1957; and Oak Grove Lutheran High School Board of Trustees meetings from 1950 to 1958, which also contain agenda correspondence, and reports.  The Lutheran Free Church minutes are arranged in the preceding order.

Lutheran Free Church subject files date from 1922 to 1973, the bulk of files dating from the 1960's, and measure 2 feet.  Contained in the subject files are appointment calendars, an audit, booklets, budgets, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, programs, religious tracts, reports, travel expense record booklets, and a treasurer's book.  Subjects of interest include benevolence goals, board of administration, church camping, college education, evangelism, and the 450th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 1967.  The subject files are arranged alphabetically by keyword.

The Lutheran Free Church Congregational Contact Program files date from 1916 to 1968, the bulk of files dating from the late 1950s and early 1960s, and measure 2 feet.  The Congregational Contact Program files consists of five subject files and the files of eighteen districts of the Lutheran Free Church:  Canada, Duluth, Fargo, Fergus Falls, Fosston, Luverne, Marinette, McVille, Minneapolis, Minot, Northern Wisconsin, Rockford, Rugby, Thief River Falls, Waubay, West Coast, Williston, and Willmar.  Containing correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, and religious tracts, these files are arranged in the following order:  subject files alphabetically, and district files alphabetically, and within each district are district, parish, then individual congregation files.

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Minutes

Box 1:
1 Minute Book  1917      
2 Minute Book Inserts   1948-1956           
3 Minutes            1938      
4 Minutes            1940-1949           
5 Minutes            1950-1953           
6 Minutes            1954-1959           
7 Minutes            1960      
8 Minutes            1961-1963           
9 Minutes            1964-1965           
10 Minutes         1966      
11 Minutes         1967-1968           
12 Minutes         1969      
13 Minutes         1970      
14 Minutes         1971      
15 Minutes         1971      
16 Minutes         1972      
17 Minutes         1973      
18 Minutes         1974      
19 Minutes         1975      
20 Minutes         1976      
21 Minutes         1977      
22 Minutes         1978       001         22
23 Minutes         1979      
24 Minutes         1980-1981           
25 Minutes         1982-1983           
26 Minutes         1984      

Annual Reports

Box 2:
1 Norwegian Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1936      
2 Norwegian Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1937      
3 Norwegian Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1939      
4 Norwegian Lutheran Church General Report   1940      
5 Norwegian Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1941      
6 Norwegian Lutheran Church General Report   1942      
7 Norwegian Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1943      
8 Norwegian Lutheran Church General Report   1944      
9 Norwegian Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1945      
10 Norwegian Lutheran Church Dist. Report        1945      
11 Norwegian Lutheran Church General Report 1946      
12 Evangelical Lutheran Church Dist. Report         1947      
13 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report        1948      
14 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report        1948      
15 Evangelical Lutheran Church Dist. Report         1949      
16 Evangelical Lutheran Church Dist. Report         1949      

Box 3:
1 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report          1950      
2 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report          1950      
3 Evangelical Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1951      
4 Evangelical Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1951      
5 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report          1952      
6 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report          1952      
7 Evangelical Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1953      
8 Evangelical Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1953      
9 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report          1954      
10 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report        1954      
11 Evangelical Lutheran Church Dist. Report         1955      
12 Evangelical Lutheran Church Dist. Report         1955      
13 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report        1956      
14 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report        1956      
15 Evangelical Lutheran Church Dist. Report         1957      
16 Lutheran Free Church District Report                1957      
17 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report        1958      
18 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report        1958      

Box 4:
1 Lutheran Free Church District Report   1958      
2 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report          1959      
3 Evangelical Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1959      
4 Lutheran Free Church District Report   1959      
5 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report          1960      
6 Evangelical Lutheran Church Gen. Report          1960      
7 American Lutheran Church General Report      1960      
8 American Lutheran Church General Report      1960      
9 Lutheran Free Church District Report   1960      
10 American Lutheran Church Constituting           1960      
11 Evangelical Lutheran Church Dist. Report         1961      
12 Lutheran Free Church Dist. Report     1961      
13 American Lutheran Church Pre. Report            1961      
14 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1962      
15 American Lutheran Church Pre. Report            1962      
16 American Lutheran Church Dist. N.MN             1962      
17 American Lutheran Church Rep. & Actions      1962      
18 Lutheran Free Church Dist. Report     1962      
19 Lutheran Free Church Dist. Report     1962      
20 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1963      

Box 5:
1 American Lutheran Church Pre. Report              1963      
2 American Lutheran Church Pre. Report              1963      
3 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report              1964      
4 American Lutheran Church Pre. Report              1964      
5 Free Lutheran Congregation Dist. Report           1964      
6 American Lutheran Church Pre. Report              1965      
7 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report              1966      
8 American Lutheran Church Pre. Report              1967      
9 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report              1968      
10 American Lutheran Church Pre. Report            1968      
11 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1969      
12 American Lutheran Church Pre. Report            1969      
13 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1970-1971           
14 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1972-1973           
15 American Lutheran Church Pre. Report            1972      
16 American Lutheran Church Pre. Report            1973      
17 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1974      
18 American Lutheran Church Pre. Report            1974      
19 American Lutheran Church Pre. Report            1975      
20 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1976      
21 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1977      
22 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1978      
23 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1979      
24 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1980      
25 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report           1981      

Box 6:
1 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report              1982      
2 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report              1983      
3 American Lutheran Church Dist. Report              1984      

Convention Files

4 Constituting Convention           1960      
5 Constituting Convention           1960      
6 Constituting Convention           1960      
7 District Convention      1961      
8 District Convention      1961      
9 District Convention Preliminary Report               1961      
10 District Convention    1962      
11 District Convention    1962      
12 District Convention    1962      
13 District Convention    1963      
14 District Convention    1963      
15 District Convention    1964      
16 District Convention    1965      
17 District Convention    1965      
18 District Convention    1966      
19 District Convention    1966
20 District Convention    1967      

Box 7:
1 District Convention      1967      
2 District Convention      1968      
3 District Convention      1968      
4 District Convention      1969      
5 District Convention      1969      
6 District Convention      1970      
7 District Convention      1970      
8 District Convention      1970      
9 District Convention      1970      
10 Synodical Convention               1970      
11 District Convention    1971      
12 District Convention    1971      
13 District Convention    1972      
14 District Convention    1972      
15 District Convention    1972      
16 Synodical Convention               1972      
17 Synodical Convention               1972      
18 Synodical Convention               1972      
19 District Convention    1973      
20 District Convention    1973      

Box 8:
1 District Convention      1973      
2 District Convention      1973      
3 District Convention Preliminary Report               1973      
4 Floor Committees of Convention          1973      
5 District Convention      1974      
6 District Convention      1974      
7 District Convention      1974      
8 District Convention      1974      
9 District Convention      1974      
10 District Convention    1974      
11 General Convention 1974      
12 General Convention, Nominating       1974      
13 General Convention Delegates            1974      
14 District Convention    1975      
15 District Convention    1975      
16 District Convention    1975      
17 District Convention Evaluations            1975      
18 District Convention, Joint        1976      
19 District Convention    1977      
20 General Convention, Minneapolis      1980      
21 General Convention, Minneapolis      1980      

Subject Files

22 "ALC Christian"            1971      
23 American Missions, the ALC  1972      
24 Applications for Membership               1956      
25 Architects and Suggestions    1952-1954           
26 Architecture, Church                1958      
27 Architecture, Church                1959-1963           

Box 9:
1 Architecture, Church   1961-1967           
2 Archives, District           1961-1970           
3 Augsburg         1961      
4 Bathgate School for the Blind  1950-1952           
5 Bible Camp, Association of ALC               1962-1971           
6 Bible Camp Commission            1966      
7 Bible Camp, District      1954-1969           
8 Bible Camp, Metigoshe              1970-1971           
9 Bible Camp, Park River               1971      
10 Bible Camp, Red Willow           1953-1971           
11 Bible Camp, Red Willow           1971-1978           
12 Bible Camp, Red Willow           1977-1979           
13 "Black Manifesto"      1969      
14 Booklets, Church        1948-1951           
15 Brotherhood District 1953-1954           
16 Brotherhood District 1954-1965           
17 Brotherhood Eastern District 1960-1962           
18 Brotherhood Eastern District 1962-1965           
19 Budget            1971-1975           
20 Building Plans, Churches         1954-1956           
21 Building Plans, Churches         1954-1956           
22 Building Plans, Churches         1954-1956           
23 Buildings, Churches   1958-1960           
24 Campus Council          1972-1976           
25 Campus Council          1976-1979           

Box 10:
1 Campus Ministry           1972      
2 Campus Ministry           1974-1979           
3 Campus Ministry, National       1973-1974           
4 Campus Ministry, National       1975-1977           
5 Campus Ministry, National       1976-1978           
6 Chaplain's Reports       1963-1964           
7 Chaplain's Reports       1964-1967           
8 Chaplain's Reports       1967-1971           
9 Charis                1976-1979           
10 Charis              1978-1980           
11 Charis              1980      
12 Christian Education    1973      
13 Christian Rural Overseas Program (CROP)       1964-1969           
14 Christmas Card List, District    1962-1970           
15 Communication and Support Office, National                1973-1976           
16 Communication and Support Office, National                1976-1980           
17 Conference Convention          1973      
18 Conference of Churches         1970-1971           
19 Conference of Churches         1971-1972           
20 Conference of Churches         1975-1976           
21 Conference of Churches         1976      
22 Conference of Churches         1977-1978           

Box 11:
1 Conference of Churches           1977-1978           
2 Conference of Churches           1979-1980           
3 Conference Worship   1973      
4 Congregational Budgets            1972      
5 Constitutions  1926-1954           
6 Council, ALC, Agenda  1979      
7 Council, ALC, Agenda  1979      
8 Council, ALC, Agenda  1979      
9 Council, ALC, Agenda  1979      
10 Council, ALC, Agenda                1979      
11 Council, ALC, Agenda                1980      
12 Council, ALC, District 1972      
13 Council, ALC, District 1972      
14 Council, ALC, District 1972      
15 Council, ALC, District 1972      
16 Council, ALC, District 1973      
17 Council, ALC, District 1973      
18 Council, ALC, District 1974      
19 Council, ALC, Executive Committee    1976-1978           
20 Council, ALC, Executive Committee    1979      
21 Council of Churches, ND          1965-1970           
22 Crippled Children's School, Jamestown            1953-1966           
23 Edmore Concordia Lutheran Church  1953-1964           

Box 12:
1 Educational Appeal Fund           1965-1966           
2 Effectiveness Training                1975-1977           
3 Effectiveness Training                1977-1978           
4 Ephphatha Mission      1963      
5 Ephphatha Mission      1964      
6 Evangelism, U.S. Congress        1969      
7 Explo 72            1972      
8 Extension Fund, ALC   1979      
9 Family Policy, ALC         1968-1969           
10 Family Policy, ALC       1968-1969           
11 Financial Reports, District        1978      
12 Financial Statistics      1971      
13 Fordville         1955-1968           
14 Gifts 1974      
15 Great Plains Church Leadership School             1973      
16 Great Plains Church Leadership School             1974-1976           
17 Harvey, ND   1953-1968           
18 House of Mercy          1954-1960           
19 House of Mercy          1959-1960           
20 Indian Concerns          1973-1975           
21 Indian Concerns          1975-1977           
22 Installation, Authorization for               1975-1979           
23 Installation, Report of              1974-1980           
24 Installation Service, Parish Worker                    
25 Institute of Human Ecology    1979-1980           
26 Inter-Church Consultation      1978      

Box 13:
1 Inter-Church Consultation        1978      
2 Inter-Church Consultation        1978      
3 Inter-Church Consultation        1978      
4 Inter-Church Council   1952-1962           
5 Key '73              1973      
6 Key '73              1973      
7 Key '73              1973      
8 Key '73              1973      
9 Key '73 Congregation Programs              1973      
10 Knock, Daniel               1974-1975           
11 Laws, ND Church                       
12 Lay Workers Available              1975-1977           
13 Lay Workers Available              1977-1979           
14 Leadership Development, National Seminar  1973      
15 Letters of Call               1961      
16 Letters of Call               1962      
17 Letters of Call               1963      
18 Letters of Call               1964      
19 Letters of Call               1965      
20 Letters of Call               1966      
21 Letters of Call               1967      

Box 14:
1 Letters of Call 1968      
2 Letters of Call 1969      
3 Life and Mission for Congregation, National     1974-1975           
4 Life and Mission for Congregation, National     1974-1977           
5 Life and Mission for Congregation, National     1976-1978           
6 Life and Mission for Congregation, National     1979      
7 Long Range Study         1966-1969           
8 Luther League Counselor Manual          1957      
9 Luther League Office Manual  1957      
10 Luther League Planning Manual           1959-1960           
11 Lutheran Brotherhood Life Insurance               1961      
12 Lutheran Council, US                1972-1979           
13 Lutheran Council, US Mission Services              1973-1975           
14 Lutheran Council, US Mission Services              1976-1978           
15 Lutheran Ingathering for Education(LIFE)        1970      
16 Lutheran Social Services          1972-1974           
17 Lutheran Social Services          1974-1976           
18 Lutheran Social Services          1975-1978           
19 Lutheran Social Services          1979-1980           
20 Lutheran Student Foundation, District              1952-1957           
21 Lutheran Student Foundation, District              1953-1957           
22 Lutheran Student Foundation, District              1958-1959           

Box 15:
1 Lutheran Student Foundation, Fund Drive        1952-1955           
2 Lutheran Student Foundation of Minot              1957-1959           
3 Lutheran Student Foundation St. Board             1955-1958           
4 Merger             1949-1959           
5 Merger             1949-1959           
6 Merger             1959      
7 Merger             1959      
8 Merger, Conferences 1959-1960           
9 Merger, Constituting Convention          1960      
10 Merger, District Conferences                1958      
11 Merger, District Presidents Meeting  1960                      
12 Merger, Jubilee Year                1959-1960           
13 Merger, Jubilee Year                1960-1961           
14 Merger Meeting, New Rockford         1956      
15 Merger, Planning Committee               1959-1960           
16 Merger, Planning Committee               1959-1960           
17 Merger, Planning Committee               1959-1960           
18 Methodist Church      1973      
19 Ministers Life, New Program 1973-1976           
20 Ministers Life, New Program 1975-1976           
21 Ministry to Minorities, Mid-West        1959-1962           
22 Ministry to Minorities, Mid-West        1959-1962           
23 Ministry to Minorities, Mid-West        1959-1962           
24 Ministry to Minorities, North Dakota 1959-1961           
25 Ministry to Minorities, North Dakota 1962-1964           
26 Ministry to Minorities, North Dakota 1965-1968           

Box 16:
1 Mission Ingathering Survey Report       1973      
2 Mission to Minorities  1952-1958           
3 Mission to Minorities  1954-1958           
4 Mission to Minorities  1956-1959           
5 Mission to Minorities  1952-1960           
6 Moorhead Conference, North MN District        1973      
7 Nominations for President, ALC Synod               1973-1974           
8 Oak Grove       1972-1973           
9 Oak Grove       1973-1974           
10 Oak Grove     1976-1979           
11 Oak Grove     1979      
12 Oakes, Our Saviour's 1953-1967           
13 Official Acts   1979      
14 Ordination, Authorization for                1974-1979           
15 Ordination, Authorization Sent            1951-1961           
16 Ordination, Report of               1961-1972           
17 Ordination, Report of               1975-1979           
18 Organization of New Churches             1956-1967           
19 Parish Education Workshop, Minneapolis        1972      
20 Parish Life and Ministry, Pilot Project                1972-1973           
21 Parish Life and Ministry, Pilot Project                1973-1974           
22 Parish Training Lab, National, Columbus OH    1971      
23 Park River      1954-1967           

Box 17:
1 Parochial Reports         1972
2 Pastoral Conference, District   1949-1950           
3 Pastoral Conference, District   1971-1972           
4 Pastoral Conference, District   1973      
5 Pastoral Conference, District   1974      
6 Pastoral Conference, District   1973-1975           
7 Pastoral Conference, District   1974-1976           
8 Pastoral Letter               1972-1974           
9 Pastoral Letter               1975      
10 Pastoral Letter             1974-1976           
11 Pastoral Letter             1977-1978           
12 Pastoral Letter             1979-1981           
13 Pastoral Letter             1981-1984           
14 Pastors Available        1967-1968           
15 Pastors Available        1968-1970           
16 Pastors Available, Interim       1958-1969           
17 Pastors Available, Laymen      1960-1970           
18 Pastors Call Procedure             1966-1967           
19 Pastors Data Sheet    1973-1976           
20 Pastors Insurance Plan             1955-1961           
21 Pastors Insurance Plan             1961-1965           
22 Pastors Insurance Plan             1964-1968           
23 Pastors List, District, Old ELC  1960      
24 Pastors Orientation   1964-1970           
25 Pastors Pensions        1951-1953           
26 Pastors Pensions        1953-1960           
27 Pastors Pensions, ALC              1968-1969           
28 Pastors Pensions, ALC              1979      

Box 18:
1 Pastors Pensions, ALC                1979      
2 Pastors Pensions, Board of       1977      
3 Pastors Pensions, Board of       1978      
4 Pastors Pensions, Survey of Clergy                      
5 Pastors Pre-Retirement Conference    1970      
6 Pastors Salaries             1961      
7 Pastors Salaries             1961      
8 Pastors Salaries             1963      
9 Pastors Salaries             1966      
10 Pastors Salaries           1966      
11 Pastors Salaries           1967      
12 Pastors Salaries           1974-1979           
13 Pastors Salary Survey               1968      
14 Pastors Salary Survey               1968      
15 Pastors Salary Survey               1969      
16 Pastors Salary Survey               1969      
17 Pastors Salary Survey               1973-1975           
18 Pastors Transfers From Other Synods               1957      
19 Pastors Transfers Received    1957-1972           
20 Pastors Transfers Received    1973-1979           
21 Pastors Transfers Sent             1961-1968           
22 Pastors Transfers Sent             1969-1972           
23 Pastors Transfers Sent             1973-1979           
24 Pastors Transfers Sent to Other Synods           1969-1970           
25 Pastors Transfers Sent Within the Dist.             1965-1972           
26 Pastors Transfers Sent Within the Dist.             1973-1978           
27 Programs, Anniversary            1933-1947           
28 Programs, Anniversary            1947-1948           
29 Programs, Anniversary            1950-1954           

Box 19:
1 Programs, Anniversary               1955      
2 Programs, Anniversary               1956      
3 Programs, Anniversary               1957      
4 Programs, Anniversary               1957      
5 Programs, Anniversary               1958-1959           
6 Programs, Anniversary               1960-1962           
7 Programs, Anniversary               1963-1968           
8 Programs, Anniversary               1969-1971           
9 Programs, Appreciation             1954      
10 Programs, Building Promotion              1960      
11 Programs, Commissioning      1952-1960           
12 Programs, Congregational Promotion               1955      
13 Programs, Cornerstone Laying             1966-1969           
14 Programs, Dedications             1939-1952           
15 Programs, Dedications             1952-1953           
16 Programs, Dedications             1953-1954           
17 Programs, Dedications             1955-1959           
18 Programs, Dedications             1957      
19 Programs, Dedications             1952-1959           
20 Programs, Dedications             1960-1967           

Box 20:
1 Programs, District Conventions              1953-1955           
2 Programs, Groundbreaking Ceremony               1949-1959           
3 Programs, In Memoriam           1953-1956           
4 Programs, Installation 1952-1959           
5 Programs, Installation 1952-1959           
6 Programs, Installation 1960-1966           
7 Programs, Mortgage Burning  1955-1962           
8 Programs, Ordination 1927-1953           
9 Programs, Ordination 1954-1959           
10 Programs, Ordination               1960-1971           
11 Programs, Organ Dedication  1960-1969           
12 Programs, Organ Dedication  1970-1971           
13 Programs, Rededication                         
14 Programs, Reformation           1953-1960           
15 Programs, Service of Entrance              1956      
16 Programs, Testimonial             1954-1958           
17 Project Neighbor        1969-1970           
18 Project Summer Hope             1968      
19 Realignment of Circuits            1953-1955           
20 Records, District          1963      
21 Refugees       1975      
22 Research and Social Action     1970      
23 Resident Counseling, Special Area Work          1979      
24 "Retooling for Ministry" Conference 1972      
25 Rural Life Commission              1955-1956           
26 Rural Life Commission              1955-1956           
27 Rural Life Conferences             1952-1954           
28 Rural Life Ministry Conference             1971-1974           
29 Rural Pastors Training Lab       1973      
30 Scholarships, Leadership Schools        1975      
31 Secretary, Office ALC                1972-1979           
32 Seminary Seniors       1960      
33 Seminary Seniors       1964      
34 Seminary Seniors       1963-1965           

Box 21:
1 Seminary Seniors          1966      
2 Seminary Seniors          1966-1967           
3 Seminary Seniors          1972      
4 Seminary Seniors          1972-1974           
5 Seminary Student Aid Applications       1971-1972           
6 Seminary Student Aid Applications       1972-1973           
7 Seminary Student Aid Applications       1973-1974           
8 Service and Mission Division, National 1975-1976           
9 Service and Mission Division, National 1976-1977           
10 Service and Mission Division, National              1975-1978           
11 Service and Mission Division, National              1976-1978           
12 Sesquicentennial        1975      
13 Share Organization, Fargo      1974      
14 Singles Conference   1975      
15 Social Service Division               1971-1973           
16 Souris-Red-Rainy River Basins Commission     1969      
17 Statistics, District        1954-1967           
18 Steeple Notes             1972-1974           
19 Steeple Notes             1974-1979           
20 Stewardship Communication Conference       1973      
21 Stewardship, Field Worker Reports    1959      
22 Stewardship, Field Worker Reports    1959      
23 Stewardship, North Dakota   1952-1959           
24 Stewardship Office, Salary Receipts   1961      
25 Stewardship Statistics              1953      
26 Stewardship Synod   1952-1960           
27 Stewardship Synod   1972-1973           
28 Stewardship Synod   1974-1975     
      
Box 22:
1 Stewardship Tax letter               1962      
2 Stewardship Topics, Selected                 
3 Strategy for Mission    1971-1972           
4 Successful Church Leadership Institute               1973-1975           
5 Support Service Workshop       1974      
6 Support Services Seminar         1972      
7 Support Services Seminar         1972      
8 Support to Ministries Office     1979      
9 Task Force Nominations            1973-1974           
10 Tax Exempt Foundations Trusts           1972      
11 Theological Education and Ministry    1967-1975           
12 Theological Education and Ministry    1975      
13 Theological Education and Ministry    1974-1980           
14 Town and Country Leadership School               1973      
15 Trustees, Board of ALC            1973-1980           
16 UNICEF, Fargo, First Methodist            1973-1975           
17 United Mission Appeal            1980      
18 Vacation School Leadership "Bible Times"       1973-1975           
19 Vail Meeting, Continuing Education   1979      
20 Valley Migrant Ministry           1956-1963           
21 Valley Migrant Ministry           1957-1968           
22 Valley Migrant Ministry           1974-1978           
23 Visitations     1952-1953           
24 Visitations, Devils Lake Conference    1962-1963           
25 Visitations, Devils Lake Conference    1962-1963           
26 Visitations, Fargo Conference               1963-1964           
27 Visitations, Fargo Conference               1963-1964           

Box 23:
1 Visitations, Grafton Conference            1966      
2 Visitations, Grand Forks Conference    1964-1966           
3 Visitations, Harvey Conference              1967      
4 Visitations, Jamestown Conference     1961-1962           
5 Visitations, Jamestown Conference     1961-1962           
6 Visitations, Mayville Conference           1964-1965           
7 Visitations, Mayville Conference           1964-1965           
8 Women's Missionary Federation, District           1952-1961           
9 World Mission and Interchurch Coop. 1974-1979           
10 Youth Activities, Division of    1972-1973           
11 Youth Programs          1959-1960           
12 Miscellaneous             1957-1973           

Committee Files

12 American Missions Committee            1957-1962           
13 American Missions Committee            1962-1964           
14 American Missions Committee            1964-1967           
15 American Missions Committee            1967-1972           
16 Blabon Parish Committee       1954-1963           
17 Budget Committee    1956-1964           
18 Budget Committee    1965-1966           
19 Budget Committee, Synodical              1964-1966           
20 Charities Committee 1961-1963           
21 Charities Committee 1963-1965           

Box 24:
1 College Education Committee 1960-1961           
2 College Education Committee 1961-1965           
3 College Education Committee 1965-1972           
4 Ecumenical Committee              1968-1970           
5 Evangelism Committee              1969-1972           
6 Executive Committee 1964      
7 Executive Committee 1964      
8 Executive Committee 1965      
9 Executive Committee 1965      
10 Executive Committee               1966-1968           
11 Executive Committee               1968      
12 Executive Committee               1969-1970           
13 Executive Committee               1970      
14 Executive Committee               1971-1972           
15 Executive Committee Agenda              1971-1972           
16 Executive Committee Final Report     1960      
17 Life and Mission Interim Committee  1973-1978           
18 Parish Education Committee 1958-1962           

Box 25:
1 Parish Education Committee   1962      
2 Parish Education Committee   1963-1966           
3 Parish Education Committee   1970-1972           
4 Preliminary Committee              1969-1970           
5 Priorities Committee   1971      
6 Public Information Committee               1963-1970           
7 Public Relations Committee     1961-1971           
8 Research and Social Action Committee               1965-1966           
9 Research and Social Action Committee               1965-1966           
10 Research and Social Action Committee             1966-1972           
11 Social Action Committee         1958-1960           
12 Social Services Committee     1965-1972           
13 Standing Committee 1966-1970           
14 Stewardship Committee         1965-1967           
15 Stewardship Committee         1967-1971           
16 Town and Country Committee             1960-1962           
17 Town and Country Committee             1960-1962           
18 Town and Country Committee             1963-1964           
19 Town and Country Committee             1964      

Box 26:
1 Town and Country Committee               1965-1968           
2 World Missions Committee      1962-1972           
3 Worship and Church Music Committee               1960-1972           
4 Youth Committee         1962-1963           
5 Youth Committee         1963      
6 Youth Committee         1963-1965           
7 Youth Committee         1969-1972           
8 Youth Committee Reactions    1968-1969           

Congregational Study Files

9 Adams Parish Realignment       1964-1968           
10 Buxton Parish                             
11 Cass, South, and Richland, North, Area             1965      
12 Decade of Heritage of the ALC             1961      
13 Devils Lake    1968-1970           
14 Devils Lake    1968-1970           
15 Edinburg Parish Realignment                1964-1966           
16 Englevale and Elliot                   
17 Fessenden Parish       1964-1967           
18 Fillmore          1967-1968           
19 Fillmore          1967-1968           
20 Fort Ransom 1965      
21 Hannaford Area          1968      
22 Hannah and Sarles     1960-1972           
23 Harvey Circuit              1960-1961           
24 Hastings Parish            1967      
25 Hastings Parish                           

Box 27:
1 Hastings Parish                             
2 Hastings Parish                             
3 Inkster                             
4 Kindred Area  1965-1966           
5 LaMoure Area                1959-1960          
6 Langdon           1970      
7 Langdon           1970      
8 Langdon                          
9 Litchville Area 1965-1966           
10 Medina           1964      
11 Mekinock                     
12 Milton Area  1967      
13 Milton Parish Realignment     1964      
14 Minnewaukan Area  1961-1962           
15 Notes              1964      
16 Park River Area           1966      
17 Pontoppidan                1959-1961           
18 Pontoppidan                1959-1961           
19 Portland Bruflat Realignment                1964-1968           
20 Reynolds Parish Realignment                1964      
21 Rugby Area   1965-1968           
22 Ten Steps Forward Program  1968-1969           
23 Ten Steps Forward Program First Phase           1969      
24 Ten Steps Forward Program Second Phase     1969      
25 Valley City Area           1969      
26 Verona                          
27 Wolford Parish Realignment  1964-1967           

Lutheran Free Church Files

Minutes

28 Fargo, ND, District Meetings Minutes                1934-1963           
29 McVille, ND, District Meetings Minutes            1948-1961           
30 Red River Valley Pastors' Conference Min       1942-1957           
31 Oak Grove Board of Trustees Minutes              1950-1958           
32 Oak Grove Board of Trustees Minutes              1955-1958           

Subject Files

33 Administration, Board of         1963      
34 ALC Churchmen's Conference              1966-1967           
35 ALC District Committees Midwinter Meet.      1968      
36 ALC Evangelism Materials                      

Box 28:
1 ALC Northern Minnesota District           1962      
2 ALC Special Gifts, Office of       1955-1962           
3 ALC Stewardship, Department of          1961-1962           
4 ALC "To God Alone the Glory"                1960-1961           
5 Appointment Calendar              1960      
6 Appointment Calendar              1960-1961           
7 Appointment Calendar              1962      
8 Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN                   
9 Benevolence Goals Reports and Proposals       1961      
10 Berwick Lutheran Church, Berwick, ND             1963      
11 Bethany & Tunbridge Lutheran, Rugby, ND    1963      
12 Bethel Series Bible Study Program      1960-1961           
13 Camping, Church        1964      
14 Cash Account, Petty  1960-1961           
15 Clinical Pastoral Education      1965      
16 College Education      1963-1964           
17 College Education      1963-1969           
18 Conference, Annual  1961      
19 Conference of Congregations, Special              1962      
20 Evangelism    1962-1970           
21 Fargo, ND, District Treasurer's Record               1922-1963           
22 Home Mission Office                1960-1962           
23 Lake Region Nursing Home, Devils Lake           1968      
24 Lakeside Christian Center                      
25 Laymen's Theological Seminary, Portland        1966      
26 Leadership Training Schools   1967-1968           
27 Life Income Plan, American Bible Society         1960-1961           
28 Luther League Federation      1960-1961           
29 Lutheran Bible Institute, Minneapolis, MN     1965      
30 Lutheran Churchmen's Seminar           1961      
31 Lutheran Educational Aid Fund (LEAF)                              
32 Lutheran Free Church              1962-1963           
33 Oak Grove Lutheran High School Audit             1957      
34 Pontoppidan Lutheran Church             1961      
35 Red Willow Bible Camp, Binford, ND  1965      
36 Reformation Anniversary, 450th          1967      
37 Reformation Anniversary, 450th          1967      
38 Stensvaag, Dr. John   1960-1963           
39 Stewardship Office    1959-1963           
40 Travel Expense Records          1960-1961           
41 Travel Expense Records          1960-1961           
42 Travel Expense Records          1960-1962           
43 Travel Expense Records          1961-1963           

Box 29:
1 Valle Lutheran Church, Rolette, ND      1973      
2 Western North Dakota District Budget                1963      
3 Youth Work Guides     1960      

Congregational Contact Program

4 Congregational Contact Program           1959-1960           
5 Congregational Contact Program           1961      
6 Congregational Contact Program           1962      
7 Congregational Contact Program           1958-1964           
8 Forward Phase Field Work Reports       1959      

Canada District

9 Edmonton, Alberta, Parish       1960-1961           
10 Saskatoon, Sask., Gethsemane Congreg.        1961      

Duluth District

11 Duluth, MN, Kenwood Congregation                1961-1963           
12 Isle, MN, Lakeview Congregation        1961      
13 Mora, MN, Calvary Congregation        1961      
14 Superior, WI, St. Paul's Congregation                1961      

Fargo District

15 Climax, MN, Parish    1960      
16 Hawley, MN, Parish   1960-1961           
17 Leonard-McLeod, ND, Parish                1960      
18 Abercrombie, ND, Bethany Congregation       1960      
19 Grand Forks, ND, Sharon Congregation            1959-1961           

Fergus Falls District

20 Alexandria, MN, Parish            1960      
21 Ashby, MN, Parish     1960      
22 Battle Lake, MN, Parish           1958-1968           
23 Brainerd, MN, Parish                1956-1960           
24 Dalton, MN, Parish    1960      
25 Eagle Bend, MN, Parish           1960      
26 Fergus Falls, MN, Parish          1960      
27 Foxhome, MN, Parish              1960      
28 Henning, MN, Parish 1960      
29 Pelican Rapids, MN, Parish     1958-1960           
30 Sebeka, MN, Parish   1960-1967           

Fosston District

31 Bagley, MN, Parish    1959-1961      
32 Bemidji, MN, Parish  1960      
33 LaPorte, MN, Parish  1960-1961           
34 Shevlin, MN, Parish   1960      
35 Winger, MN, Parish   1960      
36 Fosston, MN, Kingo Congregation      1959-1960           

Luverne District

Box 30:
1 Luverne, MN, Parish   1961      
2 Everest, KS, Zion Congregation               1960      
3 Lamberton, MN, Sharon Congregation               1961      
4 Marshall, MN, St. Stephen's Congregation        1962      

Marinette District

5 Marinette District         1961      

McVille District

6 McVille District               1961-1963           
7 Binford, ND, Parish      1960      
8 Edinburg, ND, Parish   1960      

Minneapolis District

9 Minneapolis District     1962      
10 Wanamingo, MN, Parish         1961      
11 Brooklyn Park, MN, Brooklyn Park Cong.         1960-1961           
12 Circle Pines, MN, Our Savior's Congreg.            1961      
13 Coon Rapids, MN, Peace Congregation            1961      
14 Farmington, MN, Christiania Congregation     1962      
15 Minneapolis, MN, First of Crystal Cong.            1961-1962           
16 Minneapolis, MN, St. Olaf Congregation          1960-1961           
17 Minneapolis, MN, St. Petri Congregation         1961-1962           
18 Minneapolis, MN, Trinity Congregation            1960      
19 Rochester, MN, Bethel English Cong.                1959-1961           
20 St. Paul, MN, Bethany Congregation  1961-1962           
21 St. Paul, MN, Roseville Congregation 1961-1962           

Minot District

22 Minot, ND, Zion Congregation              1960-1962           

Northern Wisconsin District

23 Clayton, WI, Parish    1961      

Rockford District

24 Racine, WI, Parish      1960      
25 Blanchardville, WI, Congregation         1962      

Rugby District

26 Harvey, ND, Parish     1962      

Thief River Falls District

27 Thief River Falls District            1962      
28 Newfolden, MN, Parish           1960-1961           
29 Pembina, ND, Parish 1960-1961           
30 Roseau, MN, Parish   1961      
31 Thief River Falls, MN, Parish  1960-1961           
32 Wannaska, MN, Parish             1958-1960           
33 Thief River Falls, MN, Zion Congregation          1954-1961           

Waubay District

34 Chamberlain, SD, Parish          1960-1962           
35 Pukwana, SD, Parish 1960      
36 Sisseton, SD, Parish   1916-1961           

West Coast District

37 Astoria, OR, Bethany Congregation    1961      
38 Bellevue, WA, Good Shepherd Congregation                1961-1962           
39 Canoga Park, CA, Epiphany Congregation        1962      
40 Mt. Lake Terrace, WA, Bethesda Cong.            1961-1962           
41 Portland, OR, Bethel Congregation     1961-1962           
42 Portland, OR, Mt. Olivet Congregation              1961      
43 Poulsbo, WA, Grace Congregation      1961-1962           
44 Seattle, WA, Bethel of Burien Cong.  1961      
45 Spokane, WA, Bethany Congregation               1961      
46 Spokane, WA, Calvary Congregation  1960-1961           
47 Upland, CA, Grace Congregation         1961-1962           

Williston District

48 Williston District          1962      
49 Williston, ND, Our Redeemer's Cong.                1960-1962           

Willmar District

50 Hoffman, MN, Parish                1960      
51 Morris, MN, Parish    1959-1960           
52 Montevideo, MN, Trinity Congregation            1959-1963           
53 Willmar, MN, Eagle Lake Congregation             1961           

 

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