Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church Records, 1898-2008
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Brief Description:

The Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church Records contain materials documenting the history and mission of the Church. The collection is arranged according to the following series: History, Administrative, Annual Reports, Agendas and Meeting Minutes, Congregational Records, Organizations, Publications and Bulletins. Within each series the folders are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.

History, 1922-2008, contains selective anniversary histories of the church and scrapbooks. The Administrative series, 1934-1992, contains property records, assorted financial documents, correspondence and pastoral reports. The Annual Reports series 1933-2008, consists of summary reports for each calendar year , including financial data and reviews of activities. The Agendas and Meeting Minutes series, 1912-2004, contains meeting records of various church governing bodies including the Board of Deacons, Church Council, and Church Board of Administration.

The Congregational Records series contains two sets of membership records, one set for the years prior to 1997 and one for 1997 and after. Both are arranged alphabetically by first letter of surname. In addition, there are membership photos, baptism, and marriage and death records. The series also contains Letters of Dismission and Flyttningsbetyg (Moving Certificates), in English and Swedish, that contain genealogical information on members including their places of birth in Sweden.

The Organizations series, 1905-1972, contains meeting minutes and other records for organizations in the church such as the Alter Guild, Ladies Aid Society, Lutheran Church Women (LCW), Lutheran Men’s Club, and Youth Group. The Publications series, 1983-2003, consists largely of The Messenger, a monthly newsletter. The Bulletins series, 1967-2004, has bulletins of church services, including inserts, and are arranged chronologically.

Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
Email: und.archives [at]
Record Series Number: OGLMC/1539
Created by: Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church (1897-)
Volume: 14.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 01/13/2009.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Grand Forks
Grand Forks - Churches
Religion - Church Records
Religion - Lutheran Church
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Swedish [swe]
Acquisition Notes: Laura Munski, Augustana Lutheran Church  Donation, 13 January 2009; 2009-2964
PreferredCitation: Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.