Since 1842, when Rev. J.C.F. Heyer went to India as a missionary of the Pennsylvania Ministerium, representatives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and its predecessor bodies have helped spread the Gospel throughout the world.
Essential and unique research materials.
This microfilm collection provides essential and unique research materials for the study of the role of missionary activities in developing countries, the impetus for missionary work, and the development of the Lutheran Church worldwide.
Correspondence and memoranda, mission program materials, minutes of meetings, photographs, and financial make-up much of the collection. The reports and analyses of the local political, economic and social organizations and conditions are essential for an understanding of the development of many of these colonial and former colonial areas in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Series 1 consists of:
American (Danish) Evangelical Lutheran Church 1 reel
American Lutheran Church, 1930-1960 [India, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia] 22 reels
General Council [of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America] [India] 7 reels
Iowa Synod [Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Iowa and Other States] [Papua New Guinea] 2 reels
Joint Synod of Ohio [Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Ohio and Other States] [India, Brazil] 8 reels
United Lutheran Church in America [India, Liberia, Argentina, Japan, China, Malaysia, Singapore] 68 reels
Series 1: 108 Reels