The ELCA Region 1 Archives serves as the repository for the permanent records of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The Archives includes records related to synods, congregations, clergy, Lutheran missions and organizations, and ELCA predecessor bodies. For more information or to schedule a research appointment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference, Council, and Synod Records
The below contain listings of the physical records pertaining to each conference, council, or synod. These records are not available online at this time.
- Augustana Synod
- Columbia Conference
- Hauge Synod
- Norwegian Synod
- Oregon Synod of the ELCA
- Pacific Northwest Synod of the Lutheran Church in America
- Pacific Synod of the United Lutheran Church in America
- Southwestern Washington Synod of the ELCA
- Suomi Synod
- United Lutheran Church in America
- Alaska - listings of the the holdings of the ELCA Alaska congregations, including some photos.
- Idaho - listings of the the holdings of the ELCA Idaho congregations, including some photos.
- Montana - listings of the the holdings of the ELCA Montana congregations, including some photos and digitized documents.
- Oregon - listings of the the holdings of the ELCA Oregon congregations, including some photos and digitized documents.
- Bethesda Lutheran Church, Portland
- Holden Village Records
- Holy Sacrament Lutheran Church, Portland
- Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Portland
- Peace Lutheran Church, Rainier
- Washington - listings of the the holdings of the ELCA Washington congregations, including some photos and digitized documents.
Publications can be read by clicking on the preview image.
Columbia Lutherans - a newspaper of the Lutheran Columbia Conference published 1900 through 1936. Up until 1929, issues are in Norwegian. 92 issues available online.
Synod Newsletters - various newsletters distributed by the synods of ELCA Region 1.
- Alaska Synod News - 44 issues available from 2013-2015.
- Eastern Washington Idaho Cross Connection - 28 issues available from 2013-2015.
- Northwest Washington
- Southwest Washington
- "The Lutheran" insert - 26 issues available from 2008-2015.
Foss Family Papers - Listing of the papers of the Foss family. Several members of the Foss family were pastors and administrators in the Lutheran Church at the congregation and synod level. Family members were also involved with Pacific Lutheran University from its founding as students, board members, and faculty. For a detailed description of the Foss family, see here.
In addition to the listings of records, the Foss Photographs are available online.