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.
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.
Congregation FilesClosed congregations of Region 1
Active congregations of Region 1
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.
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.
Columbia Lutherans - a newspaper of the Lutheran Columbia Conference published 1900 through 1936. Up until 1929, issues are in Norwegian. 189 issues available online.