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University Archives Walter C. Schnackenberg Papers
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Walter C. Schnackenberg Papers

  • UA 5.3.3
  • Record group
  • 1920-2012

The Papers of Walter C. Schnackenberg contains materials related to his career as Professor of History at Pacific Lutheran University (1937-1973), detailing his scholarly work and leadership as a faculty member and key figure within various Lutheran organizations.

Schnackenberg, Walter C.

Curriculum Vitae

Department of Public Relations’ Faculty Information Sheet (1954, with subsequent additions), requests for biographical information from Who’s Who Among Authors and Journalists, handwritten notes for curriculum vitae, Outstanding Educators of America pamphlet with their request for biographical information, and various versions of Schnackenberg’s vitae (1973).

Academic Records and Transcripts

Materials regarding Dr. Schnackenberg’s academic record: Teacher’s Professional and Scholastic Record (1943), an application to apply for Union Theological Seminary (1943), a letter regarding transfer of credit from Gonzaga, transcripts (1935-1947), acceptance to graduate school (1947), syllabus for History 170 class (1948), graduation requirements for Master’s Degree, request to serve on the thesis committee (1950), application for Ph.D. program, transcripts (1943-1949), certificates of language proficiency (1948-1950)

Trinity Lutheran Church

Materials regarding membership at Trinity Lutheran Church; Includes a breakdown of committees, bylaws, a series of proposed revisions to the constitutions, a booklet called “The Every Member Visit”, an organizational chart, correspondence regarding the proposed revisions to the constitution, other examples of Dr. Schnackenberg’s work on the constitutional committee, and correspondence regarding fundraising activities.

Volkswagen Papers

Documents and correspondence dealing with the Schnackenbergs’ purchase of a Volkswagen Bus to be used during the sabbatical in Germany. The materials are, for the most part, written in German.

General Faculty Activities, 1966-1968 (2/2)

Materials regarding Dr. Schnackenberg’s activities as a faculty member. File includes: Minutes of the Faculty Constitution Committee Meeting (1967), Statement on Academic Freedom in Church-Related Colleges and Universities (1967), materials regarding the Faculty Handbook, general materials regarding the Constitution Committee (1967-1968), Draft Proposal for Faculty Senate (1968), memos from Dr. Mortvedt regarding the proposed constitution, Draft of the Faculty Constitution, memos noting responses to the Constitution and further meetings to discuss the document (1968).

Seal Committee

Materials documenting PLC’s search for a new seal and new “nickname” upon reorganization into a university. File includes sketchings of potential seal designs, lists of possible nicknames, unrelated correspondence on the Lutheran Encyclopedia, correspondence with designers regarding the seal (1959), informational sheets on the company designing the seal, and a booklet entitled “Foundation for Reformation Research”.

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