Fonds S3057 - Karl Holfeld fonds

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Karl Holfeld fonds

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S3057

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  • 1927 - 1972 (Creation)
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    Holfeld, Karl

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16 cm of textual records
1 photograph: b&w

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(1902-1972)

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Karl Holfeld (1902-1972) was a Lutheran pastor, and the first president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada.

In 1949 Holfeld was elected president of the Canada District of the American Lutheran Church. In 1967 the District became the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, and Holfeld was elected its first president. After retiring in 1970, Karl Holfeld died at the age of 69 on January 14, 1972 in Calgary, Alberta.

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This fonds contains records documenting the career of Dr. Karl Holfeld, the first presiding President of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada. It includes sermons and papers dating from 1927 to 1969, records related to his Presidential Call for American Lutheran Church-Canada District, and correspondence and programs pertaining to his retirement in 1970.

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  • Shelf: Room 1-124 Shelf 12-4-4