Series 1 - Norwegian Lutheran Church of Canada

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Norwegian Lutheran Church of Canada

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  • 1903 - 1967 (Creation)
    Norwegian Lutheran Church of Canada

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1.55 m of textual records
3 albums (ca. 130 photographs : b&w and col.)

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The Norwegian Lutheran Church of America (NLCA) was formed in 1917 through a merger of three Norwegian church bodies: The Hauge’s Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Synod in America (1876-1917); Norwegian Synod (1853-1917); and United Norwegian Lutheran Church in America (1890-1917). At the NLCA1946 convention, the name was changed to the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELC). In 1960 ELC merged with the American Lutheran Church (1930-1960) and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1896-1960) to form a new body, The American Lutheran Church (1960-1987).

The Canada District of the Norwegian Lutheran Church of Canada was incorporated in 1922 by an Act of Parliament under the name the Norwegian Lutheran Church of Canada and operated within the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America. It consisted of 10 circuits: Camrose, Manitoba, Southern Alberta, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Yorkton and Peace River.

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The series contains source material from the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America- Canada District, and its successor, the Norwegian Lutheran Church of Canada. It consists of minutes, reports, scrapbooks, correspondence, a written history of the NLCA and printed material that document the activities of the Norwegian Lutheran districts and circuits in Western Canada from 1903 to 1968. The series features records from various conferences and circuits, from the Board of Parish Education, the Youth Luther League, the Women’s Missionary Society, and the Home Missions Committee.

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  • Norwegian

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