University Congregation Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, Records, 1955--2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University Congregation Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, Wash.)
University Congregation Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, Records
1955--2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Collection Number
OPVELCA7a5_419 (collection)
Collection contains the records of University Congregation Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.Processing funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Historical NoteReturn to Top

On September 1, 1955, the student congregation was established at Pacific Lutheran University by the Board of Regents for the purpose of providing a ministry to the student body. Students held associate membership in the congregation. A full-time pastor, Rev. Robert Lugness, was called, and he took over in that year. Worship services were initially held in Eastvold Auditorium, but in recent years have been moved to Christ Knutzen Hall in the University Center. The evening devotions and some other services are held in the Tower Chapel of the Eastvold Building. The student congregation is led by students under their own elected council. Services are held every Sunday of the regular academic year. The congregation has organizations, retreats, service groups, campus devotions, mission organizations, and Sunday evening fellowships. It has two full-time pastors employed by the University.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder contains a bulletin from the organ dedication service in the Parish House Chapel, various bulletins, copies of newspaper articles, a congregational historical record, a congregational statistical record, document discussing changes for the Religious Life program 1975.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder

Preferred Citation

From the University Congregation Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, Records, OPVELCA7a5_419, Archives and Special Collections, ELCA Region I Archives, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Lutherans--Washington (State)--History
  • Personal Names :
  • Dalton, Morris, 1967-1970
  • Moe, S. M., 1961-1963
  • Taylor, Donald W., 1969-1971
  • Beckman, James, 1973-1976
  • Connor, Nancy J.
  • Jerke, Donald, 1975-1978
  • Kraabel, Alf M., 1962-1963
  • Larsgaard, John O., 1960-1969
  • Lathrop, Gordon, 1971-1975
  • Malmin, C. K., 1961-1962
  • Rieke, Steve, 1985-1986
  • Sepper, Dennis G.
  • Tellefson, Ronald, 1977-1986
  • Vignec, Ron, 1980-1985
  • Corporate Names :
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--Southwestern Washington Synod
  • Pacific Lutheran University (creator)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Tacoma (Wash.)
  • Occupations :
  • Clergy