Walter C. Schnackenberg Papers, 1903-2016  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Walter C. Schnackenberg Papers
Dates
1903-2016 (inclusive)
Quantity
9.5 linear feet (18 boxes)
Collection Number
OPV RG 6.4.1
Summary
This collection consists of the papers of Dr. Walter C. Schnackenberg, Professor of History at Pacific Lutheran University (1937-1973), detailing his scholarly work, mentorship and leadership as a faculty member, and key figure within various Lutheran organizations.
Repository
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
98447
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
archives@plu.edu
Access Restrictions

Languages
English, Norwegian
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Walter C. Schnackenberg was born in Spokane, Washington on July 3, 1917. He entered Pacific Lutheran College as a freshman in 1935. After completing the junior college division in 1937, he studied at St. Olaf College in Minnesota where he received an A. B. degree (1939). As an undergraduate, he participated in a variety of student activities including varsity sports, music, dramatic organizations, and student government. After spending two years in business with his father, he returned to Pacific Lutheran in 1942 with his new wife, Doris Strom. During their two year stay, Schnackenberg worked as the Dean of Men and Secretary of the Development Association. He also taught classes. In 1944, he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

After two years of service, he returned to the Northwest and entered graduate school at Gonzaga University in Spokane. He received his master’s degree in history the following year. In the fall of 1947, he began to work towards his Ph.D. at Washington State College in Pullman. For his thesis Schnackenberg studied the history of Lutheran educational institutions founded in Washington and Idaho from 1890 to 1920. With the majority of the primary sources located at Pacific Lutheran University, he visited the campus often. The thesis became the basis for his history of PLU, “The Lamp and the Cross,” which was published in 1964.

After completing his doctorate, he taught at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. for two years. In the fall of 1952, he returned to Pacific Lutheran University where he served as a Professor of History until his death in 1973. During his tenure at the university, Dr. Schnackenberg played an active role in many facets of the community. He served on nearly every faculty committee. He spoke 72 times at chapel services. He advised the Lutheran Student Association of America, both the PLU branch and the national body. He was influential in nearly every major decision made at the university during his tenure. He spearheaded the faculty constitution which was adopted in 1972. He also served as Chairman of the Department of History from 1963 until his death.

Throughout his career, Dr. Schnackenberg was involved with numerous outside organizations. He served as a board member and as president of Trinity Lutheran Church. He assisted in the revision of the church’s constitution and supported the decision to build the current sanctuary. He participated in a variety of church-related programs from 1942-1973. During his 1962-1963 sabbatical, he was a visiting scholar and lecturer for the Evangelische Akademie in Germany. He organized the Enumclaw Library Oral History Project. As the President of the Board of Directors for Franklin Pierce School District (on which he had served for many years), he traveled to Laos to facilitate the School-to-School program. He was a member of the American Historical Association, the American Association of University Professors, the American Society of Church History, the Hudson’s Bay Record Society, and the Norwegian-American Historical Association.

Dr. Schnackenberg was often recognized for his efforts. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the ELCA (1960), the Medina Foundation Award (1962), the Distinguished Service Award from Parkland Businessmen (1968), and the Distinguished Professor Award (1971). Dr. Schnackenberg authored several articles and books. In 1953, Schnackenberg delivered a speech entitled To Whom the Future Belongs which was later published by the Board of Christian Education for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Now or Never: Some Reflections on the Meaning and Fullness of Time was published in 1957 and met with controversy. The Lamp and the Cross appeared in 1965 to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the university. His history primer On Studying History was completed in 1972 and printed for university use, but was never fully published.

Walter Schnackenberg and Doris Strom married in 1941 and had four daughters: Ann Louise, Mary Helen, Dikka Marie, and Gjertud Cecelia. Dr. Schnackenberg died in 1973 from a massive heart attack at the Faculty House. All of his accomplishments and commitments numbered too many to include in this brief biographical sketch. A more detailed listing of his activities can be found in specifically in Series 1, File 3 or can be compiled from the following collection.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains materials arranged into fourteen separate series that cover the span of Dr. Schnackenberg’s work as a professor, historian, and church leader. Materials are largely sorted thematically in each series and, within the files, are arranged chronologically with the exception of the files found in Dr. Schnackenberg’s briefcase after his death. Whenever possible, the original order and subject headings have been maintained.

This collection covers an extensive amount of Dr. Schnackenberg’s work at Pacific Lutheran University from his role as a faculty member, Chair of the History Department, advisor of the Lutheran Student Association, and as a scholar with his history of Pacific Lutheran Academy, The Lamp and the Cross.These subjects are covered in Series 2, 5, 4, 6, 7, and 11. This collection also includes information about Dr. Schnackenberg’s family and family history, personal business and activities outside of the university, involvement with Trinity Lutheran Church, and his military service in the United States Navy. These subjects can be found in Series 1, 3, 9, 11, 12, and 13. The rest of this collection includes notes saved by Dr. Schnackenberg throughout his career including the notecards used for his Ph.D. Dissertation and various classes. These can be found in Series 8, 13, and 14.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Biographies, Vitae, and Personal PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.1
Obituaries, Memorial Service, and Tributes
A biography of Dr. Schnackenberg upon his acceptance of the position of associate professor, a copy of Dr. Schnackenberg’s will, the program from his memorial service, correspondence regarding his death and funeral arrangements, clippings from PLU publications, and poems by Gjertrud Schnackenberg published in Scene about her father. Also includes a transcript of an interview Kerstin Ringdhal conducted with Doris Schnackenberg Bohman, Dr. Schnackenberg’s wife, and programs for her memorial service.
1952-2012
1.2
Awards
Awards given to Dr. Schnackenberg during his years at PLU: Certificate of Appreciation from PLU (1958), invitation and program for the Distinguished Service Awards Banquet for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (1960), Certificate of Election to the School Board (1967), Outstanding Educators of America Award (1971) with the program and letters of congratulation, and Regency Professorship Award (1973).
1958-1973
1.3
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).
1952-1973
1.4
Personal Statements
A reflection of aging entitled “Thoughts at Fifty”, and a revised version of the Nicene Creed by Schnackenberg.
n.d.

Series 2:  Undergraduate and Graduate Academic WorkReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.5
Exams and Papers
Dr. Schnackenberg’s work as a graduate student. Included are: papers and tests on European and American history, a copy of the Ph.D. preliminary examination for Schnackenberg (1949), schedules of examinations (1950), a college calendar for graduation at the State College of Washington.
1948-1950
1.6
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).
1935-1950
1.7
Suggestions for Thesis (WSC)
Instructions for writing a Thesis from the Department of History at Washington State College.
1.8
Assorted Notes
Spiral notebook containing notes on European history, outline on Greek history, “Lecture Number One--Non-Solar Refuge” possibly an assignment for a science class and preliminary notes for the assignment, psychology notes, Air Raid Rules and Regulations notes, a list of the automobiles on campus, a list of PLC policies, notes on the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Binder
Physics Experiments
Hardcover, 2-ring binder filled with Walter Schnackenberg’s Physics Experiments.
1933-1934
1.9
Essays
Essays written by Schnackenberg as a student: “The Basic Reasons Why the Hudson’s Bay Company Moved its Main Base in the Columbia Department from Fort Vancouver to Fort Victoria”, “On the Theory of the State” (1948), “On the Origins of the Political Philosophy of Fascism” (1948), “The Soviet Arctic.”
1943-1948
1.10
Luther and the Brothers of the Common Life
Notes and essays (copies under revision) on the theme “Luther and the Brothers of the Common Life."
1.11
Satterthwaite Thesis
Thesis by R.W. Satterthwaite entitled “The Beginning of Organized Government in the Oregon Territory in the Years 1841 to 1843.”
1.12
Schnackenberg Master's Thesis
Includes Schnackenberg’s thesis (with a copy) “The Southern Route into Oregon” (1947) presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for his Master’s degree at Gonzaga.
1947-1948
2.1
Ph.D. Thesis (Part 1)
Part 1 of Dr. Schnackenberg’s Ph.D. thesis, “The Development of Norwegian Lutheran Schools in the Pacific Northwest from 1890 to 1920,” submitted in partial fulfillment of his Ph.D. in History requirements from the State College of Washington.
1950
2.2
Ph.D. Thesis (Part 2)
Part 2 of Dr. Schnackenberg’s Ph.D. thesis, “The Development of Norwegian Lutheran Schools in the Pacific Northwest from 1890 to 1920,” submitted in partial fulfillment of his Ph.D. in History requirements from the State College of Washington.
1950
2.3
Ph.D. Dissertation Draft (Part 1)
Includes a draft of “The Development of Norwegian Lutheran Schools in the Pacific Northwest from 1890 to 1920” filled with editorial corrections.
1950
2.4
Ph.D. Dissertation Draft (Part 2)
Includes a draft of “The Development of Norwegian Lutheran Schools in the Pacific Northwest from 1890 to 1920” filled with editorial corrections.
1950

Series 3:  Assorted Family and Extracurricular PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2.5
Family History
Materials regarding the genealogy of the Schnackenberg family (1970-1973). Letters are primarily from Eva (Schnackenburg) Sudlow who initiated correspondence in an attempt to advance her research on the family’s history. Also, included are sketches the Schnackenberg Wappen (Crest), a general history dating back to the medieval times, and photos from her travels related to this research.
1970-1973
Box
2.6
Schnackenberg Family History
File contains a detailed history of the Snackenberg family researched and written by Jim Skurdall following correspondence with Dr. Schnackenberg’s daughter, Mary. Materials contain information about the first Schnackenberg immigrants from Germany and England, maternal and paternal ancestry of past relatives, and family connections to Norway.
2016
Box/Folder
2.7
Family Correspondence (Confidential)
Correspondence from Dr. Schnackenberg’s daughters including letters from college, a telegram of congratulations on The Lamp and the Cross, Christmas cards, Christmas lists, handmade Fathers’ Day cards, and personal letters. This file is denoted as confidential.
1965-1972
2.8
Schnackenberg Children
File includes parts of a story written by Gjertrud, transcribed pieces of music, practice sheets for the guitar, and a math test taken by Dikka.
n.d.
2.9
Gjertrud Schnackenberg
Materials relating to Schnackenberg’s youngest daughter, Gjertrud Schnackenberg. File includes her poem “Advent Calendar”(1981), an article on her husband Robert Nozick (1983), materials concerning the honorary Doctor of Letters she received from Mount Holyoke (1985), and an interview with her printed in the Tacoma News Tribune (1985).
1979-1994
Box
2.10
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.
1953-1964
2.11
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.
1962-1963

Series 4:  Faculty ActivitiesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3.1
General Faculty Activities
Materials regarding Dr. Schnackenberg’s activities as a faculty member. File includes letters from the American Association of University Professors concerning the drafting a constitution, notification of faculty committees, report to the Board of Trustees, minutes of the Alumni Association meetings, copies of presidential correspondence with Lutheran pastors and laity, 1960 Faculty Handbook, speech by Dr. Knorr at Faculty Retreat, memo on the Academic Self-Study (1961), Committee Draft Statement of Principles (1961), and assorted memos.
1958-1961
3.2
General Faculty Activities
Materials regarding Dr. Schnackenberg’s activities as a faculty member. File includes correspondence on the Academic Self-Study, minutes of the Steering Committee (1962), Statement of Principles, correspondence regarding Dr. Eastvold’s retirement, Steering Committee reports (1962), Objectives Committee report, clippings on education, Evaluation Committee (1962), Questionnaire on Senate, Faculty, Board relationships, Resolution Amending Articles of Incorporation of The Pacific Lutheran College Association, Admission and Student Academic Status Committee Minutes (1961), Secondary Working Draft of the Faculty Constitution (1962), Some Sentences Concerning the Nature of Dogma and the Principle of Authority by Dr. Schnackenberg, Notes on the Steering Committee, and memos from Dr. Mortvedt concerning university objectives.
1962-1964
3.3
General Faculty Activities (1/2)
Materials regarding Dr. Schnackenberg’s activities as a faculty member. File includes: Resolution Amending Bylaws of PLU (1966), Proposed Revised Articles of Incorporation (1966), Outline Constitution, Bylaws, Judiciary, Legislation (1967), and Minutes of the Faculty Constitution Committee Meeting (1967).
1966-1968
3.4
General Faculty Activities (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).
1966-1968
3.5
General Faculty Activities
Materials regarding Dr. Schnackenberg’s activities as a faculty member. File includes: the adopted Pacific Lutheran University Faculty Constitution and Bylaws (1968-1969), proposal regarding the creation of a Center for Human Organization, “Teetering on the Edge” an address given by A. Dean Buchanan, an address given at Lutheran Faculties Conference (1972), minutes of faculty meetings, memo from the Educational Policies committee (1972), Proposal for the Nursing Curriculum, memos from Dr. Wiegman, memos regarding the proposal by the Port of Tacoma and Seattle to open an air freight terminal near campus.
1968-1973
4.1
Faculty Retreat Address
“The Preparation and Stimulation of Students for Graduate Study” given by Dr. Schnackenberg (1953).
1953
4.2
Board of Regents Report
Faculty edition of the report that covers the financial outlook, expansion program, university morale, pensions, salaries, insurance, faculty changes, sabbaticals, student scholarships, and the student congregation.
1957
4.3
Title IV
Materials regarding the National Defense Education Act (1958) which encouraged the creation and expansion facilities of graduate study. Dr. Schnackenberg served as the chair of the resultant committee. File includes Higher Education and National Affairs bulletins, agendas for a regional conference on the National Defense Education Act, preliminary committee reports, applications for graduate fellowships, descriptive statement of the program proposal, correspondence regarding the legislation, proposals for grant money, and letters documenting the rejection of some of PLU’s proposals by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
1958
4.4
University Names Committee
Materials regarding Dr. Schnackenberg’s participation in the University Names Committee. File includes notes on the reasons for adopting the term “university,” clippings, the Articles of Incorporation of Pacific Lutheran University, correspondence regarding the name change.
1959
4.5
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”.
1959
4.6
Dedication Committee
Materials regarding the dedication of the Administration Building and the adoption of the university title. File includes tentative programs for the 1960-1961 University Year and lists of suggestions for the Dedication Program.
1960-1961
4.7
Assorted Faculty Activity Materials
Clippings, articles, speeches, and pamphlets related to Dr. Schnackenberg’s work as a faculty member or personal interest. File includes: “The College and University President at Work” (1960-1961), “Academic Proliferation Doesn’t Pay For the Professor, or the College” (1963), a copy of Augustana Today (Summer 1963), “The Theory and Practice of College Teaching”, “The Christian Teacher: Channel of Excellence (1959), “Is the Lutheran Church Giving Adequate Attention to Ethics?”, “Observations of the Reproductive Cycles and Ecology of the Common Brachyura and Crablike Anomura of Puget Sound, Washington”, “The Significance of Universals, Particulars, And Value Commitment in the Process of Socialization”, “The Foundation and Freedoms: An inquiry into the origins of the Fund for the Republic”, “Minutes of Liberal Arts Seminar with History Teachers of the Community Colleges”.
1960-1961
4.8
Prologue to Self-Study
Written by Dr. Schnackenberg during the 1960-1962 to clarify the purpose and the method of the self-study.
1960-1962
4.9
Self-Study Steering Committee
File includes a lengthy memo by Dr. Schnackenberg regarding Teacher Competence according to ACTEC guidelines, lists of university employees, minutes of Steering Committee meetings, lists of Self-Study Committee members, notes made by Schnackenberg on committee meetings, correspondence with the President of the ALC , Dr. Foss, regarding the study, portions of the findings of the committee, Tentative Report and Statement of the Objectives Committee, resolutions of the Board of Regents regarding the findings of the committee and the Faculty Senate, and progress reports.
1960-1964
4.10
PLUS Committee
Materials documenting Dr. Schnackenberg’s involvement in the PLUS Committee for long-range development (1964). File includes lists of committee members, summary of discussions held, progress reports, and correspondence.
1964
4.11
Extra Teaching Policy
Materials regarding the policy to restrict outside teaching by faculty members and Dr. Schnackenberg’s role as the head of the committee considering the policy. File includes: Schnackenberg’s response to Mortvedt’s formulation of the policy, correspondence between various administrators and faculty members, questionnaires for faculty members, the final formulation of a policy on extra-mural activities, and returned surveys.
1965
4.12
Social Sciences Committee—Graduate Council
Materials documenting the activities of the committee which considered the feasibility of particular graduate degree programs and provided outlines for possible programs. File includes: a statement on the responsibilities of the committee, agendas for the meetings, minutes, proposals by various departments for graduate studies in their respective fields, findings of the committee, and bulletins of the Division of Graduate Studies.
1963-1967
4.13
Steering Committee (75th Year)
Materials regarding preparations for the 75th anniversary of the university. File includes: proposals for lecture series, minutes of meetings, summary of discussions on potential activities.
1965
4.14
Constitution Committee—Subcommittee
Materials regarding the work of a sub-committee on Article IV, Section C. File includes: copies of the original article, revisions to the article, draft proposals, and a further tentative draft.
1968
4.15
Honorary Doctorates
Materials on the criteria for honorary doctorates and the procedure for presentation. File includes: memos to the Educational Policies Committee, worksheets on criteria, a memo from President Wiegman to establish an ad hoc committee to study the criteria, and a list of honorary doctorate recipients.
1969-1971
4.16
Ad Hoc Placement Study
A study of PLU’s efforts to place students after graduation by the ad hoc committee in which Dr. Schnackenberg was involved. File includes: excerpt from the Teacher Placement Annual Report 1970-1971, report of the visitation team from the Western College Placement Association, memos to committee members, a self- evaluation checklist for placement.
1970-1972
4.17
University Scholars Association
Materials from the University Scholars Association including newsletters, financial statements, agendas of general meetings, and articles of incorporation for the association.
1972
4.18
Sabbatical Report
Report by Dr. Schnackenberg on his sabbatical leave to Europe (1971-1972) to President Wiegman. Includes a list of areas visited and a progress report on his research.
1972
4.19
Social Sciences Division
General materials on the Division of Social Sciences. File includes: notes on developments within the department, copies of departmental policies, criteria for determining chairmen, memos for divisional priorities, minutes of faculty meetings, proposals for By-law changes, and requests for a report on tuition income and enrollment ratios.
1972-1973
4.20
Faculty Resolutions (Confidential)
Materials documenting the conflict between faculty members and President Wiegman in 1973. File includes: a request for Faculty Opinion and Information created by Schnackenberg, the tally of the survey returns, memo with the results of the questionnaire, correspondence regarding the result of the survey and the subsequent actions of the faculty, the “President’s Message” at the PLU Corporation Meeting, and resolutions of the Corporation calling for the appointment of an acting President. This file is denoted as confidential.
1973
4.21
Evaluations, Personnel, Salaries (Confidential)
File includes: materials for the Purdue Rating Scale, evaluations of various history professors, a memo on personnel policies, budget information, faculty evaluation forms, and general materials regarding faculty issues and concerns. This file is denoted as confidential.
1969-1973
4.22
Contracts and Salary Information
Information regarding Dr. Schnackenberg’s employment history at the university. Includes contracts, notifications of promotions, and correspondence regarding salaries and contracts.
1953-1972
4.23
Evaluations (Development)
Evaluation forms for various companies being reviewed for their potential participation in PLU’s development program.
n.d.
4.24
Names for Buildings
Prospective lists of names for buildings at PLU. Mentions history, merits, and drawbacks of the potential names.
n.d.
4.25
Undated Revision of the Faculty By-laws
Revisions for the faculty bylaws handwritten by Schnackenberg.
n.d.

Series 5:  Academics Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5.1
History 12
Materials for a course taught by Dr. Schnackenberg. Includes: examinations, a telegram from the students, lecture notes, and handwritten notes for examinations.
1951-1953
5.2
The Far East
Materials for a course taught by Dr. Schnackenberg. File includes: lecture outlines, diagrams, book summaries, and a reading list.
Spring 1957
5.3
Student Comments on Study Tours
Letters and cards from students expressing gratitude to the Schnackenbergs for their guidance and assistance on the study tours.
1968
5.4
Tour of the Far East
Materials from Dr. Schnackenberg’s tour of the Far East which was related to his work with Franklin Pierce Public Schools. File includes: notes on expenses, correspondence with schools officials and travel agents, itineraries, a pamphlet on FANGUM comprehensive high schools, and the constitution of the American School Association.
1971
5.5
Spain Study Tour
Materials on the 1971 Study Tour to Spain led by Dr. Schnackenberg and Dr. Arbaugh. File includes: advertisements for various tours, proposals for the study tour, correspondence with the Interim Committee, proposed itineraries, miscellaneous materials on interim study, lists of interested students, brochures of the trip, student evaluations of the trip, and the final report.
1970-1971
5.6
Sabbatical Materials (Rome)
Materials regarding Schnackenberg’s sabbatical leave to Rome 1971. File includes: list of cities toured, scholarly notes, correspondence regarding academic connections in Rome, correspondence regarding accommodations, course listing for universities in Rome, etc.
1971
5.7
Exam and Quizzes
Copies of assorted exams and quizzes given in Dr. Schnackenberg’s classes spanning almost two decades between 1953-1972.
1953-1972
5.8
History of Civilization Course Materials
File includes the syllabi for History of Civilization 107 & 108, a class list, lecture outlines, notes, and miscellaneous materials.
1972-1973
5.9
Materials on Students
File includes: lists of Officers of Organizations, a schedule for the freshman and new student orientation program, a Proposed Code of Contact, a list of student post boxes, and lists of faculty and staff.
1953-1955
5.10
Honors Program
Materials documenting the efforts of Scholarship and Curriculum Committee to investigating the possibilities of an Honors Program. File includes: reflections by Schnackenberg on Faculty decision on the Honors Council, a statement of objectives by the committees and a list of participants, proposal for the Honors Seminar, and a study of the programs of different schools.
1956-1957
5.11
Graduate Studies Bulletins
Copies of the Graduate School Bulletins from 1962-1965 which list procedures, offerings, and requirements for the graduate studies program.
1962-1965
5.12
Graduate School Recommendations (Confidential)
File includes: requests from students for references and recommendations written by Dr. Schnackenberg (1969-1973).
1969-1973
5.13
Ethnic Studies
Materials on the proposal for an Ethnic Studies Program. File includes: Schnackenberg’s notes, a proposal for a program to assist minority students, and the Report of the Ethnic Studies Committee to the Office of the Provost.
1971-1972
5.14
Schedules
Class schedules. File includes: university wide class schedules (1954-1956), the history department offerings (1952-1953, 1960), a tentative university event calendars (1959-1960), and a list of study tours.
1952-1960
5.15
Briefcase Items
Materials found in Dr. Schnackenberg’s briefcase after his death. Original order has been preserved. File includes: information on the League of Women Voters of Washington, materials on grants, questionnaire on equality and rights, results of the questionnaire, student profiles, etc.
1973-1974
5.16
Bibliographies
File includes assorted readings for history majors, particular classes, and leisure time for students.
n.d.
5.17
Historiography
Materials on particular trends in historical research and prominent historians. File includes: biographies of historians, surveys of historical movements, and materials on church events and symbols (which have no apparent connection to the general theme of this file).
n.d.
5.18
Notes on Ancient History
Dr. Schnackenberg's research and lecture notes on ancient history.
n.d.
5.19
Notes on Reformation
Materials include handwritten notes by Dr. Schnackenberg on the Reformation, possibly lecture notes.
n.d.
5.20
Notes on Latin America
Materials include handwritten notes by Dr. Schnackenberg on Latin America, possibly lecture notes.
n.d.
5.21
Notes on Russia
File includes: handwritten notes, a bibliography on publications on Russia, handouts on the history of Russia, chronologies of the Cold War, articles, class lists, and a handwritten copy of the 1951 exam.
n.d.
5.22
Notes on the Far East
File includes: handwritten notes (possibly lecture notes), clippings, and a map.
n.d.
5.23
History 103 Materials
File includes questions for discussion (7 pages) for the History of Civilization class (103).
n.d.
5.24
Miscellaneous Academic Materials
Miscellaneous materials regarding academics. File includes: “Directions for Notes” and “General Instructions for students in the history courses conducted by Dr. Walter Schnackenberg” both written for Dr. Schnackenberg.

Series 6:  Religious Organizations and ActivitiesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6.1
Lutheran Student Association 1
Materials related to Dr. Schnackenberg’s involvement in the Lutheran Student Association. File includes: “The Role of Study in the Lutheran Student Movement” an introduction to the association by Dr. Schnackenberg, guides for planning weekly meetings, memos on upcoming meetings and workshops, various educational materials, newsletters from the Student Service Division of the National Lutheran Council, constitution by-laws, meeting agendas, officer rosters, a handbook on the organization, pamphlets on the role of the church on campuses, copies of The Lutheran Longhorn, minutes from meetings, etc.
1953
6.2
Lutheran Student Association 2
Materials related to Dr. Schnackenberg’s involvement with the Lutheran Student Association. File includes: newsletters from the Student Service Division of the National Lutheran Council, guides for planning weekly meetings, memos on upcoming meetings and workshops, annual meeting resolutions, information on scholarships and employment opportunities, various educational materials, revisions of the constitution, meeting agendas, minutes from meetings, 1954-1956 program guide, officer rosters, pamphlets on the role of the church on campuses, copies of SCOOP. a newsletter for LSAA officers and staff, a copy of Communiqué the newsletter of the World’s Student Christian Federation, etc.
1954-1955
6.3
Lutheran Student Association 3
Materials related to Dr. Schnackenberg’s involvement in the Lutheran Student Association. File includes: copies of SCOOP (a newsletter for LSAA officers and staff), various educational materials, memos on upcoming meetings and workshops, organizational schematics, meeting agendas, minutes from meetings, officer roster, a proposal for development of Lutheran ministry at the University of Washington, booklet Lutheran Student Action, committee and officer reports to the LSAA, etc.
1955
6.4
Lutheran Student Association 4
Materials related to Dr. Schnackenberg’s involvement in the Lutheran Student Association. File includes: various newsletters, program suggestions, preliminary preparations for ASHRAM—the annual meeting, officers roster, materials for installing officers, committee and officer reports to the LSAA, questionnaires, copies of SCOOP—a newsletter for LSAA officers and staff, various educational materials, memos on upcoming meetings and workshops, meeting agendas, minutes from meetings, a handbook for personnel of the 1957 Lutheran World Federation Assembly, etc.
1956-1957
6.5
Menucha Lectures—Pacific District Pastoral Conference
Materials from the Pacific District Pastoral Conference at Camp Menucha for which Dr. Schnackenberg was the guest lecturer. File includes: schedule for the conference, a questionnaire for the pastors at the conference, and outline for lectures given at the conference by Dr. Schnackenberg. Some of the themes in these lectures were time, the relationship between primitive and modern thought, the demands of evangelism in the Space Age, secularization, etc.
1959
6.6
Choral Union
Materials regarding Dr. Schnackenberg’s involvement in the Choral Union. File includes: a brochure for the Church Music Institute at PLC (1954), a copy of Notes and Nuances—a newsletter from the Choral Union, correspondence on music selections, agendas, minutes from the board meetings of the Choral Union, and a list of musical selections for weddings.
1954-1955
Box
6.7
Seminar for Lutheran Pastors
Materials regarding a seminar, “Contemporary Christian Thought,” led by Schnackenberg for Lutheran Pastors between September 1958 and February 1959. File includes seminar lecture notes, handwritten notes, and selected readings or handouts.
1958-1959
Box/Folder
6.8
The Minnesota Project
Materials on the Minnesota Project, an adult education program sponsored by the educational boards of both the LCA and the ALC. File includes: a summary of the project, advertisements and registration forms for various educational programs and conferences, program for the Faith-in-Life Assembly, etc.
1963

Series 7:  General ActivitiesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7.1
Citizenship Clearing House
Materials on the Citizenship Clearing House, an organization encouraging the political involvement amongst college age men and women. File includes: bulletins, newsletters, pamphlets, registration forms, a workshop program, materials on the Model United Nations program, a roster of officers in PLC organizations, etc.
1953-1956
7.2
KCTS TV
Materials on KCTS TV, the educational community television service out of Seattle, Washington. Files includes: a phone message about an upcoming program on the Far East and programming schedules.
1955
7.3
Assorted Alumni Materials
Materials regarding the Alumni Association. File includes: lists of graduates, an organizational chart, a copy of “Tacoma Progress,” copies of “Alumnus” the Pacific Lutheran University alumni bulletin, correspondence, minutes of board meetings, a copy of “Luther Alumnus,” a pamphlet for non-tax supported colleges, a list of financial contributions, an outline of the Alumni Fund Program, and a copy of the faculty constitution.
1958-1968
7.4
Enumclaw Library
Correspondence with the Enumclaw Library relating to their oral history project.
1964-1968
7.5
Eatonville Project
Materials on the Eatonville School District’s attempt to expand and diversify their Social Studies program through developing a partnership with a Latin American school. This files documents PLU’s involvement in the project through Dr. Schnackenberg’s work. File includes: various articles and pamphlets on education, a proposal by the Eatonville School District, memos from the Lutheran World Federation on hunger issues, correspondence, educational materials on South American and general history, notes on the projects, proposal forms and abstracts, and responses to the proposal from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
1967-1970
7.6
Franklin Pierce School Board
Materials regarding Dr. Schnackenberg’s involvement with the board of the Franklin Pierce School District. File includes: schedule of board meetings, correspondence, materials on dress codes, clippings, and board resolutions.
1967-1971
7.7
Franklin Pierce School District (Confidential)
Materials and correspondence relating to the Franklin Pierce School District. File includes both materials on the general business of the school district and materials on Dr. Schnackenberg’s trip to Laos as a representative of the School-to-School program. This file is denoted as confidential.
1970-1971
7.8
Northwest Collection in History
Materials related to the establishment of a Northwest History Collection at PLU. File includes: a memo on committee members; correspondence regarding possible location and acquisitions; the master proposal for the project by Dr. Martinson. This file is missing from the collection.
1971
7.9
Association of Washington Historians
Materials on the establishment of the Association of Washington Historians. File includes: proceedings of the Regional Conference for Northwest History (1948), a copy of House Bill No. 650, a memo summarizing the bill, a statement of organization for The Association of Washington Historians (1973), and a working draft of the constitution for the Association of Washington Historians.
1948-1973
7.10
Evangelische Akademies I
Printed materials related to Dr. Schnackenberg’s research on the Evangelische Akademie as a possible model for centers of religious dialogue in the United States. File includes: various booklets, essays, and articles. Materials on the proposal for adult education and lay schools also appear in this file.
1963
7.11
Evangelische Akademies, II
Further materials related to Dr. Schnackenberg’s research into the Evangelische Akademie. File includes: Schnackenberg’s proposal to the Medina Foundation for a grant, outline of the phases of the projects, correspondence with pastors, notes, articles, and collected essays and speeches from the Presse-Stelle of the Akademie.
1963
Box
7.12
Evangelische Akademies III
Materials related to Dr. Schnackenberg’s research into Evangelische Akademie. File includes: collected essays and speeches from the Presse-Stelle of the Akademie..
1963
Box/Folder
8.1
National Defense of Education Act, Modern Languages
Articles and pamphlets on the study of foreign languages collected by Dr. Schnackenberg under the heading “National Defense of Education Act”. File includes: a pamphlet entitled “The Role of Modern Languages in Our Schools” (1956), pamphlet “Factors Involved in Good Modern Language Teaching” (1958), pamphlet “Grammar--Beware!” (1957), news releases on actions taken under the National Defense Act for the creation of foreign language institutes, and a copy of The Modern Language Journal (1959).
1956-1959
8.2
PLU Library 1
Materials related to the planning and establishment of Mortvedt Library. File includes: book lists, various public relations and informational materials, committee correspondence, committee reports, and articles on other libraries.
1955-1968
Box
8.3
PLU Library 2
Materials related to the planning and establishment of Mortvedt Library. File includes: questionnaires for the faculty, inventory lists, minutes from programming board meetings, reviews and proposals for departmental collections, general reports to the faculty and administration, and various memos on the planning, programming, and policies of the new library.
1955-1968
Box/Folder
8.4
Camrose Lutheran College
Materials related to Dr. Schnackenberg’s involvement with Camrose Lutheran College in Alberta, Canada. File includes a copy of the constitution for Camrose College, a copy of a news bulletin on Christian Colleges, a survey of the colleges bookkeeping system, minutes of the Camrose College study committee, a copy of the proposed development site, notes by Dr. Schnackenberg, summary of the conference on post-secondary education in Alberta, recommendation for a conservatory of music at the college, various brochures related the city Edmonton, materials and correspondence relating to Dr. Schnackenberg’s election to the presidency of the college, a set of resolutions by Schnackenberg to the Board of Regents regarding the college, a proposed copy of the constitution, etc.
1967
8.5
President Wiegman 1
Materials relating to President Wiegman’s tenure at PLU which were collected by Dr. Schnackenberg. File includes: newsletters from Federal City College, memos regarding Wiegman’s election and inauguration, correspondence with Wiegman, Dr. Schnackenberg’s remarks at the inauguration, a copy of the inauguration program, letters of concern to the Board of Regents, minutes of Board of Regents meetings, correspondence between Wiegman and the board, correspondence regarding the resignation of staff and faculty members, faculty resolutions in regards to Wiegman, newspaper clippings, responses by Wiegman, remarks made by Board of Regents member Knudson at a faculty meeting, materials regarding student petition to the resolutions of the Board of Regents, statements by the ASPLU president, and further correspondence regarding the question of the presidency.
1968-1973
Box
8.6
President Wiegman 2
Materials relating to President Wiegman’s tenure at PLU which were collected by Dr. Schnackenberg. File includes: further correspondence regarding the question of the presidency, minutes of faculty meetings, results of a faculty ballot regarding the retention of the president, drafts of the agreement reached between Wiegman and the university, correspondence regarding the agreement, reports to interested parties regarding the decision, committee reports, and an invitation to a farewell gathering for Dr. Wiegman.
1973
Box/Folder
8.7
Faculty Questionnaire
A questionnaire drawn up by Dr. Schnackenberg as the representative of the faculty to the Board of Regents to survey faculty opinion about various aspects of the university. File includes a regular copy and the score copy.
1973

Series 8:  Assorted NotesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9.1
Notebook (Part 1)
File includes miscellaneous notes found in an aged three-ring binder. Topics within the notes vary, covering religious, philosophic, historic, and educational themes.
1938-1956
9.2
Notebook (Part 2)
File includes miscellaneous notes found in an aged three-ring binder. Topics within the notes vary, covering religious, philosophic, historic, and educational themes.
1938-1956
9.3
Notes on the Humanities
Notes written by Dr. Schnackenberg relating to the humanities. File also includes a copy of the bulletin Greece (1965) and a copy of the speech “Cooperation—A New Dynamic in Higher Education” by Dr. Mina Rees (1965).
1965-1966
9.4
General Notes
Notes covering a wide variety of subjects: alumni association, history notes, myths, religion, politics, biology, etc.
1965-1966
9.5
Theses-Time Quotes—Now or Never Notes
Notes on biblical passages some of which have references to “time.” This file includes, perhaps, preliminary work for Schnackenberg’s booklet entitled “Now or Never.”
n.d.
9.6
PLU History Notes
Notes and revisions for The Lamp and the Cross, a history of PLU written by Dr. Schnackenberg. File includes: notes for corrections, tentative chapter headings, revisions to selected sections.
1946-1947
9.7
Miscellaneous Notes 1
Notes found in another aged three-ring binder covering various historical topics that are possibly notes for lectures, academic tasks, and research.
n.d.
10.1
Miscellaneous Notes 2
Notes found in another aged three-ring binder covering various historical topics that are possibly notes for lectures, academic tasks, and research.
n.d.
10.2
Miscellaneous Notes 3
Notes found in another aged three-ring binder covering various historical topics that are possibly notes for lectures, academic tasks, and research.
n.d.

Series 9:  Miscellaneous ArticlesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
10.3
Article on Revolution
File includes a copy of an extensive (and untiled) article with chapters on revolution and the various modes of its analysis by Guenther Roth.
10.4
Newspaper Clipping
Assorted clippings collected by Dr. Schnackenberg. File includes a list of copies of the Mooring Mast found within his papers. The clippings cover events at PLU, development, sports, public education, Spanaway history, the Breezy Point and Ocean Shores controversies, The Lamp and the Cross, the Distinguished Teacher Award, international issues, study tours, etc.
1903-1971
10.5
Miscellaneous Articles
Various articles collected by Dr. Schnackenberg. Themes include the following: religion, science, education, the role of the church in higher education, curriculum changes, the Evangelische Akademie, the environment, history, etc.
1959-1967
10.6
Christian Education
Various materials collected under the heading “Christian Education”. File includes: agendas for the Association of Lutheran College Faculties’ annual conventions (1950-1951), materials from the biology department of Augustana College, copy of the news bulletin for the National Lutheran Church Educational Conference (1951), the program for the 1951 Faculty Retreat, minutes of a Commission on Christian Higher Education (1952), progress report for Augustana College (1952), PLC president’s report (1952-1953), speech by Frank Haley at the 1953 Faculty Retreat, writings by Schnackenberg on the teachings of Christianity and education, etc.
1950-1968
10.7
Pacific Northwest River Basins Commission
File includes the Annual Report of the Pacific Northwest River Basins Commission for 1968 that includes lists of available reports, pamphlet about the reports, and background information.
1968
10.8
Miscellaneous Papers
A variety of materials collected by Dr. Schnackenberg. File includes: clippings on the football team, an inventory of donations for refurnishing, a copy of This Week Chicago (1955), church bulletins, bulletins for the American Association of University Women, materials for ASHRAM, the speech "Education in his Name" by Dr. Mortvedt (1962), inaugural address by Dr. Mortvedt, minutes of a steering committee meeting for the Pacific Northwest History Conference, programs for the Homecoming (1965), calendars of university events, copies of Reflections (1965-1966), a brochure for N-P-D Southern European Tours, speech notes, programs for university events, materials on Banff, musical arrangements, humor, etc.
1968
10.9
Reference Materials
Materials found in Dr. Schnackenberg’s briefcase after his death. Original order has been preserved. Materials relate to the proposal of new courses (1960-1974), questions for the Teacher Education Evaluation Committee, and materials relating to the library.
1960-1973

Series 10:  Written WorkReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11.1
Short Articles
“PLC Development Based on Faith in Triune God” published in the Tacoma News Tribune (1954), “Schnackenberg on Europe” printed in the Alumni Bulletin, and “Schnackenberg on Europe” revised.
1954-1963
11.2
Now or Never
Paper copy of a monograph by Dr. Schnackenberg on the meaning of time and faith. Small corrections are written on the text.
1957
11.3
Response to Now or Never
A copy of a criticism of Now or Never.
1957
11.4
Draft of Introduction to the Study of History
An early draft of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history primer, “On Studying History,” that he wrote but never published. File includes: notes for preliminary bibliography and introduction.
n.d.
11.5
Drafts of On Studying History
Further drafts of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history primer, “On Studying History,” including notes for preliminary bibliography and an introduction.
n.d.
11.6
Draft of On the Study of History
A subsequent draft of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history primer, “On Studying History,” including correspondence with a publisher.
1968
11.7
Draft—Intro to Study of History (I)
Subsequent draft of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history primer, “On Studying History.”
n.d.
11.8
Draft—Intro to Study of History (II)
Subsequent draft of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history primer, “On Studying History.”
n.d.
11.9
On Studying History
Subsequent draft of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history primer, “On Studying History.”
Box
Book
Final Copy of On Studying History
Includes a bound copy of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history primer, On Studying History, with the inside message of: “Privileged papers in preparation for publication. Reproduction in any form is prohibited without permission of the author.”
1973
Box/Folder
11.10
Responses to On Studying History
Responses of academics, publishers, and students to On Studying History. File also includes revisions to various sections.
1972-1973
11.11
Assorted Essays on Christianity
Collected essays on issues of Christianity. Chapter headings include: “On the Origin of Good and Evil”, “On Original Sin”, “On Indifference”, “On Ethics”, “On Misplaced Responsibility”, “On the Responsibility of the Observer”, “On Faith”, and “On Pride”.
n.d.
11.12
On the Price of Peace
Essay written by Dr. Schnackenberg for the alumni bulletin "Reflections."
n.d.
11.13
History of PLU
Early draft of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history of PLU first entitled “The Brown Loaves,” but later named when published The Lamp and the Cross. File contains: an introduction and unnumbered chapters or marked sections all with annotations.
c. 1965
11.14
The Brown Loaves (Part 1)
A subsequent draft of Dr. Schnackenberg's history of PLU later entitled The Lamp and the Cross. File includes introduction through chapter 5.
c. 1965
11.15
The Brown Loaves (Part 2)
A subsequent draft of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history of PLU later entitled The Lamp and the Cross. File includes Chapters 6-9 and appendices.
c. 1965
11.16
Annotated Copy of The Brown Loaves (Part 1),
File includes a draft of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history of PLU with corrections and notes made by Dr. Reigstad.
c. 1965
11.17
Annotated Copy of The Brown Loaves (Part 2)
File includes a draft of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history of PLU with corrections and notes made by Dr. Reigstad.
c. 1965
11.18
Corrected Draft of The Brown Loaves (Part 1)
A draft, possibly the third, of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history of PLU incorporating Dr. Reigstad’s comments and corrections.
c. 1965
11.19
Corrected Draft of The Brown Loaves (Part 2)
A draft, possibly the third, of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history of PLU incorporating Dr. Reigstad’s comments and corrections.
c. 1965
Box
11.20
Nearly Final Draft of The Lamp and The Cross
The printed draft of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history of PLU. Text notes change of title and minor corrections are still noted.
c. 1965
11.21
Miscellaneous History of PLU Materials
Miscellaneous materials relating to Schnackenberg’s history of PLU. File includes: footnotes, bibliography, final notes for preparation of the manuscript, faculty rosters, appendices, historical sketch of PLU, and the prototype for the cover.
n.d.
Box/Folder
11.22
Correspondence about The Lamp and The Cross
Materials relating to the publishing and distribution of Dr. Schnackenberg’s history of PLU. File includes: correspondence with publishing houses and libraries, reviews, information on the author, newspaper clippings, etc.
1965-1966
11.23
Short Writings
File includes: a biography of Erling Thompson, essay entitled “Originality of State of Washington Names”, essay entitled “On the Educational Uses of Television”, untitled essay on Christianity and politics, untitled essay on secularization and religious resurgence, essay entitled “The Niche and the Call”, essay entitled “Time and the Historical Situation”, essay entitled “The Limited Commitments”, essay entitled “Secular Christianity”, notes for writings, maps of Washington, essay entitle “On Ethics”, essay entitled “The Humanities and the Humanistic View” (1965, multiple copies), pamphlet entitled “The Plight of the Humanities” (1965, not written by Schnackenberg), essay entitled “The Myth of the Learned Man”, essay entitled “Reflection on Moderation”, and an article for the Mooring Mast “On Khrushchev’s Downfall.”
n.d.
11.24
On the Revolution in Our Times
File includes three copies of an undated essay entitled “On the Revolution of Our Times” by Dr. Schnackenberg.
n.d.
11.25
To Whom the Future Belongs
An undated pamphlet entitled “To Whom the Future Belong” by Dr. Schnackenberg on graduate studies published by Board of Christian Education of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (Vol. 2, Issue 4).
n.d.
11.26
Brief Statements
Brief statements made by Dr. Schnackenberg. File includes: a statement for the Department of History section of the 1966 SAGA (two copies) and the “Brief Statement of Some Traditions of Interest to Students for the New Student Handbook (two copies).
1906
11.27
Speeches
File includes: a speech given at the Fall Faculty Conference (1965) entitled “The Humanities and the Humanistic View” and the speech given by Dr. Schnackenberg at the inauguration of President Wiegman (1970). This file is missing from the collection.
n.d.

Series 11:  General CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
12.1
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence prior to his tenure as a professor at PLU. File includes correspondence from family, friends, and representatives of various universities, Harald Ronning, Dr. Eastvold, and Dr. Preus. Some of the subjects covered in the letters are Schnackenberg’s military service, scholarship applications, graduate schools, career and educational opportunities, research, and Schnackenberg’s dissertation. Some correspondence is in Norwegian.
1937-1949
12.2
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence prior to his tenure as a professor at PLU. File includes correspondence from family, friends, and representatives at various universities. Subjects in this file include scholarship applications for studying in Norway, various career opportunities, research, his dissertation, his work at Augustana, and related family matters. Some correspondence is in Norwegian.
1949-1950
12.3
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence directly prior to his tenure at PLU. File includes correspondence from family, friends, Tingelstad, officials from Augustana College, various churches, and Dr. Eastvold. Some subjects covered within the correspondence are his thesis, musical work, his children, speaking engagements, his work at Augustana, the opening of a position at PLU, his eventual resignation to Augustana, and his acceptance of the position at PLU.
1950-1952
12.4
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU. File includes correspondence from family, friends, Dr. Preus, Orville Dahl, Clyde J. Grimstedt, various academic and religious organizations, etc. Some subjects covered within the correspondence are the LSAA, Schnackenberg’s writings, Augustana related business, speaking engagements, personal death of Mother, housing stuff, personal business, speaking engagements, faculty business, Trinity Lutheran Church and their search for a pastor, and general news.
1953-1954
12.5
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU. File includes correspondence friends, acquaintances, organizations, and university officials. Some subjects covered within the correspondence are speaking engagements, LSAA, personal business, Trinity Lutheran Church, Choir of the West, conferences, his contract at PLU, his research on Evangelische Akademie, Komo TV, the America Association of University Professors, National Lutheran Council, and the Ashram conference.
1955
12.6
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU. File includes correspondence with friends, acquaintances, organizations, and university officials. Some subjects covered within this file include the publication “Frontiers,” speaking engagements, Augustana College, the National Lutheran Council, Pacific Northwest History Conference, assorted faculty business, the “Fullness Series” at PLC, the Ashram Conference, Schnackenberg’s personal business, requests for references, the Lutheran church, and student criticism of the education department.
1956
12.7
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU. File includes correspondence with friends, acquaintances, organizations, the Department of Stewardship of the ELCA, and university officials. Subjects covered within the correspondence include assorted research opportunities, speaking engagements, contracts, Schnackenberg’s personal business, his article on China and communism, Father’s Day materials, his pamphlet “Now or Never,” and materials related to his Father’s Death.
1957
12.8
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU. File includes correspondence with friends, acquaintance, organizations, the National Lutheran Council, etc. Subjects covered within the file include the development fund, Schnackenberg’s personal business, letters of reference requests, the Ashram conference, various contracts, church-related business, Schnackenberg’s inheritance, and assorted speaking engagements.
1958
12.9
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU. File includes correspondence with friends, acquaintances, organizations, faculty committees, National Lutheran Council, assorted materials related to the city of Tacoma entry in Encyclopedia Americana, Schnackenberg’s personal business, visiting speakers, and travels abroad.
1959-1963
12.10
Correspondence
Schnakenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU. File includes correspondence with friends, acquaintances, organizations, and professional colleagues related to research, academic articles and journals, speaking engagements, church-related business, correspondence regarding travels for the university, faculty business, Schnackenberg’s personal business, correspondence with past students, and correspondence about the beginning stages of his history primer, On Studying History.
1964
12.11
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU. File includes correspondence with friends, acquaintances, organizations, and professional colleagues related to faculty business, letter of reference and character requests, Scnackenberg’s personal business, correspondence with past students, and assorted materials related to his position as the Chair of the History Department.
August-December 1965
12.12
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU. File includes correspondence with friends, acquaintances, organizations, and colleagues relating to the publication of Schnackenberg’s book The Lamp And The Cross: Sagas of Pacific Lutheran University, faculty business, assorted business as the chair of the History department, correspondence with past students, speaking engagements, and Schackenberg’s personal business.
1966
12.13
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU which contains both personal and university-related letters. Some subjects covered in this file include: personal travel plans, correspondence with students, correspondence with colleagues, personal business, educational committees, and academic conferences.
January-July 1967
12.14
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU which contains both personal and university-related letters. Some subjects covered in this file include: correspondence with students and colleagues, personal business, educational committees, and departmental business. Includes many copies of letters sent by Schnackenberg.
August-December 1967
12.15
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU which contains both personal and university-related letters. Some subjects covered in this file include: correspondence with students, correspondence with colleagues, personal business, assorted materials related to Tittle III, educational committees, travel, and academic conferences. Includes many copies of letters sent by Schnackenberg.
1968
12.16
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU which contains both personal and university-related letters. Some subjects covered in this file include: correspondence with past students and colleagues, educational committees, Schnackenberg’s position as Chair of the History Department, and family-related and/or personal business.
1969
Box
12.17
Correspondence
Scnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU which contains both personal and university-related letters. Subjects covered in this file include: correspondence with past students and colleagues, Schnackenberg’s position as Chair of the History Department and his responsibilities, and other church-related business.
1970
12.18
Correspondence
Scnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU which contains both personal and university-related letters. Subjects covered in this file include: correspondence with students (current and past) and colleagues, Schnackenberg’s position as Chair of the History Department and related responsibilities, assorted materials regarding President Wiegman’s appointment, issues regarding the Washington Historical Society of Tacoma, and family and/or personal business.
1971
12.19
Correspondence
Schnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU which contains both personal and university-related letters. Subjects covered in this file include: correspondence with students and colleagues, church-related business, materials relating to Schnackenberg’s position as Chair of PLU’s History Department, university business from the Pacific Northwest, and family and/or personal business.
1972
12.20
Correspondence
Scnackenberg’s correspondence during his years at PLU which contains both personal and university-related letters. Subjects covered in this file include: correspondence with student and colleagues, church-related business, materials related to Schnackenberg’s position as Chair of PLU’s History Department, family and/or personal business, and miscellaneous notes.
1973
Box/Folder
13.1
Copies of Correspondence
File includes copies of assorted letters and other correspondence from Dr. Schnackenberg relating to his professional work including his doctorate dissertation and time at Washington State College.
1945-1954
Box
13.2
Copies of Correspondence
File includes copies of assorted letters and other correspondence from Dr. Schnackenberg relating to his professional work.
1955-1967
Box/Folder
13.3
Schnackenberg's Invention
Correspondence and informational materials relating to Dr. Schnackenberg’s invention of a safety device for vehicles.
1972-1973
13.4
Letter to Harvey Neufeld
An extensive letter to Harvey Neufeld, the Executive Assistant for Alumni and Development Campus, regarding the need for a careful articulation of university objectives and implementation. The letter contains a historical overview of the issue.
1973
13.5
Undated Correspondence
File includes: a thank you card, correspondence from a master's candidate, personal correspondence, a letter to the editor on good teaching, and letter to Bishop Fjellman.
n.d.

Series 12:  Navy MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
14.1
Navy Materials
File contains materials regarding Dr. Schnackenberg’s service in the United States Navy including entrance picture negatives, a physical training manual of the United States Army from 1914, Navy registration forms and travel documents, a certificate of completion for Officer Indoctrination (1944), a humorous certificate of initiation into the "Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep" (1944), and an affidavit acknowledging his call for active duty (1945), a letter of gratitude upon his release, a certificate of gratitude from Harry Truman (1945), forms related to his status as a member of the inactive reserve (1952-1953).
1943-1953
14.2
Navy Correspondence
File contains materials regarding Dr. Schnackenberg’s service in the United States Navy including correspondence about his recruitment and discharge from the Navy. Also includes correspondence about his service on USS Oakland.
1943-1955

Series 13:  Assorted YearbooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
14.3
Luther College
The yearbook, entitled “The Pioneer: Our Victory Annual,” from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa for 1920.
1920
14.4
The Q-12 Log
The yearbook for Dr. Schnackenberg’s naval class, 02-1944, called, “The Q-12 Log” from Camp Macdonough in New York. This yearbook contains information about the United States Navy, a brief history of Plattsburg, pictures of training activities, and pictures of Companies A-K of Class No. 2. Schnackenberg is listed on page 76.
1944
14.5
Agustana College
The yearbook, “EDDA,” for Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the 1950-1951 academic year.
1951
14.6
75th Anniversary of Calvary Lutheran Church
The yearbook or membership guide for Calvary Lutheran Church in Hendricks Minnesota in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the church in June of 1952. This text includes brief history about the congregation, information about the building (including the sanctuary), and pictures of various church groups from Sunday school classes, Congregation boards, to a list of confirmands from 1881-1952.
1952

Series 14:  Assorted NotesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Ph.D. Thesis Notes
While researching for his thesis, Dr. Schnackenberg wrote notes pertaining to the history and development of Norwegian Lutheran schools in the area contained in Boxes 14 through 16.
n.d.
Box/Folder
15.1
NLKA Organisationsmode
Section includes notes on the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America and contains 83 notecards total.
15.2
Pacific Heritage 1891-1917
Section includes notes on different volumes of the text, Pacific Heritage, from 1891-1917 and contains 227 notecards.
15.3
P.L.S. Olympia
Section includes notes on attempts to establish a Lutheran school in Olympia, Washington and contains 14 notecards.
15.4
Luther
Section includes notes on Martin Luther, some of which are written in Norwegian, and contains 29 notecards in all.
15.5
Hong Correspondence
Section contains notes on President Nils Joseph Hong’s personal and professional correspondence about various topics but mostly about Pacific Lutheran Academy. File includes 218 notecards.
16.1
Corporation Reports (Hong)
Section includes notes on Pacific Lutheran Academy’s corporation reports during Hong’s presidency. File contains 333 notecards.
16.2
P.N.W.
Section contains notes on the history of the Pacific Northwest and includes 78 total notecards.
16.3
Harstad to Hong
Section includes notes on correspondence between various faculty members with President Hong and contains 131 notecards.
1904
16.4
PLU Board of Trustees Minutes
Section contains notes on minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings at Pacific Lutheran University, then Pacific Lutheran Academy. File includes 254 total notecards.
1890-1901
17.1
PLU
Section contains a list of faculty members at Pacific Lutheran University including the years they taught and the departments they were in. File includes 301 notecards.
17.2
Bibliography
Section contains a list of different sources (1 per notecard) used by Dr. Schnackenberg in his dissertation. File includes 29 total notecards.
17.3
PLA
Section includes a list of faculty members (1 per notecard) at Pacific Lutheran Academy including the years and subjects they taught. File contains 59 notecards.
17.4
Columbia College
Section includes a list of faculty members (1 per notecard) of Columbia College in Everett, Washington with the years and subjects they taught and the department they worked in. File contains 31 notecards.
17.5
PLC
Section includes a list of faculty members (1 per notecard) of Pacific Lutheran College including the years professors taught and subjects they taught. File contains 19 notecards.
17.6
Bethania College
Section contains a list of faculty members (1 per notecards) of Bethania College in Poulsbo and Everett, Washington including the years professors taught, the subjects they covered and/or the departments they worked in. File includes 48 notecards.
17.7
Pac. Ever.
Section contains Schnackenberg’s notes on board meetings regarding locations for various Lutheran Schools on the Pacific Coast. File includes 30 notecards.
17.8
PLC Notes.
Section includes notes on board meetings regarding fundraising efforts for Pacific Lutheran College and contains 6 total notecards.
17.9
Bethania Notes
Section contains notes on board meetings fundraising for Bethania College and includes 37 notecards.
17.10
Beret. Forening Spokane
Section includes notes on Spokane College in Spokane, Washington and contains 15 total notecards.
17.11
Beret. Forening. Columbia
Section includes notes on Columbia College in Everett, Washington and contains 23 notecards.
17.12
Beret. Forening Columbia & Spokane
Section includes notes on Columbia College and Spokane College in relation to each other. File contains 22 notecards.
17.13
Spokane College Notes.
Section includes notes on board meetings regarding fundraising efforts for Spokane College in Spokane, Washington. File contains 164 notecards.
18.1
Columbia College Notes
Section includes notes on board meetings about fundraising for Columbia College in Everett, Washington and contains 160 total notecards.
18.2
Spokane College Notes
Section includes a list of faculty members (1 per notecards) at Spokane College in Spokane, Washington including the years the professors taught and what subjects. File includes 129 total notecards.
Miscellaneous Notes
The remaining notes on the index cards do not relate to Dr. Schnackenberg’s thesis, but are his notes on various other subjects, such as different collegiate statistics, history courses he taught, and the Beret Synod of the NLCA.
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Box/Folder
18.3
Statistics
Section covers enrollment statistics of various colleges and universities throughout the United States and includes four folded pages and 108 notecards.
18.4
PLC Statistics
Notes in this section detail Pacific Lutheran College basketball statistics and includes 21 notecards.
18.5
Spanish America
Section includes notes on Spanish American history, presumably for a course Dr. Schnackenberg taught. File contains 25 notecards.
18.6
North America
Section covers notes on North American history, presumably for a course Dr. Schnackenberg taught, and contains 128 notecards total.
18.7
Historiography & Bibliography
Section includes a list of various sources Dr. Schnackenberg probably used during his research for his courses (1 per notecard). File contains 19 notecards.
18.8
Synod Beretning.
Section includes various notes on the Beretning Synod of the NLCA, especially in relations to Pacific Lutheran University/Academy. File contains 102 notecards.

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  • Personal Names :
  • Eastvold, Seth C., 1895-1963
  • Harstad, Bjug Aanondson, 1848-1933
  • Hong, Nils Joseph, 1866-1939
  • Schnackenberg, Walter C., 1917-1973
  • Tingelstad, Oscar, 1882-1953

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  • Family Names :
  • Schnackenberg family

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  • Corporate Names :
  • Trinity Lutheran Church (Parkland, Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Augustana University
    • Lutheran Brotherhood
    • Lutheran Student Association of America
    • Pacific Lutheran University
    • Washington State College

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  • Geographical Names :
  • Parkland (Wash.)
  • Pullman (Wash.)
  • Sioux Falls (S.D.)
  • Spokane (Wash.)
  • Tacoma (Wash.)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)
  • Evangelishe Akademie
  • Norwegian Lutherans
  • Pacific Lutheran Academy
  • Pacific Lutheran College
  • Washington (State)--History
  • Other Creators :

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  • Occupations :
  • Historian
  • Professor