University Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington, Records, 1917-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University Lutheran Church (Seattle, Wash.)
University Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington, Records
1917-2012 (inclusive)
6 files
Collection Number
OPVELCA7a5_388 (collection)
Collection contains the records of University Lutheran Church in Seattle, 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

What is now University Lutheran Church began with a canvass of the area by Mission Pastor Schoenberg in August of 1916. Formal organization took place March 18, 1917. The present location was purchased on November 25, 1923. The first structure, called “The Little Church on the Green”, was dedicated Palm Sunday, April 10, 1927. It was razed in July of 1965 to make room for the Office and Education Unit, dedicated on Palm Sunday, 1967, the 50th anniversary year. Membership at the close of 1985 numbered 1036 baptized, 747 confirmed. Lying adjacent to the University of Washington, the congregation has a long-time ministry to students and has always supported campus Christian Ministry.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

(folder #1) This folder contains a congregational historical record, a booklet from their 50th anniversary, a booklet from their 65th anniversary, an annual report from 1977, an announcement from the dedication of the church, various bulletins, a 1966 yearbook/directory, a 65th anniversary bulletin, a copy of the church annual from 1948, church directories from 1977, 1979, 1980, and 1982, a copy of the constitution, a 65th anniversary announcement. (folder #2) This folder contains various bulletins, a booklet from the installation of Pastor Bracher as president of the Synod, a booklet encouraging giving towards the new church, annual reports from 1945, 1946, 1948, 1950-1951, articles of incorporation, a 75th anniversary edition of their newsletter, a bulletin from the organ dedication. (folder #3) This folder contains a booklet from their 25th anniversary, annual reports of the church organizations 1953-1957, 1959 and 1961, a booklet from their 50th anniversary. (folder #4) This folder contains annual reports from 1962-1964. (folder #5) This folder contains annual reports from 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973 and 1975, 1976. (folder #6) This folder contains annual reports from 1980-1983, a booklet/directory from their 75th anniversary in 1992.

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 Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington, Records, OPVELCA7a5_388, 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 :
  • Bremer, Otto A., 1924-1928
  • Steinhoff, Lawrence H., 1939-1949
  • Stone, Alfred H., 1959-1975
  • Bingea, Richard J., 1976-?
  • Bussard, Franklin W., 1920-1923
  • Hummon, Edward E., 1949-1959
  • Moe-Lobeda, Ronald W.
  • Scheonberg, Theophilis A., 1917-1919
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Washington
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--Northwest Washington Synod
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Occupations :
  • Clergy