Galata Lutheran Church, Galata, Montana, Records, 1910-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Galata Lutheran Church (Galata, Mont.)
Galata Lutheran Church, Galata, Montana, Records
1910-2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Collection Number
OPVELCA7a3_85 (collection)
Collection contains the records of Galata Lutheran Church in Galata, Montana.
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

This congregation was organized in 1910 and services were held in the Congregational Church (which Galata purchased in 1928). Rev. Kjos was the first pastor, holding services once a month as he served territory which included Joplin to the west, the Canadian line to the north, and the Marias River to the south.

The church was remodeled with an addition to the chancel in 1949, and additional renovations were made in 1957. Discussion and approval to build a new church took place at the 1979 annual meeting. It was completed in the summer of 1981 with members of the congregation doing a lot of the work. The stained glass windows were designed and built by Pastor Kenneth Bartle. Upon completion of the new edifice the old church was demolished, but the bell tower was saved and is now used as a community and church bulletin board.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder includes a congregational historical record.

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 Galata Lutheran Church, Galata, Montana, Records, OPVELCA7a3_85, Archives and Special Collections, ELCA Region I Archives, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Lutherans--Montana--History
  • Personal Names :
  • Bartle, Kenneth A., 1979-
  • Benson, S. C., 1917-1921
  • Engh, Olaf J., 1930-1934
  • Romstad, Alf, 1939-1941
  • Rygg, O. S., 1921-1927
  • Smythe, Roberta L.
  • Cornelson, A. B., 1954-1955
  • Erickson, Earl C., 1959-1966
  • Holt, Marvin P., 1955-1959
  • Houghland, H. E., 1911-1913
  • Jones, Oliver L., 1944-1947
  • Kjos, T. O., 1910-1911
  • Larson, L. J. R., 1915-1917
  • Lee, Orlando, 1941-1943
  • Mason, John M., 1934-1936
  • Mikelson, M. J., 1948-1954
  • Rosgaard, Alfred I., 1966-1979
  • Soiland, Earl, 1929-1930
  • Thompson, Leonard, 1936-1938
  • Corporate Names :
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church -- Montana Synod
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History
  • Geographical Names :
  • Canada
  • Marias River (Mont.)
  • Galata (Mont.)
  • Occupations :
  • Clergy