United Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon, Records, 1926-2012  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

United Lutheran Church (Eugene, Or.)
United Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon, Records
1926-2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Collection Number
OPVELCA7a4_178 (collection)
Collection contains the records of United Lutheran Church in Eugene, Oregon.
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

Dr. Edward Thorstenberg, a University of Oregon professor, wrote, “Attnetion is called to the fact that there are in Eugene hundreds of people of Lutheran faith and ancestry who either do no understand any language other than English or who, at any rate, prefer all church services in the language.” Consequently, the United Lutheran Church of Eugene was organized on October 6, 1926 with 48 charter members. Pastoral care was requested of the Pacific Synod (ULCA), resulting in the call of Frank S. Beistel as the first pastor. A remodeled fraternity house became the house-chapel, providing worship and education facilities as well as a parsonage. On February 26, 1950 the cornerstone was laid for the new church. The growing congregation and enlarging ministry had created the need for additional properties and expansion of all facilities. In 1985 extensive remodeling was completed and additional parking provided. The addition of a Coulter tracker organ and a Steinway piano has enhanced the music program.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder contains a note on meeting E. Sakrison in 1975, a congregational historical record, a 50th anniversary booklet, a written history of the church, a flyer for a 22 day Heritage tour, a church relations visit summary, 75th anniversary bulletin, newspaper clipping, vitae Thomas. H Dodd, installation bulletin of Thomas H. Dodd 1995.

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 United Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon, Records, OPVELCA7a4_178, Archives and Special Collections, ELCA Region I Archives, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Location of Collection

Box 5 File 5

Acquisition Information

Transferred to ELCA Region I Archives. .

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Lutherans--Oregon--History

Personal Names

  • Beistel, Frank S., 1927-1940
  • Dodd, Thomas H.
  • Epple, Charles A., 1949-1961
  • Hallgrimson, Dan B., 1983-
  • Johnson, Edwin J., 1941-1942
  • LaMunyon, Weston W., 1961-1967
  • Sakrison, Earl V., 1968-1982
  • Sawyer, John L., 1942-1949

Corporate Names

  • United Lutheran Church in America. Pacific Synod
  • Coulter Steinway
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--Oregon Synod
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History
  • University of Oregon

Geographical Names

  • Eugene (Or.)


  • Clergy