First Lutheran Church, Havre, Montana, Records, 1911-2012

Overview of the Collection

First Lutheran Church (Havre, Mont.)
First Lutheran Church, Havre, Montana, Records
1911-2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Collection Number
OPVELCA7a3_97 (collection)
Collection contains the records of First Lutheran Church in Havre, Montana.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 2535357586
Fax: 2535357315
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

In 1910 a group of people living in Havre organized a Ladies’ Aid with quite a large membership. Rev. A. A. Lunde of Great Falls came occasionally to hold services in a school, and from this group a congregation was formed in 1911. The church was erected in 1913. In 1924 it was remodeled and a bell was installed which continues to ring in the present building.

In 1915 a congregation was established in Cottonwood, a rural area north of Havre. In 1922 a building was erected and a pastor from Havre came to conduct services. In 1951 the Cottonwood members transferred to the Havre church.

In 1913 a small frame church was built on the corner or 10th avenue and 4th street and the congregation was renamed First Lutheran. In 1918 a parsonage was built, and in 1933 and 1938 building projects were undertaken to remodel and enlarge the church. The present church was begun in 1948 and completed December 30, 1951.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder includes a congregational historical record, a 50th anniversary booklet, and a 50th anniversary bulletin.

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 First Lutheran Church, Havre, Montana, Records, OPVELCA7a3_97, 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 3 File 13

Acquisition Information

Transferred to ELCA Region I Archives. .

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Dreyer, Martin E., 1979-1985
  • Anderson, Olaf A., 1940-1947
  • Andvik, O. O., 1923-1930
  • Brandrud, A. T., 1914-1919
  • Gabrielsen, K. David, 1985-
  • Hanson, Rolf G., 1954-1958
  • Heen, Selmer M., 1947-1953
  • Kindem, Roald A., 1958-1966
  • Kvamme, Rodney A., 1967-1984
  • Norby, O. J., 1913-1914
  • Norem, O. J. C., 1930-1937
  • O'Hearn, Michael
  • Running, A. S., 1919-1922
  • Sanden, Lorin R., 1974-1978
  • Trygstad, Martin, 1937-1940
  • Ulgenes, Brad

Corporate Names

  • Cottonwood Lutheran Church (Havre, Mont.)
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church -- Montana Synod
  • Lutheran Church--Montana--History
  • North Havre Lutheran Church (Havre, Mont.)

Geographical Names

  • Great Falls (Mont.)
  • Havre (Mont.)


  • Clergy