Personal Papers

Lutheran Archives Center holds a large number of collections of personal papers of Lutheran clergy, theologians and church workers. Examples include: from the 18th century, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg and Justus Henry Christian Helmuth; from the 19th century, Charles Porterfield Krauth, William Julius Mann and Beale Melancthon Schmucker; and from the 20th century, Henry Eyster Jacobs, Sr., Charles Michael Jacobs, Jr., O. Frederick Nolde, Theodore G. Tappert, Martin J. Heinecken and John H. P. Reumann. Personal papers are generally most useful to academic researchers studying specific topics in church history or theology.


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The Rev. Dr. Henry Eyster Horn Collection, 1934-2007

Rev. Robert M. Lamparter (1917-2010) Lutheran Church Postcard Collection

John H.P. Reumann Papers, 1892-2008

Rev. Merwyn L. Shelly (1909-1991) Pastoral Collection, 1933-1987

Ray F. Anderson

Ernest Frederick Bachmann (1870-1954)

E. Theodore Bachmann (1911-1995)

  • Papers relating to Lutheran Deaconess Motherhouse, Inner Mission Society

C.A. Baer Diaries

H.H. Bagger

Ralph Bagger

Rev. U.E. Bauers Sermons, 1915-1959

Rev. Dr. Gustaves Bechtold

John Bender

C.T. Benze

W.T. Benze

William C. Berkemeyer


Schuyler Brossman

Harold E.B. Brubeck

Buehler (Northeastern PA Synod)

Krider Clobert

Rev. Dr. William H. Cooper

Rev. Elmer Deibert Sermons, 1915-1963

J.W. Doberstein


Henry Endress

Fritz Otto Evers

Pastor Robert M. Feist

Carl Ficken

E.E. Fischer


J.F.C. Fluck

Prof. Karlfried Froehlich Papers

Franklin D. Fry

Dr. Gaise


Fred Goos

John K. Gottschall

Rev. Arthur E. Greenwalt Sr.


Dr. Martin J. Heinecken

H.H. Heines

Dr. Mahlon Hellerich

Dr. A. Hellwege

Henckel Family

Rev. David Henkel

William de Heyman

W. Chester Hill

William W. Hill

Paul Hoffman

Rev. Dr. E.T. Horn

Rev. Dr. Henry Eyster Horn Collection, 1934-2007

Rev. William M. Horn

Pastor A.R. Horne

Charles Frederick William Hoppe

C.M. Jacobs

Henry Eyster Jacobs

Jehu Jones

John A. Kaufmann

S.E. Kidd


John Klein

Edwin H. Knudten

Johannes Koch/John Cooke

Rev. Howard Kuhnle

Thomas T. Lager

James F. Lambert


Dr. Charles A. Linn

George Long, Jr.

W.J. Mann

J. Mattiesen

Rev. D. Menges

Rev. Molzahn

Rev. Carl H. Moyer

H.H. Moyer

W.O. Moyer

Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg

O. Frederick Nolde

Ole Peterson

Ernst P. Pfatteicher

Rev. Richard Porritt

Paul Ruff

Jack Reumann

John J.P. Reumann Papers

Dr. Luther D. Reed Papers

Rev. William C. Roeger

Leslie Ross Photograph Collection

W. Seaman

Rev. Charles Frederick Schaeffer Pastoral Records, 1827-1875

E.J.F. Schantz

Rev. F.J. Schantz

Pastor Carl Schaum

Scheib Family

Ernst G. Schidt

Claude F. Schick

Karl Schild

T. Schmauk


Schmidt Papers

Rev. Edward G. Schmickel

Theodore E. Schmouk

Beale Melanchton Schmucker

Karl Schneider

J. Seiss

George Seltzer

Francis Allen Shrearer

Dr. Charles P. Siegel

Rev. Howard E. Snyder

Adolph Spaeth

Rev. Dr. Steimle

Rev. Dr. Richard Stewart

Rev. Strodel Sermons

Theodore G. Tappert

A.H. Tiemeyer

John W. Tomlinson Jr.

J.W. Vannorsdall

J.H. Voss

Dr. Rev. T.J. Wengert Papers

J.W. Whetstone Architecture Files

Andrew J. White

J. White

  • Urban Church Institute Papers

  • Assorted Papers


  • Reports/ Works Intersynodical Catechetical Committee

  • Philadelphia Lutheran Publication House 1950-1960s

K.E. Williams

Mildred Winston Papers and Photographs

Eleanor Woodroffe

Carl F. Yaeger

H.O. Zbinden


Book of Concord Archives

Inner Mission of Philadelphia Papers Collected by Rev. G.H. Bechtold

Lankenau School for Girls Photographic Slides, 1930s-1979

Lutheran Liturgical Association Memoirs, 1904

Mission Resources Institute

St. Ambrose Society

Safe Streets Committee Inc.

The Women's Mission Society in the General Council