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This index includes volumes 1-19. Figures after the title in each entry give volume and page numbers.


Albers, James. "The Lutheran Historical Enterprise in the Twentieth Century," 19:184-206

______. “Perspectives on the History of Women in The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod during the Nineteenth Century,” 9:137-83

______. “Questions on Research,” 8:102

______. “Roman Catholic and Lutheran Fraternal Insurance Societies: Responses to Ethnic and Religious Pluralism,” 10:112-47

______, Ray F. Kibler, Christa Klein, and John Wohlrabe Jr. Panel Discussion: “Teaching Lutheran History,” 12:182-209

Allbeck, Willard. “Sources and Narratives,” 3:117-25

Anderson, Joseph L. “The Confessional Principles of the General Council, the General Synod, and the United Synod of the South in Seeking Lutheran Unity,” 5:19-37

Arden, G. Everett. “The Challenge of American Lutheran History,” 1:103-11

Austin, Charles."'In the News': Lutheranism and the Lutheran News Bureau," 18:381-86


Bachmann, E. Theodore. “American General Synod and World Lutheranism: Some Vignettes on the Occasion of the General Synod's 150th Anniversary,” 4:46-70

______. “American Lutheran Studies: A Career as Historian to 1948,” 13:100-19

______. “Curricular Offerings on the History of Lutheranism,” 1:145-57

______. “Lutheranism in the Pacific Perimeter,” 12:1-36

______. “O Muhlenberg,” 15:63

______. “Problems in Writing American Lutheran History,” 1:26-46

______. “Some Southerners in the Formation of the ULCA,” 16:223-30

______. “With Muhlenberg in New York,” 15:42-62

Baur, Richard H. “Diary of Paul Henkel, 1802 and 1803,” 16:23-44

______. “Paul Henkel: Pioneer Lutheran Missionary,” 8:57-83

Becker, Edwin L. “Sunday in Indiana Lutheran Churches,” 13:9-13

Bost, Raymond M. “John Bachman: An Historical Vignette,” 6:18-45

______. “A Seminary for Lutherans in the South,” 9:60-79

Braun, Mark. "Being Good Americans and Better Lutherans: Synodical Conference Lutherans and the Military Chaplaincy," 19:48-110

Breithaupt, James. “Canadian Laws with Respect to Historical Documents and Records,” 2:85-95

Brockway, Duncan. “Computerizing Our Bibliography,” 11:119-22

Buls, Alfred & Velma. “Establishing a Multi-Media Center,” 6:160-65


Calhoon, Robert M. “Jacob Stirewalt and the Doctrine of Ministry,” 16:85-99

Church, Michael G. L. "A Beautiful and Right Praxis: The Ecclesiology of the Common Service," 18:217-45

Constable, John A. “The Conciliar Spirit in Lutheranism,” 4:71-77

Christoph, Peter R. "Church Relations in Colonial Albany, New York: A Lutheran Perspective," 18:1-14


Daib, Walter C. “How Do I Research Congregational Records,” 7:144-47

Daniels, Paul A. "Archivists and Historians: Toward a More Productive Partnership," 18:347-53

DeBerg, Betty A. “The Spirituality of Lutheran Women's Missionary Societies, 1880-1930,” 15:142-60

DeLong, Robert W. “From Poland to Scranton: Sattelmeier and His Mission to Polish Immigrants,” 15:209-18

Dickmeyer, John N. “Quodlibet: Fiche or CD-ROM?,” 15:270-83

Diefenthaler, Jon. “Lutheran Schools in America,” 10:38-51

______. “‘A Southeastern District Scrapbook, 1939-1989: In Pursuit of God's Mission’--A Case Study in Popular Lutheran Historical Education,” 13:1-8

Dishno, Richard W. “The American Lutheran Historiography: A Regionalist Approach,” 13:29-49

______. “Chicago's Place in 19th Century Lutheranism,” 15:219-37


Erling, Maria. "Built on a Fracture: Conflict in Swedish Lutheran Congregations," 18:39-56


Fevold, Eugene L. “The Development of Norwegian-American Lutheranism in the Upper Midwest,” 11:99-13

______. “Historiography and Lutheran Biography,” 5:108-36

______. “Possible Models for a Lutheran Biographical Dictionary,” 7:148-52

Ficken, Carl F. W. “Contemporary Lutheranism in the South,” 16:245-62

Fischer, Robert H. “New Light on Passavant and His Era,” 2:18-29

______. "Passavant in the Northeast," 18:307-20

Flesner, Dorris A. “The Beginning of Lutheran Theological Education in Illinois: Illinois State University,” 9:14-37

______. “The Beginnings of English Lutheranism in the Upper Midwest,” 11:43-75

______. “Dr. Abdel Ross Wentz: American Lutheran Champion of Ecumenism,” 6:60-77

______. “Frederick H. Knubel: Advocate of Sound Ecumenical Principles,” 2:64-77

______. “A Review of Developments Leading to the Formation of the Lutheran Historical Conference,” 1:14-25

Fredrich, Edward C. “Developing a Publicational Program,” 8:103-04

______. “WELS Mission Enterprises among the Apaches,” 12:80-96

______. “Wisconsin's Theological-Confessional History Viewed Especially in the Light of Its Fellowship Principles and Practices,” 6:78-116

Freed, Alan C. “Who Was John Hanson?,” 7:1-22

Freeze, Gary Richard. “A Southern Lutheran Trinity: Farm, Family and Faith in Old Lincoln County, North Carolina, 1789-1889,” 16:73-84

Fritz, W. Richard. “Ante-Bellum Lutheranism in the Black Belt: John P. Margart, 1816 to 1900,” 16:145-58

______. “G. D. Bernheim, Historiographer of Southern Lutheranism,” 8:1-20

______. “On Preparing an Annotated Bibliography of Colonial Lutheranism,” 7:153-60

Fry, Charles George. “Matthias Loy: Theological Educator,” 9:118-36


Galchutt, Kathryn. "'A Beam of Light' – The Controversy Surrounding Andrew Schulze's My Neighbor of Another Color," 19:129-45

Glatfelter, Charles H. “Colonial Lutherans in a Pluralistic Culture,” 10:1-15

______. “Gettysburg Seminary and College during the Battle of Gettysburg,” 14:184-90

Granquist, Mark A. "Byron Nelson and American Lutheran Attitudes toward Evolution," 19:146-65

______. "Conrad Bergendoff and Eastern Lutheranism," 18:443-62

______. “J.H.W. Stuckenberg and Lutheranism in America,” 17:167-83

______. “A Minority within a Minority: Scandinavian Lutherans in the Southeast,” 16:231-43

______. “Swedish-American Lutherans and Mission,” 15:243-258

Gustafson, David A. “Charles Porterfield Krauth’s Concept of Altar and Pulpit Fellowship: A Challenge to Lutheran Disunity,” 17:69-79

______. “A Confessional Lutheran Encounters American Religion: The Case of Friedrich Conrad Dietrich Wyneken,” 15:131-41


Hale, J. Russell. “Gettysburg, Seminary--150 Years,” 7:23-37

Hamre, James S. “August Weenaas: A Seminary President among Norwegian Immigrants Interprets the Nineteenth Century American Lutheran Scene,” 107-25

______. “Georg Sverdrup: A Theologian ‘In League with the Future,’” 8:21-28

Handley, George E. "A Look at H. M. Muhlenberg, the Pennsylvania Ministerium and the Development of Lutheranism in the Northeast," 18:15-38

Haney, James Lawton. “John George Schmucker and the Roots of His Spirituality,” 14:67-98

Hannah, John R., "The New York Role in the Missouri War," 18:407-24

Harjunpaa, Toivo. “The Pioneer Lutheran Pastor in Russian Alaska--Uno Cygnaeus,” 12:37-79

Hartman, Robert C. “The History of WELS Home Missions,” 15:259-269.

Heick, Wolf H. “Canadian Lutheranism--Unique?,” 2:78-84

Heintzen, Erich. “American Lutheran Historiography,” 3:5-21

Hennesey, James. “The Roman Catholic Church in the United States: The State of Historical Study,” 13:137-50

Hering, Jeffrey P., "Lutheran Revivalism in Upstate New York: A New Perspective," 18:141-79

Herr, Stephen, and Matthew Riegel. "'Tossed Headlong into Deep Waters'— Steward Winfield Herman Jr.," 19:166-83

Hill, Susan, "Seeking Fruitfulness — Elsie Singmaster Lewars: Victorian Women in Ministry," 19:1-19

Holm, Bernard J. “The Keepers of the Flame,” 5:170-80

Horn, Henry E. “A Jacobs Trilogy,” 6:46-59

______. “Lutheran Adjustments to a Pluralistic Society: A Study of Lutheran Students at Harvard,” 10:92-98

Huber, Donald L. “The Galesburg Rule: Occasion for Theological Conflict and Clarification in Nineteenth Century American Lutheranism,” 8:84-93

______. “Lutheran Confessionalism,” 10:148

______. “One Hundred and Fifty Years of Theological Education in Ohio: Hamma, ELTS, Trinity, 1830þ1980,” 9:1-13

______. “Workshop on a Proposed Commission on the Development of Resources,” 8:105

Hudson, Winthrop. “A Baptist Response,” 13:151-58

Huggins, Marvin A. "Missouri in the Northeast: Hostile Outpost or Cutting Edge?" 18:57-116


Johnson, Emeroy. “Contributions of the Swedes to Lutheranism in the Upper Midwest,” 11:1-13

Johnson, Jeff. “The Major Events in the Evangelizing of the Black People within the Lutheran Church in the New World,” 15:161-66


Keim, Albert N. “Mennonite Historical Studies,” 13:194-202

Kendrick, Alice M. “Living History Recalled with Sight and Sound,” 11:114-18

______. “Oral History,” 7:161-66

______. “Oral History Workshop,” 8:106

Kibler, Ray F., III. “Samuel Sprecher as Theologian and Churchman,” 14:133-55

Kleckley, Russell C. “Abolition and Confessionalism in ‘Our Southern Zion’: The Civil War and Southern Lutheran Identity,” 16:159-76

______. “‘Distinguish the Times, and the Scriptures Will Harmonize’: History, Science and Chiliasm according to Gustav Seyffarth and Joseph Seiss,” 17:81-105

Klein, Christa. “Immigrant Lutheran Theological Education in Nineteenth-Century America,” 9:38-59

______. Panel: “Historical Self-Consciousness within American Denominations: Introduction,” 13:98-99

______, Richard W. Dishno, and James W. Albers. Forum: “The State of American Lutheran History in American Lutheran Theological Education,” 14:173-83

Kleinhans, Theodore J. “History: Drudgery or Fun?,” 13:66-69

Knubel, Helen M. “Baptismal Records and Legal Aspects of Their Use,” 2:96-100

______. “Out of the Dust Bins,” 3:126-30

Koenning, Alton R. “Christian Streit, Revolutionary War Chaplain,” 6:3-17

Koester, Nancy. “Schmucker's Benevolence, from Republican Ideals to Civil War Realities,” 16:123-44

Kohlhoff, Dean. “Lutherans and the New Deal: The Missouri Synod as a Case Study,” 10:99-111

Kortrey, Barbara, "Seafarers and International House: An Evolution of Service," 18:339-46

Kretzmann, A. R. “History on the Hoof,” 3:97-103

Kurtz, Michael J. “John Gottlieb Morris and Nineteenth Century Lutheran Historical Consciousness,” 13:14-28


Lagerquist, L. DeAne. “The Henkels: A Family and a Church through Six Decades and More,” 16:1-21

______. “A Three-Lens Approach to American Lutheran History: Considerations of Gender, Ethnicity and Congregation,” 13:50-65

Lamb, W. Kaye. “Diversified Responsibilities: Common Goals,” 2:1966:30-42

Lehman, Helmut T. “The American Revolution in Henry Melchior Muhlenberg's Experience,” 7:38-52

______. “Publishing Church History--Problems and Prospects,” 3:87-96

Lee, Robert E. A. "One Foot in Show Business: Lutheran Films 1952-1987," 18:387-405

Leonard, Bill. “Historical Studies in the Southern Baptist Convention,” 13:159-72

Lindberg, David L. "Ecumenical and Global Concerns of the LHC," 19:207-12

Lundeen, Joel W. “The Archival Responsiblity of Seminary and Church College Librarians,” 1:91-102

______. “Our Libraries and Historical Research,” 3:41-51


Marschke, Paul. “German Lutherans in Minnesota: Glimpses into the Americanization of a City Parish, 1890-1940,” 11:14-38

McArver, Susan Wilds. “‘Earnest Women’ and ‘Manly Christians’: The Rise of the Lay Auxiliaries in the United Synod in the South, 1886-1918,” 16:195-221

______. “Recent Trends in Denominational Historiography and Implications for American Lutheran Scholars,” 17:127-46

______. “‘A Spiritual Wayside Inn’: Urban Missionary Work in the New South, 1900-1920,” 15:167-97

McArver, Susan Wilds. "Students among the Archives: A Case Study," 18:367-80

Meyer, Carl S. “Notes on the History of the Synodical Conference,” 5:137-69

Mortensen, Enok. “The Centennial of Danish Lutheranism in America,” 5:1-14


Narbut, Keltah T. “Lutheran Archives, Scholars and Library Automation,” 2:101-27

Nesvig, Milton. “The Role of the Regional Repository,” 10:153-54

Nichol, Todd. “The Lutheran and the American West: Frontier, Destiny, Plurality and Identity,” 12:97-121

Nordquist, Philip. “Lutheran Educational Institutions on the West Coast,” 12:122-46

Norwood, Frederick A. “Historical Study in Methodism,” 13:173-93


Oldenburg, Mark W. “Southern Lutherans and the Common Service,” 16:177-94

Oldenburg, Mark. "The General Synod's 'Reception' of the Common Service," 18:247-60

Olson, James B. “Erik Ludvigsen Pontoppidan and the American Influence of His Catechism,” 14:20-39

Olson, Oliver K. “A Bicentennial Look at American Ideology,” 7:53-57

Owens, David B. “Capital University: 125 Years,” 117-33


Pahl, Jon. “Lutheranism in the Twenties: Youthful Perspectives,” 17:185-201

Petersen, Lorman M. “Theological and Higher Education at Springfield, Illinois,” 6:134-59

Peterson, John E. “Archives and Records Management in the New Lutheran Church,” 10:155-58

Piehl, Mel. “American Catholicism and American Lutheranism: Toward a Comparative Perspective,” 10:52-67

Pless, Joel L. "Wauwatosa Titan: The Life, Contributions and Lasting Legacy of John Philipp Koehler," 19: 111-28


Rast, Lawrence, Jr. “Cultivating the Holy Religion of Jesus: The Ministry and Ministries according to David Henkel and the Tennessee Synod,” 16:101-22

______. “Interest in the Western Field: Two Approaches to Mission Work in 19th Century Indiana,” 15:64-91

Rehmer, Rudolf F. “Impact of Wyneken's Notruf,” 15:198-208

______. “Indiana Lutherans at the Nineteenth Century Crossroads,” 13:70-87

Reumann, John, "The Priesthood of Baptized Believers and the Office of the Ministry in Eastern Lutheranism from Muhlenberg's Day to Ours," 18:199-216

Riegel, Matthew, and Stephen Herr. "'Tossed Headlong into Deep Waters'— Steward Winfield Herman Jr.," 19:166-83

Roeber, A. Gregg. “J.H.C. Helmuth: An Interpretation of Lutheranism in the Early Republic,” 17:1-19

______. "Lutherans, Antinomians and the Pastoral Office in Early North America," 18:181-98


Schaaf, James L. “Paul August Baumgart,” 15:92-112

______. “Wilhelm Loehe and Liturgical Renewal,” 5:57-107

Schalk, Carl. “Lutheran Hymnals in America: God’s Song in a New Land,” 17:21-45

Scheidt, David L. “Bodo Otto: Revolutionary Surgeon and Lutheran,” 7:58-65

Scholz, Robert F. “‘Ecclesia Plantanda’: The Uncertain Muhlenberg Legacy and the New York Experience,” 15:9-41

______. “Henry Melchior Muhlenberg's Relation to the Ongoing Pietist Tradition,” 14:40-66

Schultz, Erich R. W. “Tragedy and Triumph in Canadian Lutheranism,” 1:112-44

Sernett, Milton C. “Lutheran Abolitionism in New York State: A Problem in Historical Explication,” 10:16-37

______. “A Question of Earnestness: American Lutheran Missions and Theological Education in Alabama's ‘Black Belt,’” 9:80-117

Settje, David E., "Justifiable War or an Offense to the Conscience? Lutheran Responses to the Vietnam War, 1964–1975," 19:20-47

Smith, Robert E. “Toward a Comprehensive Bibliography of Lutheranism in America,” 15:284-87

Smith, Verlyn O. “Theological Authority in S. S. Schmucker and C. Porterfield Krauth,” 14:99-118

Smylie, James H. “American Presbyterians: The State of Historical Self-Consciousness,” 13:120-36

Solberg, Richard. “Foundations of the Missouri System of Higher Education,” 11:67-98

Spitz, Lewis W. “Luther in Modern Times, Luther in America, Reformation History since Philip Schaff,” 10:68-91

Stone, Glenn C., "The Founding and Early Development of the Wartburg Orphans' Farm School in Its Ecclesial Setting," 18:321-37

Suelflow, Aug. R. “A Bicentennial Call to Action,” 7:85-95

______. “Confessional Subscription,” 10:149-51

______. “The Confluences of Our Conference,” 8:29-41

______. “Historiographical Ideas,” 7:167-68

______. “Introduction to the First Lutheran Historiographical Consultation in America,” 3:1-4

______. “The Role of a Regional Repository in American Lutheranism,” 10:159-62

______. “Some Legal Implications on the Use of Historical Manuscripts,” 2:43-63

______. “Thoughts on American Lutheran Historiography,” 3:22-40

______. “A Voice Forever Sounding Across the Sea of Centuries: Guidelines on Historical Collections and Depositories,” 1:47-74

______. “Walther and His Perception of Other Lutherans,” 17:47-67

______ “What in the World?” 2:1-17

Suelflow, Roy A. “Franz August Otto Pieper: Orthodoxist or Confessionalist?,” 8:42-56

______. “Lutheran Confessionalism in the Early Synodical Conference,” 5:38-56

______. “Lutherans in the Secular City,” 3:104-16

______. “Researching (Lutheran) Synodical Histories,” 7:66-84

Sung, Carolyn Hoover. “Rye Bread and Limburger Cheese: Clues to North Carolina German Heritage,” 16:45-71

Swain, Ellen D., "The Knubel Archives of Cooperative Lutheranism," 18:355-66


Threinen, Norman J. “The United Empire Loyalists and Immigration to Canada,” 7:96-105

______. “Wyneken and 19th Century German Lutheranism,” 15:113-30

Todd, Mary. “Historiography and Uses of History in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod,” 17:147-65

______. "Preface," 19:v-ix


Voigt, Louis. “Hannover Influence in Ohio Lutheranism,” 13:88-97


Waldkoenig, Gilson A. C. “Purity of Heart and Altar: Understandings of the Sacrament of the Altar in S. S. Schmucker and C. P. Krauth,” 14:119-32

Webster, Ron. “American Lutheran Opinion Makers and the Crisis of German Protestantism under Hitler,” 17:203-18

Weiblen, William. “History in Theological Education,” 5:15-18

Weiser, Frederick S. “The Concept of Baptism among Colonial Pennsylvania German Lutheran and Reformed Church People,” 4:1-45

______. “Vignettes of the John Conrad Weiser Family,” 7:106-15

Wente, Norman G. “HAL--The Automated Librarian or How the Computer Has Taken over the Library,” 11:39-42

Wentz, Abdel Ross. “Henry Eyster Jacobs as Church Historian,” 4:78-84

Wentz, Frederick K., James W. Albers, and Christa Klein. Panel Discussion: “Pietism at the Turn into the Twenty-first Century,” 14:156-72

Wentz, Frederick K. "Lutherans and Ecumenism: The General Synod Tradition into the Twenty-First Century," 18:425-41

Westendorf, Craig J. “The Piety of the Orthodox in 17th-Century Postille Literature,” 14:1-19

Wiederaenders, Robert C. “The Beginning of the LHC,” 15:238-242

______. “Computer History,” 7:169-70

______. “Regional Repositories,” 10:152

______. “Wartburg Seminary through 125 Years,” 8:94-101

Wilde, Jane. “Biographical Resources,” 7:116-21

Wilhelm, Mark N. "Notes on the Influence of Edwardsean Millennialism in Early American Lutheranism: The Case of John C. Kunze," 18:117-40

Wittman, Elisabeth, Aug. R. Suelflow, and Norman Threinen. “Forum: Archival Developments,” 14:191-98

Wolf, Edward C. “Lutheran Music in Colonial America,” 7:122-43

Wyneken, Karl. “Jacob M. Buehler: West Coast Pioneer,” 12:147-81


Zetto, Jeffrey, "My Fair Chasuble: Eastern Lutheran Influence upon the Liturgy," 18:261-306

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