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Collection Number: A-0020 Collection Size: 1.7 linear feet Historical Note The Superintendents Conference was an organization created at the wish of teachers within church schools. In 1856 the Eastern District proposed that the Synod institute and elect a general school board for the supervision of its 114 parochial schools. In 1914, the Synod took action…

Collection Number: A-0009 Collection Size: 2.5 linear feet, 7 volumes HISTORICAL NOTE A resolution to create the Council of Administrators was proposed and adopted at the 1959 San Francisco convention. The council was intended as a means for integrating the plans, budgets and policies of all the various agencies of the Synod. The first meeting…

Collection Number: A-0008 Collection Size: 0.2 linear feet RESTRICTIONS LCMS records created 25 years ago or less are normally closed to research. Access to these materials may be obtained only with the written approval of the chairman, secretary or executive secretary of the board or commission concerned. Please consult with the CHI reference staff for…

Collection Number: A-0011 Collection Size: 0.2 linear feet HISTORICAL NOTE A resolution for a Coordinating Council of Lutheran Agencies was proposed and passed at the 41st Synodical Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1950. The agencies that would be included in this Council were defined as those Lutheran agencies “soliciting funds beyond the given boundaries of…

Collection Number: A-0019 Collection Size: 69.3 linear feet Restrictions Folder #1452 (Box 40) is restricted. Please consult the Archivist concerning access to this file. Historical Note The LCMS. Executive Offices Records, 1944-1980, reflects the record keeping practices of the highest officials of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The president, the first vice-president, the secretary and the…

Collection Number: A-0003 Collection Size: 3.1 linear feet HISTORICAL NOTE At the 1926 convention, the Synod declared that the fiscal officers of each district meet annually with the Board of Directors to decide the annual budget, to review its financial situation and to help the districts solve their financial problems. This began the Fiscal Conference,…

Collection Number: A-0004 Collection Size: 0.4 linear feet RESTRICTIONS LCMS records created 25 years ago or less are normally closed to research. Access to these materials may be obtained only with the written approval of the chairman, secretary, or executive secretary of the board or commission concerned. Please consult the CHI reference staff for assistance….

Collection Number: A-0010 Collection Size: 0.8 linear feet, 5 volumes HISTORICAL NOTE At the Missouri Synod convention in 1920 the Literature Committee was created and consisted of two members of the synod in addition to the manager of Concordia Publishing House. The board organized in July 1920, electing Rev. M. Sommer as chairman, Mr. E….

Collection Number: A-0001 Collection Size: 14.8 linear feet RESTRICTIONS The collection is open for research under the normal access policies of the Institute. BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE The Rev. Dr. John William Behnken was born to Helen (Wunderlich) and the Rev. George William Behnken on 19 March 1884 in Cypress, Harris County, Texas. Two other children were…

Collection Number: A-0020 Collection Size: 1.7 linear feet Historical Note The Superintendents Conference was an organization created at the wish of teachers within church schools. In 1856 the Eastern District proposed that the Synod institute and elect a general school board for the supervision of its 114 parochial schools. In 1914, the Synod took action…

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