Reference & Research
A Word from the Reference Department
We are eager to serve you by responding to requests for information from our collection to your satisfaction and in accordance with the policies of CHI.
The purpose of this page is to assist you in requesting reference and research services via email, phone or in person.
In service to Christ and His Church,
Using Archives—General Information
For an excellent introduction to using archives for research, aimed at first-time users, take at look at “Using Archives: A Practical Guide for Researchers,” published by the National Archives of Canada.
The Mission of CHI Reference and Research Services
The chief purpose of CHI Reference and Research Services is to help CHI fulfill its responsibilities as the Department of Archives and History of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod by providing reference and research services using the resources of the institute’s collections.