A Word from the Reference and Research Department

The reference and research staff of Concordia Historical Institute (CHI) are eager to serve you. Using phone, email or postal mail we will satisfactorily respond to your Lutheran research requests from our vast collection and in accordance with the policies of CHI.

The purpose of this page is to provide guidance in the various ways you can utilize the resources of CHI to achieve your goal.

In service to Christ and His Church,

(314) 505-7905

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

Using the resources of the CHI collections, the Reference and Research Department, as part of the Department of Archives and History of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, strives to provide patrons, congregations, districts, and the Synod-at-large, as well as other interested parties with expert knowledge in the history of Lutheranism in America.

Detailed Information on Reference Services

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