Salem Lutheran Church Records (Sandwich), 1904-1978
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Brief Description:

The records in this collection document the history of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church from 1904 to 1978.

The collection contains official church records describing the congregation’s origin, growth, and service organizations.  Documents include the original constitution and official advisory board minutes, correspondence, annual reports, membership records, and financial accounts dating from 1904 to 1976.  Also included are records from committees and organizations charged with responsibility for the congregation’s mission in the Sandwich community.  Researcher Note: Since Salem Lutheran was a religious center for many Swedish immigrants, much of the earlier documentation is in the Swedish language.  The collection also contains the Church’s printed material, publications, and include volumes of Salem Co-Worker,  The Salem Spectator, and Salem Church Bulletins and guest registers dating 1944 to1978. For related materials, researchers may wish to consult the following collections: First Congregational Church Collection (RC 17), DeKalb First United Methodist Church Collection (RC24), and St. Paul's Episcopal Church Collection (RC55).

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at] niu.edu
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/084
Volume: 3.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 11/26/1979.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Lutherans
Salem Lutheran Church, Sandwich
Sandwich (Ill.)
Swedish Americans
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Swedish [swe]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection are held by Salem Lutheran Church; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Reverend Philip Lund  Reverend Philip Lund deposited the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church records with the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on November 26, 1979.
Related Materials: For related material, researchers may wish to consult the following collections: First Congregational Church Collection (RC 17), DeKalb First United Methodist Church Collection (RC 24), and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Collection (RC 55).