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Northwest District (LCMS) Public Relations Department Records

Identifier: NWD.22

Scope and Contents

The records contain minutes of meetings through 1963, correspondence through 1956, and the department Bulletin through 1966.


  • 1944 - 1973

Language of Materials

Collection materials are inEnglish.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use Note

The Northwest District Archives is the owner of the materials in the Public Relations Department Collection and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Northwest District Archives before any reproduction use. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. The status of copyright is governed by the Copyright Law of the U. S. (Title 17, U.S.C.). In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Historical note:

The District Board of Directors resolved in January, 1944, to create a Department of Public Relations. The first meeting was held at the District Office on November 15, 1944, under the chairmanship of Rev. Willam H. Hillmer. According to the first press release, It is hoped that this department may serve to publicize the work and membership of the Lutheran Church in this District, as well as in the Church at large.

Reference to this Department never was entered into the Constitution or Bylaws as an official appointed committee, although the Board continued to appoint the members. The Department no longer issued reports to the District convention after 1976. From 1986 forward the public relations function was assigned to a District Executive responsible for communications.


0.35 Linear Feet (in 1 document box.)


The minutes and correspondence of the Department of Public Relations of the Northwest District, The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod.

Guide to the Northwest District (LCMS) Public Relations Department Records An Inventory at the Northwest District Archives
Nolan R. Bremer
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Repository Details

Part of the Northwest District (Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod) Archives Repository

Northwest District Archives
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland Oregon 97211-6099 USA