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Concordia University Accreditation Records

 Record Group — Box: 1
Identifier: RG 02/02

Scope and Contents

The records contain the institutional self-evaluation studies submitted to the regional accrediting agencies, as well as the corresponding site visit reports from the agency. The collection also contains reports from visits by the church’s overseeing board.


  • 1947 - 1998
  • Majority of material found within 1962 - 1998


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The Concordia University Archives is the owner of the materials in the Concordia University Accreditation Collection and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Concordia University 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 high school was first accredited in 1948 with both the State of Oregon and the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools. The college faculty worked on accreditation issues for several years until in 1960 the Board of Control resolved that the institution go forward with the accreditation process. The college was first accredited with NASHS in December of 1962. Later the accreditation came from the Northwest Association. The Board for Higher Education of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod also required regular reports and sent evaluation teams.


1 Linear Feet (1 record box)


The accreditation records contain Concordia University self-studies and reports from the accrediting agencies.


Further accruals are expected.

Related Archival Material

1) For additional records of high school accreditation, see the papers of President Thomas Coates.

2) For additional college records, see “Report … Prepared for Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools, April 16, 1971” containing a response to the 1966 Commission report and located in the Records of the Board of Regents.

3) A report from a visit by the Board for Professional Education Services in 1981 is contained in the records of the Board of Regents.

Guide to the Concordia University Accreditation Records An Inventory at the Concordia University (Portland, OR) Archives
Nolan R. Bremer
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Finding Aid is written in English.
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Repository Details

Part of the Concordia University Archives Repository

Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland 97211-6099 USA