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Northwest District (LCMS) President's Commission on Women Records

Identifier: NWD.29

Scope and Contents

The records contain minutes of commission meetings as well as documents collected in the course of their work.


  • 1981 - 1998

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 Northwest District Commission on Women 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

In response to questions about the role of women in the church, the 1980 convention of the Northwest District created a Committee on Women in the Church "to consider and possibly provide guidelines to help men and women cope with changing roles in society." The work of the committee was officially continued by a resolution in the 1985 and 1988 conventions. The group was given regular committee status under the direct supervision of the District President in 1991. In 1994 the convention approved the request of the committee to change the name to Northwest District President's Commission on Women. The Commission made regular reports on its work to the convention. The last report was given to the 2000 convention; the functions of the Commission ceased shortly thereafter.

In its year 2000 report to the District Convention, the Commission outlined its mission as follows: "To empower women in their ministries. To assist the people of God in their response to changing roles. To encourage full use of God's gifts within the church. To sensitize the church to justice issues which impact women and men. For the good of the whole church and to the Glory of God."


1 Linear Feet (in 1 record box.)

Language of Materials



The records of the Northwest District President's Commission on Women.


Files are arranged by year from 1981-1998.

Guide to the Northwest District (LCMS) President's Commission on Women Records.
Nolan R. Bremer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

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