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Northwest District (LCMS) Lutheran Business Women Records

Identifier: NWD.30

Scope and Contents

The minutes of the group's meetings form the bulk of the records. A copy of the original constitution, historical narratives, lists of various activities and members, and correspondence are also included.


  • 1950 - 1999

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 Lutheran Business 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:

The Lutheran Business Women organization was formed in October, 1949, in Portland, Oregon. It was patterned after a similar organization located in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose of the organization, according to the original constitution, was "to help interest and federate our Lutheran business and professional women for converted service to the church in various Christian endeavors and to promote recreational activities." In addition to socializing, the group had various programs, often with guest speakers, for learning and entertainment. They met in homes, in churches, and in restaurants. They carried out various charitable projects, including a standing project of giving a scholarship to a Concordia University student. Because the constitution called for "pastoral supervision," over the years a series of pastors served as counselors. At one time the organization had about 70 members, but by 1999 the membership had dwindled to less than ten, so they decided to disband. The last meeting was a luncheon meeting on October 26, 1999. The final $112 in the treasury was send to Concordia University.


0.5 Linear Feet (in one document box.)

Language of Materials



The records of the Portland, Oregon, Lutheran Business Women organization.

Guide to the Northwest District (LCMS) Lutheran Business Women 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