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Archives at Wentz Library, Gettysburg: Seminary Archives

Guide to the ULS seminary archives and the ELCA Region 8 archives

Seminary Archives

The seminary archives is composed of material relating to the history and day-to-day operations of the former Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg campus. It also houses papers from the Rev. Samuel Simon Schmucker (seminary founder) and those donated by former professors, presidents, and alumni.

What is Held in the Archives

  • Material relating to the history and day-to-day operations of the Seminary
    • Minutes, publications, ephemera, photographs, audio/visual materials
  • Papers and books from the Seminary's founder, Rev. Samuel Simon Schmucker
  • Papers of distinguished professors, presidents, and alumni
  • Non-Seminary documents on Lutheran history
  • Record groups of information on ULCA and LCA organizations
    • Constitutions, minutes, publications, ephemera
  • A card file, listing church-related biographical data about ministers that have served in this region
  • Congregational History File, containing information about some churches in the area


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ArchivesSpace is a platform for viewing the Finding Aids for our archival collections. 

You will not be able to access collection material, like documents or photographs, directly on this platform. Instead, you can use ArchivesSpace to learn about our collections, to decide what archival material you would like to request to access.

Finding Aids are also available here:
Browse the Personal Papers and Manuscripts Collection here: Manuscript Collection
Browse the LTSG Collection here: LTSG Archive
Browse the Lutheran Organizations here: Lutheran Organizations


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Victoria Jesswein
Wentz Memorial Library
66 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA

Mailing Address:
61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 339-1317