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Archives at Wentz Library, Gettysburg: Seminary Archives

Guide to the ULS seminary archives and the ELCA Region 8 archives
Shelves full of grey archival boxes

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


The Archives and United Lutheran Seminary are made up of muitiple collections, the 

You can use ArchivesSpace to do a keyword search by name, location, church, etc., or you can browse 

Search the ULS Archives by key terms: ArchivesSpace  

Browse the Personal Papers and Manuscripts Collection here: Manuscript Collection
Browse the LTSG Collection here: LTSG Archive
Browse the Lutheran Organizations: Lutheran Organizations


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Victoria Jesswein
Wentz Memorial Library
66 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA

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Gettysburg, PA 17325
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