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Theodore C. Graebner Papers

Identifier: Collection ID-0359

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Graebner's personal files, correspondence, and other personal papers. The supplements contain lectures and speeches, class notes, financial documents, address files, and other items.


  • 1911 - 1950


Biographical / Historical

Theodore Graebner was born on 23 November 1876 in Watertown, Wisconsin. He attended Dr. Martin Luther College (New Ulm, Minnesota), Concordia College (Fort Wayne), and Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis). Upon his graduation from the seminary, he served for three years as an instructor at Walther College (Saint Louis). From 1900 to 1906 he taught as the Lutheran Ladies' College (Red Wing, Minnesota). Between 1906 and 1913 he served parishes in Jonesburg, Missouri and Chicago. From 1913 to 1948 he served as a professor at Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis). Graebner served as the chair of the Lodge Committee, which he formed, from 1929 to 1950. He also served on other boards and commissions of the Synod. He was a speaker at the Bad Boll Conferences in 1948 and 1949. Graebner died on 14 November 1950.


75.6 Linear Feet (One hundred eighty 5" document boxes; two bound volumes; three catalogue indexes; )

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Physical Location A preliminary inventory is available in the CHI Library.

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Repository Details

Part of the Concordia Historical Institute Repository

804 Seminary Place
Saint Louis MO 63105 USA