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Erhard H. Harms (1916-2006) Papers

Identifier: Collection ID-0401

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials from the Lutheran World Federation Assembly, the Bad Boll Conferences, the Educational Conference, the College of Presidents, the Board of Assignments, correspondence regarding Herman Sasse's trip to the United States, and other synodical matters.


  • 1940 - 1960

Language of Materials

English, German

Biographical / Historical

Erhard Harms, son of Herman A. Harms, was born January 22, 1916 in Batavia, Illinois. He graduated from Concordia College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1937, and from Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis in 1941. He served as a missionary in Freeport and Pasedena Texas, and as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran in Iowa Falls, Iowa, before entering the Army as a military chaplain. He was serving with the U.S. Constabulary in Germany at the time of the correspondence with Sasse. He retired from active duty in 1969, and served Trinity Lutheran Church in Coal Valley, Illinois, until his retirement from the ministry in 1974. He died December 21, 2006.


3 Linear Feet (Three cu. ft. boxes)

Physical Location -

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Erhard H. Harms, July 1979, June 1981, October 2003

Erhard H. Harms (1916-2006) Papers
Margaret Robson
March 15, 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
Revised by Mark J. Bliese, June 12, 2023

Repository Details

Part of the Concordia Historical Institute Repository

804 Seminary Place
Saint Louis MO 63105 USA