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Walter H. Ellwanger Files

Identifier: Collection ID-0304

Scope and Contents

The collection contains files from Ellwanger's office, including bound editions of "The Missionary Lutheran", books, films, and slides. There are also photos and a deconstructed and photocopied scrapbook relating to the Saint Louis City Lutheran Mission.


  • 1931 - 1976

Biographical / Historical

Walter Ellwanger was born on 21 April 1897 in New Middleton, Indiana. In 1928 he graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis). He served parishes in Chillicothe, Missouri, the Lutheran City Mission in Saint Louis, and Waymansville, Indiana. From 1945 to 1967 he was the president of the Alabama Lutheran Academy and College in Selma, Alabama. Ellwanger died on 15 December 1982.


1 Linear Feet (One cubic foot box)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

  • <list> <head>The following publications were deaccessioned and may be found in the CHI Archival Library.</head> <item>Half a Century of Lutheranism: A Jubilee Book by Christopher F. Drewes (1877-1927)</item> <item>Authority and Obedience in the Church by Milton L. Rudnick with study guide</item> <item>Lutheran Customs: A Popular Presentation of Some Practices of the Lutheran Church by M. N. Carter</item> <item>Twenty-Eight Years in Negro Missions by Jessie Rayne Luecke (1924-1952)</item> <item>Experiences of an Institutional Missionary by Enno Duemling</item> </list>
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Repository Details

Part of the Concordia Historical Institute Repository

804 Seminary Place
Saint Louis MO 63105 USA