Guide to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, Montana, Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Immanuel Lutheran Church (Joplin, Mont.)
Title: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, Montana, Records
Dates: 1943-2012 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 file
Location of Collection: Box 4 File 8
Collection Number: OPVELCA7a3_105
Summary: Collection contains the records of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Montana.
Repository: Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Contact Information: Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
Languages: English  
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.Processing funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Historical Note

Immanuel Lutheran Church is an open country congregation organized by Rev. Merrill Gilbertson in 1943. A modest sanctuary was erected, to which was later added an expanded basement. The congregation was affiliated with Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Chester and Bethel Lutheran of Joplin until 1955, when it formed a parish with Bethel alone, in which relationship it continues to this day.

Content Description

This folder contains a congregational historical record and a letter from Milton Nesvig.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is available for research

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder

Preferred Citation :  

From the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, Montana, Records, OPVELCA7a3_105, Archives and Special Collections, ELCA Region I Archives, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Transferred to ELCA Region I Archives. .

Related Materials :  

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Bibliography :  
  • Nesvig, Swanson, Nordquist, Emerson New Partners. Old Roots.Tacoma (Wash.)ALC, LCA, and ELC1986


This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Personal Names :
  • Clark, Gary, 1963-1966
  • Gilbertson, Merrill, 1943-1947
  • Jacobson, Clarence, 1948-1955
  • Mendenhall, Theodore, 1955-1959
  • Nelson, Sidney, 1960-1963
  • Olson, John N., 1980-
  • Solberg, Timothy, 1974-1979
  • Tiogges, Donald, 1967-1973
  • Corporate Names :
  • Bethel Lutheran Church (Joplin Mont.)
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church -- Montana Synod
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History
  • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Joplin Mont.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Chester (Mont.)
  • Joplin (Mont.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Lutherans--Montana--History
    • Occupations :
    • Clergy

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