3.0 linear feet. (5 document boxes and 1 oversize flat box).
A file folder for each year, 1938-1995, contains the records pertaining to that year. Included are (where available) a copy of the Concordia Day program, minutes from the Concordia Day meeting, minutes from the executive board meetings, lists of officers, membership attendance lists, and correspondence. Additional folders contain standing rules in various editions, brief histories, members' handbooks, and account books. Extant copies of the Guild's newsletter are also included.
The files contain documents that the Rev. Edgar A. Brandt prepared and documents that he retained because of their historical importance, including documents about the beginning of ministry in the Yakima Valley, notes on observations, progress reports, monthly inserts for churches to include in their Sunday bulletins, documents prepared for various occasions, a few photographs, and extensive notes for a Hispanic ministry workshop.
The records contain his correspondence, mostly in German with an English translation, as well as extensive reports to the Mission Board of the Oregon and Washington (now Northwest) District, also handwritten in German with an English translation. Among the biographical materials is a transcript of a recorded interview with Mrs. Merle Doering, widow of Herman Doering, son of Ed. Doering, as well as an essay, Some Things As I Remember Them From the Life of the Rev. Edward Doering, by J. A. Schlichting.
The collection consists of minutes, reports, and correspondence from the various administrative levels. It shows the relationship between the official District programs and the programs of the Walther League.
The collection consists of research notes, family history information, and correspondence collected by Evelyn Scheuerman Reich and published in collaboration with Richard D. Scheuerman to document the history of select Volga German families in the on-line publication, The Berry Meadow Archive: A Selection of Records and Resources from the Papers of Richard Scheuerman and Evelyn Reich Related to Russia and the History of the Scheuerman/Scheirman/Schierman, Geier, Green, Kleweno, Lautenschlager, Litzenberger, Lust, Morasch, Ochs, Poffenroth, Reich, Repp, Schmick/Smick, Schneidmiller, Weitz and Related Volga German Families Including information compiled by family historians William L. "Bill" Scheirman, Ruth Dippel DeLuca, Kris Ball, Aileen Bafus Johnson, Alan Hergert, Victor Kleweno, Sam Litzenberger, Ethel Lock, Dorie Geier Looney, Barry Lust, Elizabeth Meyer, Patrice Miller, Larry Morasch, Elaine Poffenroth, Robert Smick, Don Schmick, Sandra Stelter, Coleen Rose, Eric Schuster, Don ... Read More
The papers consist primarily of examples of Mela Meisner Lindsay's writings as printed in numerous publications, including Empire Magazine (Denver Post), The Lutheran Standard,Old West, and Wee Wisdom. Additionally Lindsay gathered considerable information on both her father's family - Meisner - and her mother's family - Dietz.
The records are organized into four Series: Series I. Minutes of the annual meetings and the meetings of the Board of Directors. Series II. Communications, including correspondence, membership lists, and announcements. The folder for 1966-1969 contains several undated LES promotional brochures. Series III. The Constitution as revised, including the original constitution from 1919. Series IV. The Lutheran Education Society Bulletin. No records are extant for the 1919-1945 period or after 1981.