Most of the papers in the Carl F. Nitz collection consist of correspondence between Rev. Nitz and Pastors or officials in the District. Some of the letters are to family members, and some are copies of letters between other members of the family with each other. Included also are conference essays, sermons, and other writings. A folder of miscellaneous biographical items, including a few photographs, completes the collection.
The records include minutes of executive board meetings as well as annual meetings for 1981-1993. Also available are newsletters and promotional brochures, the constitution, membership lists, details about projects, correspondence, lists of persons who served as officers, and financial records (treasurer's reports are included with the minutes).
The collection consists of eight three-ring binders containing photocopies of family photographs, pedigree charts, newspaper clippings, vital records, and biographical information for the following families: Auld, Giebelhaus, Glanz, Haynes, Heinrich, Hoefel, Klaus, Krieger, Miller, Ochs,Pritchard, Repp, Ross, Schilling, Schlitt, Schnell, Schneider, Schwabenland, Spady, Weber, Weigant, Werre, and Yost.
Lutheran Education Society of the Pacific Northwest.
No records are extant for the period 1919-1945 or after 1980. The records consist of minutes of the annual meetings of the Society and the meetings of the Board of Directors; Communications, inc luding correspondence, membership lists, and announcements; the Constitution as it was revised, including the original document of 1919; and the Society publication, Lutheran Education Society bulletin.
The records include written histories, board minutes, convention programs and minutes, and newsletters from the Oregon, Washington, and Utah-Idaho Districts. The bulk of the material is from the Oregon District.
The Forward In Remembrance files contain information about the fund raising effort, along with notes on the congregational projects that were funded.The Catch the Vision of His Mission files contain correspondence, documents, and minutes related to the administration and progress of the campaign, along with documents that were used to inform constituents and to train participants.
The minutes of the group's meetings form the bulk of the records. A copy of the original constitution, historical narratives, lists of various activities and members, and correspondence are also included.
The bulk of the papers are correspondence, at first in German and then later in English. Some of the German letters include translations, probably by his son, Carl Nitz. Some of the letters are to his colleagues regarding ministry issues, some are to and from his family members about family matters, and some are regarding his duties as District President. Also included are a few essays and sermons, carbon copies of articles he prepared for publication in district publications, and biographical materials.
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