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.
Bound draft manuscript with tempera jacket illustration, watercolor and graphite illustrations, endpaper illustration proof, handwritten pencil title and notes, pasted typefont markup, and color plates on100 sheets.
The bulk of the records is his correspondence as District President. The correspondence provides insight into the issues current at the time of his presidency. But included also are several items related to his biography and an undated essay he delivered to the First Missionary Conference.
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.