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Scope and Contents The collection is made up of materials created by, received by or collected by the members of the Office of the President of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). The collection reflects the work of those who have served the WELS over the years in their capacity as shepherd of this small, conservative Lutheran church body. It reflects the major transitions the synod underwent from the boom years of the early 1970s to the lean years of the 1980s to the second boom in the 1990s to the...
Scope and Contents The collection is made up of materials created by and collected by Rev. Oscar J. Naumann. The collection reflects the life of an active man involved in leading a small, conservative Lutheran synod based in Milwaukee, WI through the storms of doctrinal conflict to a period of unprecedented growth in souls and mission efforts at home and abroad, while at the same time maintaining a solid, confessional stance based solely on the Word of God. Many of the items in the collection reflect the...