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Series 8: General Board for Home Missions documents , 1941 - 1990

Identifier: SD001.0003.00008
This series consists of reports, correspondence, agendas, minutes and other documents pertaining to nearly fifty years of work by the GBHM and its successor the Board for Home Missions. Subseries 1 includes minutes from the General Board for Home Missions and the General Synodical Committee. Subseries 2 includes about forty-five years of reports, as well as evaluation and informational documents sent to the WELS home missions, such as the Home Mission Handbook, the “New Mode” Evangelism Project, and documents on GBHM administration and policy. This Subseries also includes reports on surplus land, the Church Extension Fund, various architects that worked with the GBHM and reports from the GBHM Executive Committee. Subseries 3 contains general correspondence to and from the GBHM, with Gary Baumler, Norman Berg, and Daniel Gieschen being primary correspondents.

Subseries 1: General Board for Home Mission Minutes – 1941-1980 Folders 55-64

Subseries 2: General Board for Home Missions Reports – 1964-1989 Folders 65-79

Subseries 3: General Board for Home Missions Correspondence – 1965-1984 Folders 80-82


  • 1941 - 1990

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27 File Folder (22 File folders folders #55-82 found in Box 3 and 4. File folders 55-65 Box 3. Folders 66-82 found in Box 4)

Repository Details

Part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Archives Repository