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LCA Collection 196. Lutheran Church in America. Biennial Convention Minutes, Reports, and Related Papers of the Lutheran Church in America, 1960-1987: Overview

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Collection Description

Lutheran Church in America.  Biennial Convention Minutes, Reports, and Related Papers of the Lutheran Church in America, 1960-1987.  LCA Collection 196.  1 Records Center Carton and ½ Hollinger box.

The Lutheran Church in America Minutes and Reports collection contains the published minutes, bulletins of reports, and some supplements to the report bulletins from the Church’s biennial conventions.  Included in the minute books and reports are convention agendas and programs, financial reports, and reports from various committees and affiliated church bodies.

Historical Note

The Lutheran Church in America (LCA) was formed in 1962 by a merger of the United Lutheran Church in America (ULCA), the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (Suomi Synod), the American Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC), and the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church (Augustana Synod).  The Lutheran Church in America existed until 1987 when it merged with the American Lutheran Church and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), which still exists today.

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