The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Oral history collection of the American Lutheran Church, Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, and Lutheran Church in America
Repository: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): Seventy people, including African American bishops, pastors, and laypersons, were interviewed between 1983 and 1986. The following interviews treat civil rights action and philosophy directly: William S. Ellis (layman and attorney); Will L. Herzfeld (AELC clergyman, church body executive); Margaret B. Wold (laywoman (ALC), church body executive, educator); Louis A. Routte (clergyman (ALC), pastor); Nelson W. Trout (clergyman (ALC), district president).
Collection Description (Extant): The oral history project documenting the individual histories of the merging churches that formed the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was conceived to preserve the reflections of some of the leaders of The American Lutheran Church, Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, and Lutheran Church in America.
Collection URL: http://www.elca.org/Who-We-Are/History/ELCA-Archives/Oral-Histories.aspx
Digital Status: Partial
Extent: 70 interviews (audio cassette recordings, transcripts)
Interviewees: William S. Ellis, Will L. Herzfeld, Margaret B. Wold, Louis A. Routte, Nelson W. Trout
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American clergy
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Christianity
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Southern Christian Leadership Conference