Institute Finding Aids: Religion

  • A. R. Scherling Christian Literature Book Collection (Mss 347)
  • Bonekemper, Johannes (Mss 91)
    Native of Prussia who became an ordained minister and spent a great deal of his life preaching to the people of the Black Sea area in Russia
  • Catholic Church. Diocese Of Fargo (Mss 258)
  • Congregational Church Of Amenia (Mss 97)
    The people of Amenia started the church in 1886 when the bonanza farmer E. W. Chaffee donated the land and also joined the church
  • Dakota Lutheran Academy (Minot, N.D.) (SC 91)
    Collection of publications issued by the academy to include its 1955-1956 catalog; announcements bulletin for 1956-1957; printed address by the president Russell A. Peterson, entitled "In Christian Education, as in Water Face to Face;" 1956 issue of The Gleaner; and concert program for its choir.
  • Elmer, Oscar Henry (Mss 245)
    Rev. Elmer became the first pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Moorhead when it was organized in 1872. He was also instrumental in organizing churches at Fargo, Grand Forks, Casselton, Wheatland, Tower City, and Mapleton.
  • Emmaus Congregational Church (Carson, N.D.) (SC 38)
    Church record book listing the ministerial acts of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths. All the original entries are in German with English translations in the back of the book. There is a listing by date of new members and a cemetery plot listing. Records include: Baptisms, 1904-1974; Marriages, 1907-1967; Confirmands, 1919-1975; Deaths, 1907-1979; and History and membership, 1904-1965.
  • Fargo Jewish Federation (SC 157)
    Typed copy of the 1952-1953 financial statement.
  • Fargo-Moorhead Ministerial Association
    An organization composed of local clegry designed to promote fellowship among its members.
  • Fulton, Ralph T. (SC 79)
    Correspondence, chiefly from Asle J. Gronna, Louis B. Hanna, and John Burke; family history material; pamphlets and programs, of meetings of Synod of North Dakota, United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., United Society of Christian Endeavor, North Dakota Sunday School Association, county Sunday school conventions, and North Dakota Bible Conference; autobiographical material; scrapbook relating to North Dakota Sunday School Association; and clippings.
  • Goshen Moravian Church (Mss 41)
  • Holie, Rasmus Martinus Steffenson (Mss.373)
    The “Day Books” of Reverend R.M. Holie are each an eclectic mix of weekly planners, journals and financial ledgers, from 1897-1941 (gaps). They include his service in Milnor, ND, Reeder, ND, and Minneapolis, MN.
  • Hovda, Robert (Mss 1054)
    During World War II, Father Hovda was a conscientious objector serving in the Civilian Public Service Camp.
  • Lower Maple River Lutheran Church (Harwood, N.D.) (SC 40)
    Organized 1877; originally called Nedre Maple River lutherske menighet. The church was located in Harwood, North Dakota.
  • Mehok, George J. (Papers) (Mss 213)
    Priest who served the parishes in Fargo, Hope, Aneta and Wahpeton, North Dakota until his retirement in 1987.
  • Mehok, George J. (Research Notes On Fargo Catholicism) (Mss 26)
    Bibliographic citations and research notes compiled by Father George J. Mehok regarding Catholicism in Fargo, N.D.
  • North Dakota Church History Collection (Mss 143)
    A collection of material ranging from newspaper clippings to pamphlets on the churches of North Dakota and a few in Minnesota
  • North Dakota School Of Religion (Mss 46)
    School located in Fargo providing non-sectarian religious education and eventually absorbed into the NDSU Department of Religion under the supervision of a Professor of Religion.
  • Orestes Brown Study Club No. 3 (Fargo, N.D.) (Mss 25)
    Study group founded in Fargo, N.D. in 1923 by the women of three Catholic parishes so they could study subjects pertaining to Catholic beliefs and intelligently discuss topics from a Catholic viewpoint. Its records include meeting minutes, program booklets, and several subject files, including historical materials on Orestes Brownson, famed preacher, journalist, and philosopher.
  • Salem Lutheran Church (Cass County, N.D.) (Mss 2)
    Lutheran Church originally located in Moorhead, Minnesota before its members moved it to its present site south of Fargo along U.S. Highway 81.
  • Schell, James P. (Mss96)
    Reverend who served many of the churches in the Red River Valley who wrote In the Ojibway Country as well as other historical manuscripts.
  • Wesley Methodist Church (Hillsboro, N.D.) (Mss 12)
    The records of the Methodist Church in Hillsboro North Dakota that is now a member of the Hillboro United Parish
  • Women's Society Of Christian Service (Hunter United Methodist Church (Hunter, N.D.) (Mss 202)
    Women's church group of the Hunter United Methodist Church organized in the 1890s. The collection contains materials involving both this organization, and the Church. The WSCS records include meeting minutes, treasurer’s journals, and subject files.