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What we collect

What we collect

The Lutheran Archives collection spans close to 2500 linear metres of records. The records have been created or used by congregations, departments and districts in undertaking the ministries of the church, and by individuals in daily religious life. Materials date from before the time of Lutheran migration in 1838 until the present day, documenting LCANZ ministries and interactions across the globe. 

Formats include manuscripts, audio visual, photographic images, artefacts, periodicals and published works. Most of these records are open to researchers, with some closed or restricted for privacy or cultural reasons. 

If you have material which you think might fit within the Lutheran Archives’ collection, we’d love to speak to you about it. To find out more about how to deposit different types of records at Lutheran Archives, please click on the relevant box below. 

Lutheran Archives is located on Kaurna Country. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this Country and the Traditional Owners of the lands that have been documented or referenced in our collection throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. We acknowledge their continuing connection to and care of Country, Culture and Community. We pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that names, records and images of deceased persons occur within our collection.