Welcome to the James R. Crumley Jr. Archives


We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

ministry dedicated to the preservation of Lutheran history in the Southeast. 


The threat of COVID-19 has
limited office and research availability.  If you need assistance, please submit a request on our
"Contact Us" page.
Come to our
B A N Q U E T !
October 29, 2021 
at Lutheridge.
Invitations will be mailed.
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Our Archives hold materials from six centuries recorded in over 20 languages. Congregational records for some locations cover 13 generations of Lutherans worshiping in America. The collection includes some of the oldest memories of Lutheranism in North America. Please browse our website and let us know how we can serve you.




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Columbia, S.C. 29203



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