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. 


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.