Dear patron,


Welcome to our website.  We hope that it will be of service to you.

The Crumley Archives is named for the notable and much beloved Lutheran leader, the late Rev. Dr. James R. Crumley, Jr.  His service to the Lutheran church and dedication to the public continue to inspire our mission.


Our organization was created in response to the 1988 ELCA founding constitution, which called for the establishment of regional archives and the maintenance of congregation archives for each ELCA region. The Southeast and Caribbean are designated as Region 9. This facility started in 1991 as the Cooperative Center for Archives of Region 9. It is governed by a Board of Trustees with representatives from the ELCA's Southern and Caribbean synods, the Region 9 office, Lutheridge and Lutherock Ministries Inc. and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) at Lenoir Rhyne University (LRU).


We are located on the campus of LTSS-LRU in Columbia, South Carolina. Please contact us to arrange a visit. 




The Staff at the Crumley Archives