Godfrey Dreher's Statement, 1842

Written in Columbia, S.C.


The Thaddeus Boinest Journals



A class doodle of Thaddeus Boinest, 1849

The Diary of the Rev. Dr. Josiah Smeltzer

President of Newberry College, 1861-1877

Church Records and Miscellaneous Papers

Introductory matter

Baptisms: 1849-18531854-18591859-18791879-1884

Confirmations: 1849-1882

Marriages: 1848-1887

Deaths and Funerals: 1849-18601860-1887

Service Book (sermons): 1848-18511851-18551855-1858,                                                  1859-18651866-18741875-1887 

Family Records and Genealogy


Diary/Journal: 1851, 1852-18541854-18601860-1872  


                         Anne's Death (1885)

Personal Financials: Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4, Group 5,                                    Group 6, Group 7, Group 8Group 9

Smeltzer Papers

Volume 1:

Before Newberry College: Up to 1848 and no date 1848-1861

Newberry College (1861-1868)

Confederate and Civil War Papers

Wahalla Years: Catalogue (1869-1870)                                                                         Letters and Speeches (1868-1886)                                                       Female College (1877-1886)

                          Newberry Real Estate Documents

Deaths of Josiah and Anne Smeltzer

Volume 2:

Notes/Drafts/Comments on Sermons: Before 1872

                                                                After 1872


Poetry and Music


The Diaries of Arthur Julius Stirewalt, 1900-1968

NC Synod Pastor and Missionary to Japan

Finding Aid


Biographical Record United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Synod of North Carolina

Observations on American and Japanese Religion and Society, Notes Taken at Battle Creek

NC Synod News Release: Death of A.J. Stirewalt 


1900      1901      1902      1903a      1903b     1904a     1904b      1905a     1905b     1905c   1905d     1906a     1906b     1906c     1906d     1907a     1907b     1907c     1907d     1908a   1908b     1908c     1908d   1909a      1909b      1909c      1909d      1910a      1910b        1911a      1911b     1912a      1912b      1912c      1912d      1913a      1913b      1914a      1914b      1914c      1915a      1915b      1916a      1916b    

The Journals of Rev. John P. Margart, 1816-1901
Click here to view the finding aid to his collection
Many of the documents below are transcriptions.  
Original documents are preserved at the Crumley Archives.

Sponsored by Mr. Roy Wise
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Te Deum Laudamus
Sponsored by the Rev. George Brookover, class of 1966

"The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Class of 1966 had a ‘virtual’ class reunion on May 15, 2021, in recognition of the 55th anniversary of our graduation.

During the online connection we discussed favorite moments, funny experiences, and recollections of professors and then President F. Eppling Reinartz and Richard Fritz the librarian.

During some extended exchanges about other recollections Carroll Robison inquired if anyone had a copy of the class project we had done together.  Not all participating in the virtual reunion remembered the class project. 

Before our class graduated, after multiple discussions, the classmates decided to compile a devotional.  The booklet entitled, TE DEUM LAUDAMUS, is the outcome of the study, reflection, and composition of devotions for not only by members of the class; but also, by President Reinartz and the entire faculty and librarian Richard Fritz. 

Classmate William (Bill) Earle Stone is applauded for the editor-in-chief role he performed for the booklet!

We are grateful to the Crumley Archives for agreeing to digitize the devotional booklet and to make it available not just for members of the Class of 1966 but also for anyone interested in utilizing the resource.  

For many it will be an opportunity to discern the spirituality of the class and faculty.  But also, our fellowship with one another as classmates from a wide variety of backgrounds and geographic locations.

Thanks be to God for our past together and our 55th reunion and connections going forward."

Victor George Brookover - Class President

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The Rev. Kyuzo Miyaishi (Frankie San)

"To most people his name is 'Frankie-San'. Some people call him 'that crazy skinny Japanese Santa Claus'. To thousands in Central Corrections Institution and his many friends he is LOVE in the flesh, total unselfish love." The Rev. Dr. Harold Park, 1994

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