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Lutheran Visitor

From 1866-1904, the Lutheran Visitor was published in Columbia, SC and distributed throughout the General Synod South. Under new management in 1904, the paper merged with Our Church Paper, to become the Lutheran Church Visitor.

A page from the first issue, January 1866

Front page from the final issue, January 7, 1904

Pages 2 and 3 from the final issue, January 7, 1904

In the spotlight:

The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary has been an institution of learning for more than 175 years.  This photograph collection contains some of "Southern Seminary's" early graduating classes.

1920 Class Composite
1921 Class Composite
1923 Class Composite
1926 Class Composite
1927 Class Composite
1929 Class Composite

An article believed to be published by the "Lutheran Church Visitor", a publication in SC.

Rev. A.J. Stirewalt, missionary Japan, documents the event mentioned in the article (left) in his diary:

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