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Archives[edit | edit source]

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Regional Archives
Region 3: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Paul A. Daniels
2481 Como Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55108-1445
Phone: (651) 641-3205

Churches[edit | edit source]

The Swedish American churches listed below have microfilmed records in the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at the Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. These microfilms are not available via interlibrary loan but may be searched in person or a search may be requested for a fee. See  for years of availability, guidelines, and research request forms.

Barnes County

(See Nebo Lutheran Church in Valley City, North Dakota)
Hobart, North Dakota

(See Nebo Lutheran Church in Valley City, North Dakota)
Hofva, North Dakota

Wasa Lutheran Church
Litchville, North Dakota

Nebo Lutheran Church
Valley City, North Dakota

Benson County

Klara Luheran Church
Heimdal, North Dakota

Calvary Lutheran Church
Oberon, North Dakota

Bowman County

Bethesda Lutheran Church
Gascyone, North Dakota

Burleigh County

First Lutheran Church
Bismarck, North Dakota

Sunne Lutheran Church
Wilton, North Dakota

Cass County

Elim Lutheran Church
Fargo, North Dakota

Herby Lutheran Church
Prosper, North Dakota

Maple Sheyenne Lutheran Church
Prosper, North Dakota

Eddy County

Augustana Lutheran Church
Sheyenne, North Dakota

Grace Lutheran Church
Sheyenne, North Dakota

Grand Forks County

Augustana Lutheran Church
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Mc Henry County

Elim Lutheran Church
Bergen, North Dakota

Mc Leans County

Bethel Lutheran Church
Coleharbor, North Dakota

Augustana Lutheran Church
Underwood, North Dakota

Birka Lutheran Church
Washburn, North Dakota

Renville County

Messiah Lutheran Church
Greene, North Dakota

Sargent County

Gustaf Adolf Lutheran Church
Gwinner, North Dakota

White Stone Hill Lutheran Church
Gwinner, North Dakota

Stutsman County

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Jamestown, North Dakota

Ward County

Bethania Lutheran Church
Glenburn, North Dakota

Augustana Lutheran Church
Minot, North Dakota

Evangelical Lutheran Church
Tolley, North Dakota

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Swedish-American Newspapers in North Dakota

Title of Newspaper and city of Publication

  • Folkvännen in Fargo

Many Swedish-American newspapers are available on microfilms at the Swenson Center at Augustana College and are available to borrow via interlibrary loan throughout the United States. See to see specific newspaper and years you would like to view. Contact your local library if you are interested in placing a request. Supply your library with the following information:

  •  Title of newspaper
  •  The specific years you need for your research

Inform your library that the requests can be sent directly via OCLC (“ICY”), fax 309 794-7230, or via mail to Augustana College Library, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201-2296