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Northwest Protestant Studies: Collections


Under the leadership of the Center's archivist, Janet Hauck, the Center is continuing to collect records related to the Protestant experience in the Pacific Northwest. The Center now holds the partial or complete records of more than 20 Protestant churches and organizations in the Pacific Northwest. The more recent acquisitions have come from:

  • Fourth Memorial Church of Spokane
  • Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church of Spokane
  • Salem Lutheran Church of Spokane
  • First Presbyterian Church of Waitsburg, Washington

In addition, student research fellows are working with local churches in the greater Spokane area to collect historical records, oral histories and archival material.

We encourage churches, other religious bodies and social service organizations with religious roots to consider donating records to the Whitworth archive, which is temperature and humidity controlled. We are particularly interested in the following items:

  • Sermons
  • Annual reports
  • Church bulletins
  • Sunday School materials
  • Photographs
  • Mission statements
  • Oral histories
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Music/worship materials
  • Video histories
  • Census records
  • Materials pertaining to: youth programs, women's activities, social/political activities, missionary activities

Churches and individuals wishing to donate papers or materials to the special collection should contact Dr. Dale Soden, director of the Weyerhaeuser Center or Ms. Janet Hauck.

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