VISIT OUR ARCHIVES
The Archives Committee collects, maintains, and preserves the rich history of our church for current and future generations. Projects include overseeing the archives of Kountze Memorial, digitizing important documents, writing historical articles for the church newsletter, and making archive material accessible to members and the community, among many other projects.
Our Archives house thousands of documents including parish records, photographs, church council minutes, newsletters, scrapbooks, bulletins, and correspondences related to our congregational history, as well as early religious and Nebraska history. Many of our church newsletters dating back to the 1890’s have been digitized. Our collections are managed in compliance with the guidelines of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Nebraska State Historical Society.
The Archives Committee will conduct searches of parish records upon request. Those requesting information should submit the Archives Reference Request to the Archives. There is no fee for this service, but donations are appreciated. As we are a volunteer organization, and all requests will be answered as time permits. Please allow up to two months for a response.
Parish records in our holdings are as follows:
- Baptisms, Marriages, and Funerals: 1858-present
Deed of Gift
If you have items of historical significance to our congregation’s history, please review the Accessions Policy and submit a Deed of Gift Form to the Archives Committee.
Please contact the Archives Committee at 402-341-7761 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. You may also write us at the address below:
Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church
2650 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68131
Attn: Archives Committee