By Rev. David Seymour, Development Officer, The James R. Crumley, Jr. Archives

crumley-archivesI am Pr. David Seymour and I am the development officer for The James R. Crumley, Jr. Archives. There are nine regions in the ELCA and each region maintains an established archives to preserve and maintain the history and major news events of this church. The Crumley Archives is the archives for Region Nine that stretches across the Southeast, from Virginia to the Caribbean.

The Crumley Archives are located on the campus of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. It houses records from six centuries, thirteen generations, in twenty languages, and is among the most heavily consulted ELCA archives. You may learn more at

We have arrived at the time when the Crumley Archives needs to expand to carry out its ministry to the ELCA institutions, synods, and congregations in the Southeast United States and Caribbean.

This is where you come in.

The Crumley Archives depends on the generosity of individual Lutherans for nearly 80% of its operating budget. We need both your prayers and your financial support.

The Crumley Archives is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Donations may be send to:

The James R. Crumley, Jr. Archives
4201 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29203

The Crumley Archives is more than a depository for institutional records; it tells the story of the church, the Lutheran expression of the Body of Christ, moving and acting throughout the area now designated as Region Nine. It is an amazing, divine story that must be preserved. Won’t you do your part to help?

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