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Zion Lutheran Church records

Call Number: RH MS 1133


These historical records of the Zion Lutheran Church of rural Clyde, Kansas date from 1874, when the church was formally organized at Brantford, Kansas by its community of Swedish immigrants. Records include the church's 1874 constitution and minutes of meetings through 1947. Also included is the church's earliest register of members, identifying dates of birth, baptism, confirmation, immigration, marriage, and deaths through 1965. The records are in Swedish through 1924, and are afterward in English.


  • Creation: 1874 - 1965


Language of Materials

Swedish, English

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of Zion Lutheran Church (Clyde, Kan.)

The Zion Lutheran Church of rural Clyde, Kansas was first organized in the early 1870s as the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Washington County's nearby Brantford community. The church's earliest members and organizers were Swedish immigrant homesteaders who first settled at Brantford in 1868, developed a church constitution in 1874, and later constructed a church building. In 1981, the church celebrated its 100th anniversary as the Zion Lutheran Church of Clyde (Brantford). A commemorative history of the church appeared that year in the October issue of Kanhistique.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box + 1 oversize volume)

Physical Location

RH MS 1133

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Zion Lutheran Church, Clyde, Kansas, 1981

Processing Information

Previously shelved at: RH MS 343

Guide to the Zion Lutheran Church Collection
Zion Lutheran Church records
Finding aid prepared by mh, 2008; revised by, cl 2010; Finding aid encoded by mh, 2008
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Zion Lutheran Church (Clyde, Kan.), Zion Lutheran Church records, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1133, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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