The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Region 8 Archives preserves and provides access to records of historical value created by ELCA synods and disbanded congregations within the eastern portion of ELCA Region 8: Central Pennsylvania (Allegheny Synod, Lower Susquehanna Synod, and Upper Susquehanna Synod), Delaware and most of Maryland (Delaware-Maryland Synod), and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area (Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod). We also house some records from ELCA Region 8 predecessors such as the Central Pennsylvania Synod and the Maryland Synod.
The ELCA Region 8 Archives is located in the A. R. Wentz Library of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in Gettysburg, PA.
Hours: By appointment only.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
ELCA Region 8 Archives
A. R. Wentz Library
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
66 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Please be sure to review the Information for Researchers page and then submit a research inquiry before visiting the facility in person. Due to our limited staff resources, we generally cannot accommodate walk-ins.