Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church

Luther's rose seal, a symbol of Lutheranism

Lutheran church body in the United States that was one of the churches that merged into the Lutheran Church in America (LCA) in 1962.

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Augustana College (Illinois)

Private Lutheran liberal arts college in Rock Island, Illinois.

Old Main
House on the Hill

Augustana College was founded as Augustana College and Theological Seminary in 1860 by the Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod.

Swedish Americans

Swedish Americans (Svenskamerikaner) are Americans of at least partial Swedish ancestry.

Graves of Swedish American pioneer siblings Niels Truhlsen (grandfather of ophthalmologist Stanley M. Truhlsen) and Anna Truedsdotter Hansen in Blair, Nebraska
The C. A. Nothnagle Log House (c. 1638) in New Jersey is one of the oldest surviving houses from the New Sweden colony and is one of the oldest log cabins and houses in the U.S.
The passport of Hilmer Emmanuel Salomonsson, 1921 From Guldsmedshyttan, Sweden to Worcester, Massachusetts
Birgit Ridderstedt at rehearsals with her young dance group for appearance in the 1960 Swedish Days Parade of Geneva, Illinois, with a Ragnar Benson truck
The distribution of Swedish Americans according to the 2000 census
Minneapolis, Minnesota has the largest concentration of Swedes outside Sweden. The city is home to the American Swedish Institute (pictured).

Most were Lutheran and belonged to synods now associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, including the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Gustavus Adolphus College

Private liberal arts college in St. Peter, Minnesota.

View of the campus c. 1905
Old Main
Nicollet is a sculpture by Paul Granlund at Gustavus Adolphus College
A bust of King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden on campus
Christ Chapel, built in 1959–1961
Gustavus Adolphus College Crest
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
James M. McPherson Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author
Actor Peter Krause

It was founded as a college of the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Lutheran Church in America

American and Canadian Lutheran church body that existed from 1962 to 1987.

Luther's rose seal, a symbol of Lutheranism

The Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, traditionally a Swedish-American Lutheran denomination, established in 1860.

Upsala College

In its early years, Upsala College was invited to build its campus in Kenilworth, New Jersey (seen here, circa 1906) where it operated for 25 years before moving to East Orange in 1924.

Upsala College (UC) was a private college affiliated with the Swedish-American Augustana Synod (later the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church) and located in East Orange in Essex County, New Jersey in the United States.

Lars Paul Esbjörn

Swedish-American Lutheran clergyman, academic and church leader.

Lars Paul Esbjörn, woodcut from 1880.
Jenny Lind Chapel in Andover, Illinois

Esbjörn was a founder of the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church and of Augustana College.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Mainline Protestant Lutheran church headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Evangelical Lutheran Church (Frederick, Maryland) (1752)
ELCA's then-Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson speaking at the inauguration of a new Augsburg College president in 2006
A map of the nine ELCA regions. Note that the Slovak Zion Synod falls under Region 7 and the Bahamas and the Caribbean under Region 9.
Augustana Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C. is a "Reconciling in Christ" congregation, meaning they welcome all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
ELCA ministers Richard and Bonnie Jensen
Percent ELCA by state, 2010

The Lutheran Church in America (LCA) had been created in 1962, by a merger among the United Lutheran Church in America (created in 1918 by an earlier merger of three German Lutheran synods in the eastern U.S.); Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Swedish ethnicity with some dating to the colonial era; the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church of America; and American Evangelical Lutheran Church, made up of ethnic Danish families.

California Lutheran University

Private liberal arts university in Thousand Oaks, California.

Flagpoles by Soiland Humanities Center
Regals Way by Kingsmen Park
Mount Clef Ridge is named for California Lutheran Education Foundation (CLEF), which worked to establish CLU in the 1950s.
Pederson House was built by Norwegian Lars Pederson in 1913.
The cross on Mount Clef Ridge
Walkway by flagpoles
Pearson Library has over 132,000 titles.
Peters Hall by Buth Park
Regals Way as seen from Falde Plaza
The 96000 sqft Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center was completed in 2006.
Samuelson Chapel with its 75 ft spire was completed in 1991.
Centrum Cafe in Kingsmen Park
Kingsmen Park
Kingsmen Creek in Kingsmen Park, the center of the university campus
The Cafeteria
Sign by Woken Walk on the university campus
Enormous Luther ("Gumby") is a bronze statue commissioned by a 1964 graduating class.
Iconic CLU hillside letters on Mount Clef Ridge at the university campus
Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture
William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art
Label by Barbara Collins Arboretum at a Pepper tree by Pearson Library
Cal Lutheran Oxnard Center
Swenson Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences
Soiland Humanities Center
Lecture at CLU
Ahmanson Science Center
All Nations Plaza
Spies Bornemann Center for Education & Technology
The Alumni Hall
CLU offers semesters off-campus at Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS) in Washington, DC.
Choir at Cal Lutheran
Theater Department performance at Preus-Brandt Forum Theatre
Preus-Brandt Forum
Mathews Learning Alcove Amphitheater in Kingsmen Park
Swimming pool and basketball court by Grace Hall
Starbucks at Ullman Commons is the largest in Ventura County.
Jack's Corner by Ullman Commons
Jamba Juice
Luedtke Bridge, pedestrian bridge over Olsen Road
Student Union Building
The Scandinavian Center has a large, wooden Dala horse on its front lawn.
Aebleskiver at the annual Scandinavian Festival
The Los Angeles Rams use CLU for training in 2016–19.
Kingsmen at the Memorial Field (formerly Mt Clef Field), 2010
Kingsmen football team, 2015
Sculpture depicting Coach Shoup and players of the 1971 Championship
George Sparky Anderson Field.
Community volleyball field
Thompson Pederson Recreation Area
Cal Lutheran Kingsmen vs Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens, 2017.
The athletics facilities
Poulson Tennis Center
Samuelson Aquatics Center served as a training site of the 2008 and 2012 US Olympic Men's Water Polo teams.
CLUTV news van
KCLU is the only public radio station in Ventura County.
Los Angeles Rams banner at Luedtke Bridge following the team's championship win in NFC.
Hiking trails can be found around Rudy Edmund Living Laboratory
Luther Luedtke was the longest-serving President in the history of CLU.
Disney Channel actor Jason Dolley.
Tom Herman, head football coach at The University of Texas at Austin.
Guy Erwin, professor at CLU and first Native-American bishop in the ELCA

Participants in the study included leaders of the national church bodies of the ALC, the United Lutheran Church in America (ULCA), the United Evangelical Lutheran Church (UELC), and the Augustana Synod.

Jonas Swensson

Reverend Jonas Swensson

Jonas Swensson (August 16, 1828 - December 20, 1873) was a noted minister of the Lutheran Church and president of the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Conference of the Norwegian-Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

Lutheran church body that existed in the United States from 1870 to 1890, when it merged into the United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America.

Luther's rose seal, a symbol of Lutheranism

The church had split from the Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod in North America (SAS) in 1870.