University of Minnesota


Faith Lutheran Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, Records

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC

Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Abstract: Church history (church formerly named Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church), organizational records, photographs, golden jubilee album (1944), song books, and other printed matter. Included are piano music paper rolls.
Quantity: .5 lin. ft.
Language: Finnish
Collection ID: IHRC3887

PROVENANCE

Collection donated to the IHRC in 2008 by Eva Hirvi.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church (later Faith Lutheran Church) of Worcester, Massachusetts (57 Laurel Street) , was founded in 1894 by immigrants to the area from Finland. After the retirement of Rev. Viljo Heiman on October 14, 1977, the congregation was disbanded, and the last service was held on December 24, 1978. The church building was sold on March 20, 1979, to the North American Islamic Trust, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Faith Lutheran Church, Worcester, Massachusetts collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Faith Lutheran Church, Worcester, Massachusetts collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

For further information regarding the copyright, please contact the IHRC.

CITE AS

The Faith Lutheran Church, Worcester, Massachusetts Records, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Vital records and other archival materials of the church deposited at the Finlandia University's Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock, Michigan.

Index Terms

Finnish
Religious life

 


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