WELS Archives Photo Submission

  • The WELS Archives is looking for historical photos from WELS congregations, schools, and individuals to use potentially in upcoming publications for the synod’s 175th anniversary. Photos of churches, schools, congregational groups and gatherings, and ministry activities and events are especially desired. Examples of the photos desired include:

    • Church buildings (interior or exterior)
    • School buildings and classroom settings (elementary, area Lutheran high schools)
    • Congregational groups (Ladies’ Aid, youth groups, men’s clubs, choirs, etc.)
    • Congregational events (e.g., church picnics, members working on a building project, vacation Bible schools from the 1950s or 1960s, youth group meetings, general fellowship events)
    • District conventions (especially founding conventions or early meetings)
    • Called workers (candid action photos are best)
    • Historical photos from mission fields

    Photos from all time periods are needed. Please scan these images in as high a resolution as possible and attach to the form below. Fill out all required fields of the form with as many details as possible. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

    Personal Information
    A field marked with a red asterisk is required.

  • Photo Information

    Please tell us about the congregation where this photo was taken.

  • Your Picture
  • An approximate date can be entered if unsure of exact date.
  • Only one photo per form is permitted. Upon submission you will be allowed to start a new form for additional photos.
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, jpeg, png, gif, Max. file size: 20 MB.
  • Note: Not all images received can be acknowledged or used.

WELS Help Desk: [email protected] or 414-259-4357
Ref: WELS Archives Photo Submission form