Guide to the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (Boone, North Carolina) Records, 1998

Summary Information

Title: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (Boone, North Carolina) Records, 1998
Collection: AC.647
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Papers includes information, programs, and articles on the church's 75th anniversary which occurred November 15, 1998.

Creator: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (Boone, N. C.).

Biographical/Historical Note

At the 75th anniversary of its founding, Grace Lutheran Church had a celebration as well as a reflection on the people and events which contributed to the growth of its congregation. The church was organized on November 23, 1923 by Rev. Herbert W. Jeffcoat, a Watauga Mission missionary pastor with 30 original members, meeting in the Boone Courthouse. Five years later in 1928, the cornerstone for the first sanctuary was laid at its present site on the corner of King and Hardin Streets in Boone, North Carolina. Groundbreaking for the newer sanctuary was April 26, 1987 and that sanctuary was dedicated on May 22, 1988. From the original 30 members, Grace Lutheran has grown to over 650 in its parish today.

Scope and Contents

The programs and events of the 75th anniversary celebration all demonstrate the work and outreach the members of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church have given to the community of Boone and county of Watauga. It was organized on November 23, 1923 in Boone, North Carolina, and has grown from 30 to over 650 members.The articles read of the thanks given to those who made the celebration possible.


The materials are arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was given to the Appalachian Collection by Suzanne Wise and Betty Burkett, September 2004, both members of Grace Lutheran Church.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, May 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.647: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boone, North Carolina, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

Container List

Records, 1998 ACSC_Box 20, Folder 3