Conrad Emil Lindberg
Conrad Emil Lindberg was born in Jonköping, Sweden, on June 9, 1852. He came to the U.S. in 1871 and attended Augustana College and Theological Seminary at Paxton, Ill., 1871-1872. From 1873-76 he studied at Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary and was ordained by the Augustana Synod at Rockford, Ill., on June 28, 1874.
He served as a parish pastor until 1890, when he was called to the chair of systematic theology at Augustana Theological Seminary, then in Rock Island, Ill. While at the Seminary, he taught dogmatics, liturgics and church polity. In 1919 he was named dean of the seminary. From 1901-1910 he also served as vice president of Augustana College and Theological Seminary. During Augustana's Jubilee Year he was acting president while President Gustav Andreen was absent. He also published several books.
This collection comprises Conrad Emil Lindberg's personal papers and does not include his official papers as Augustana College and Theological Seminary vice president and dean. The college archives should be consulted for this material. Most of the collection is in English, but the sermons and materials of early years at Philadelphia and New York (1880-1890) are in Swedish. In addition to biographical information, the collection includes Bible studies, manuscripts, and a small amount of correspondence.