Included is a list of resources to help you preserve your church's history. 
 
A Brief Guide for Archives of Congregations
This introduction advises congregations on how to begin an archives of their own.
 
ELCA Archives Online Catalog
This resource offers information and reference on ELCA church-wide archived material.
 
Congregation Archives
"Records Retention Schedule for the Congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America", published by the ELCA.
 
Maintaining the Parish Register
"Advice for Congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America", published by the ELCA.
 
Disposition of Records
"Advice for Disbanding Congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America", published by the ELCA.
 
Bible Disposal
"An Order for the Disposal of Deteriorating Bibles and Other Respected Publications", published by the ELCA.
 
General Preservation Techniques
 
Care, Handling, and Storage of Works on Paper
Care, Handling, and Storage of Photographs
Succinct overviews by the Library of Congress on how to preserve documents and photographs.
 
Personal Archiving: Preserving Your Digital Memories
Preservation tips on electronic resources by the Library of Congress.
 
What Do You Want to Preserve?
A comprehensive list of popularly preserved items, and details on how best to preserve them.  Published by the National Archives.
 
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