The Salzburger Collection


















In May 2016, the Crumley Archives inherited what tradition holds to be the Salzburger Collection, a treasury of books once owned by the Salzburger community of Ebenezer, Georgia.  Though the complete history of these books be an enigma, what we do know is that they came into the possession of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary sometime around its inception in 1830.  These books were at the core of the seminary’s library for many decades and shaped countless pastors' theological education.  

                The Crumley Archives has endeavored to catalog and preserve these books in a way befitting their integrity and the integrity of the Salzburger community.  For a full listing of the collection, see the finding aid below.










Bibliographic Information and Useful Resources

Religious Exiles from Austria

Names Of The Early Salzburger Settlers in Ebenezer

Salzburgers and Their Descendent

Salzburger Society of Ebenezer, GA

Salzburger Expulsion Remembered

Salzburgers: the New Georgia Encyclopedia

Salzburgers in Georgia: a Timeline

Effingham County: A Rich History

Johann Martin Boltzius

Geneology Today: Georgia's Salzburger Immigrants

Georgia Geneology

Excerpt from Boltzius's Journal, 22 April 1734

Letter to George Washington from the Ebenezer, GA German Congregation, 14 May 1791

Introduction to Old German Script and Gothic Typeface

Fraktur Typography and Old German Handwriting Transcription Chart

English Translation and Typeset of Salzburger Settlement, University of Georgia collections

Colonial America: Map of the Salzburgers in Georgia

Salzburger Living History Museum and Church














Suggested Reading


George Fenwick Jones, The Salzburger Saga: Religious Exiles and Other Germans along the Savannah (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1984).


Alexander Pyrges, “German Immigrants at the Ebenezer Settlement in Colonial Georgia, 1734-1850: Integration and Separatism” (master’s thesis, Kansas State University, 2000).


H. A. Scomp, History of the Salzburgers ([Springfield, Ga.]: N. V. Turner, 2002).


Samuel Urlsperger, Detailed Reports on the Salzburger Emigrants Who Settled in America, 8 vols., ed. George Fenwick Jones (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1968-85).

Lecture: "From Salzburg to Ebenezer: The Georgia Salzburgers at the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom"

Archival Finding Aid

(click below)




4201 N. Main Street

Columbia, S.C. 29203



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