The MLC Archives is in hibernation until funding is available for an Archivist.
Click here to read about the hibernation of the MLC Archives.

Archives Mission:  The Martin Luther College Archives collects, organizes, and makes available records which document the history, development, and operations of Dr. Martin Luther College and Martin Luther College.To learn more about what the MLC Archives is looking to obtain, please click here.We owe a great debt of gratitude to the many volunteers who, from 2007-2017, gave several hours each month to help preserve and present our school’s historical treasures. Members include (L-R): Lois Bode, Lucille Wessel, Glenn Bode, Judy Lemke, Werner Lemke, Clarice Fastenau, John Paulsen, Lolli Paulsen, Ruth Koelpin, Paul Fritze, Barb Gorsline, Dave Gosdeck, Dennis Gorsline. Not pictured: Helen Krueger, Paul Willems, Lois Willems, Art Schulz, Joyce Schulz, Mary Hames, Char Fritze, Barb Leopold, Howard Wessel*, Arn Koelpin*.* = now deceased

Special thanks are due to Lois Bode (DMLC ’67) who served as the “Volunteer Volunteer Coordinator” as well as the “Volunteer Interim Archivist” for five years. Having spent a fair part of her life on this campus, she has extensive knowledge of our people and our past. Her passion for her Lord, this place, and its history were clearly shown in the many hours she freely gave to her alma mater. 
Kelly Diersen (DMLC ’95) was hired to be the Temporary Archives Project Manager in 2016. Creative and proactive, Kelly worked to establish preservation policies and to digitize and present many items for alumni and friends of D/MLC to read, research, and enjoy. Her position was funded at 5 hours per week by a grant from the MLC Alumni Association.

Visit our history page to view some of Kelly’s contributions including yearbooks, DMLC Messengers, graduate headshots, and written histories that tell the story of God’s blessing on this school and its predecessors.

Leaves being loaded into the college's Dodge truck on Arbor Day, early 1930s.
Leaves being loaded into the college’s Dodge truck on Arbor Day, early 1930s.
Karl Schauland, 2008, performed in King Lear in 2007.
Karl Schauland, 2008, performed in King Lear in 2007.