Northwestern College in Watertown, Wisconsin, (the current home of Luther Preparatory School) served as our synod’s preseminary college from 1865 to 1995. The Black and Red was first published in 1897 when alumni of then Northwestern University urged the college to create an alumni publication. In many ways like our MLC InFocus (though more text-based and student-driven), the publication shared subtle details of daily life, commentaries on current affairs, results of athletic endeavors, graduate photos, alumni updates, and much more. Many a gifted writer gained experience crafting articles, penning commentaries, conducting interviews, and reporting on campus life. The MLC Alumni Office wishes to thank MLC preseminary student Ronny Nguyen (Crown of Life-West St. Paul MN) for his hard work and dedication in digitizing and uploading many years’ worth of the publication. We hope NWC graduates and all others interested in learning a bit more about our predecessor school enjoy reading The Black and Red.

This page was developed in 2017 by the MLC Temporary Archives Project Manager, funded by the MLC Alumni Association, in collaboration with the MLC Archives and its volunteers.

The MLC Archives went into hibernation on December 15, 2017. Read about the hibernation of the MLC Archives  or visit the MLC Archives page for more information.