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The Ott Papers, are research papers written by pastor track students, in the areas of English or History.

John H. Ott, was a professor of  English, at Northwestern College, Watertown, Wisconsin, from 1885-1943. Prof. Ott was a member of the NWC board since 1908. He attended Amherst College, and the universities of Oxford, Halle, and Berlin, studying philology and history.  In 1892 he received the degree of doctor of philosophy. Returning to the United States, he again assumed the chair of English and History at Northwestern College.

The Ott research papers, are written by pre-seminary students from the former Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota.

The Pastor/Teacher Conference Papers are a collection of written presentations at WELS pastor, and/or teacher conferences.

The MLC Conference Paper collection contain subjects that cover a variety of issues concerning the church, ministry, missions and education.

A more complete collection of essay files can be found at the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Digital Library.

New resources are added regularly.

WLS Community: 

  • Archived Seminary Resources
  • Audio files
  • Audio files of selected essays
  • Essay File
  • Collection of Historical Essays
  • Gemeindeblatt
  • Graduate Photos
  • Senior Theses
  • The Northwestern Lutheran
    • Archived Issues of The Northwestern Lutheran Starting in 1914