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Wartburg College Archives: Christmas

Wartburg College Archives is responsible for the collection and preservation of records that document the college’s history, development, operation, policies, people, activities, and events.

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Campus Life - Christmas

Preface

The Wartburg College Archives is responsible for the collection and preservation of records that document the college’s history, development, operation, policies, people, activities, and events.

The Archives is committed to providing access to holdings. However, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with the donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-print materials. In such circumstances arrangements may have to be made for digital duplication or transfer to occur before access can be provided.

 

Introduction

Abstract: This collection contains records of Christmas cards and events at Wartburg College. These events include candlelight services and Christmas with Wartburg programs. Kathryn Koob’s narration notes for Christmas with Wartburg are also included. Date range from 1921-2015.

 

Scope and Content Note

Extent: 7 boxes.

Physical Description: All materials are paper.

Dates: 1921-2015.

Subjects: Candlelight Services, Christmas Cards, Christmas at Wartburg, Christmas with Wartburg

Related Material:

  • Photograph Collection: Campus Life, Subseries: Christmas Celebrations

 

Administrative Information

Restrictions: None.

Preferred Citation: [item title/description], [date]; [Christmas]; Wartburg College Archives, Waverly, Iowa.

Acquisition Information: Transfer.

Processing Information: Processing completed by SE on 4/18/18.

 

Program Histories

Candlelight Services:

History: Candlelight services have been offered at Wartburg College since 1941. This annual service is open to the community, and features familiar Christmas carols, candlelight, and music. Worship is led by campus pastors, and scripture readings typically focus on the Christmas story.

Timeline: 1941 (earliest record) – Present.

Bibliography:

Wartburg College. (2015). Wartburg College to offer Christmas Candlelight Vespers service Dec. 13. Retrieved from, https://www.wartburg.edu/2015/12/08/Wartburg-College-to-offer-Christmas-Candlelight-Vespers-service-Dec-13/.

Christmas with Wartburg:

History: Christmas with Wartburg is a traditional celebration at Wartburg College that began in 1947.  For 70 years, students and faculty have worked together to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ through song. The name for this tradition was originally Christmas at Wartburg, but the name was changed in 1981 to Christmas with Wartburg. Today, Christmas with Wartburg consists of a four-concert series that features students from Wartburg Choir, Castle Singers, Wind Ensemble, Ritterchor, St. Elizabeth Chorale, and Kammerstreicher (chamber orchestra). Nearly 7,000 people attend the concerts each year. 

Timeline: 1947 (earliest record) – Present.

Bibliography:

Wartburg College. (2018). Christmas with Wartburg. Retrieved from, https://www.wartburg.edu/christmas/.

 

Series Description

  1. Christmas/Candlelight Services

  2. Christmas with Wartburg


 

Christmas/Candlelight Services:

  • Records regarding Wartburg Christmas cards and candlelight services from 1921-2015.
  • 3 boxes.
  • Arranged alphabetically by subject and thereunder chronologically by date.

Container Listing

Box

Folder

Series

Content

Date

1

1

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

 

1

2

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1921-1922

1

3

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1951-1952

1

4

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1952-1953

1

5

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1953-1954

1

6

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1956-1957

1

7

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1957-1958

1

8

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1980-1981

1

9

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1982-1983

1

10

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1983-1984

1

11

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1984-1985

1

12

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1985-1985

1

13

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1986-1987

1

14

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1987-1988

1

15

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1988-1989

1

16

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1989-1990

1

17

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1991-1992

1

18

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1994-1995

1

19

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1995-1996

1

20

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1996-1997

1

21

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

1999-2000

1

22

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

2000-2001

1

23

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

2001-2002

1

24

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

2002-2003

1

25

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

2003-2004

1

26

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

2004-2005

1

27

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

2005-2006

1

28

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

2006-2007

1

29

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

2007-2008

1

30

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

2008-2009

1

31

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

2009-2010

1

32

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

2010-2011

1

33

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

2011-2012

1

34

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

2012-2013

1

35

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Christmas Cards

2014-2015

1

36

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Civic Christmas Concert

12/12/1943

1

37

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Civic Christmas Concert

12/16/1945

1

38

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Community Christmas Concert

12/15/1946

1

39

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Convocations

 

1

40

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Festival of Trees (Waverly Chamber of Commerce)

 

1

41

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Open Houses/Receptions

 

2

1

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/16/1941

2

2

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/17/1945

2

3

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/17/1947

2

4

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/15/1949

2

5

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/18/1950

2

6

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/19/1951

2

7

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service- "You Are the Light"

12/14/1959

2

8

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service- "The Light of the World Cometh"

12/17/1962

2

9

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/17/1967

2

10

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/15/1968

2

11

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/13/1970

2

12

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/19/1971

2

13

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/1272

2

14

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/15/1974

2

15

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

 

2

16

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/11/1977

2

17

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/10/1978

2

18

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/16/1979

2

19

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/14/1980

2

20

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/13/1981

2

21

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/12/1982

2

22

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/11/1983

2

23

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/16/1984

2

24

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/15/1985

2

25

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/14/1986

2

26

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/13/1987

2

27

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/11/1988

2

28

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/10/1989

2

29

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/9/1990

2

30

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/15/1991

2

31

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/13/1992

2

32

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/12/1993

2

33

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/11/1994

2

34

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/10/1995

2

35

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/14/1997

2

36

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/13/1998

2

37

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/12/1999

2

38

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/10/2000

2

39

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/9/2001

2

40

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/15/2002

2

41

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/14/2003

2

42

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/12/2004

3

1

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/11/2005

3

2

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/10/2006

3

3

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/9/2007

3

4

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/14/2008

3

5

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Candlelight Service

12/11/2011

3

6

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Advent/Christmas Vespers Service

2012-2013

3

7

Christmas/Candlelight Services

Advent/Christmas Vespers Service

2013-2014

 

Christmas with Wartburg:

  • Records of Christmas with Wartburg programs, including narration notes from Kathryn Koob. Date range from 1947-2015.
  • 4 boxes.
  • Arranged chronologically by date.

Container Listing

Box

Folder

Series

Content

Date

1

1

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg- Program Listing

 

1

2

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg

 

1

3

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg

 

1

4

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg a Brief History

 

1

5

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"Wartburg College's Christmas Gift to You"

12/14/1947

1

6

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg

12/17/1950

1

7

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"A Service of Praise and Adoration"

12/16/1951

1

8

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"A Service of Praise and Adoration"

12/14/1952

1

9

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"A Service of Praise and Adoration"

12/13/1953

1

10

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"A Song of Praise and Adoration"

12/12/1954

1

11

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"A Service of Praise and Adoration"

12/18/1955

1

12

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg

12/16/1956

1

13

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg

12/15/1957

1

14

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"A Service of Praise and Adoration"

12/14/1958

1

15

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"A Service of Praise and Adoration"

12/13/1959

1

16

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"A Service of Praise and Adoration"

12/18/1960

1

17

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"Let There Be Light"

12/17/1961

1

18

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg

12/1965

1

19

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg

12/11/1966

1

20

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg- Handel's "Messiah"

12/8/1968

1

21

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg

12/7/1969

1

22

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"A Christmas Carol"

12/6/1970

1

23

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"The Play of Herod"

12/12/1971

1

24

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"Amahl and the Night Visitors"

12/10/1972

1

25

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg

12/1974

1

26

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"The Word was Made Flesh"

12/7/1975

1

27

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"From Heaven Above"

12/12/1976

1

28

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg

12/4/1977

1

29

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg

12/3/1978

1

30

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg-"Wake, Awake"

12/8/1979-12/9/1979

1

31

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas at Wartburg

12/6/1980-12/7/1980

1

32

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Savior of the Nations Come"

12/5/1981-12/6/1981

1

33

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg

12/3/1982-12/5/1982

1

34

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"I Wait For the Lord"

12/3/1983-12/4/1983

1

35

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Oh Come, Thou Savior of the Nations"

12/1/1984-12/2/1984

1

36

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg

12/6/1985-12/8/1985

2

1

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-Program listing

 

2

2

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"O Come, All Ye Faithful"

12/5/1986-12/8/1986

2

3

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"A New Song"

12/4/1987-12/7/1987

2

4

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"From the East to the West The Light Shines Forth"

12/1/1988-12/4/1988

2

5

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Let Creation Praise Its Lord"

11/30/1989-12/3/1989

2

6

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Lo the Marvel of Night"

11/29/1990-12/3/1990

2

7

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Wake, Awake"

12/1991

2

8

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"To Wonder as We Wander"

12/1992

2

9

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"… and a Little Child Shall Lead Them"

12/1993

2

10

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Rejoice in the Light"

12/1994

2

11

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"To Earth I Have Come to Bring Good News"

12/1995

2

12

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Shine, Bright Morning Star!"

12/5/1996-12/8/1996

2

13

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"O Come, All You Children"

12/1997

2

14

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Gifts for the Christ Child"

12/1998

2

15

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"The Song of the Angels"

12/1999

2

16

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"O Come, O Come, Immanuel"

12/2000

2

17

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"A Stable Lamp is Lighted"

11/29/2001-12/8/2001

2

18

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-Kathryn Koob Narration Notes

2001-2002

2

19

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Immanuel God with Us"

12/2002

2

20

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-Kathryn Koob Narration Notes

2002-2003

2

21

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"The Generations of Jesus"

2003-2004

2

22

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-Kathryn Koob Narration Notes

2003-2004

2

23

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Behold, the Handmaid of the Lord"

2004-2005

2

24

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-Kathryn Koob Narration Notes

2004-2005

2

25

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Great Joy for All the People"

12/1/2005-12/4/2005

2

26

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-Kathryn Koob Narration Notes

 

2

27

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Waiting for the Child"

2006-2007

2

28

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-Kathryn Koob Narration Notes

2006-2007

3

1

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Glory to God"-60th Anniversary

11/27/2007-12/2/2007

3

2

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-Kathryn Koob Narration Notes

2007-2008

3

3

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Christ's Star: The Light of the World"

2008-2009

3

4

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-Kathryn Koob Narration Notes

2008-2009

3

5

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Tidings of Great Joy!"

2009-2010

3

6

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-Kathryn Koob Narration Notes

2009-2010

3

7

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Shepherd Us, O Holy Child"

2010-2011

3

8

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"Savior of the Nations Come"

2011-2012

3

9

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"The Winter Rose Blooms-Rejoice!"

2012-2013

4

1

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg-"The Marvel of the Night"

2013-2014

4

2

Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg

2014-2015

 

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