Malinsky Memorial Archives


Located adjacent to the, library of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Mission Statement:
The Malinsky Memorial Archives collects and preserves Lutheran records which are historically significant, especially to the East District of Lutheran Church-Canada, and promotes interest in the history of the Lutheran Church.

Ownership and Control:
The Malinsky Memorial Archives is owned by the East District of Lutheran Church–Canada, under the direction of the Board of Directors of the East District. An Archivist is appointed by the District President for a three-year term following each District Convention. The duty of the Archivist is to provide the day-to-day care of the Archives.

Archivist: Mrs. Carol Nagel
470 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines, ON L2T 4C3   
Phone: 905-685-1651      

The archival repositories of Lutheran Church-Canada are:

~ Lutheran Historical Institute, Edmonton, Alberta
~ Central District Archives, Central District, Regina, Saskatchewan
~ Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary Archives, St. Catharines, Ontario

Other sources of information:
Concordia Historical Institute – LCMS Archives


Preservation of East District History
Personal papers are an important part of the East District’s recorded history. Any church workers or lay members dealing with downsizing or handling estates are encouraged to contact the district archivist before disposing of personal papers. 

Transference and Access to Records:
1. All official East District records no longer needed in the office in which they originated shall, unless restricted by privacy laws, be transferred to the Malinsky Memorial Archives according to an agreed upon schedule. Until twenty-five years have passed, they shall not be available for reference without the authorization of the person in charge of the office in which they originated. Thereafter, unless further restrictions are placed on them, they shall be open to legitimate research.

2. The Archives encourages donation of private papers such as diaries, letters, postcards, documents and artifacts from private individuals which help interpret Lutheran life in eastern Canada. Unless conditions are placed on private collections to restrict their use for a given period of time, they shall be immediately open to legitimate research.