Robert Ernest Smith
5 Wycliffe Place Ft. Wayne, IN 46825
Phone Number: (260) 481-2123
Fax: (260) 481-2126

Professional Experience


1993-Present     Walther Library 
                 Concordia Theological Seminary 
                 Ft. Wayne, Indiana
                 Public Services Librarian, Extension Services Librarian

1989-1992        Messiah Lutheran Church 
                 Wolcottville, Indiana

1985-1989        St. Luke Lutheran Church 
                 Winamac, Indiana 


1985 Concordia Seminary St. Louis, Missouri Master of Divinity 1981 Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana Master of Library Science 1979 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana Bachelor of Arts

Professional Activities

1994-Present PALNI OPAC Advisory Committee

1994-Present     LutherNet 
                 Gopher Directory Coordinator
                 Moderator of lists WITTENBERG and LUTHERDOC 
                 Coordinator of Project Wittenberg

1989-Present     Lutheran Historical Conference 
                 Assistant to the Annual Bibliographer                       
                 Conference Program Committee, Chair in 1992,     
                 Member in 1994 
                 Chairman, 1996 Conference Local Arrangements 
1989-Present     Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod, Indiana District
                 Archivist and Historian

A Selection of Publications & Presentations by Robert E. Smith


Smith, Robert E., "A Heart for the American Frontier: Moved by the Spiritual Plight of American Pioneers, F. C. D. Wyneken Returned to his Native Germany 150 Years Ago to Plead for Help." Lutheran Witness, Vol. 110, No.10 (October 1991), pp. 10-11.

Forthcoming Articles

Smith, Robert E. "Lutherans on the Internet." For: Lutheran Witness. Projected Date of Publication: March-June 1995.


Albers, James W., John Dickmeyer and Robert E. Smith. "An Index of Writings in the Field of American Lutheranism, Lutheran Historical Conference Newsletter, Vol. 27-, No.27- (October 1989- ).


Luther, Martin, Robert E. Smith, Tr. "The Small Catechism (1529): Luther's Little Instruction Book," in Selected Works of Martin Luther. [database online].

Walther, C. F. W., Robert E. Smith, Tr. "Congregation and the State: The Essay of the 8th Convention of the Western District of the LCMS Held in 1862," Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, Vol. 60, No. 2 (Summer 1987), pp. 77-83. Reprinted with new introduction by August R. Suelflow in: Walther, C. F. W. Essays for the church. (St. Louis:Concordia Pub. House, 1992).

Speaking Engagements

"The Electric Lutheran,"17th Biennial Conference of the Lutheran Historical Conference, November 5, 1994.

""Help in the Name of Jesus!": The Spirituality of German Lutherans in Indiana, 1816-1847," German Religion in Indiana Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 16, 1991 [Paper in Forthcoming Publication of the Conference Essays].

Full Bibliography is Available Upon Request


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