North Park University Frisk Collection of Our Covenant
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Frisk Collection of Our Covenant

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Our Covenant is an annual periodical published by the Evangelical Covenant Church between 1927 and 1964. Originally published “for the purpose of bringing our young people a more intimate knowledge of our Covenant Church” (Our Covenant, 1927, p.7), this thirty-six volume illustrated series includes a wide a variety of content, including poems, essays, biographies, reports, obituaries of Covenant ministers, lists of ordinands, and statistics. Topics include Covenant missions, testimonials, conversion stories, Christian youth, theology, travel, military, war, politics, ethics, ancestry, immigration, Christmas, dedications, Swedish history, Swedish-American history, and Covenant history. Contributors include missionaries, Covenant officers and staff, Covenant ministers, and North Park University alum.

The collection is named in honor of Donald C. Frisk (1911-2010), a pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) and professor of theology (1945-1978) and dean (1961-1967) of North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago. In memory of Donald Frisk's life and work, family and friends have established a fund that contributes to this collection. See also the Frisk Collection of Covenant Literature.

The original items digitized in this collection are cataloged in the Covenant Archives and Historical Library, located at the F. M. Johnson Archives and Special Collections at North Park University in Chicago. The Evangelical Covenant Church is a multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. It was founded in Chicago in 1885 by Swedish immigrants.

Please contact archives staff at or (773) 244-6224 for more information, or if you wish to make an appointment to visit or research.