The Lutheran Historical Conference fosters effective cooperation among persons and institutions concerned with research, documentation and preservation of the resources revealing experiences of Lutheranism in North America, specifically:
- to coordinate the archival, microfilm and historical activities of the Lutheran church bodies in North America;
- to foster the utilization of modern technologies in the accomplishment of germane tasks;
- to stimulate future efforts and to seek to avoid duplication of effort;
- to provide a channel for communication and cooperation among Lutheran archivists, librarians and historians;
- to encourage research and production of scholarly works dealing with the history of Lutheranism in North America.