Creator

Date Original

1977-1978

Description

This collection contains three newsletters, transcript of a radio program, and a religious tract by the Reverend Gordon Winrod.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gordon Winrod was born December 30, 1926. His father, Gerald B. Winrod was a notorious anti-Semitic preacher known as the “Jayhawk Nazi.” Gordon Winrod was educated in Kansas and later attended St. John's Lutheran College in Winfield, Kansas. He served in the U.S. Navy from January, 1945 until August, 1948. Winrod married Genevieve Ann Dicke in 1948 and they had eleven children. After graduating from Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1955; he served as pastor of Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod congregations in San Antonio, Texas, and in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Rev. Gordon Winrod followed in his father’s footsteps, preaching an anti-Semitic message. In April 1960, Winrod began publishing “The Winrod Letter.” He moved to Gainesville, Missouri in 1965 and established Our Savior's Independent Christian congregation and became affiliated with the Christian Identity movement. In the mid-1990s, after his daughters’ marriages broke up, Winrod kidnapped his own grandchildren, hiding them on his property in Missouri. Winrod was arrested and went to trial in 2001 and is currently serving a thirty year jail sentence for the kidnappings.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.061.008

Resource Type

Text

Collection

"The Winrod Letter," SMC.061.008

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

"The Winrod Letter," Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Disciplines

United States History

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