April 02, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Research and Records Management offices of the Archives are closed.  All of the Archives staff are working remotely and may be reached through the Archives’ Research Request Form or by email as needed. Staff will continue to provide research services but will be limited to what we can find in our electronic resources. We will do our best to respond as fully as possible. If your question requires access to any physical records, your inquiry will be noted and we will respond after the staff's return to the Archives.

Please direct any non-research/reference questions you may have to the Archives' Contact Form.  Thank you and we continue to wish everyone the very best in these challenging times and look forward to being back in the Archives as soon as possible.

August 23, 2019

On August 14 the Archives and the Seminary of the Southwest announced the opening of an exhibit to mark the anniversary of Jonathan Daniels' death.  Entitled Jonathan Daniels: Called to be Fully Present, the exhibit draws on the Archives collections received in part from the recent acquisition of the Episcopal Divinity School Archives.  The exhibit features original source material and a narrative of Daniels' early life, his awakening, and death.  Special acknowledgment goes to intern archivist, Noble Brigham, who led the production and design team.  Noble is a senior at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA.  The exhibit is part of an extended online exhibit, The Church Awakens, telling the story of African American Episcopalians from an historical perspective. Visit The Church Awakens to learn more about the life of Jonathan Daniels.

February 06, 2018

The Archives of the Episcopal Church has chosen Arkivum PERPETUA as their data archiving, preservation and safeguarding solution.  Arkivum PERPETUA is a leading end-to-end digital preservation solution that utilizes open standards and open source components to address the unique requirements and challenges of cultural heritage institutions.  [read more].

November 08, 2017

The Archives of the Episcopal Church has recently received the personal papers of Dr. Charles Radford Lawrence II, 27th President of the House of Deputies from 1976 to 1985. Dr. Lawrence is honored as the first and only African American President of the House. The 14 cubic feet collection was donated by his wife Dr. Margaret Morgan Lawrence and their three children, Dr. Sara Lawrence Lightfoot, Dr. Charles R. Lawrence III, and the Reverend Paula Lawrence-Wehmiller.

November 06, 2017

The Papers of the Rt. Rev. Everett Holland Jones (1902-1995), 4th Bishop of West Texas, have been processed and are now open for research.  The papers include a large collection of printed sermons, personal and family biographical papers, correspondence spanning 1921 to 1990, and course and lecture outlines.

November 06, 2017

Archives staff have recently completed the rehousing and preservation of an important collection of missionary correspondence with the Church in Liberia (1822-1952).

April 20, 2017

The Episcopal Church has selected Cielo Property Group to partner in the development of a church-owned city block in downtown Austin that will incorporate space for The Archives of the Episcopal Church as the future home of its repository and research center.  The Archives will be part of a lively downtown area and will incorporate an adjoining mixed-use project.

April 03, 2017

Lauren Kata, the Archivist for Collections Management, will be leaving the Archives staff in early April. Lauren made the difficult decision to seek challenging new work abroad where she will pursue a very different career adventure.  We couldn't be happier for her, even as we lament the loss of the institutional knowledge and incredible skills that she offers to the Archives operation.

March 21, 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Division of Preservation and Access has offered Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions since 2000. These grants help small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections.  The 2017 guidelines for Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions are available at https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-assistance-grants-smaller-institutions.  The deadline for applications is May 2, 2017.

January 13, 2017

The Archives Board will meet on January 17 to receive updates on The Episcopal Church's negotiations and development work to build a new Archives in downtown Austin. The Archives in Austin is envisioned as a center for honoring and celebrating the gifts and challenges for this province of the Anglican Communion.  The Board will also discuss governance issues, the next triennial budget, and financial planning.