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 19, 2017

The Archives is currently seeking qualified individuals for part-time Archives Assistants, full-time Consultants, and paid Internships.

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.

October 28, 2016

The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, an Archives Board member since 2010, was elected the Bishop of Indianapolis as the first African American woman to serve as a chief or diocesan bishop in The Episcopal Church. Congratulations to the Diocese of Indianapolis and to Jennifer, our friend and advocate, from the Board and staff of the Archives.

October 11, 2016

The Archives of the Episcopal Church announces the update of official governance documents held in the Digital Archives of General Convention. The Acts of Convention adds 315 resolutions from the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City held in June and July, 2015 to the existing online database that begins in 1976.