Additional Resources and Transitions

Social Justice Voice. The Archives is making a full text online version of The Witness magazine available in the Digital Archives. Founded in 1917 as an independent publication, The Witness was a leading and widely read journal of liberal Episcopal Church opinion.  It evolved after mid-century into the primary voice of progressivism among Episcopal  publications. Copyright was transferred with the archive, allowing us to offer the entire journal here.

Clerical Directory.  Parish historians, family historians, and individuals seeking to reconnect will find the online publication of the Episcopal Church's Clergy Directories a quick and valuable source of information on ordained ministers.  The digitized version of this resource covers the period 1898 to 1999.

Online Catalog.  Coming this month are two exciting productions, the first being a curated selection of images from the Alaska Mission Archives, which are an important documentary perspective on the indigenous tribes and their encounter with western white culture.  Also in the pipeline is Epilog, the Archives' public online catalog, will make its debut this month as yet another window into the historical records of the Church.  Watch for these developments to appear soon.

Felictations.  In January, Canonical Archivist and Director Mark J. Duffy announced his retirement to take effect March 31.  Duffy made the decision to do so with the completion of the intellectual reorganization of the holdings that accompanied this past year's move to Denson Drive in Austin.  The Board of Archives celebrated Mark's contribution and dedicated leadership since 1992 at their regular annual meeting on March 4.