Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2006-A145
Title: Endorse the Archives Website and Digital Archives
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred
Final Text:

Resolved, That the General Convention recognize the importance of the Digital Archives for access to the Church’s historical texts, documents, and images; acknowledge the extraordinary contribution that the Digital Archives has made to the efficiency of the General Convention’s legislative process; and request the Archives expand and enrich this important vehicle, which includes the Acts of Convention 1976–2003 and the Resolves of Council 1976–2000, as well as news articles, photo archives, catalogs, and other documents from the Church Archives; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention endorse the Archives’ website and the Digital Archives as an official site and electronic archive of The Episcopal Church, created under the supervision of the Board of the Archives and the Canonical Archivist; and that the Archives be charged with responsibility to create an authentic, accurate, and trustworthy record for purposes of communicating historical knowledge about The Episcopal Church and its identity to Episcopalians and those who seek a greater awareness of this Church; and that budgetary funding requested for the Digital Archives be given priority in support of the mission of reconciliation, evangelism, and education.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Columbus, 2006 (New York: General Convention, 2007), pp. 483-484.