Founded in 1917 as an independent publication, The Witness (Episcopal Church Publishing Company) was a leading voice and widely read journal of opinion that reflected the liberal Church and later progressive social justice movement within the Episcopal Church.  Although its leadership was rooted in the Episcopal Church, the publication's readership was ecumenical. The Archives is the repository for the records and copyright of the publication, which was closed due to the financial strain that affected many publications in this same period.  The last print journal was August 2003, and after an attempt to publish online for several years, the publication ceased. The archive contains records of the journal’s publishing organization, the Episcopal Church Publishing Company, including the publication, meeting records, resource and subject files, audiovisual materials, and business records.

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