Archives of the Episcopal Church

Location: 606 Ratherview Place
Austin, TX 78705

Address: PO Box 2247
Austin, TX 78768

Phone: (512) 472-6816 Fax: (512) 480-0437

Contact: Mark J. Duffy, Director

Email: research@episcopalarchives.org

Internet address: http://episcopalarchives.org

Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM, M - F, please call for an appointment

Wheelchair Access: yes

History
The Integrity, Inc. Collection, the National Steering Committee for Human Sexuality Dialogues: Human Sexuality Survey Questionnaires Collection, and records of the National AIDS Memorial, Inc. are part of the larger Archives of the Episcopal Church.

Information about holdings

Organizational records: 32 cubic ft.

Time periods/geographical regions documented:

National coverage, 1974 - 1995.

Significant People/organizations/subjects documented:

Integrity, Inc. Collection, 14 cubic ft.; National Steering Committee for Human Sexuality Dialogues: Human Sexuality Survey Questionnaires Collection (NSCHSD:HSSQ), 16 cubic ft.; records of the National AIDS Memorial, Inc. (NAM, Inc.), 2 cubic ft.

Collecting interests:

Mission Statement, Nov. 4, 1993, ". . .records created by and about the Episcopal Church, related Anglican bodies, and individual Episcopalians. . ."

Use requirements

See comments below.

Comments about access/use:

The archives' policy is as follows. Open records: material dating from more than 30 years ago and in good physical condition and that do not have specific restrictions. Confidential records: material dating from the past 80 years that includes personnel records or documents containing sensitive information. Restricted records: material dating from the past 30 years that includes privileged communications of the creating church agency. Such material may be restricted beyond 30 years; special access may be granted when release of the information serves an essential public interest or a vital personal need.

[The collections described above all date from the past 30 years and therefore are not yet open records. Check with the archivist regarding use.]

Collecting areas: Records of prominent Episcopal organizations and individuals involved in LGBT ministry, and issues of full recognition.

Services

Research space, copying, reference assistance on site, and telephone reference.

Indices, finding aids, collection descriptions

Computer database of collection holdings available for staff use only.

News about collections

The archives is developing a newsletter that will occasionally feature articles on recent accessions.