Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma

The Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma serves as the corporate and ministerial memory in Oklahoma. It is the primary historical repository of The Episcopal Church in Oklahoma’s mission, ministries, parishes, congregations, and people.

Its core mission is to collect and preserve records of enduring value relative to the history and contributions of the diocese, bishops, parishes, missions, institutions, and undertakings. Its collection contains closed church registers, church historical papers, Oklahoma diocese convention journals, diocesan newsletters, papers related to the diocesan history, bishop and suffragan bishop papers. Additionally, materials related to Cheyenne Deacon David P. Oakerhater, the first Native American saint of the Episcopal church, is part of the repository.

A generous grant from the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program enabled the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma Archive to digitize select photographs and documents and partner with the Oklahoma Historical Society’s digital portal, The Gateway to Oklahoma History. Our participation in the portal allows national and international researchers to become acquainted with the remarkable history of the Episcopal church in Oklahoma. The images are a small portion of the vast historical holdings preserved since 1893 and reflect Episcopal ancestors’ spiritual, economic, and cultural contribution to Oklahoma. In the coming years, more papers, recordings, and photographs will be uploaded to the web site. We are proud to partner with the largest historical institution and repository in the state and The Gateway to Oklahoma History. We hope this is just the beginning of open access to Episcopalian history in Oklahoma.


Pam Bell




The Episcopal Diocesan Center
924 N Robinson Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102



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Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, partner contributing to The Gateway to Oklahoma History. University of North Texas Libraries. https://gateway.okhistory.org/explore/partners/EDOK/ accessed July 22, 2024.

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