The Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma serves as the corporate and ministerial memory of the Episcopal Church 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, Diocesan Convention journals, Diocesan newsletters, papers related to the Diocesan history, Bishop and Suffragan papers, Deacon David P. Oakerhater history, sermons, books, architectural drawings, photographs and historical artifacts. 

In 2020, the Diocesan archive was awarded a digitization grant from the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Program through the Oklahoma Historical Society. The grant enabled us to digitize church historical papers archived since 1893. This was the first step in our process of offering archived historical papers to parishioners, researchers, and Oklahomans.

We are happy to announce that we have been awarded a grant in 2021 through the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Program of The Oklahoma Historical Society. The grant will allow us to contribute materials to The Gateway to Oklahoma website. Curated digitized images and papers will be made available for public access through this unique research portal. The access initiative supports our mission of preservation and adds to the understanding and knowledge of Oklahoma’s complex religious, cultural, and social development from Twin Territories to statehood.

We have liturgical items that are available to churches from the Diocesan archive. Please review our dropbox photographs and listing if your church has a need.

This pamphlet was created as a resource for Parish Priests, Vestry and Parish Archivists to manage their records and historical papers. If you would like additional information about preserving your parish archives, please contact the Diocesan Archivist. 

The archive is located at The Episcopal Diocesan Center, 924 N. Robinson Ave., Oklahoma City For assistance and information, please call the Archivist, Pam Bell, 405.232.4820 or email

924 N. Robinson I Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 232-4820
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm CST