Episcopal Diocese Of Oklahoma Archives

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  • 1. Oklahoma Diocese of Oklahoma Archive
  • 2. Definition of Religious Archives
    • Church Archivist select, conserve, preserve and keep documents, photographs, sound recordings, vestments, religious artifacts and other records of enduring value as reliable memories of the Body of Christ’s past and they help people find and understand the information they seek in those records……
  • 3. Record Information
    • Each entry into the Archive receives a
    • management number that tells us
    • when it is received, under which
    • Bishop, kind of record, number of
    • donation for the year.
    • Example: 06MBPFL135
  • 4. Conservation:
    • Each artifact requires a different set of
    • procedures to maintain it for research.
    • Storage requirements may have to be
    • modified but we always remain as close
    • to the recognized storage standards of
    • each kind of record or artifact.
  • 5. Preservation Techniques for:
    • 1. Photographs
    • 2. Wire and Tape recordings
    • 3. Paintings
    • 4. Textiles
    • 5. Artifacts
    • 6. Books
  • 6. Examples of what we keep. This is a picture of the first Indian Mission - 1883
  • 7. Old Photographs
  • 8. Records with the Location of places of Episcopal Burials
  • 9. Antique Books and Bibles Some from the 15 th Century
  • 10. Bishop Brook’s Library “A 18 th and 19 th Century Library”
  • 11. Antique Prayer Books and Bibles Examples:
    • Mohawk Prayer Book 1674
    • Book of Common Prayer 1761
    • Book of Common Prayer 1829
    • Book of Common Prayer 1879
    • Apology by Robert Barclay 1701
    • Breeches Bible 1592
    • King James Bible 1645
  • 12. Artifacts of Early writing: Cuneiform Tells from 9,000 years ago parts of manuscripts from 4,500 years ago (Meiotic), parts of Copt manuscripts from the fifth Century AD. Coptic Script Meiotic Script Cuneiform Script
  • 13. Church Instruments
  • 14. Stained Glass
  • 15. Types of artifacts
  • 16. Records of the Corporation
  • 17. Local Church Records and Records of Baptisms, Confirmations, etc.
  • 18. In our inventory of records and artifacts we have over 1 million, 900 thousand documents from the Fifth century B.C. to 2000.
  • 19. New Projects of Our Archives
    • From Microfilming of the Archive
    • to the Digitizing
    • of the Archival Records for each Episcopal Church in Oklahoma having a record of the Archive on site. Upgrades to be given every five years.
  • 20. Collection Stories
    • Church Record surprises:
    • A guest from Western Oklahoma
    • Gifts of an Indian Family
  • 21. Published by the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma Archives copyright : Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma Archives May 02 2006 For more information contact: Rev. Stan Upchurch 924 N. Robinson Oklahoma City, Okla. 73102 405-232-4820 [email_address]