Recent Acquisitions

AAEHC Recent Acquisitions

1) The John E. Harris Collection, RG A38 - Acquired in the summer of 2009, this collection comes from an extremely active layperson from the Diocese of Southern Ohio.  As a financial advisor, Mr. Harris applied those skills to serve as Treasurer of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) for many years; he was elected President in 2010.  This collection features many items related to Mr. Harris's tenure as Treasurer of UBE including minutes, planning documents, correspondence, publications and conference materials.

2) The J. Carleton Hayden Papers, RG A38 - This collection, acquired in June 2009, consists of a small portion of the personal papers of the Rev. Dr. J. Carleton Hayden.  Mr. Hayden is Assistant Rector at St. George's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC, and is author of books and articles about Black Church history.  In addition to these, Mr. Hayden has taught here at Virginia Theological Seminary and Howard University, where he also served as chaplain.  He has also served on the boards of organizations such as the National Council of Churches and UBE.  The bulk of the materials of this collection represent his work with UBE, Kanuga Conferences, and the Afro-Anglican Conference.

3) The Diane Porter Papers, RG A45 - Acquired in January 2011, this collection consists of some of the papers of the prominent layperson in the Diocese of Long Island.  Diane Porter was the first women and first layperson to be installed as Canon of the Cathedral (Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, NY) and also first layperson to be named Deputy for Episcopal Administration.  She also served for many years on the diocesan council,
has served on the board of trustees for several institutions, and writes a column for the diocesan newspaper.  This collection contains evidence of the range and importance of Ms. Porter's work in the Diocese of Long Island.

4) The Alger Adams Papers, RG A47 - This collection, received April 2011, contains personal papers of the Rev. Alger L. Adams: Episcopal priest, author, journalist, and publisher.  Mr. Adams graduated from General Theological Seminary in 1947 as its first black graduate; built and ran two churches in Westchester County, NY; ran a weekly newspaper, the Westchester County Press; owned a publisher that specialized in printing high school newspapers; and was author of several books.  Included in this collection are the manuscripts and edits of his novels, as well as many sermons.  This collection was purchased at auction with grant money from the Lippincott Fund of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New York, NY.