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Bishop Payne Library


Throughout its history the Archives of the Virginia Theological Seminary has been the honored recipient of gifts of manuscript collections, personal papers, and historical documents from generous alumni, faculty, and friends. These gifts have enriched its collections immeasurably, helping it to document the history, ministry, and influence of its graduates in the Episcopal Church. Other gifts of papers and documents pertaining to the Bishop Payne Divinity School augment the fragmentary remaining official records. The Archives continues to welcome donations of personal papers and related documents in its respective collecting areas that further its mission. All donations are documented by a Deed of Gift (please see sample here) transferring full rights title to the collection to the Virginia Theological Seminary.  Persons interested in donating personal papers or related materials should contact the Archivist:

Christopher Pote
Bishop Payne Library
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22304-5201
FAX 703-370-0935


Mailing Address: 
Admissions Office
Virginia Theological Seminary, Box 139
3737 Seminary Road 
Alexandria, VA 22304 

On Campus: 
the Archives office is located in 
Bohlen Hall, building #4 on the campus map.
3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304  |  Phone: 703-370-6600 or 800-941-0083 | Employee Directory