The African American Episcopal Historical Collection is a cooperative effort of The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church and the Bishop Payne Library here at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Black Episcopalian Oral History Program:


We are grateful to the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church for its annual contributions in support of the oral history program.

Access the AAEHC Oral Histories Collection.

Travel Grant Program:

Thanks to a generous grant from the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, travel reimbursement grants are available for AAEHC research.

Applications are closed for the 2023/2024 academic year.




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If you are considering donating your personal papers to the AAEHC or would like to record your oral history, we want to hear from you. Please contact AskAAEHC@vts.edu

To make a monetary gift for the AAEHC, visit www.vts.edu/give.

For questions regarding the AAEHC endowment,or monetary gifts, contact the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Linda Dienno at: ldienno@vts.edu

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