AAEHC Members

Donating to the AAEHC

Why Donate?

Each donation helps to enlarge the historical documentation of the experience of African American Episcopalians in the Episcopal Church. These records are maintained as primary sources for education and research. Each year these collections are consulted by a growing number of researchers. With the donation of each new collection, we are able to increase the breadth and depth of our resources to better serve the educational needs of the Virginia Theological Seminary and of scholars who are drawn to our collections. There are three different ways of donating to the AAEHC: donating a collection, donating an oral history, and donating a monetary gift.

How to Donate

Collection donation is the best way to support the work of the AAEHC and augment the resources about Black folks in the Episcopal Church.  Donating a collection is the legal transfer of pertinent archival materials to the AAEHC.  AAEHC staff will process, preserve, and make available to researchers all collections that are donated to the archives.  If considering donating your personal papers, institutional records, oral histories, and/or ephemera, we want to hear from you.  Please contact AAEHC staff: AskAAEHC@vts.edu; (703) 461-1752.


Persons or groups interested in helping preserve this history are invited and encouraged to make a monetary gift.  All funds go to the collection, arrangement, and conservation of the holdings of the AAEHC.

Monetary gifts can be made here.  Please specify the African American Episcopal Historical Collection when making contributions. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

For questions regagring monetary gifts, please contact the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Linda Dienno: ldienno@vts.edu; (703) 461-1717.

For general reference:


(703) 461-1752

Mailing Address:

Virginia Theological Seminary, Box 159
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304

On Campus:

The AAEHC is located in the Seminary Archives on the lower level of Bishop Payne Library.