New York Training School for Deaconesses

This project was funded through a grant from the Episcopal Women's History Project…see our grants page to see how we might fund YOUR project relating to women's history!

With profound thanks to our dear friend Wayne Kempton of the Archives of the Diocese of New York, we are pleased to announce that the Alumnae newsletters of the New York Training School for Deaconesses are now available. Covering years 1913 through 1967 (irregularly published), these PDF files are a tremendous resource for all sorts of research. Learn more about the history of Episcopal Deaconesses by checking out The Deaconesses of the Church in Modern Times online thanks to Wayne and our buddies over at Project Canterbury. Those who study women's history, mission work, church history or the history of organizations in the 19th and 20th century will find these materials useful for years to come. Photocopies of these materials are available in the Special Collections of the General Theological Seminary's Christoph Keller, Jr. Library. Please contact reference librarian and archivist Mary Robison for more information on access – and contact Wayne for more information on the materials on deaconesses held by the Archives of the Diocese of New York.  EWHP also funded a finding aid to many of the materials in this collection.

Would you like to find out more about what women were doing for the Church for say, the past 350 years? Check out Dr. Joan Gundersen's awesome online slideshow, "What would a woman do in…" and prepare to be amazed!