The Diocese of Pennsylvania Archives hosts materials relating to the history and life of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. This includes records from previous Bishops, closed and open parishes, diocesan conventions, and diocesan organizations. Also included in the archives are more obscure records, such as a scrapbook created by a deaf parishioner of the Church of All Souls, the first deaf church in America, the minutes of the initial meeting of the Diocese, and even the Death Mask of Bishop Taitt. The archives supports the Bishops and staff, the Standing Committee, the Diocesan Council, the chancellor and committees in carrying out the work of the diocese. It is also a point of contact for researchers looking to learn about and discover the artifacts and history of the Diocese. For more information, to send a request, or to set up an appointment to see documents in the archives, please contact the archivist, Peter Moak, at