Welcome to the Archives
NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
St. Paul's Cathedral is a national historic landmark, and the Archives of St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral hold records of what is officially St. Paul's Church, Buffalo, New York. It includes parish registers, newsletters, bulletins, photographs, scrapbooks, and committee minutes. It also has records relating to the design and architecture of the original stone cathedral and its architect, Richard Upjohn.
Regular tours of the Cathedral are given on the second Saturday of every month in conjunction with two other historic parishes in Buffalo. Called the "First Churches Tour," St. Paul's, as well as First Presbyterian and St. Louis' Roman Church are included. The tour is free and open to the public, taking about two hours. Distance for walking between each church is about one mile. The Cathedral also has a number of members who serve as docents for the Cathedral, and they are also available for the scheduling of private group tours. Call the office at (716) 855-0900 for more information, or e-mail us. The Cathedral is also included on several tours offered by various historic societies and tourist groups in Buffalo.
For photographs of the Archives, click here.
Check out the cathedral tablets and our lectern also.
Our Archives contain a large variety of information on our history. The Reverend William Shelton would be a good example of the holdings of the Archives. Rector from 1829 to 1881, a biography of his life, including images, was constructed using material from the Archives. Here is a listing of some of the documents in the Shelton collection.
THE CATHEDRAL GIFT SHOP
The Archives manages a small Gift Shop containing a variety of gift items. It is staffed entirely by volunteers on select Sunday mornings, and throughout the week by the office staff in the Parish House. A beautiful display case has been constructed in the Parish House Lobby for viewing of gift items. Aprons, icons, compact discs, rosaries, sweatshirts, tote bags, books, Cathedral prints, Books of Common Prayer, and t-shirts are just a few of the items available for sale. The Cathedral Parish House is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
The Archives maintains the Book of Remembrance containing the names of the dearly beloved of St. Paul's. For more information, click here.
For information on other parishes in the Diocese and their clergy, you will need to consult the Diocesan Archivist. For the Diocesan Archives website, click here. You may also wish to check the National Archives of The Episcopal Church.
CONTACT THE ARCHIVES
If you wish to see if the Archives contains some specific information, e-mail us with your contact information, an explanation of the information you desire, and your research purposes. We will be glad to try and help you.