The HKSKH Archives was proposed to be established by Archbishop Paul Kwong in January, 2010. In October, 2012, the Revd Dr. Philip L. Wickeri was appointed Provincial Archivist. The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui maintains a small archives devoted to the history and records of our church, from the 1840s to the present. We also have historical materials on the Anglican and Episcopal Christianity in Greater China and related areas.
The Archives has almost 120,000 pages of documentary records, including registers, constitutions and canons, legal documents, land deeds, financial records, minute books, letters, reports, writings, statements, maps, and other materials. We have complete or nearly complete sets of HKSKH publications in Chinese and English, dating from 1922. The Archives has more than 6,000 digitized photographs, and a large number of original photographs from the late 19th century onwards. We have a limited number of historical artifacts and souvenirs presented to our bishops. The Archives maintains a small working library of books, which at present has 301 books, with special attention to writings by HKSKH authors.
We have a complete photocopied set of the The Chinese Churchman (in Chinese), the official publication of the Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui, from 1908-1951, as well as other documentary CHSKH materials. The Archives has acquired copies of other materials from the Public Records Office in Hong Kong, the Shanghai Municipal Archives, the Lambeth Palace Library, the Archives of the Anglican Church in Canada, and the Archives of the Episcopal Church in the USA. We have plans to visit the Church Missionary Society Archives in Birmingham to acquire materials related to CMS work in Hong Kong. Most of our publications have been digitized, and we are selectively digitizing important records that are part of our collection. Within the archival holdings, we maintain a special collection of rare books, documents and photographs.
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