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 The Diocese of Central New York was established in 1868 from the Diocese of Western New York. The Diocese of Western New York was in turn established in 1838 from the Diocese of New York, which was created in 1785. The Diocese of Central New York includes 14 counties in the center of New York State: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins.

 

Gospel Messenger Collection

 The Archives of the Diocese of Central New York holds a nearly complete set of The Gospel Messenger, a weekly church newspaper begun in 1827 in Auburn, New York, and the forerunner of the current e-mail newsletter, The Messenger. It provides a wealth of information about the growth of the Episcopal Church throughout the nineteenth century in upstate New York. Bound volumes are available from January 1827–April 1907, January 1910–December 1919, and January 1943–December 1945; unbound volumes are available from 1880 to 2010.

 The digital collection includes 52 issues from Volume 1 (1827) that were published weekly and distributed in newspaper form, twelve issues from Volume 42 (1917) and four issues of Volume 43 (1918) that were published monthly and distributed in newsletter form, five issues from Volume 141 (1967) that were distributed in magazine format, and four issues of Volume 142 (1968) that returned to the newspaper format.

 
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