The Diocese of Savannah Archives was established as a private, institutional collection in accordance with Canon 491
to store and provide access to the permanent records of the Diocese of Savannah. It primarily collects inactive original records created by the work of Diocesan administration, parishes, and schools. A select secondary collection is maintained to document Catholic culture in Middle and South Georgia. The Archives principally serve Diocesan personnel, parishes, and schools. Because these are institutional records, only some are open to the public for research and may require permission to access. Donations are accepted when they are consistent with the collection policy.