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Archives and Records

Research Requests

What if the information I'm looking for is in the Closed Collections?

Researchers may access all publicly available collections during a visit to the Archives & Records Management Office. However, certain records are “closed” – that is, no access is permitted under normal circumstances. Most closed collections will be available for research, once they have been processed. In the interim, Diocesan Archives & Records Management staff provides a research service so that you may still obtain information from those collections. The research service is available for a fee of $25 per hour.

Please use our Online Paid Research Request form or download a copy of the form and send it in with the fee. We will follow up with a report of our findings. No information will be released until the full fee is received.

What if I can't make it to the Archives?

The Archives & Records Management Office provides research services if you cannot make an appointment to search our collections. Please use our Online Paid Research Request form or download a copy. A fee of $25 per hour is assessed for all research performed by Diocesan Staff for the public. We will follow up with a report of our findings. No information will be released until the full fee is received. Please note that we cannot guarantee results.

Fees may be waived at the discretion of the Director of Archives & Records Management at any time. Please note, a fee is not required for parishes or schools preparing for anniversaries or celebrations.

Director of Archives & Records Management

Katy Lockard, CA
912-201-4070


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