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(602) 354-2475

Phoenix Diocese 40 Year History Book


The Office of Archives collects, maintains and preserves records of enduring value which pertain to the Roman Catholic Church in Central and Northwest Arizona. The Office of Archives serves diocesan officials, its offices and agencies, the Catholic community, historians, and researchers. The Office of Archives is erected in accordance with Canon 482, which charges the Chancellor with the responsibility for the archives.

Records Management

Please read the Diocese's records management policy and procedures located under Policies and Procedures. Book 1. General Norms, Archives.

Sacramental Records

All Sacramental Records are kept at the parish where the sacrament took place. Sacramental record requests must be made through the parish at which the sacrament was administered.

Sacramental Records Policy and Procedures in English or en Español.

Genealogical Requests

The Diocese does not provide any genealogical research requests.

Archival Collections

The Office of Archives is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment only. The Archivist or staff reserves the right not to duplicate material that may be damaged by photocopying. Duplication of material by the Archives staff does not constitute permission to publish. United States copyright laws apply to all duplicated material.

Photocopying/Photographic Reproduction:


  • $0.15 for 8½" X 11"
  • $0.20 for 11" X 14"

Photographic Prints:

  • $10.00 for 5" X 7"
  • $20.00 for 8" X 10"

Researchers using materials from the Office of Archives are asked to donate a copy of their work (books, articles, etc.).

The Office of Archives does not engage in the buying, selling, or valuing of artifacts.