About the Archives

The Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York serve as the final repository for the Archdiocese’s historical records. The main purpose of the Archives is to document the history of the Archdiocese by collecting, preserving, and making available the permanent and official records of the Archdiocese of New York, its people, institutions, and associations. The Archives also provide historical resources for members of the scholarly community, authors, and other interested persons who seek to evaluate the difference that the Archdiocese had made on the Church and the society as a whole. In order to fully document archdiocesan history, the Archives additionally seek out records, personal papers, photographs, publications, historical artifacts, and audio-visual materials.  For more information about the collections in the Archives, or to make an appointment to visit the Archives, please see our website.