Collections of the Archives of the Archdiocese of New York

The Archives of the Archdiocese of New York preserves records relating to the history of the Roman Catholic Church in New York.  The collections include the papers of the former ordinaries, auxiliary bishops, chancellors, and vicars general of the Archdiocese, as well as the administrative records of various Archdiocesan agencies and programs. In addition, the Archives maintains a vast photograph collection.  Also available in the collections of the Archives are parish reports, commemorative books and journals, and other parish and school history documents. The holdings encompass many formats of records such as maps, paintings, sound recordings, and video recordings, but the bulk of the material consists primarily of paper records.  The main function of the Archives is to serve the administrative needs of the archdiocese, but also recognizes the historical value of the material it holds, and, as such, welcomes visitors to the repository.

For a list of collections, click here.

For information about our digital collections, click here.