The Archives of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix serves as the final repository for the Diocese’s historical records. Our mission is to collect, maintain, and preserve records of enduring value which pertain to the Roman Catholic Church in Central and Northwest Arizona.

The Archives Office is erected in accordance with Canon 482, which invests the Chancellor with responsibility for the archives.

Archives is a private institutional repository, whose primary duty is to serve the Bishop, Curial offices and Catholic parishes, and access is generally limited to such uses. On rare occasions, select portions of archives may be made available to researchers, as permitted by canon law, civil law, and privacy considerations, and subject to approval by the Chancellor, which approval may be withheld in the Chancellor’s sole and absolute discretion.

We do not buy, sell, or value artifacts.