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Archival Materials

Finding aids are posted online as they are created. Please contact the office to discuss materials not listed here. To easily search a PDF document, use Ctrl+F to bring up a search field. 

Archbishops/Bishops and Auxiliary Bishops

Auxiliary and Co-adjutor Bishops

Parishes

Religious Communities

Archdiocesan Agencies, Institutions and Catholic Organizations

Biographical Information on Deceased Diocesan Clergy


Other Collections

  • Saint Louis Area Religious Archivists (SLARA) Records, 1987-2013

 Publications on Microfilm (35 mm)

  • Shepherd of the Valley (1832-1836; 1850-1854) -- DIGITIZED! See https://thecatholicnewsarchive.org/
  • Catholic Herald (Dec 1921- May 1948)
  • Church Progress (May 1882 – May 1929)
  • The Western Watchman (1872-1924)
  • The Sunday Watchman (1925-1933)
  • The St. Louis Register (1941-1956)
  • Oriflamme (1916-1952)
  • The St. Louis Review (1957-2008)

Media & Reference

The audiovisual collection consists of videos, films, reel to reel tapes, TV reels (16 mm), slides, audiocassette tapes and DVDs. Most are from the closed Archdiocesan Radio and TV Office. The Official Catholic Directory (1822 to present) and the Archdiocesan Yearbooks (1947 to present) are some of the most frequently consulted reference materials.

Digital Resources

  • History of the archdiocese of St. Louis : in its various stages of development from A.D. 1673 to A.D. 1928, by John E. Rothensteiner (St. Louis, MO: Blackwell Wielandy Co., 1928). Access provided by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign via Internet Archive.
  • St. Louis Catholic Historical Review (St. Louis, MO: Catholic Historical Society of St. Louis, 1918-1923). This journal ran for 5 years and includes 5 volumes. Access provided by the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center via Internet Archive.
  • Das Katholische Deutschthum von St. Louis: in seinen 20 Gemeinden [Catholic Germans in St. Louis] (Amerika. (St. Louis, Mo.), Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Saint Louis 1896). Access provided by the New York Public Library via Internet Archive.
  • Chapel of Saint Vincent de Paul at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center: A History and Tour, edited by Audrey P. Newcomer and Rev. Thomas Keller (St. Louis: Archdiocese of St. Louis, 2000).