Announcements

Open House 2019

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We’re Open For Business!

The Diocese of Baton Rouge Archives and Records Center is now open for research.
Our hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.
Don’t forget to call or e-mail us ahead of time if you would like to set up an appointment.
We hope to see you soon!

Merry Christmas!

The Archives Department will be closed December 24th through January 1st in observance of Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Don’t forget to call or e-mail us if you would like to set up an appointment.
Xmas Card 2018 - Diocesan Archives and Records Center

Move-in Special!

In celebration of our new building, we’re having a move-in special for our Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records publication. Volumes are now available for $15.00 per copy, plus sales tax and mailing costs.

Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records

 

The Archives Department is Moving!

We will be closed for all genealogical and scholarly research during our move beginning Thursday, August 9, 2018.  We anticipate the move will take several weeks.  For all other requests we will respond as soon as we are able.  Thank you for your patience, we can’t wait to assist you in our new space at 1919 Parker Street!

Cropped clearer sign-Diocesan Archives and Records Center, Baton Rouge 2018

The Archives Department is Getting a New Building!

The Diocese of Baton Rouge broke ground for their new archives facility on June 1, 2017.  The Diocesan Archives and Records Center design consists of 7500 square feet for offices, a reading room, conference room, exhibit space, processing / digitization area, a vault for historic materials, and an inactive records storage area.   It is estimated the building phase will take a year to complete.

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Resources for salvaging your family papers and photographs:

National Archive’s Guide for Emergency Salvage of Flood Damaged Family Papers: http://www.archives.gov/preservation/conservation/flood-damage.html

North East Document Conservation Center’s Guide for Emergency Salvage of Wet Photographs:
https://www.nedcc.org/free-resources/preservation-leaflets/3.-emergency-management/3.7-emergency-salvage-of-wet-photographs

From the Image Permanence Institute, a Guide for Salvaging Flood Damaged Photographs: https://www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org/webfm_send/314

Saving Family Treasures Guidelines from the National Archives
http://www.archives.gov/preservation/disaster-response/guidelines.html

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Disaster Response and Recovery Guides and Information:
http://www.conservation-us.org/resources/disaster-response-recovery#.WCTSCy0rKUk