Historic and Sacramental Record Collections

The Archives Department is the repository for the historical and administrative records of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. These records are arranged in a number of collections including: the records and papers of bishops, diocesan offices and consultative bodies; the historic records of parishes and schools; and Sacramental records.

Included among these collections are: photographs; audio visual materials; printed histories of parishes; programs from significant diocesan and parish events; maps and blueprints; artifacts and works of art.

Research is by appointment only. Please Contact Us if you are interested in setting up an appointment.

Sacramental Record Holdings
Records of baptisms, marriages and burials.

The Catholic Commentator Online Archive
Diocesan newspaper published since 1963.  Online collection includes issues from February 1963 through December 2016.