Diocesan Archives

Office and Hours

The Office of Archives is the official repository of the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois.  We collect, preserve, and make available the historical records of the offices, missions, parishes and schools of the Diocese.  Through our holdings, we support the larger mission of the Diocese by serving as the collective memory of the activities of the Catholic community of faith in the region.  We are the source for sacramental records of Diocesan parishes that have been suppressed.  We also provide records management guidance to assist parishes, offices, and agencies in maintaining the necessary information to fulfill their responsibilities.


Our regular hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  We are closed on holidays and holy days.

For general inquiries, please contact us using our General request form.

If you need a baptismal or sacramental certificate, please submit the Sacrament Certificate request form