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Office of Archives and Records

Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Peoria Archives Office

The principle mission of the Office of Archives and Records is to collect, preserve, and provide access to documents of the Diocese for future generations. The Archives is a private diocesan repository serving the Bishop and parishes of the Diocese of Peoria. The office also accepts inquiries for historical research as permitted by canon law, civil law, and privacy concern.

A considerable portion of the archival work is dedicated to the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Museum and Diocesan Historical Museum. This museum opened in 2008 with an educational mission ranging from learning about the roots of our faith, the legacy of our previous bishops, and promoting the Cause for Beatification of the Servant of God, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

The Archives and Museum operate together to offer the general public several rotating exhibits throughout the year taking great pride and honor in the appreciation of the history of our Church and our Diocese.

For forms relating to our archival policies, information requests, and school and parish guidelines, please refer to the links on the right or our What's Available for Researchers? page.

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Spalding Institute 1924
Catholic High School Champions


Contact Information

Spalding Pastoral Center
419 NE Madison Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603-3719


Phone (309) 671-1550

Fax (309) 671-1595


Sister Ann Gill




Email us at

Downloadable Forms

Archival Policies:

Diocesan Records Policy

Collection Policy

Duties of the Archivist


Request Information Forms:

Sacramental Request
For Genealogical Research Only

Student Record Request
For Genealogical Research Only

Catholic Post Article Request


School and Parish Forms:

Financial Files

School Records