Overview Collections (4)

In partnership with American Architects and Buildings


Manuscripts, books, newspapers, pictorial records and objects dealing primarily with the development of Roman Catholicism in the Eastern United States. The types of materials held lend themselves to social and cultural history, labor history, ethnic history, local history, genealogy, the history of medicine and ecumenical studies. 1630-present, predominantly 1800 to present; 3,500 cubic feet.

General Contact Information

Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center
Archives and Historical Collections
100 East Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096-3001
(610)667-2730 (fax)
Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 9-4 (appt)

Specific Contacts

  • Shawn Weldon, Assistant Archivist
    Preferred contact
  • Joseph J. Casino, Director


Almost all of the architectural holdings came from the Archdiocese Building Committee Office which is responsible for approving all construction projects. The bulk of the blueprints are housed in boxes and are listed under "Building Committee."

Some drawings are found in the Committee's office files with correspondence, specifications, and other documents.


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