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The Archives Office of the Diocese of Manchester exists to collect, preserve, and make available records of significant value that pertain to the Catholic Church in New Hampshire. As a private institutional archives office, its primary responsibility is to the Bishop of Manchester and Diocesan Administration Office. The materials in the Archives are subject to the prescriptions of canon law as well as civil law. Some materials may also be restricted due to privacy issues, confidentiality, local policy, and/or the donors of documents or other materials.

Records maintained in the historical archives include diocesan directories, copies of diocesan newspapers, parish histories, photographs, and correspondence. Download a detailed list of the types and categories of materials in the archives.

Sacramental Records

If you are looking for records of baptisms, first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths, see the Sacramental Records page.


The Archives Office makes its materials available to researchers within the parameters of canon law, and state and federal laws, and diocesan policy. Contact the Archives Office for more information.

Timeless Teachers

A Century of Consecrated Lives

Mary Kerins Bradley: Widow, Immigrant, Mother I 1826-1900

Words of Remembrance

When a Child is Born

Local Origins of Baltimore Catechism

Moses Presents God's Law

The Death of Saint Joseph

Descent of the Holy Spirit

Institution of the Blessed Sacrament

Prayer of the Three Kings

Casting Out of Paradise