The Archives of the Diocese of Colorado Springs are a depository of church
records and historical resources available to qualified researchers,
historians, and students. The Archives are located in the Chancery Office,
228 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
The Archives are open for approved research and examination at the
discretion of the Archivist, from whom an appointment should be requested
in advance by telephone or mail.
No general permission for unsupervised examination or copy of archival
materials will be given. Only the Archivist may search the original
records for the particular manuscript or information requested.
Duplication or copy of archival materials in any form is not permitted
without written permission from the Chancellor.
In conformity with accepted practice, ink may not be used for personal
notes while in the Archives.
Sacramental and Parish Research
The Archivists will accept requests, by telephone or by mail, for
sacramental information required for celebration or convalidation of
marriage, determination of Social Security/Welfare benefits, or application
for citizenship and United States Passports. However, the sacramental records
in the Archives for the Diocese of Colorado Springs begin in 1984. Previous
indexes are sporadic at best. All parishes have sacramental records for their
parish and are able to produce new certificates of the listing.
Professional Historical Research
Requests to conduct historical research by authors and students must be in