The bishops’ papers that are available to researchers have online finding aids that are available as pdfs. It should be noted that post-1920 materials are closed to researchers except by permission. Contact the PAHRC staff for instructions on how to request access. For the bishops’ papers, we suggest searching the inventory before requesting permission. The more specific the request, the more likely that access will be granted.

The finding aids are item-level inventories. The best way to find what you are looking for is to do a keyword search using the “Find” option (Ctrl + F).

Archdiocese of Philadelphia School Files, McDevitt & Bonner – Superintendents, 1940-1960. MC-81 [15.05 Lin. Ft., 400+ Items, 40 Boxes, 2 Bound Volumes]

Consultor Files – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 1895-1958. MC-86 [3.50 Lin. Ft., 14 Items, 14 Bound Volumes]

Consultor Files – Diocese of Allentown (PA), 1920-1972. MC-85 [3.00 Lin. Ft., 800+ Items, 8 Boxes]

Conwell, Most Rev. Henry, 1820-1842.  MC-71 [0.1875 Lin Ft., 80 Items, 1/2 Box] finding aid

Council of Priests. Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 1967-1982. MC-83 [5.25 Lin. Ft., 313 Items, 14 Boxes]

Dougherty, Cardinal Dennis Joseph, 1918-1851 . MC-78 [78.75 Lin. Ft., 2,100+ Items, 210 Boxes]  finding aid

Egan, Most Rev. Michael, O.S.F., 1808-1812 . MC-70 [0.1875 Lin Ft., 8 Items, 1/2 Box] finding aid

Eucharistic Congress [Forty-First], 1976. MC-80 [49.125 Lin. Ft. 1,300+ Items, 131 Boxes]

Kenrick, Most Rev. Francis Patrick, 1821-1861 . MC-72 [0.75 Lin Ft., 267 Items, 2 Boxes] finding aid

Kenrick, Most Rev. Francis Patrick, 1849-1863. MC-73 [0.25 Lin. Ft., 127 Items/Pages, 1 Bound Volume]

Neumann, Most Rev. John Nepomucene., C.SS.R., 1846-1860. MC-74 [0.375 Lin. Ft., 42 Items, 1 Box]  finding aid

O’Hara, Cardinal John Francis, C.S.C., 1951-1960. MC-79 [21.0 Lin. Ft. 560+ Items, 56 Boxes] finding aid

Parish Boundaries. Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 1917-1952. MC-87 [0.75 Lin. Ft., 3 Items, 3 Bound Volumes]

Parish Files, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 1920-1979. MC-84 [18.375 Lin. Ft., 4900+ Items, 49 Boxes]

Pope John Paul II, Philadelphia Visit Of, 1979. MC-82 [1.575 Lin. Ft., 576 Items, 4 Boxes, 3 Bound Photo Volumes]

Prendergast, Most Rev. Edmond Francis, 1906-1917. MC-77 [3.75 Lin. Ft., 995 Items, 10 Boxes] finding aid

Ryan, Most Rev. Patrick John, 1866-1934. MC-76 [5.25 Lin. Ft., 2139 Items, 14 Boxes] finding aid

Wood, Most. Rev. James, 1813-1883. MC-75 [4.125 Lin. Ft., 1232 Items, 11 Boxes] finding aid