Preservation Program


The Archdiocesan Archives houses approximately 915 volumes of records of early baptisms, marriages, funerals, confirmations, first communions, and interments. To preserve this sacred heritage for future generations, a long-term program has been initiated to repair, deacidify, strengthen and protect each volume. To date approximately ninety percent of the volumes have been completed.

Memorial donations for the restoration of individual books or groups of books have been accepted to assist with this preservation project. When requested, a memorial page, composed by the donor and approved by the archivist, is bound into the restored volumes.

For further information, contact Emilie Leumas, archivist at the phone number, address or e-mail address below.

Emilie Leumas, PhD, CA, CRM
Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Archives
7887 Walmsley Ave. | New Orleans, Louisiana 70125
T: (504) 861-6241 | E: