The Archives welcomes requests for information from diocesan offices, congregations, researchers and the general public.

Services* include:

  • Reference and Research
  • Archives and Records Management Assistance
  • Help with Anniversary Celebrations, Exhibits and Displays
  • Photocopying and Photo-reproduction Services
  • Tours of Diocesan House

* Please note that as the Diocese of Olympia Archives is not a public archives, certain restrictions apply. Please see our Policies section for more information.


Every effort is made to keep user costs to a minimum. In general, fees are only charged when an actual outlay of funds is required. Research fees are not charged to members of the diocesan community but may be charged to the general public if more than one hour of the archivist’s time is required. In addition, reproduction for commercial publication of photographic images and textual records for which the Diocese of Olympia holds copyright is subject to a royalty payment. Please contact the Archivist for further information.