Sister Loretta Gosen Memorial Archives -
Museum of the Diocese of Lincoln
Sister Kathryn, M.S., Archivist.
P.O. Box 80328
Lincoln, NE 68501
The mission of the Sister Loretta Gosen Memorial
Archives - Museum of the Diocese of Lincoln is to
collect, preserve, and make accessible the history of
the People of God of the Diocese of Lincoln. The
diocesan archives are to serve as a means of spreading
the Gospel, maintaining true Catholic culture,
understanding the development of the Church in the
Diocese of Lincoln, and aiding the local Church in her
efforts to work for the salvation of souls.
The archive holdings include various documents, photos,
and museum items pertaining to the history of the parishes,
schools, hospitals, institutions, organizations, priests,
religious communities, and lay persons who have influenced
the Diocese of Lincoln. To donate documents or museum items,
please contact the archivist for more information. Monetary
donations are gladly accepted for the cost of upkeep and
improvement of the Diocesan Archives. Donations may be sent
to the address listed above. For information about more
substantial gifts through estates, please contact Mr. Joshua Shasserre
at the above address. He may also be reached by
telephone at (402) 488-2142.
Individuals, families, and groups are welcome to tour
the museum Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please call ahead (402-488-0921) to make an appointment
for a tour.
Those in need of their own Sacrament records in order
to receive the Sacraments or for Marriage Tribunal purposes
should contact the parish at which they were baptized.
The diocesan archives are closed to genealogy requests and non-diocesan research temporarily from Jan 14, 2013 to August 31, 2013, in order to ensure that your requests may be met in the future. We appologize for any inconvenience.
Please note that only 80-year-old
records of deceased persons may be released to the public.
For requests that pertain to persons born after 1900, proof
of death must be given (ex: death certificate, obituary).
Those who need to research some particular aspect of diocesan
history may contact the archivist to explain their project and
set an appointment for assistance.
There are no fees for historical research projects, however
donations are accepted.
Volume II of The History of the Diocese is currently available.
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