Selected records from the Vatican Archive collections

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2009.253
  • RG-76.002
1 Jan 1922 - 31 Dec 1939
Level of Description
  • Italian
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

40,262 digital images, JPEG

36 DVD-ROMs, 4 3/4 in.

Archival History

Archivio vaticano


Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

From the Archivio Segreto Vaticano (Vatican Secret Archives). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Program in November 2009.

Scope and Content

Contains records from pontifical representatives, the Congregation for Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs, and the archive of the Vatican’s Secretary of State. Includes records representing the Vatican communications with Church representatives in numerous countries, as well as materials from Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli, later Pius XII.

System of Arrangement

Arranged in three series: (A) Pontifical Representatives (alphabetical by geographic location), (B) Congregation of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs, 1922-1939, and (C) Secretary of State, 1936-1939 (chronological).

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access. This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.




This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.