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Donating to the Archives

Ways of Giving


students on the steps of President's Hall, 1930s

The Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center and The Walsh Gallery maintain long-term stewardship for the care, research and display of Seton Hall University’s collections and select materials for the Archives for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Both units are dedicated to collecting culturally, artistically and historically significant materials, both digital and physical, that enhance and enrich the mission of the University Libraries and Seton Hall University.  Our collections are available to both the Seton Hall community and the general public for exhibition, teaching and research.

Potential donations will be reviewed by a collections committee to determine their research value and relevance to our mission and collecting policies. 

Collecting Areas

  • Seton Hall’s campus life, including university publications and student organizations
  • Faculty research, teaching, and organizations
  • The Archdiocese of Newark community, including organizations, individuals, and community initiatives
  • Materials that support the curriculum taught at Seton Hall, in particular its strengths in Catholic Studies, Judeo-Christian Studies, and New Jersey’s immigrant history (reword – basically needs to acknowledge cross-curricular emphasis on immigration)
  • New Jersey, in particular the South Orange area
  • American Civil War (need to determine area of specialization based on overall review of our rare book collections)
  • Irish and Irish-American politics and culture (need to determine area of specialization as above)
  • Archeology and Anthropology, specifically Native American art and artifacts, with a particular focus on the North Atlantic region
  • Asian art, specifically 19th and 20th century Japanese woodblock prints, Chinese ceramics and scrolls
  • 17th and 18th century engravings and 20th century prints
  • Modern and Contemporary paintings and photographs
  • Rare coins and currency

Digital materials that document the above areas

How to Donate

The Archives and Walsh Gallery welcome gifts that enhance or develop the collections.  All donations must be approved by an internal committee, which makes final decisions upon the acceptance of gifts.  If your potential donation falls into the scope of what we collect, please follow these steps:

  1. Send pictures and information about the object(s) to the Assistant Dean for Special Collections and the Gallery at  Be as specific as you can about the materials, their size, scope, and physical condition.  It would be helpful to know how you came into possession of this object (purchase, gift, found, etc.).
  2. The Assistant Dean will share and review this information with the Collections Committee at its next regular meeting.
  3. After the committee has reached a decision, you will be contacted.