The Center collects materials from Seton Hall University faculty and students. The following is a partial list of archival collections in this area, and will be added to as more collections are processed. Clicking on the title of the collection will take you to the finding aid for this collection; unless otherwise indicated, materials in these collections are not digitally available.
Father Raúl Comesañas Papers, 1940-2016, MSS 0130
The Father Raúl Comesañas Papers contain a variety of papers covering the various political, religious, and personal activities of Father Raúl Comesañas of Union City, New Jersey, a Seton Hall alum. This collection covers materials related to Father Comesañas’s run for the 13th Congressional district of New Jersey, his work as a Catholic priest in New Jersey, and his work as president of the Union of Cuban Exiles (U.C.E.). There is also a variety of background information related to Fr. Comesañas’s political interests including his role on various boards, his post-secondary education and seminary work, and personal correspondence.
76.53 linear feet
Walter Cohrssen papers, 1929-1983, MSS 0049
Walter J. Cohrssen was a Professor of Music at Seton Hall University between 1952 and 1977, as well as a musical composer. A respected faculty member, Cohrssen received the Bishop McQuaid Medal in 1972. In addition, many of Cohrssen's own musical creations were performed in the U.S. and abroad in Europe. He also served as President of the Composers Group of New York from 1961 to 1965.The bulk of the collection consists of Cohrssen's own handwritten musical scores, approximately 21 compositions. Of note, there are included here some audio recordings of Cohrssen's pieces, originally on tape reels and converted to CD-ROM format. Collection also includes a scrapbook, the Bishop McQuaid Medal, and several photographs.
5 linear feet
Eugene Cotter notes, 1970, ADN 0004-017
Reverend Cotter was also a professor at Seton Hall University, teaching Classical Studies courses on Greek and Roman languages and civilizations. Of note, Reverend Cotter received a Fulbright Award in 1974. This collection consists of one folder which reveals a subject the Reverend and Professor Cotter was most interested in, Greek history. The folder includes a notebook with notes on Greek history and publications about Greek civilization, as well as a photocopied newspaper article about an archaelogical dig in Greece.
0.42 linear feet
Dorothy Garrigan papers on Rev. Owen Garrigan, 1930-2010, MSS 0064
Owen Garrigan attended Seton Hall, attended the seminary at Darlington, was ordained in 1954 and became a professor of Biochemistry at Seton Hall University. The Dorothy Garrigan papers consist of personal correspondence, photos, a book and ephemera that were collected by Dorothy Garrigan and primarily relate to Reverend Owen Garrigan, with additional materials related to Reverend John Morley, who also donated some materials. These papers do not include professional papers that Rev. Garrigan may have written during his career.
0.5 linear feet
Paul J. Hayes papers, 1922-2000, ADN 0004-020
Monsignor Paul J. Hayes was a pastor and monsignor in Newark and Jersey City. He was appointed to the National Catholic Office For Motion Pictures in New York City, where he served four years as an executive secretary. He then worked for two years as Associate Director of the Archdiocese of Newark Communications Office, becoming its director in August 1965. Hayes also served as counselor and taught religion, became chaplain of East Orange high school and later held teaching positions in theology and medical ethics at Seton Hall University, his alma mater.
2 linear feet
John C. H. Wu papers, 1958 - 1996, MSS 0122
John C. H Wu was a Chinese lawyer, professor, and delegate to the Vatican who adopted the Catholic faith. He taught legal studies and helped found the Institute of Far Eastern Studies at Seton Hall University. This collection constitute various materials representing the intellectual files of John C.H.Wu along with personal items that illustrate his family life and faith. This includes original manuscripts, printed works, photographs, notebooks, sketch books, subject files, posters, clippings, and other research matter of note.
43 linear feet
Daniel J. Leab collection, 1919-2007, MSS 0087
During his long career at the University Dr. Leab has served as director of the American Studies program, chair of the History Department, chair of the Rank and Tenure committee, and founder and director of the University's Multi-Cultural Program. The materials in this collection illustrate Dr. Leab’s research interests and sources. Included are publications relating to the Cold War, communism, labor relations, and the portrayal of communism in film. There are also a number of photocopies from archival collections of the American Heritage Center, which Leab sought out as primary sources for his research.
3.5 linear feet
Papers of John Morley, 1971-2009, MSS 0149
The Papers of John Morley include writings, lectures, research notes, correspondence, and miscellaneous documents and ephemera related to activities and events attended by Father Morley. The collection primarily centers on his work in Judeao-Christian Studies, anti-semitism, and the Vatican's role in the Holocaust. The latter is the basis of his published book, "Vatican Diplomacy and the Jews during the Holocaust, 1939-1943." The writings span from 1975 (when he was a student at NYU) to 2009.
2.5 linear feet
Peter W. Rodino, Jr. papers, 1909-2005, LAW 0001
The Rodino Archives held in the Peter W. Rodino Jr. Law Library at Seton Hall University document the Congressman’s career in the U.S. House of Representatives. The collection spans from 1909-2005 with the bulk of material covering Mr. Rodino’s political career serving Newark, New Jersey’s tenth congressional district from 1949-1989. Best known as the man unexpectedly charged with the responsibility of directing an inquiry into the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon, Mr. Rodino was also known as an ardent and effective leader of the people and supporter of the Constitution. This broad history is recorded in the papers, scrapbooks, and audio-visual materials, including video, film, audio, and photographs, that constitute the Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Archives.
535.46 linear feet
Miriam Rooney papers, 1930-1965, MSS 0039
Dr. Miriam Rooney was an alumna of Catholic University, the founding dean of Seton Hall Law School (1950-1967), and a law professor at Catholic University (1948-1951). She also was involved in the United Nations as an observer and the Vatican's U.N. delegation. She was the first female dean of a law school in the United States. This collection includes Rooney's personal files as well as files on several priests.
0.5 linear feet
Edwin Vose Sullivan Papers, 1914-2000, MSS 0017
Monsignor Edwin Vose Sullivan was a Seton Hall alumnus, Archdiocese of Newark priest, and Head of the Sociology department at Seton Hall University. This collection includes his work in scholarship and teaching, as well as his advocacy work in supporting African Americans in the times before and following the Civil Rights Movement.
7 linear feet
Anthony Triano collection, 1971-1997, MSS 0095
The Anthony Triano collection dates from 1971 to 1997 and documents the activities of artist and professor Anthony Triano during his tenure at Seton Hall University. The collection comprises correspondence, teaching and tenure materials, exhibition materials, sketches, clippings, and blueprints of Seton Hall buildings.
0.21 linear feet