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Catholic Studies: Primary Sources

This guide is designed to aid researchers who focus on Catholic Studies inquiry with support materials provided via the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center and associated sources.

Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University

This site is a guide to primary source materials and special collections for Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University, and is designed to be referenced in conjunction with the main Catholic Studies LibGuide.

The content found here highlights primary sources, including:

  • manuscripts
  • rare books
  • archival materials
  • objects and artifacts

This guide focuses on materials that can be found at Seton Hall within the Monsignor Field Archives and Special Collections Center and the Immaculate Conception Seminary Library. A selection of digital resources and list of local repositories are included for those seeking further research opportunities. This site is updated regularly to include new or newly described materials.

For information on how to use primary sources in your research, please visit our Primary Sources LibGuide.

Visit the Department of Catholic Studies for more information on the continuing scholarship efforts of researchers affiliated with the Department.

Mission Statement

The Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center serves as the official repository for materials of enduring historical value documenting Seton Hall University and our parent organization, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. We exist to identify, collect, and preserve pertinent and unique materials, including rare books, manuscripts, photographs, audio/video recordings, and art works that support the Catholic educational mission of Seton Hall University, and to offer access and research aid to the community.

The Center collects select non-current materials possessing valid research value that are produced by or have a direct connection to Seton Hall University and its educational mission; we also house select materials from our parent organization, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. The Center further focuses on unique materials documenting the history of Catholicism in New Jersey and several other select subject areas.