All online finding aids at the Archives and Special Collections Center, listed alphabetically.
- à Kempis of New Jersey records, 1984-1997 (bulk 1991-1997)
The à Kempis Club of New Jersey was a Catholic women's organization, affiliated with the National Conference of Catholic Women, that hosted events featuring speakers or lecturers on a variety of topics, raised money for charity, and celebrated mass. The à Kempis Club of New Jersey records include newsclippings, yearbooks, correspondence, stationary, and a guestbook, documenting the activities of the Club in the 1990's.
0.25 linear feet.
- Ace Alagna photographic collection, 1944-1998, Mss 0018
Ace Alagna was a photographer, editor and publisher of the Italian Tribune, and prominent member of the Italian American community in Newark, NJ. The Ace Alagna photographs consist of photographic negatives, prints, videos, and layout sheets from Ace Alagna's career as a photographer and as editor and owner of the newspaper the Italian Tribune.
40 linear feet, approximately 40,000 items.
- Alpha Kappa Psi photographs and scrapbooks, 1954-1967 (bulk 1961-1967), SHU 0066
Alpha Kappa Psi is a business fraternity;tThe Gamma Pi chapter of AKPsi was established at Seton Hall University in 1954. The materials in the Alpha Kappa Psi photographs and scrapbooks consist mainly of images of events and people. Many of the events and individuals depicted were identified by name.
0.75 Linear feet , Approximately 150 items.
- Apostolic Nuncio records of the Archdiocese of Newark, 1950-2000 (bulk 1987-2000), ADN 0031
The Apostolic Nuncio is the Vatican's ambassador to the United States and as the permanent diplomatic representative of the Holy See has both political and ecclesiastical powers. The Apostolic Nuncio records contain correspondence and general business that the Archdiocese of Newark conducted with the Vatican through the Apostolic Nuncio. The records span the years from 1950 to 2000 that the Archdiocese of Newark was in contact with the Apostolic Nuncio and document the tasks that were completed during those years. These records were assembled by the Archdiocese of Newark.
3.0 linear feet.
- Archdiocese of Newark 125th Anniversary records, 1977-1988, ADN 0054
The Archdiocese of Newark celebrated the 125th anniversary of its founding in 1978. Materials in the Archdiocese of Newark 125th Anniversary records include correspondence and memoranda related to the planning and attendance of celebratory events.
½ linear foot, approximately 180 items.
- Archdiocese of Newark Church reports, 1843-1925, ADN 0010.001
The Diocese of Newark was created in 1853 and was elevated to an Archdiocese in 1937. The Chancery Office required parish priests to submit yearly reports reflecting the financial and spiritual condition of their churches. The Diocese of Newark Church reports include the annual reports of parish priests to the Chancery Office from 1843-1925, which themselves include information on population and sacramental statistics.
20.0 Linear feet, Approximately 6,000 items.
- Archdiocese of Newark Expansion Project records, 1960-1963, ADN 0021
The Archdiocese of Newark's Expansion Program, also called the Archdiocese of Newark Development Program, was started in the 1960s as a fundraising drive to raise money needed for new schools and buildings. The Archdiocese of Newark Expansion Project records include correspondence, information on architects or architecture firms and contractors, and what appears to be preliminary research on developing building projects.
1 linear foot.
- Archdiocese of Newark Parish records, 1856-2012, ADN 0010.005
The Archdiocese of Newark has 221 parishes. The Archdiocese of Newark Parish records include correspondence, parish histories, parish reports, brochures, and other materials documenting the activities of the parishes and their parishioners. Parishes that have closed have also sent their sacramental records to the Archives. For more information on sacramental records, please see our homepage. Types of records vary across parishes, and there is material from parishes outside the Archdiocese, as well.
Approximately 100 linear feet.
- Austin family letters, 1835-1854, Mss 0025
The Austin family of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, lived in the mid-1800s. The Austin family letters consist of letters to Louisa M. Austin from her sister Eliza Glover to the Austin children from their father A. Austin.
0.5 Linear feet, Approximately 50 items.
- John P. Barrington collection on the Newark Police Department Holy Name Society, 1914-1977 (bulk 1947-1977), Mss 0066
The Society of the Holy Name, also called Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus, is a group dedicated to the reverence of the names of God and Jesus, open to men age 18 and older. John P. Barrington was a police officer in the Newark Police Department and was an active member of the Newark Police Department Holy Name Society. The John P. Barrington collection on the Newark Police Department Holy Name Society consists of Holy Name Society handbooks and manuals, event programs, convention programs, and newclippings documenting the people and activities of the Society.
0.5 linear feet, Approximately 50 items
- James Roosevelt Bayley papers, 1836-1872, ADN 0002.001
Papers of James Roosevelt Bayley, the first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey.
8.0 Linear feet 25 boxes
- Bayley Seton League records, 1939-1998, SHU 0047
The Bayley Seton League was founded in 1938 and is recognized as the oldest service organization at Seton Hall University. The Bayley-Seton League records include documents related to the operation of the organization.
5.0 Linear feet
- Bishop's Relief Fund of the Archdiocese of Newark records, 1944-1966, ADN 0009
The Bishop's Relief Fund refers to Catholic Relief Services, a humanitarian organization founded by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops. Within the Archdiocese of Newark, the director of the Bishop's Relief Fund oversaw an annual collection within the archdiocese, as well as organizing any special collections in response to disasters and calamitous events. The Bishop's Relief Fund of the Archdiocese of Newark records include materials related to the collection of monies for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) within the Archdiocese of Newark.
3 linear feet.
- Brendan Byrne papers, 1960-1982 (bulk 1973-1977), Mss 0007
Brendan Byrne was the governor of New Jersey from 1974-1982. A native of West Orange, NJ, Brendan Byrne attended Seton Hall University, Princeton University, and Harvard University, and was an attorney and a judge before becoming governor as a Democrat. As governor, he created a legacy that includes the Meadowland Sports Complex, development of the casinos of Atlantic City, dedication to the environment exemplified in the Pinelands Preservation Act, and a commitment to improving public education. The Brendan Byrne papers consist primarily of materials related to Byrne's campaigns for governor of New Jersey in 1973 and 1977, as well as some materials documenting his time as governor and his activities with the Democratic party.
Approximately 55 linear feet.
- Catholic Forum records, 1949-1972, ADN 0037
The Catholic Forum records include the minutes, ledgers, event materials, correspondence, and reports from the Catholic Forum organization.
3.5 linear feet.
- Catholic Women's College Club records, 1934-1985, ADN 0027
The Catholic Women's College Club was a New Jersey organization in operation from at least 1934-1985. This collection spans the years of 1934 through 1985 and documents the development and subsequent operations of the Catholic Women's College Club, a New Jersey organization. The collection includes records of meetings and activities as well as clippings and memorabilia.
2.0 Linear feet , Approximately 700 items.
- Cause for Frank Parater records, 1913-2003, Mss 0034
Francis Joseph Parater of Richmond, VA, was determined to enter the priesthood as a diocesan priest and entered the Pontifical North American College in Rome in 1919, where he died in 1920. In 2001 proceedings began in Richmond for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God, Frank Parater, Seminarian. The Cause for Frank Parater papers primarily consist of materials gathered by the Historical Commission for the Servant of God Frank Parater. Materials relate to the life, activities, and spirituality of Frank Parater, and are largely duplicates of original material held elsewhere.
0.25 Linear feet, approximately 100 items.
- Center for African American Studies of Seton Hall University records, 1970-1990, SHU 0019
The Center for African American Studies at Seton Hall University was founded as the Black Studies Center in 1970, and is now the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Center for African American Studies of Seton Hall University records contains materials documenting the operation of the Center from 1970 until the late 1980s, including budgets, memorandums, course offerings and lists, supply lists, meeting minutes, a variety of forms for operating in the University, newsletters, notices from other departments in the University, and other materials.
- Jack Chance collection on Wendell Willkie and the 1940 presidential election, 1939-1940, Mss 0023
The 1940 United States presidential election took place on 5 November 1940; the two main candidates were Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, the incumbent running for his third term, and Republican Wendell Willkie, a businessman from Indiana. Important issues of the election revolved around the controversy of Roosevelt running for a third term, which no President had ever done, isolationism and the question of American involvement in World War II in Europe, and America's recovery from the Great Depression. The Jack Chance collection on Wendell Willkie and the 1940 presidential campaign consists of newsclippings scrapbooks on the 1940 presidential election and some supplementary materials related to Wendell Willkie.
1.5 linear feet, 7 items.
- 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. This collection spans the time period between 1929 and 1983 and consists of Cohrssen's own handwritten musical scores, as well as some audio recordings of Cohrssen's pieces, a scrapbook, and several photographs and ephemera.
5 linear feet.
- George A. Clyde papers, 1955-2001, ADN 0004.022
George A. Clyde was a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark who served in several parishes. The George A. Clyde papers include homilies, sermons, and other writings of George Clyde from his time as a parish priest.
0.25 linear feet.
- Collection of 1967 Newark Riots newsclippings, 1967-1987 (bulk 1967-1968), Mss 0037
The 1967 Newark Riots were a period of violence and civil disturbance in Newark, New Jersey, from 12 July 1967 - 17 July 1967. The Collection of 1967 Newark Riots newsclippings contains photocopied newspaper and journal articles on the riots and their aftermath.
0.5 Linear feet
- Collection on the Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Newark, 1909-1978, ADN 0003
The Collection on the Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Newark includes materials related to the consecration, activities, and death of several auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Newark.
6 linear feet.
- Collection on the Cause for Pierre Touissaint, 1991-2000
Pierre Toussaint was born into slavery in 1766 in what is now Haiti and moved with his family and master to New York where he lived until his death in 1853. The Pierre Toussaint Guild was created to advocate his induction into sainthood. The Collection on the Cause for Pierre Toussaint primarily consists of newspaper clippings describing the life and cause for sainthood of Pierre Toussaint, as well as photographs, correspondence, and mass cards related to Pierre Toussaint.
0.25 linear feet.
- Collection on papal honors of the Archdiocese of Newark, 1929-1983, ADN 0041
The Collection of Papal honors of the Archdiocese of Newark includes materials related to the nomination of priests and lay people for papal honors, also called papal decorations.
3 linear feet.
- Collection on Pope Benedict XVI, 2008, Mss 0047
Pope Benedict XVI was head of the Roman Catholic Church from 7 May 2005 until his resignation effective 28 February 2013, the first pope to resign since the 15th century. Pope Benedict XVI visited the United States in 2008 and celebrated Mass at Yankee Stadium in New York City. The Collection on Pope Benedict XVI includes materials related to the life and papacy of Pope Benedict XVI. The collection consists of memorabilia from the Pope's visit to the United States in 2008, primarily through a piece of the carpet from Mass celebrated in Yankee Stadium by the Pope.
- Collection on Pope John Paul II's visits to the United States, 1979-1996 (bulk 1995), Mss 0044
Pope John Paul II was elected to the papacy of the Roman Catholic Church in October of 1978. In 1995, Pope John Paul II visited Newark, NJ, and East Rutherford, NJ, as well as New York and Baltimore. While in New Jersey, he celebrated Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica in Newark. The Collection on Pope John Paul II's visits to the United States describes and shows the build up, events, and aftermath of the Pope's visit. The bulk of the material covers Pope John Paul II's visit to Newark on October 4, 1995, but additional material is included on the Pope's trip to Baltimore on October 8, 1995 and past trips to the United States.
4.5 linear feet.
- Collection on Pope Paul VI, 1964, Mss 0046
Pope Paul VI was head of the Roman Catholic Church from 21 June 1963 until his death on 6 August 1978, presiding over the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council called by his predecessor, Pope John XXIII. The Collection on Pope Paul VI consists of one issues of the New York News magazine dated 16 February 1964 featuring an article about the Pope.
- Collection on Pope Pius IX, 1878, Mss 0045
Pope Pius IX was head of the Roman Catholic Church from 16 June 1846 until his death on 7 February 1878, making him the longest-reigning elected pope in history. The collection on Pope Pius IX consists of two issues of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper from 1878, commemorating the death of Pope Pius IX.
- Collection on Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1840-2006, Mss 0006
Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first American-born saint, and is the patroness of Seton Hall University. The Collection on Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton contains materials documenting the life and legacy of Elizabeth Anne Seton and was compiled by the Monsignor Field Archives and Special Collections Center.
2.5 linear feet.
- College of Education and Human Services of Seton Hall University records, 1956-2002 (bulk 1956-1977)
The School of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall University began as the Department of Education, a part of the College of Arts and Sciences, in the 1920's, became the School of Education in 1950, and then the College of Education and Human Services in the 1980's. The College of Education and Human Services of Seton Hall University records primarily consists of annual reports, curriculum guides, alumni event programs and information, surveys and reports on teacher certification, bulletins, and some photographs.
Approximately 2.5 linear feet.
- College of Medicine and Dentistry of Seton Hall University records, 1946-1969, SHU 0024.005
The Records of the Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry (SHCMD) date from 1946 to 1965. The College was turned over to the State of New Jersey in 1965 (the White Paper), but files containing information on the post-transfer period up to 1969 are included in this collection.
7.0 Linear feet , Approximately 1900 items.
- Confederate States of America Treasury bond, Mss 0060
The Confederate States of America was formed in February 1861 after the secession of seven Southern states from the United States of America, starting the American Civil War. The Confederate Treasury began issuing bonds in February 1861 under an act authorized by the Confederate Congress. The Confederate States of America treasury bond, numbered 10225 and issued in the amount of $1,000, was issued 1 March 1864 under the authorization of an act passed on 17 February 1864 by the Confederate Congress.
1.0 Linear feet, 2 items
- Michael A. Corrigan papers, 1870-1902, ADN 0002.002
Michael A. Corrigan was the second Bishop of Newark and the third president of Seton Hall College. The Michael A. Corrigan papers primarily consist of materials related to Corrigan's tenure as Bishop.
4.5 Linear feet , 10 boxes, 1 microfilm reel and 3 bound volumes.
- Eugene Cotter notes, 1970, ADN 0004.017
Eugene Cotter was a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark and a professor of Classics at Seton Hall University. The materials in this collection are notes related to Greek history.
2 linear inches.
- Walter W. Curtis papers, 1963-1965, ADN 0003.006
Walter William Curtis was born on 3 May 1913 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He attended Seton Hall University and Immaculate Conception Seminary, was ordained in 1937, became a professor of moral theology at Immaculate Conception, and was appointed Bishop of Bridgeport (N.Y.) in 1961. Bishop Curtis attended all sessions of the Second Vatican Council in Rome. The Walter W. Curtis papers primarily consist of Bishop Curtis' day-by-day reports on the proceedings of the Second Vatican Council from 1962-1965, which include notes on all major points of discussion during the council and includes Bishop Curtis' perspective on many of these issues. Also included in the collection are two folders of material written by Bishop Curtis regarding the issue of birth control.
0.5 linear feet, Approximately 400 items.
- Marcus Daly papers, 1901-1976, Mss 0004
Marcus Daly taught political science and was nominated by President Eisenhower to be the Director of the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM), at which post he served from 1958-1961. He was also active in New Jersey politics. The Marcus Daly papers contain materials documenting Daly's professional life as Director of the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM), as a politician in New Jersey, and as an educator.
15.0 linear feet.
- John Delaney papers, 1930s-1940s, ADN 0004.006
John Delaney was a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark and a chaplain of St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Newark for many years. The John Delaney papers include letters, newspaper clippings, business cards, and prayer cards, among other materials, from Msgr. Delaney's time at St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral in Newark, N.J.
1.5 linear feet.
- Department of American Studies of Seton Hall University records, 1965-1989 (bulk 1973-1978), SHU 0025
The American Studies Program was instituted on the graduate level in the mid-1960s, combining several areas of study, particularly History and English. The department appears to have dissolved in the 1980s. This is a small collection of papers from the Department of American Studies program at Seton Hall University, mainly between 1973 and 1978. The collection is composed of papers, mostly concerning the department's budget, correspondence, and minutes from the executive council.
1.0 linear foot.
- Department of Asian Studies of Seton Hall University records, 1970-1987, SHU 0032
The Department of Asian Studies at Seton Hall, now part of the larger Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, began as the Institute of Far Eastern Sudies in 1952 and has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of Asian Studies for more than 50 years. This collection contains records pertaining to the academic and administrative tasks that were completed from 1970 to 1987.
4 linear feet.
- Leonard Dreyfus papers, 1786-1972 (bulk 1931-1972), Mss 0001
Leonard Dreyfuss was born in New York in 1886 and moved to Newark in 1914, working for the Newark Sign Company before and during its merger to form the United Advertising Corporation; he was highly active with the New Jersey Civil Defense Advisory Committee during and after the Second World War, and was also active in many civic organizations and activities. The Leonard Dreyfuss papers include materials from Dreyfuss's time involved with Civil Defense, materials related to his business, and a wide variety of personal effects including memorabilia and awards.
Approximately 15 linear feet.
- John J. Feeley papers, 1926-1985, ADN 0004.004
John J. Feeley was a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark who served as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy during World War 2, taught religion and philosophy at Seton Hall University, and was a pastor of several parishes in the Archdiocese. John J. Feeley papers, 1926-1985, contains personal and business papers during John J. Feeley’s time at Our Lady of the Valley Parish, St. Mary’s Church, Seton Hall University, and the United States Navy.
3.5 linear feet.
- Edward H. Flannery papers, 1965-1996, Mss 0012
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, on August 20, 1912, Edward H. Flannery was ordained priest for the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island in 1937. Father Flannery served as associate director of the Institute of Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University (1965-67) and was president of the National Christian Leadership Conference for Israel (1985-88). The Edward H. Flannery papers is a collection of the professional papers and interests of Edward H. Flannery. Included are papers on issues within the Catholic Church along with Jewish-Christian relations.
6.5 Linear feet, Approximately 700 items
- Stephen J. Foley Right to Life papers, 1968-1981, Mss 0069
Stephen J. Foley is a lawyer involved with the New Jersey Right to Life organization. The Stephen J. Foley Right to Life papers include materaisl created and disseminated by the New Jersey Right to Life organization, including meeting notes, pamphlets and photographs, materials related to the pro-life movement in New Jersey such as newspaper articles, legal materials from court cases related to abortion, and Stephen Foley's notes and correspondence related to his involvement with Right to Life. Some of this material appears to be contemporary to the Supreme Court decision in the case of Roe v. Wade in 1973, and may refer to this case peripherally.
Approximately 6.0 linear feet.
- Nancy Forsberg papers, 1913-2011, Mss 0022
Nancy Elizabeth Forsberg was born August 5, 1922 in Jersey City, New Jersey, and died April 5, 2008. Forsberg studied at many institutions, receiving her Master of Arts degree from New York University, New York, New York in 1965 concentrating in Hebrew culture and education. She was ordained in June 1951 and became pastor of the First Congregational Church in Union, New Jersey in 1967. The Nancy Forsberg papers include printed materials, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, magazines, sheet music, maps, essays, transcriptions, photographs, certificates, and her awards, focusing on her work on matters of interfaith and inter-religious topics, and religious education.
Approximately 17.0 linear feet.
- Joseph A. Francis papers, 1934-1997, ADN 0003.011
Joseph Francis was ordained as a priest in 1950 and became the fourth African American Roman Catholic bishop in the country, and the first ordained in the Northeast. Bishop Francis was a pioneering figure in the discussion of race and religion. The materials in this collection span the years between 1934 and 1997, and includes much of Bishop Francis' own writings for his speeches and sermons.
4.0 linear feet.
- Franklin Lakes Farms of the Archdiocese of Newark records, 1944-1961, ADN 0022
Franklin Lakes Farms were a parcel of properties left to the Archdiocese of Newark by the estate of John McKenzie. The Franklin Lakes Farms of the Archdiocese of Newark records include correspondence, account statements, bank statements, bills, and reports related to the acquisition and maintenance of the Franklin Lakes Farms properties.
1.75 linear feet.
- Fratres in Unum newsletters, 1963-1969, ADN 0057
Quarterly priest publication by priests within the Archdiocese of Newark.
Approximately 0.4 linear feet.