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Special Collections at Seton Hall University

Catholic Schools-Related Archival Collections

The Center collects materials that document Catholic elementary schools, high schools, and colleges and universities in New Jersey. 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.


  • 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.
  • Charles P. Granstrand papers, 1963-1967, ADN 0004.032
    Charles P. Granstrand is a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark and pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Park Ridge, N.J., who attended the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy. The Charles P. Granstrand seminary papers include papers and notes from Fr. Charles Granstrand's time in seminary.
    1.5 linear feet.
  • John H. Koenig papers, 1966-2001, ADN 0004.024
    John H. Koenig was born 24 December 1916. He graduated from Seton Hall college in 1938, was ordained into the priesthood on 30 May 1942 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Newark, N.J., and served as director of the Archdiocesan Ecumenical Commission. Msgr. Koenig died on 15 August 2004. The John Koenig papers contain the professional papers of Rev. John Koenig from his work in the Archdiocese of Newark and as a parish pastor.
    Approximately 3 linear feet.
  • Justin J. McCarthy papers, 1936-1959, ADN 0003.004
    Justin J. McCarthy was a priest and then auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark and Bishop of Camden. The Justin J. McCarthy papers primarily consist of the lecture notes and sermons of Bishop Justin J. McCarthy.
    Approximately 1.5 linear feet.
  • Planning Office of Seton Hall University records, 1984-1990, SHU 0008
    The Planning Office of Seton Hall University was responsible for the organization of coordinated efforts to plan for the future of the university, including student enrollment, campus buildings and grounds, the organization and structure of university departments and offices, and special projects as needed. The Planning Office of Seton Hall University records include materials generated by the Planning Office in the regular course of its activities during the 1980s, including meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports on topics including building plans, organizational plans for the university, and other subjects.
    2 linear feet.
  • Miriam Rooney papers, 1930-1965, Mss 0039
    Miriam Rooney was a lawyer, the first dean of the Seton Hall University Law School (making her the first female dean of a law school in the United States), and a professor of law. The Miriam Rooney papers include letters from friends, a diary, photographs, and religous papers, some of which relate to the death of Monsignor Edward Pace.
    0.5 linear feet.
  • Seton Hall publications, 1856-2012, SHU 0001
    The Seton Hall University Archives and Special Collections Center collects materials published by the University, offices or departments within the University, and/or students of the University. This finding aid includes a list of publications currently held; new additions will be added periodically.
    Approximately 50 linear feet.