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Commencement Documents, 1963

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 242

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Within these first three series is discussion of race that includes language and concepts that, while socially acceptable for the time, is widely considered offensive today.

The first series, Scholarship, focuses on the work that Msgr. Sullivan created both in his early academic life, in his career as a professor of Sociology, and in his administrative work at Seton Hall University. This includes articles and reviews, notes and bibliographic content, correspondence, and the like. The Teaching series contains material that was created in the course of instruction, in curricular readings and planning, as well as Committee work. This includes articles and reviews, programs, Committee notes, forms, correspondence, and the like.

Msgr. Sullivan's Advocacy focused on supporting African Americans in the times before and following the Civil Rights Movement. This included working with Federal and State Civil Rights Commissions—like the New Jersey Council on Racial Justice—as well as working with the Newark Police Department on racial sensitivity training. The fourth series, Personal materials, includes correspondence to family and friends, photographs, scrapbooks, material from his childhood, and related.

The final series in this collection, Clergy Materials, is primarily comprised of sermons. It also includes programs from Archdiocesan events, research, and program details.


  • 1963


From the Collection: 7 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US