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Franklin Lakes Farms of the Archdiocese of Newark records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ADN 0022
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. The collection includes information related to the original bequest and coordination with other named parties in John McKenzie's will, as well as many documents related to the subsequent operation and maintenance of the properties during the 1950s.

Dates

  • 1944-1961

Conditions Governing Access

Temporarily closed to research.

Conditions Governing Use

All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center and Seton Hall University, which reserves the right to limit access to or reproduction of these materials. Reproduction of materials or content is subject to United States copyright restrictions and may be subject to federal or state privacy regulations. Permission to publish exact reproductions must be obtained from the Director of the Archives and Special Collections Center.

Extent

2.08 Linear Feet

Overview

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.

Biographical / Historical

Franklin Lakes Farms were a parcel of properties left to the Archdiocese of Newark by the estate of John McKenzie. The Farms originally included 15 properties of approximately 2100 acres and 15 dwellings, of which about 24% was gifted to the Archdiocese. The Archdiocese purchased the remainder of the properties, then eventually sold a portion. Some of the land retained by the Archdiocese was kept for development into a school, church, and cemetary.

John McKenzie died December 1943 and willed land and money to many charitable organizations in New York and New Jersey, particularly the Archdiocese of Newark and the Archdiocese of New York. Included in the bequests was land located in Bergen County and Passaic County, New Jersey, of which the Archdiocese of Newark eventually assumed control.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from the Archdiocese of Newark in 1989. Accession number 1989.0033.ADN.

Related Materials

Archdiocese of Newark Expansion Project records, 1960-1963, ADN 0021, in the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Seton Hall University.

Processing Information

This collection is not yet processed. Finding aid and basic collection description created in 2013 by Patrick Tobin and Tracy M. Jackson as part of the Overhaul Project collection survey.
Title
Franklin Lakes Farms of the Archdiocese of Newark records, 1944-1961
Author
Tracy M. Jackson
Date
2014
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US
973-761-9476