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Archdiocese of Newark Office of Research & Planning

Identifier: ADN 0063

Scope and Contents

The Office of Reseach and Planning covers a great deal of material from 1975-1989. In general, the materials relate to the administrative workings of the ORP and to a variety of programs or projects run by the ORP. Projects include the Mt. Carmel Guild and the merger of Associated Catholic Charities, the office of the Secretariat, Archdiocesan hospitals, and others. Administrative files pertain to organization, planning, task forces, team ministry, financial statements, ethnic studies, and correspondence. Additonally, the files contain slides, film, and a cassette tape that refer to the mission statement of the Archdiocese of Newark.


  • 1975-1989

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.

Biographical / Historical

The Office of Research and Planning (ORP) defines Archdiocesan goals, develops and directs the overall short and long range plans and objectives of the Archdiocese, and develops programs to meet the needs of the Archdiocese. The ORP also enhances the use of Archdiocesan resources in accordance with the best fiscal policy and objectives of the Archdiocese. The Office was started in 1975 by Archbishop Peter L. Gerety with the essential mission of the initiation and maintanence of program oriented in planning and development systems which could enhance and maximize the resources and the utilization of those resouces with the Church in Newark. The first Director of the ORP was Monsignor Harrold A. Murray.


12.38 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The Office of Research and Planning for the Archdiocese of Newark initiates and maintains program-oriented planning and development to maximize the resources of the Church in Newark. The Office of Research and Planning of the Archdiocese of Newark records include materials related to the beginning of the ORP in 1975 and its activities through the 1970s and 1980s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from the Archdiocese of Newark. Accession number 1992.1.

Processing Information

Collection is currently partially processed. Basic finding aid created as part of Overhaul Project survey by Jacqui Bowen and Tracy M. Jackson, 2013.

Office of Research & Planning of the Archdiocese of Newark records, 1975-1989
Jacqui Bowen and Tracy M. Jackson
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Finding aid written in 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