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Martin W. Stanton papers

Identifier: ADN 0003-005

Scope and Contents

The Martin W. Stanton papers include letters to and from Bishop Stanton to other clergy members, invitations to events, and several letters to Bishop Stanton regarding his election to the Episcopacy by Pope Pius XII. Most of the documents are congratulatory letters and notices. Some correspondence was received by Bishop Stanton during his time in Rome for the first session of the Second Vatican Council. Several documents relate to the death of Bishop Stanton's sister, Sr. Mary Martina, including condolences from faculty of Seton Hall University.


  • 1957-1977, bulk 1957-1961
  • Majority of material found within 1957 - 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.

Biographical / Historical

Martin Stanton was born in 1897 in Horseshoe, New Jersey, the son of Irish born parents. Following graduating as a member of St. Peter's Prep final graduating class, he entered the Immaculate Conception Seminary, and was ordained a priest in Newark. After being a parish priest in Newark and Summit, he obtained his doctorate in philosophy and sacred theology from Fordham University. Fr. Stanton was elevated to the rank of papal chamberlain in 1949, then to bishop in 1957. Bishop Stanton served a number of different organizations, including the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, of which he was the archdiocesan director, the Associated Catholic Charities, and the Advocate, of which he was a charter member. He also attended all sessions of the Second Vatican Council in Rome. Bishop Stanton retired in 1972 and died 1 October 1977.


1.75 Linear Feet (3 containers)

Language of Materials



Martin Stanton (1897-1977) was a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, a papal chamberlain, and an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark. The Martin W. Stanton papers include correspondence memorabilia regarding Martin Stanton's elevation to Bishop and the death of his sister.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from the Archdiocese of Newark via St. Aedan Church, Jersey City. Accession number 2012.005.

Related Materials

The Justin Joseph McCarthy papers, 1936-1960, ADN 0003.004, in the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Seton Hall University.

The Joseph A. Francis papers, ADN 0003.011, in the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Seton Hall University.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by the Archives and Special Collections Center. Finding aid created in 2013 by Benjamin Clark as part of the Overhaul Project collection survey. Folder listing added by Catriona Hill, 2013.

Martin W. Stanton papers, 1957-1977 (bulk 1957-1961)
Benjamin Clark
March 2013
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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