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Dorothy Garrigan papers on Rev. Owen Garrigan

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Mss 0064
The Dorothy Garrigan papers consist of personal correspondence, photos, a book and ephemera that were collected by Dorothy Garrigan and primarily relate to Reverend Owen Garrigan, with additional materials related to Reverend John Morley, who also donated some materials. These papers do not include professional papers that Rev. Garrigan may have written during his career.

Series I includes material pertaining to Dorothy Garrigan and Owen Garrigan. This material was found amongst Mrs. Garrigan's possessions when she passed away in February 2008.

Series II includes material pertaining specifically to Owen Garrigan as a young man up through his ordination.

Series III includes material pertaining to John Morley found amongst Dorothy Garrigan's possessions when she passed away.

Dates

  • 1930-2010

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

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

0.5 Linear Feet (Approximately 50 items.)

Overview

Owen Walter Garrigan was born September 20, 1928 in the Bronx to Walter and Helen Garrigan. Helen died, and Walter married Alice Furlong on Aug 22, 1936. Alice died in 1966 and Walter married Dorothy Henning Garrigan in December 1974. Dorothy was devoted to her stepson Rev. Owen Garrigan and he to her. The Dorothy Garrigan papers consist of personal correspondence, photos, a book and ephemera that were collected by Dorothy Garrigan and primarily relate to Reverend Owen Garrigan, with additional materials related to Reverend John Morley. These papers do not include professional papers that Rev. Garrigan may have written during his career.

Biographical / Historical

Owen Walter Garrigan was born September 20, 1928 in the Bronx to Walter and Helen Garrigan. Helen died a few years later and Walter married Alice Furlong on Aug 22, 1936. Alice raised Owen and the Furlongs were very influential in Owen's life - on his confirmation in 1940 Owen took the name William and asked his uncle George Furlong to be his sponsor. At the time his uncle William was Rev. William Furlong, future head of the divinity school at Seton Hall. Owen Garrigan ultimately attended Seton Hall, attended the seminary at Darlington, was ordained in 1954 and became a professor of Biochemistry at Seton Hall University.

His stepmother Alice died in 1966 and his father married Dorothy Henning Garrigan in December 1974. This was Dorothy's first marriage. She was devoted to her stepson Rev. Owen Garrigan and he to her. In the short time that they knew each other they took many trips and spent a lot of time together. When Rev. Garrigan died in 1984 he was survived by both his father Walter and his stepmother Dorothy. Throughout her remaining years (Dorothy passed away in February 2008) Dorothy remained devoted to the memory of Rev. Owen Garrigan and to the Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University. She created a scholarship in his name that is awarded to a chemistry student.

As evidenced by all the artifacts and ephemera that Dorothy still had when she died, she was very proud of her son, Reverend Owen Walter Garrigan.

Arrangement

Materials within each series are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection is the gift of Elizabeth McDermott, a relative of Dorothy and Owen Garrigan, to the Archives and Special Collections Center in circa 2008. Additional materials donated by John Morley in 2008. Terms of accession unknown.

Related Materials

John Koenig papers, ADN 0004.024, in the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Walsh Library, Seton Hall University.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Elizabeth McDermott in 2010. Minor revisions to title, addition of descriptive information, and creation of HTML finding aid by Tracy M. Jackson, 2012.
Title
Dorothy Garrigan papers on Rev. Owen Garrigan, 1930-2010
Author
Elizabeth McDermott, with revisions by Tracy M. Jackson
Date
2010, 2012
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