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Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: James H. Corrigan records

 Collection
Identifier: SHU 0003-004
The collection contains only two items, one a professional note and the other a personal book of Corrigan's.

Dates

  • 1877-1888

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to researchers at the Msgr. William No?' Field Archives & Special Collections Center. Advance appointments are required for the use of archival materials.

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 items

Overview

James H. Corrigan was the fourth president of Seton Hall College, from 1876-1888. The collection contains a note from Rev. Corrigan's time as president as well as one personal item.

Biographical / Historical

James H. Corrigan was the fourth President of Seton Hall College (now Seton Hall University). He was born June 29, 1844 in Newark, New Jersey to Thomas and Mary (English) Corrigan; he was one of nine children. His parents emigrated from Ireland in the 1820s, and his father worked in the grocer business and real estate. Corrigan attended Mount St. Mary's College, Emmetsburg and then went on to the American College in Rome for theological studies. He was ordained at Seton Hall College, October 20, 1867. He served as President of Seton Hall from June 1876 until 1888 when he retired from ill health.

Under Corrigan's leadership the Seton Hall Alumni Association was organized and grew rapidly. The Association helped raise funds for the building of Alumni Hall which was completed in 1884. The building was used for recreational activities. In 1886 another fire struck the Seton Hall community when the College building was destroyed. No one was injured in the fire.

Corrigan died of heart disease November 27, 1891.

Sources:

  1. Flynn, Joseph M. The Catholic Church in New Jersey. Morristown, NJ: ?, 1904.
  2. Kennely, Edward F. A Historical Study of Seton Hall College. Ph.D. dissertation, New York University, 1944.

Arrangement

Forms part of Seton Hall University record group 3, Office(s) of the President & Chancellor. The papers are arranged by item.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from Seton Hall University. Terms of accession unknown.

Related Materials

Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Bernard J. McQuaid records, 1856-1866, SHU 0003.001, in the Monsignor Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Walsh Library, Seton Hall University Library.

Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Michael A. Corrigan records, 1867-1873, SHU 0003.003, in the Monsignor Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Walsh Library, Seton Hall University Library.

Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Joseph Synott records, 1898-1899, SHU 0003.006, in the Monsignor Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Walsh Library, Seton Hall University Library.

Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: John A. Stafford records, 1889-1907, SHU 0003.007, at the Monsignor Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Seton Hall University.

Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: James F. Mooney records, 1900-1928, SHU 0003.008, at the Monsignor Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Seton Hall University.

Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Thomas H. McLaughlin records, 1923-1946, SHU 0003.009, at the Monsignor Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Seton Hall University.

Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Francis J. Monaghan records, 1932-1936, SHU 0003.010, at the Monsignor Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Seton Hall University.

Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: James F. Kelley records, 1920-1995, SHU 0003.011, at the Monsignor Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Seton Hall University.

Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: John L. McNulty records, 1931-1970, SHU 0003.012, at the Monsignor Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Seton Hall University.

Processing Information

Collection processed as part of Record Group 3: Office of the President by the Archives and Special Collections Center. Re-processed as separate collection and finding aid reformatted, M. Kenny, March 2007. Finding aid revised by Benjamin Clark and Tracy M. Jackson as part of the Overhaul Project collection survey, 2013.
Title
Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: James H. Corrigan records, 1877-1888
Author
Finding aid prepared by M. Kenny
Date
2007
Description rules
rad
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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