Office of the President & Chancellor: Thomas H. McLaughlin records
Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence, relating to a variety of topics including donations, college real estate, and international students; professional papers such as appointment books and diaries, a report to the Board of Trustees, notes on a new scholarship award, and a proposal to move the Immaculate Conception Seminary; and research and lecture notes from when he was teaching at Seton Hall.
- 1911-1946, undated
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers at the Msgr. William Noé 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.
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Henry McLaughlin was the ninth President of Seton Hall. He was born July 15, 1881 in New York City to John B. and Margaret Byrne McLaughlin. His family moved to Montclair, New Jersey while he was a teenager. His college studies were completed at the College of Saint Francis Xavier in New York. He then attended the University of Innsbruck in Austria for theological studies where he was ordained July 26, 1904. McLaughlin received his doctorate in sacred theology in 1908.
Upon his return to the United States, McLaughlin served Seton Hall College in many capacities, first as Vice-President from 1908-1922. In 1922, he was elected President and Rector of Immaculate Conception Seminary. He served as President until 1933 and as rector until 1938. During his time at Seton Hall, he oversaw the move of the seminary from the South Orange campus to the site in Darlington, New Jersey. He was named vicar general of the Archdiocese of Newark and consecrated Auxiliary Bishop and Titular Bishop of Nisa in 1935. Upon the creation of the Diocese of Paterson, he was installed as the first Bishop on April 28, 1938.
He sometimes went by the nickname 'Schlitz.' Bishop McLaughlin died March 17, 1947.
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Language of Materials
Thomas H. McLaughlin was the ninth President of Seton Hall College, from 1922-1933. The collection contains correspondence; professional papers such as appointment books and diaries, a report to the Board of Trustees, notes on a new scholarship award, and a proposal to move the Immaculate Conception Seminary; and research and lecture notes.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from Seton Hall University. Terms of accession unknown.
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, June 2007. Finding aid revised by Benjamin Clark and Tracy M. Jackson as part of the Overhaul Project collection survey, 2012, 2013. Re-processed and finding aid revised by Patrick McCall, March 2020.
- Office of the President & Chancellor: Thomas H. McLaughlin records, 1911-1946, undated
- M. Kenny. Revised by Patrick McCall.
- 2007, 2020
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- Finding aid written in English.