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Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Thomas H. McLaughlin records

 Collection
Identifier: SHU 0003-009
The Thomas H. McLaughlin records contains professional and personal papers of Thomas H. McLaughlin. The collection is divided into three series: Correspondence, Professional papers, and Research and lecture notes. The personal items relate to Seton Hall and are dated from after his time with the College. The professional papers, including correspondence, relate to McLaughlin’s time as President of Seton Hall and cover a variety of matters such legal issues, college land, donations and international students. Also included are some of McLaughlin’s appointment books which include some remarks and notes beyond appointments.

Dates

  • 1923-1946

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.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Overview

Thomas H. McLaughlin was the ninth President of Seton Hall College, from 1922-1933. The collection contains the professional and personal papers of Rev. McLaughlin.

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 in his teens. 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 from the University 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 with 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.

Remembered to this day by his nickname 'Schlitz' and as a man of strong convictions, Bishop McLaughlin died March 17, 1947.

Arrangement

Forms part of Seton Hall University record group 3, Office(s) of the President & Chancellor. The papers are arranged into three series:

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: James H. Corrigan records, 1877-1888, SHU 0003.004, in the Monsignor Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Walsh Library, Seton Hall University.

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: 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, June 2007. Finding aid revised by Benjamin Clark and Tracy M. Jackson as part of the Overhaul Project collection survey, 2012, 2013.
Title
Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Thomas H. McLaughlin records, 1923-1946
Author
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:
Archives, Walsh Library
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South Orange NJ 07079 US
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