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

 Collection
Identifier: SHU 0003-009

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.

Dates

  • 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 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 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.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

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.

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. Re-processed and finding aid revised by Patrick McCall, March 2020.
Title
Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Thomas H. McLaughlin records, 1911-1946, undated
Author
M. Kenny. Revised by Patrick McCall.
Date
2007, 2020
Description rules
Rules for Archival Description
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
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