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Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Edward J. Fleming records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SHU 0003-014
The Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Edward J. Fleming records include materials from Edward J. Fleming's time as a senior administrator of Seton Hall University. The collection includes papers from Msgr. Fleming's time as Executive Vice-President and as President, such as meeting minutes, annual reports, departmental files, subject files on various organizations and projects, photographs, correspondence, and memorabilia. Many of the office files are arranged alphabetically, while files on school and colleges are separated, as are photographs and memorabilia. Box locations are approximate.

Dates

  • 1960-1969

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not yet processed. Materials may be available to researchers with staff assistance 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

7.5 Linear Feet

Overview

Msgr. Edward Fleming was a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark and the 14th President of Seton Hall University, from 1969-1970. The Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Edward J. Fleming records include materials from Edward J. Fleming's time as a senior administrator of Seton Hall University.

Biographical / Historical

Msgr. Edward Fleming was a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark and the 14th President of Seton Hall University, from 1969-1970.

Edward J. Fleming was born 22 March 1919 in Montclair, N.J. to Timothy J. and Agnes Gannon Fleming. He had three brothers, Joseph A., Thomas X., and Timothy C., and a sister, Alice J. (later Deisler). He attended Seton Hall Preparatory School, then Seton Hall University, from which he earned his A.B. in 1940. He then attended the Catholic University of America, where he received his S.T.L. in 1944, and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark on 3 June 1944. Father Fleming continued to pursue his education, receiving an M.A. in 1948 from Seton Hall University, a Ph. D from St. John’s University, Brooklyn in 1955, and eventually an LL.D. from Seton Hall University in 1970. He also studied at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the North American College in Rome, graduating in 1977, the Harvard Divinity School until 1986, Oxford University, where he was a visiting scholar in 1986, and the Weston Theological Center in Cambridge, Mass., where he was a fellow from 1986-1987. Fr. Fleming was designated a papal chamberlain in 1963 by Pope John XXIII and then elevated to prelate of honor by Pope John Paul II in 1983.

In the 1940s, Fr. Fleming was briefly assigned to St. Teresa’s Church in Summit, N.J., before he became a professor of philosophy and educational psychology at Seton Hall University. He then served as the Dean of Student Affairs from 1951-1953, Dean of University College from 1953-1959, and Executive Vice-President from 1959-1969. In 1969, upon the resignation of Bishop John J. Dougherty, Msgr. Fleming was appointed the President of Seton Hall University.

Msgr. Fleming’s presidency was during a time of great turmoil on the campus, as student protests and demonstrations took place all around the country. On 8 September 1969, he gave an impassioned speech on the importance of upholding basic principles of discipline and Judeao-Christian morality and values in education, which led to a confrontation with student protestors. In 1970, Msgr. Fleming resigned from the presidency, partly due to health concerns, and became the pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Roseland, N.J. He remained a very active figure on the Archdiocese of Newark.

Msgr. Fleming died on 25 December 2008, in Caldwell, N.J.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from the Seton Hall University Office of the President & Chancellor in 2007. Accession numbers 1991.001.SHU, 2007.04.13.EJF.

Related Materials

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.

Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: John Joseph Dougherty records, 1959-1969, SHU 0003.013, at the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Seton Hall University.

Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Thomas G. Fahy records, 1970-1976, SHU 0003.015, in the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Seton Hall University.

Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: John A. Cole records, 1977, SHU 0003.016, in the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Seton Hall University.

Processing Information

This collection is not yet processed. Basic finding aid created by Karl Grandpierre and Tracy M. Jackson as part of the Overhaul Project collection survey, 2013.
Title
Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Edward J. Fleming records, 1960-1969
Author
Tracy M. Jackson
Date
2013
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Repository Details

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

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