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Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Robert T. Conley records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SHU 0003-017
The Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Robert Conley records include files and reports gathered and produced by Dr. Robert Conley during his time as President of Seton Hall University. Materials include correspondence, subject files, reports and other documents related to legal matters, budget and financial concerns, among other topics.

The collection has not yet been processed; some materials have been re-housed.

Dates

  • 1977-1979

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

3.25 Linear Feet

Overview

Robert Conley was the 17th president of Seton Hall University and served in that capacity from 1977 to 1979. Dr. Conley was the first official lay president of Seton Hall. The Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Robert Conley records include files and reports gathered and produced by Dr. Robert Conley during his time as President of Seton Hall University.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Conley was the 17th president of Seton Hall University and served in that capacity from 1977 to 1979. Dr. Conley was the first official lay president of Seton Hall.

Robert Conley attended Seton Hall as a student, graduating with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, 1953, before receiving his PhD in chemistry from Princeton University in 1957. He became a member of the faculty of Wright State University, where he was chair of the Department of Chemistry and then Dean of Science and Engineering. He was married to Doris Conley and the couple had a son, Bryan, and two daughters, Debra Henderson and Robin Barbiea.

Appointed President of Seton Hall University in 1977, Dr. Conley oversaw a tumultous time in the University community. The incoming freshman classes of 1977 and 1978 were the among the largest in university history, with some 1900 students in the 1978 freshman class. The University also experienced a number of budget issues that led to a large deficit. Overcrowding of classrooms and facilities, as well as security issues, were of great concern to students, and contract issues led to fear of a faculty strike in 1979. Dr. Conley resigned as President in summer, 1979.

In 1982, Dr. Conley became President of the Union Institute of Cinncinati, Ohio, where he remained until his death in 1999 of a heart attack.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from the Seton Hall University Office of the President in 1985. Accession number 1985.0001.SHU.

Related Materials

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: Edward J. Fleming records, 1960-1969, SHU 0003.014, in 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

Some re-housing by the Archives and Special Collections Center, circa 1980s. Finding aid and basic collection description created in 2014 by Ruben Pereira and Tracy M. Jackson as part of the Overhaul Project collection survey.
Title
Office of the President & Chancellor of Seton Hall University: Robert T. Conley records, 1977-1979
Author
Tracy M. Jackson
Date
2014
Description rules
dacs
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
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US
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