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Immaculate Conception Seminary records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ICS-0001


Records of the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University.


  • 1868-2008

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not yet completely 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.

Some materials in this collection may be restricted from public research for ethical or legal reasons. Please review any restriction information below or contact the archivist for more information.

Photographic negatives may only be viewed with the assistance of the archivist.

This collection includes audio-visual materials. Access copies of audiotapes, audio cassette tapes, video cassette tapes, film reels, or other audio-visual materials may need to be ordered prior to on-site research. Please contact us to inquire about access to audio-visual 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.


155 boxes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Archives of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology of Seton Hall University are composed of several groups of records. At the Darlington campus, records were stored in five locations in O'Connor Hall (Crocker Mansion). In 1983, just before the Seminary moved back to the campus of Seton Hall University (1984), ten boxes of these records, together with eleven labeled letterboxes and several unboxed cartons, were transferred to storage in the Archives of the Archdiocese of Newark at Seton Hall University, then housed in Duffy Hall. Some of these were stored in McLaughlin Library. Other record collections were moved to the new seminary building at Seton Hall and stored in the Records Room in Lewis Hall. The records stored in McLaughlin Library and in Duffy Hall eventually were moved to the Archives and Special Collections Department in Walsh Library in 1995. These records were accessioned and some, not all, of these records were partially processed. Over the years, some of the records in Lewis Hall were moved to McLaughlin Library and followed the same path to Walsh Library. Apparently, a significant number of records were moved in 1986. Additional records from Lewis Hall were moved in 1994, 1996, 2000, and 2004 to Walsh Library. Some, but not all, of these records were accessioned. Others were labeled and stored. In the course of this processing project, 22 boxes of additional records were transferred to Walsh Library.

Processing Information

Due to the numerous location transfers of the materials, the records lost their original unity and integrity. It was necessary to create a processing system. The system was based on that used by Seton Hall University with several modifications. The system also was based on the current organization of the seminary. It was decided to place some records in topical areas because they still possessed a topical unity. These topics include records from a succession of rectors and other administrators. In some instances, the records are clearly those of a particular administrator and are so ordered. Within the guide there are occasional reference notes to other sections of the archives that contain similar records. This processing was performed by Robert Wister, Michael Barone, Travis Lawminster, July 2005. Finding aid entered into the Archivists' Toolkit by Maura Kenny, 2011. HTML finding aid created by Tracy M. Jackson, 2014. This collection is not completely processed.

Immaculate Conception Seminary records, 1868-2008
Collection processed by and finding aid prepared by Robert Wister, Michael Barone, Travis Lawminster
July 2005
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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

Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US