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Bayley Seton League records

 Collection
Identifier: SHU 0047
The Bayley-Seton League records include documents related to the operation of the organization and is arranged 8 series: 1. Committee, 2. Meeting Agenda and Minutes, 3. Correspondence, 4. Events, 5. Financial Records, 6. Publications, 7. Membership, and 8. Photographs. Committees at large in the League included the hospitality and publicity committee. Meeting agenda and minutes includes general meetings, board meetings and committee meetings. Correspondence includes letters to and from members, as well as letters to and from presidents of the League. Events flyers and programs are part of the collection as are raffle tickets and invitations to special events. A scrapbook created by the League is made up of newspaper articles documenting major events and fundraisers. Membership information is also included. Lastly, photographs include that of the League at the Candlelight Ball, and lunch with soldiers amongst others. Although collection items range from the years 1939-1998, the bulk of the collection includes documents from the years 1939 to around the 1980s.

Dates

  • 1939-1998

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

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

5 Linear Feet

Overview

The Bayley Seton League was founded in 1938 and is recognized as the oldest service organization at Seton Hall University. The Bayley-Seton League records include documents related to the operation of the organization.

Biographical / Historical

The Bayley Seton League was founded in 1938 and is recognized as the oldest service organization at Seton Hall University. The League was formed by the wives of alumni who saw a need to help the University during a period of growth. In 1940, the Bayley Seton League consisted of 460 women who were mostly 30 years of age. In order to expand the growth of members, the League was open to men and women. At one point, the oldest member of the league was one hundred and three years old. The Bayley Seton League was named in recognition of Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley and his aunt, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.

The motto of the league is defined as "loyalty, dedication and service". The League's goals are to assist and support wherever possible the faculty of Seton Hall, to promote the scholastic and social efforts of the student body and to stimulate and advance the spiritual, educational and development of its members. The League also awards a Bayley Seton League scholarship annually, as well as a donation to the Propagation of Faith, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton League and one off-campus charity. The restoration of The Immaculate Conception Chapel was one of the League's first projects. They were also responsible for the donation of the stained glass window located in Presidents Hall. More services headed by the Bayley Seton League include: refurbishing the University club, beautification of the campus, sponsoring financial support of the winner's circle, the diamond club, the hall of fame, Galleon yearbook as well as the college seminary. The League raised money through major events such as the Candlelight Ball, the spring card party, the Christmas boutique as well as many others. The League is still active today.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from Monsignor William Noe Field in March 1988. Accession number 1988-6.

Related Materials

The Seton Junior League records, SHU 0048, in the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Walsh Library, Seton Hall University.

Womens’ Guild of Seton Hall University records, 1956-2000, SHU 0049, in the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Walsh Library, Seton Hall University.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Erica Garcia, Tracy Jackson and Lori Lauterbach in August 2012. Finding aid written and encoded by Erica Garcia in July 2011, Ben Clark and Lori Lauterbach in August 2012.
Title
Bayley Seton League records, 1939-1998
Status
completed
Author
Erica Garcia, Ben Clark and Lori Lauterbach
Date
June 2011, Augsut 2012
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
973-761-9476