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James A. Weisbecker papers

 Collection
Identifier: ADN 0004-013
The James A. Weisbecker papers primarily consists of sermons that incorporated the contemporary issues of the world with the teachings of Catholicism from the 1930s to the 1960s. In addition to the sermons, which make up the bulk of the collection, newspaper clippings, correspondences, and scrapbooks are also included. The three scrapbooks in the collection contain diary entries as well as newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and entries in German.

Dates

  • 1930s-1960s

Conditions Governing Access

Temporarily closed to research.

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

1.71 Linear Feet

Overview

James A. Weisbecker was a Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Newark from the 1930s-1960s. This collection contains his various sermons, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and scrapbooks from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Biographical / Historical

James A. Weisbecker was a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark during the 1930s-1960s. He served as the Hospital Chaplain at Alexian Brothers Hospital in Elizabeth, New Jersey for many years. He provided the church with insightful and contemporary sermons. Father Weisbecker diligently saved newspaper clippings about then-contemporary issues and incorporated these themes into his weekly sermons. He was well loved and respected by those in his parish.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from the Archdiocese of Newark. Terms of accession unknown.

Related Materials

The Justin J. McCarthy papers, 1936-1960, ADN 0003.004, in the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Seton Hall University.

The Walter Jarvais papers, 1904-2003, ADN 0004.019, in the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Seton Hall University.

Processing Information

Collection was processed and finding aid created by Jacqui Bowen and Tracy M. Jackson as part of the Overhaul Project collection survey, 2013.
Title
James A. Weisbecker papers, 1930s-1960s
Author
Jacqui Bowen and Tracy M. Jackson
Date
2013
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