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Office of the President & Chancellor: William F. Marshall records

Identifier: SHU-0003-005

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two photographs of President William F. Marshall.


  • Creation: undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to researchers at the Monsignor 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.

Biographical / Historical

William Francis Marshall was the fifth president of Seton Hall College (now Seton Hall University). He was born on January 29, 1849 in Millville, New Jersey to John and Elizabeth Marshall. He attended Chritenden's Law and Business College in Philadelphia, from which he graduated in 1866. Following this he worked at a real estate and law firm, then went on to run a business of his own until 1872. At this time he enrolled at Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, MD to study for the priesthood, graduating in 1877. Afterwards he attended the seminary at Seton Hall College and was ordained February 24, 1881.

After his ordination, Father Marshall was assigned to Seton Hall faculty where he taught Latin, Greek, and elocution. He was appointed treasurer of Seton Hall in September 1881, and also served as Vice-President. After being appointed President by the Board of Trustees in 1888, he retained all three roles for a time and continued to serve as treasurer throughout his tenure as president. During his tenure he introduced a military department including instruction and drilling to the college; however, this department was discontinued with the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1898. By 1895, he had overseen the elimination of the College's main debt. He resigned from the roles of both treasurer and president in June, 1897.

From "A Historical Study of Seton Hall College" by Edward F. Kennelly and "A Sketch of Seton Hall College, South Orange, New Jersey" by William Francis Marshall.


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William F. Marshall was the fifth president of Seton Hall College, from 1888 to 1897. The collection contains photographs of President Marshall.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were separated out from the SHU 0000 photograph collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid created by Patrick McCall, March 2020.

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Language of description note
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