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Paul J. Hayes papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ADN 0004-020

Scope and Contents

The collection is arranged into eight series: Series I includes subject files, Series II includes personal books, Series III includes photo albums, Series IV includes publications, Series V includes personal plaques, Series VI includes audio tapes, Series VII includes 16mm film recordings, and Series VIII includes color slides.


  • 1922-2000

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.

Biographical / Historical

Monsignor Paul J. Hayes was born September 26, 1922 in West Orange, New Jersey. After being ordained from Immaculate Conception Seminary in 1948 he spent three years at Newark's Queen of Angels Parish and then two years as assistant pastor at S1. John's in Jersey City. During this time he produced three educational films The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, The King's Highway and A Gateway to Faith. In 1948 Msgr. Hayes joined his brother Rev. Edward J. Hayes as co-author on books and pamphlets which served as education models in faith and morals. In December 1953 he was appointed to the National Catholic Office For Motion Pictures in New York City, where he served four years as an executive secretary. He then worked for two years as Associate Director of the Archdiocese of Newark Communications Office, becoming its director in August 1965. In December of 1965 he was elevated to the title of Very Reverend Monsignor. He became pastor ofSt. Patrick's in Jersey City in 1969 and then pastor of Our Lady of Peace on April 19, 1975. Msgr. Hayes also served as counselor and taught re ligion, became chaplain of East Orange high school and later held teaching positions in theology and medical ethics at Seton Hall University, his alma mater.


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Paul J. Hayes was a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark and was involved in media and communications. he produced three educational films, was appointed to the National Catholic Office For Motion Pictures in New York City, and was the Director of the Archdiocese of Newark Communications Office. The Paul J. Hayes papers include subject files, sound and motion picture recordings, and color slides, among other materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from the Archdiocese of Newark by Msgr. Paul J. Hayes in 2000. Terms of accession unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid created by Tara Hoffman, 2000. HTML shell finding aid created by Tracy M. Jackson, 2013.

Paul J. Hayes records, 1922-2000
Tara Hoffman
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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