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Ahr Family Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-0134

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of office files and Seton Hall publications representing Dr. Ahr's administrative work, two scrapbooks from his uncles, and a collection of medals.


  • Creation: 1917-1975

Conditions Governing Use

All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William NoƩ 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.

Conditions Governing Use

Some items in the collection require special handling and can only be used for research with staff assistance. Advance appointments are required to access this material. Please contact 973-761-9476 to make an appointment.

Biographical / Historical

Peter Ahr (1940-) was an alumnus of Seton Hall (Class of 1962), and a member of the faculty of the Department of Religion since 1964. He served as Assistant Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1972 to 1987, as Dean of Freshman Studies at the University from 1987 to 1996, as Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1997, as Interim Provost in 1997-98. He was associated with the University Honors Program since 1987, and served as Thomas and Ruth Sharkey Professor of Humanities. He taught in the Department of Religion and in the Honors Program. As a faculty member, he served as co-chair of the Faculty Senate Core Curriculum Committee, and taught one of the first sections of the new Core Curriculum freshman course in Fall 2006. His research and teaching interests centered on the early development of Christianity.

One of his uncles was George W. Ahr, Bishop of Trenton, and another uncle, on his mother's side, was Monsignor Joseph Hugh Brady, who was also a faculty member at Seton Hall from the 1930s to the 1950s.


2.25 Linear Feet (After processing it is anticipated that there will be 2 linear feet of paper materials and a small flat box containing the scrapbook photos. )

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Peter Ahr Papers
Sarah Ponichtera
2021 February 8
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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