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Gloria Schneider Papers

Identifier: MSS-0150

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the personal papers of Gloria Schneider pertaining to her volunteer work for several church and civic organizations. The bulk of materials relate to Schneider's tenure as board member of the Mount Carmel Guild of the Archdiocese of Newark, with smaller series related to her involvement with the Newark Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, Msgr. Kirk Chaplain's Aid Association, and the Bergen County Office on Aging. These records offer insight into the volunteer efforts of the organizations represented within, which focused on providing aid to residents of Newark and Bergen County.

The collection spans the years 1958-1980, with most records generated during the 1960s and 1970s. The records are textual and include meeting minutes, correspondence, internal publications, and other administrative materials.


  • Creation: 1958-1980

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are available for research at the Msgr. 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

Gloria Schneider, born Gloria Mae Pollock, was born in 1926 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. She married Carl Peter Schneider in 1950, and they spent 23 years living in New Jersey before moving back to Pennsylvania. Schneider volunteered for several church and cultural organizations throughout her life, both in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For the Mount Carmel Guild of the Archdiocese of Newark, she served as board member, President of Bergen County, and Archdiocesan President. She also served as Chair of the Social Action Committee for the Newark Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, President of the Msgr. Kirk Chaplains' Aid Association, and as a member of the Advisory Council for the Bergen County Office on Aging. Schneider died in 2017.


1 Linear Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials



Material is in good to very-good condition. The collection as given was organized into folders and original order has been maintained at the file level. Some materials were loose, which were grouped together topically for this collection. Each series within this finding aid has been arranged alphabetically or chronologically to aid in research. This collection is arranged into five series:

  1. Mount Carmel Guild
  2. Newark Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women: Bergen-Paramus District
  3. Bergen County Office on Aging Advisory Council
  4. Msgr. Edward F. Kirk Chapter Chaplains' Aid Association
  5. Other Materials
Quinn Christie
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This collection was processed thanks to funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission FY22 Project Grant "Irish Immigrant Solidarity in New Jersey, 1870-Present."

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