Women's religious orders of the Archdiocese of Newark records
Scope and Contents
This collection documents the history, activities, and celebrations of many of the women's Religious Orders throughout New Jersey, generally spanning the years from 1869-2012. There are also some documents pertaining to Orders outside of New Jersey, but the bulk of this collection focuses on New Jersey Orders. There are seven NJ Orders which produced enough material to warrant their own series within this collection. Programs, bulletins, and newspaper clippings are heavily present in each Order's materials, as well as some correspondence. The history of the Orders is also included within most of the series.
While most of the material, particularly material from prior to the 1970s, was generated by the orders or members of order, some materials were collected by the Archdiocese of Newark or by the Archives and Special Collections Center and included in the collection. In addition, much of the correspondence from the 1930s and earlier may in fact have been collected by the Archbishop prior to the creation of the office of the Vicar for Religious. It is unclear how this material became part of this collection. Please see ADN 0073 for more of these types of materials. Some material on women's religious orders are also mixed in with ADN 11, Men's religious orders of the Archdiocese of Newark.
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.
4.83 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
This collection documents the history, activities, and celebrations of many of the women's Religious Orders throughout New Jersey, generally spanning the years from 1869-2012. The collection also contains materials related to some out-of-state orders, particularly in New York, and materials related to individual sisters of some orders.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Some materials were collected by Monsignor William Noe Field and the Archives and Special Collections Center from approximately 1970s-2000s. Some materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from the Archdiocese of Newark in the 2000s; these materials are largely from the Vicar General's office. Terms of accession unknown.
Collection processed by Alvie E-K Bender, 2011, and Lori Lauterbach, 2012. Finding aid created and encoded by Lori Lauterbach and Tracy M. Jackson, July 2012.
- Women's religious orders of the Archdiocese of Newark records, 1869-2012
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