University Archives
Archives and Special Collections

The collective material memory of Seton Hall University is found in our collection which dates from the school's founding in 1856 to the present day, and encompasses approximately 1300 cubic feet worth of documentation related to the school in some form or function. Chartered as the first Catholic college in New Jersey, Seton Hall holds an important place in the annals of religious higher education and the resulting historical data reflects this unique status. A broad range of print resources combined with photographs, audio/video tapes and artifacts provide a detailed record of the varied aspects of campus life including governance, curriculum, student activity and physical plant development from its origins in Madison to its current location in South Orange.

The school archival collection includes a continuous series of general bulletins/catalog(ues) dating from 1861, handwritten ledger books which provide detailed accounts of college endeavors over the last two centuries and close to two hundred different campus publications including the White & Blue/Galleon (student annual-yearbook) and Setonian (student newspaper) which both date from 1924 onward. Hundreds of other resource types may be found in specialized collections, record group arrangements, or in a constantly growing subject file found within the confines of our repository, but more specific information on these resources can be found by contacting Alan Delozier,  via e-mail: or phone at: (973) 275-2378.

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Archives and Special Collections Center
(973) 761-9476
Walsh Library

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