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Archdiocese of Newark: Sites and Building Commission (1928 - 1957)
RepositorySeton Hall University, Msgr. William Noe Field Archives and Special Collections Center
Collection IDADN 0013
Size0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Collection Description
The collection consists of records of the Archdiocesan Sites and Building Commission. The Commission was presided over by the Vicar-General. It considered, and made recommendations on, requests by parishes and institutions regarding purchases of property, new building, additions to existing property, and repairs and renovations. A single individual was usually assigned to investigate each request, and a report was then made to the Commission. These reports, summarized in the minutes, contain data on the nature and size of the parish; minute descriptions of the state of existing buildings and of buildings to be purchased; financial data; information on relations with civic authorities, architects, and builders; etc. Sketch maps are sometimes included. When more complex matters, such as a plan to increase the number of parishes in a given county, are under consideration, an auxiliary committee is appointed. Requests from Newark churches are included, but are relatively few.
Collection Contents
Contents of the collection are as follows: minutes (1928-1934); reports on individual requests, arranged by locality (1928-1929); and correspondence (1945-1957, not Newark-related).
FormatTextual materials
SubjectsArchitecture / Building; Religion / Churches
Time Period20th Century
Access policyOpen for research
Finding AidYes
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