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Archdiocese of Newark: Institutions
RepositorySeton Hall University, Msgr. William Noe Field Archives and Special Collections Center
Collection IDADN 0049
Size1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection Description
This small collection consists of miscellaneous files on Catholic institutions in the Archdiocese of Newark, including camps, youth groups and a convent. Most of the material is not Newark-related. In Box 1, however, is a small group of clippings documenting protests against the closure and sale of several orphanages by the Archdiocese. Citizens' groups in the Vailsburg section of Newark objected to the sale of St. Mary's orphanage at Sanford and South Orange Avenues to the Newark Board of Education in 1971-1972. The Board proposed to use the site for construction of a new Vailsburg High School. Another campaign was mounted in regard to closure of St. Peter's Orphanage at 334 Lyons Avenue (sold to the Board of Education in 1971). A New Jersey Association of Laymen established a "Children's Emergency Fund" to raise money to rehouse the nuns and children of St. Peter's, and court proceedings were undertaken in an effort to keep the children together. Clippings are from the Star-Ledger, the Vailsburg Leader, and other local papers.
FormatTextual materials
SubjectsEducation; Poverty / Philanthropy / Charities; Religion / Churches
Time Period20th Century