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Special Collections in the History of Medicine

Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry
1946-1965
A Guide to the Collection

Revised February 1999
Record Group RG/A
80-09, 80-26, 94-05


INTRODUCTION

The records of the Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry date from 1946 to 1965. The collection totals approximately 4.5 linear feet. They form Record Group A in the Bergen University Archives. The records are open for research without restrictions under the conditions of the Archives' access policy.

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Seton Hall in Jersey City The state of New Jersey had no facilities for medical and dental education until 1954 when the SHCMD was established under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. The College was incorporated on August 6, 1954 as a legal entity separate from Seton Hall University, but with an interlocking Board of Trustees. In September 1955 remodeling construction was begun in two buildings of the Jersey City Medical Center to house the clinical and teaching facilities of the College. The first class of 80 students was admitted to the four-year MD program in September 1956. From the first graduating class in 1960 through 1964, the College awarded the MD degree to a total of 348 individuals. There were 36 dental graduates in the first class of 1960. By 1963, the total reached 139. The College expanded its program in 1961 when the Graduate School of Biomedical Science was chartered by the State Board of Education. The first candidates for the M.S. and Ph. D. degree entered in 1962.

Early in 1961 it became apparent that the Archdiocese of Newark, could not support the College's growing financial deficit that threatened to force the institution's closure. In April 1964, Governor Richard J. Hughes, with leaders of the Senate and General Assembly, appointed a fact-finding committee to determine the feasibility of the State taking over and operating the SHCMD. On July 28, 1964, the committee recommended that the State purchase the assets of the SHCMD for $4 million and continue its operation under state control. The action was consummated on May 3, 1965, and the institution's name was officially changed to the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry (NJCMD).

PROVENANCE

The records of the SHCMD were photocopied with the approval of Archivist Peter Wosh and Monsignor William Field of Seton Hall University, and given to the UMDNJ University Archives in 1980; other materials are in original format.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The SHCMD records span the years 1946-1965. The bulk of the material dates from Seton Hall's introduction to medical education, its post World War II post-graduate program co-sponsored by the Essex County Medical Society to its takeover by the State in 1965.

The UMDNJ Archives hold the official papers of James E. McCormack, M. D. McCormack was the first President of the NJCMD, and served as Dean of SHCMD from 1960-1964. Researchers may wish to check in record group RG/B -NJCMD for additional documentation. Researchers should note that Series 4 Photographs are cross referenced with RG/B-3-A.

Researchers will note that the documents contained in the series are, for the most part, photocopies of originals held in the Seton Hall University Archives.

The collection is divided into seven series:

SERIES I College Publications
SERIES II Board of Trustees
SERIES III Office of the President
SERIES IV Photographs
SERIES V Scrapbooks
SERIES VI External Financial Resources
SERIES VII A history of the Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry.

For more information about the SHCMD, please see the following Oral History transcripts:

  1. Field, William Noe, Monsignor
    Associate and Assistant to Monsignor John L. McNulty, founder and first president of the SHCMD 1954-1959).
  2. Manhold, Henry, MD.
    Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of General and Oral Pathology, UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School (1956-1987)
  3. Opdyke, David F. PhD.
    Chairman, Dept. of Physiology, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (1956-1981)

SERIES DESCRIPTION

SERIES I. COLLEGE PUBLICATIONS, 1946-1965, Arranged alphabetically, 6 linear inches.

This series consists of various in-house publications from SHCMD. Folder contents are arranged chronologically. Researchers should note that the Bulletin of Information (course catalogs) for the Seton Hall College of Medicine and the Seton Hall College of Dentistry, for the years 1956-1965, will be located in the New Jersey Medical School (RG/D) Series 1 Box 1 and the New Jersey Dental School (RG/E) Series 1 Box 1, respectively.

SERIES II. BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 1954-1965, w/ gaps, Arranged chronologically, 6 linear inches.

This series contains the minutes of the meetings of the SHCMD Board of Trustees. This series also contains a list of members and the selection criteria. The Board was designed to interlock with the Board of Trustees of Seton Hall University.

SERIES III. OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, 1954-1965, Arranged by subseries, 2.5 linear feet.

This series contains material documenting the establishment of New Jersey's first medical and dental school; fundraising activities of the Founders Fund Committee; financial affairs and budget allocations; accreditation and State approval of the College; and the development of a graduate school in the bio-medical sciences. The records contain extensive material on the lease and affiliation agreements with the Jersey City Medical Center, as well as the relationship between the Jersey City municipal government and the SHCMD. Also included is correspondence with State officials regarding the State takeover of SHCMD. The records consist of correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, by-laws, rules and regulations. The series is arranged into seven subseries with their contents arranged in alphabetical order.

The subseries are:

SUBSERIES A. Alphabetical Subject Files
SUBSERIES B. Origins and Legal Bases
SUBSERIES C. Executive Faculty, College of Dentistry. Minutes
SUBSERIES D. Education and Curriculum Committee. Minutes, 1960
SUBSERIES E. Executive Faculty, College of Medicine. Minutes
SUBSERIES F. Medical Dental Staff, Jersey City Medical Center. Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, 1962-1963
SUBSERIES G Accreditation Reports and Supporting Documentation

SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS, pre-1965, Arranged according to floor.

This series contains photographs of the SHCMD's facilities at the Jersey City Medical Center and a portrait of Monsignor John Dougherty, 13th President of Seton Hall University. The photographs were transferred to the Archives with the records of the NJCMD. They are cross-referenced with RG/B-3-A, Box 5 folders 14 and 24. They have been placed in the SHCMD collection because they appear to date from before the State takeover in May 1965. The photographs of facilities are arranged according to floor.

SERIES V. SCRAPBOOKS, 1954-1964., Arranged chronologically, 8 linear inches.

This series is composed of seven scrapbooks arranged in chronological order. The books contain newspaper clippings that are dated and the origin identified. Scrapbook number four contains a brochure entitled "Progress in Health." Number five contains a letter from President Dwight D. Eisenhower dated February 28, 1957. The books deal mainly with fundraising activities and the debate over the 1954 State bond issue for a State sponsored medical school. Scrapbook number seven (accession no. 95-05) is a later addition to the series. Compiled by Joan A. Williams, it documents the firing of Kenneth Judy, MD from SHCMD, and the politics surrounding the takeover of SHCMD by the state of New Jersey.

SERIES VI. EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES, 1954-1965, Arranged by subseries, 3 linear inches.

This series contains information about the external financial resources of the SHCMD. It is composed of three subseries. Subseries are arranged in chronological order and consist of materials dealing with various fund raising activities of the SHCMD. The material was donated by Monsignor William Field of Seton Hall University, who headed the fund raising campaigns for SHCMD. For further information see Mnsgr. William Field's Oral History Interview.

The subseries are:

SUBSERIES A. Correspondence and Memorandum, 1960-1962.
This subseries consists of correspondence from Mnsgr. Field on his work with the Development Office to raise money for the SHCMD.
SUBSERIES B. Founder's Fund, 1959-1961.
This subseries contains lists of contributions and pledges to the Founder's Fund of the SHCMD, a fund-raising entity.
SUBSERIES C. Women's Guild of SHCMD, 1956-1965.
This subseries contains material on the Women's Guild. The Guild was founded to raise money for the SHCMD. The types of material contained in the subseries are by-laws and programs from numerous fundraisers.

SERIES VII. A HISTORY OF SHCMD, 1947-1963, Arranged chronologically, 2 linear inches.

This series is composed of correspondence and narratives compiled by Bessie Griggs, secretary to James McCormack. Ms. Griggs compiled the material as part of a history of the SHCMD from 1947-1963. The material provides some interesting personal insights into the early history of the school.


RG/A SETON HALL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE & DENTISTRY 80-09, 80-26

RG/A-1 Publications

BoxFolderContents
1Blueprint for Health a 20 page booklet outlining SHCMD, 1957.
Catalog, Post Graduate Department, contains a list of post graduate courses offered by SHC and SHCMD in conjunction with the Essex
County Medical Society. Also included is a bound series of the catalogs, 1947-1962.
Commencement Program of the first graduating class of SHCMD, 1960.
In Their Hands, a public relations brochure on SHCMD, 1955.
Inaugural Day September 12, 1956.
25th Anniversary of the Jersey City Medical Center, a brochure highlighting the founding of SHCMD. (oversize)

RG/A-2 Board of Trustees

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2Board of Trustees
No container list available

RG/A-3-A Alphabetical Subject Files

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31Addonizio, Mayor Hugh J. (Newark)
2Admissions
3Admissions Policy, Dental School
4Advisors, Board of, Correspondence 1960-1961, Minutes 1961-1962.
5Alumni Bulletin, Dental School, vol. 1 no. 1, 1962.
6Alumni Bulletin, Medical School, vol. 1 no. 2, 1961.
7Association of American Medical Colleges
8Awards
9Brochures
10Brown, Charles L., MD. Dean Medical School
11Budget Request, President's Office, July 1962-1963.
12Bylaws (Proposed), Medical School
13Chairs, Academic
14Charter Class, SHCMD

RG/A SETON HALL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE & DENTISTRY 80-09

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315Convocation Address, September 11, 1964.
16Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1954-1965.
17Curriculum, Dental School
18Dean's Progress Report, Dental School, January 1956.
19Dean's Progress Report, Medical School, January 1956.
20Dean Search Committee, Dental School, 1963.
21Dean Search Committee, Dental School, 1963.
22Dean Search Committee, Dental School, 1963. (Daniel F. Tobin, D.D.S)
23Degree Candidates, 1962, 1963, 1964.
24Degree Powers
25Education, NJ Department of
26Essex College of Medicine and Surgery
27Establishment of SHCMD, August 11, 1954, Congratulatory Letters
28Executive Faculty, College of Medicine, Special Report to the President, December 16, 1961.
29Faculty, Dental School
30Faculty, Medical School
41Financial Affairs Correspondence, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1960.
2Financial Affairs Correspondence, 1962.
3Financial Affairs Correspondence, 1963.
4Financial Affairs Correspondence, 1964.
5Financial Affairs Correspondence, 1965.
6Financial Statement, January 1954-1956, June 1957.
7Financial Statement, June 30, 1958.
8Financial Statement, 1958-1959.
9Financial Statement, June 30, 1961.
10Financial Statement, Budget Appropriations & Expenditures, 1962.
11Financial Statement, June 30, 1962.
12Financial Statement, Budget Appropriations & Expenditures, 1963.
13Financial Statement, June 30, 1963.
14Financial Statement, Budget Appropriations & Expenditures, 1964.
15Financial Statement, June 30, 1964.
16Financial Statement, Budget Appropriations & Expenditures, September 1964.
17Ford Foundation Grant
18Founders Fund Correspondence, 1956.
19Founders Fund Correspondence, 1957.
20Founders Fund Correspondence, 1958.
21Founders Fund Correspondence, 1959, 1960.
22Founders Fund, Financial Reports, 1957-1958.
23Founders Fund, Financial Reports, 1959-1960.
24Founders Fund, Financial Reports, 1961-1963.
25Founders Fund, Program and Schedule
26Founders Fund, Prospective Donor List
27Founders Fund, Prospective Donor List
28Founders Fund, Prospective Donor List
29Founders Fund, Prospective Donor List, 1958.
30Fronczak, Father, Liaison Officer
51Fuller Construction Co.
2Fund Raising Requests, 1956.
3Fund Raising Requests, 1957.
4Fund Raising Requests, 1958.
5Fund Raising Requests, 1959.
6Gifts, Grants, Bequests, 1955.
7Gifts, Grants, Bequests, 1956.
8Gifts, Grants, Bequests, 1957.
9Gifts, Grants, Bequests, 1958.
10Gifts, Grants, Bequests, 1959.
11Gifts, Grants, Bequests, 1960.
12Gifts, Grants, Bequests, 1961.
13Gifts, Grants, Bequests, 1962.
14Gifts, Grants, Bequests, 1963.
15Gifts, Grants, Bequests, 1964.
16Gifts, Grants, Bequests, 1965.
17Graduate Program Biomedical Sciences, Proposal Feb. 27, 1961.
18Graduate Program Biomedical Sciences, Proposal Feb. 27, 1961.
19Graduate Program Biomedical Sciences, SHCM, 1962.
20Health Education and Welfare, U.S. Dept. of
21Hospital Affiliations
22Hudson County Medical Society
23Hughes, Governor Richard J.
24Inauguration, August 11, 1954.
25Inauguration, September 12, 1956, Acknowledgments
26Inauguration, September 12, 1956, Congratulatory Letters
27Inauguration, September 12, 1956, Congratulatory Letters
28Inauguration, September 12, 1956, Speeches
29Insurance/Retirement
30Intern Assignments
31Jersey City Medical Center, 1954.
32Jersey City Medical Center, 1955.
33Jersey City Medical Center, 1957.
34Jersey City Medical Center, 1958.
35Jersey City Medical Center, 1960, 1961, 1962.
36Jersey City Medical Center, 1963.
37Jersey City Medical Center, 1964, 1965.
38Jersey City Medical Center, Affiliation Agreement, 1958.
39Jersey City Medical Center, Affiliation Agreement, 1962.
40Jersey City Medical Center, Affiliation Agreement, 1963.
41Jersey City Medical Center, Lease Agreement, 1955.
42Jersey City Medical enter, Lease Agreement, Memorandum re: Claims, 1957.
43Judy, Dr. Kenneth
44Legal Services, James F. X. O'Brien
45legal Suits versus College of Medicine and Dentistry
46Legal Suits versus College of Medicine and Dentistry
47Legislation, U.S. Congress
48McCormack, James E., Dean Medical School
49Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital
50Maxwell, M. M., Dean Dental School
51Medical Examiners, NJ Board of
52Medical and Dental School, General
53"Medical School in the Community" Speech delivered May 9, 1962.
54Meyner, Governor Robert B.
55National Board Examinations
56Nenno, Dr. Robert F.
57Newspaper Clippings
58Postgraduate Medical Education, Department
59Press Releases
60Proctology, International Academy of
61Public Relations Proposal, September 1961.
62Registrar's Report
63Registration and Examination in Dentistry, State Board of
64Scholarship Funds
65Seton Hall Fact Finding Committee, Materials Furnished
66State Takeover of SHCMD
67Student Dismissals, letter of appeal
68Student Handbook
69Surgery, Department of
70Tamblyn and Brown, Fund-Raising Campaign
71William and London, Fund-Raising Proposal
72Women's Guild, Constitution and Bylaws, 1960.
73Women's Guild, Correspondence
74Women's Guild, Tour November 14, 1957.
75Women's Guild, Second Annual Dinner Dance, 1957.
76Women's Guild, Pink Champagne Ball Program, 1958.
77Women's Guild, Crystal Ball Program, 1959.
78Women's Guild, Celestial Ball Program, 1960.
79Women's Guild, Candlelight Ball Program, 1961.
80Ziegler, Childs & Paulsen, Architects, 1955.
81Ziegler, Childs & Paulsen, Architects, 1956.
82Ziegler, Childs & Paulsen, Specifications for Demolition, November 1955.

RG/A-3-B Origins and Legal Bases

BoxFolderContents
583Establishment of Medical School, Proposals
84Incorporation, Steps leading to
85Incorporation, Certificate of, August 6, 1954.
86Legislation, NJ. Senate Bill No. 217, 1955.

RG/A-3-C Executive Faculty, College of Dentistry, Minutes

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61Executive Faculty Meetings, Miscellaneous Minutes, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963.

RG/A-3-D Education and Curriculum Committee, Minutes

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62Education and Curriculum Committee, Minutes, 1960.

RG/A-3-E Executive Faculty, College of Medicine, Minutes

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63Executive Faculty Meeting, Minutes, 1961.
4Executive Faculty Meeting, Minutes, 1962.
5Executive Faculty Meeting, Minutes, 1963.
6Executive Faculty Meeting, Minutes, 1964.

RG/A-3-F Medical Dental Staff, JCMC, Bylaws, Rules & Regulations

BoxFolderContents
67Bylaws, Medical Dental Staff, as proposed by Anthony J. J. Rouke, MD., October 1962, with revisions, 1963.
8Bylaws, Medical Dental Staff, as proposed by Anthony J. J. Rouke, MD., with approved revisions March 5, 1963.
9Bylaws, Medical Dental Staff, January 1963.
10Rules and Regulations, Medical Dental Staff
11Rules and Regulations, Medical Dental Staff, as proposed by Anthony J. J. Rouke, MD., October 1962.
12Rules and Regulations, Medical Dental Staff, January 1963.

RG/A-3-G Accreditation Reports & Supporting Documentation

BoxFolderContents
613Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Correspondence, 1954, 1957, 1958.
14Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Survey Report, November 19-20, 1956.
15Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Survey Report, December 13-15, 1959.
16Presurvey Questionnaire, for program evaluation by Liaison Committee on Medical Education, February 1962, Forms 1-3.
17Presurvey Questionnaire, for program evaluation by Liaison Committee on Medical  Education, February 1962, Forms 4-9.
18Presurvey Questionnaire, for program evaluation by Liaison Committee on Medical Education, February 1962, Form 10 Anatomy and Biochemistry.
19Presurvey Questionnaire, for program evaluation by Liaison Committee on Medical Education, February 1962, Form 10 Microbiology.
20Presurvey Questionnaire, for program evaluation by Liaison Committee on Medical Education, February 1962, Form 10 Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology.
21Presurvey Questionnaire, for program evaluation by Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Form 11-A, Medicine
22Presurvey Questionnaire, for program evaluation by Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Form 11-B, Medicine
23Presurvey Questionnaire, for program evaluation by Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Form 11-B, Medicine

RG/A SETON HALL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE & DENTISTRY 80-09, 80-26

RG/A-3-G Accreditation Reports & Supporting Documentation

BoxFolderContents
624Presurvey Questionnaire, for program evaluation by Liaison Committee on Medical Education, February 1962, Form 11, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics.
25Presurvey Questionnaire, for program evaluation by Liaison Committee on Medical Education, February 1962, Form 11, Preventive Medicine, Community Health and Psychiatry.
26Presurvey Questionnaire, for program evaluation by Liaison Committee on Medical Education, February 1962, Form 11, Surgery
27Presurvey Questionnaire, for program evaluation by Liaison Committee on Medical Education, February 1962, Financial Summary
28Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Correspondence 1962.
29Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Survey Report, January 11, 1963.
30Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Correspondence 1963.
31Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Correspondence 1964.
32Council on Dental Education, Evaluation Report, April 19-22, 1964.
33Council on Dental Education, Correspondence.

RG/A-4 Photographs

BoxFolderContents
71John Dougherty Bishop John J. Dougherty
2SHCMD - Jersey City Medical Center SHCMD facility, JCMD
3Dr. Brown's Office Dean's Office, Dr. Charles L. Brown
41st floor faculty lounge Faculty Lounge, 1st Floor
55th floor Bacteriology and Pathology Lab Bacteriology & Pathology Lab, 5th Floor
68th floor Micro Anatomy Lab Micro Anatomy Lab, 8th Floor
78th floor Micro Anatomy Lab Micro Anatomy Lab, 8th Floor Vertical
89th floor lecture room Lecture Room, 9th Floor
99th floor office and research lab Office & Research Lab, 9th Floor
1010th floor Gross Anatomy Gross Anatomy, 10th Floor
1112th floor seminar Seminar Room, 12th Floor
1214th floor corridor Corridor, 14th Floor
1314th floor machine shop Machine Shop, 14th Floor
1414th floor Physiology Lab Physiology Lab, 14th Floor
1516th floor animal room Animal Room, 16th Floor

RG/A SETON HALL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE & DENTISTRY 79-01, 95-05

RG/A-5: SCRAPBOOKS

BoxFolderContents
91Scrapbook 1 (Establishment of Seton Hall), August-Dec. 1954.
2Scrapbook 2 (State Medical College Referendum), Oct. 1954-Sept. 1962, w/gaps.
3Scrapbook 3 (State Medical College Referendum and local newspaper clippings),Nov. 1954.
101Scrapbook 4 (Founders Fund), 1957-1958.
2Scrapbook 5 (Founders Fund; Eisenhower letter),1957-1958.
3Scrapbook 6, 1964-1966.
111Scrapbook 7, 1964. [95-05]

RG/A SETON HALL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE & DENTISTRY 80-09, 80-26

RG/A-6 EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES

RG/A-6-A Correspondence & Memorandum

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811960
21962

RG/A-6-B Founder's Fund

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831959
41961

RG/A-6-C Women's Guild of SHCMD

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851956-1957
61958
71959
81960
91961
101962
111963
121964
131965

RG/A-7 A History of SHCMD

BoxFolderContents
8141947-1954
151955-1959
161960-1963
17Miscellaneous

REV: Sarah Alison Hull;
02/24/99

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