The Seton Hall University Libraries contain numerous articles, books, reports, and primary sources that cover the span of the American Presidency from 1789 through the present day. Our electronic resources are accessible both on-campus and remotely alike.
A good place to start is our Presidential Research Library Guide created by Assistant Dean for Public Services, Lisa De Luca that can be accessed here:
While that link is a recommended starting place for presidential history within this country, any search can be modified for individual aspects of the office, historical legacy, individual figures from George Washington to Joseph Biden and all in-between which can be found through the Seton Hall University Libraries catalog using the keyword – “President*” to begin your query:
Did you know the archives holds the diary of Bernard Shanley, advisor to President Eisenhower? This diary provides an incredibly detailed account of the president’s activities and meetings. It sheds particular light on the relationship between Joseph McCarthy and President Eisenhower. The 400+ page diary has been completely digitized, thanks to a grant from the National Archives, and can be accessed through the Shanley Collection Finding Aid. Parts of the collection that have not been digitized can be seen in the Special Collections Reading Room.
We also provide information related to the broader of Political Science maintained by Professor Michael Murphy. Our specialized Library Guide maintained by Professor Murphy covers civil-based and leadership subject matter in broader detail and is readily available to our research community.
The University Libraries Research Data Management team presents SHU’s 6th Annual Love Data Week, from Monday, February 13th to Friday, February 17th, 2023. This popular week of events was launched to highlight the new direction in academic libraries to find, manage, analyze, and visualize data. These services are critical for enhancing the quality of student coursework, faculty and student research, access to collections as well as graduate retention. Registration for all events here.
This year’s workshops range from Github for Researchers to Python for Quantitative Research as well as topics in finance and leisure reading. The Data Discovery session on February 15 will show data subscriptionsavailable to the SHU community to enhance research, grant proposals, and even one’s personal life. PolicyMap, for example, is an easy to use mapping tool that allows a user to explore U.S. neighborhoods where the SHU community lives, works or volunteers. PolicyMap is used across SHU in disciplines ranging from Public Health to Education and Business Writing with Professor Greg Iannarella.
Friday, February 17, 2023, 11:00am – 11:30am, Professor Maria Barca
Registration is here and workshops will run virtually Eastern Standard Time. All sessions will be recorded and shared. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
University Libraries Assistant Dean for Public Services, Lisa DeLuca remarks, “University Libraries has steadily increased the size of our Research Data Management team over the past three years to include six librarians across two campuses in South Orange and Nutley plus lead data analyst Samah Alshrief, PhD, ‘22. The team is led by Sharon Ince, Interim Assistant Dean of Information Technology and Collection Services and Assistant Dean DeLuca.
The planning committee for Love Data Week includes librarians including Professor Michael Murphy who supports the value of this initiative: “I’m very excited by the mix of new and returning speakers and the breadth of topics being covered this year.” Professor Murphy is the liaison to the School of Diplomacy and International Relations and the Department of Political Science & Public Affairs. Professor Murphy also coordinates DiploLab, a collaborative research space run by Dr. Joseph Huddleston. DiploLab allows students to explore their interests related to international relations, engage with faculty, and apply what they are learning beyond the classroom.
Newspaper Research – Historic and Contemporary Databases
This month’s database feature are newspapers, both current subscriptions as well as historic. Our Newspaper Collection covers a wide-range of local and internationally based major city dailies and, specialized presses, from the 18th century to the present day.