Seton Hall University Accepts Historical Documents of United Nations Association of the USA

William Noe Field Archives and Special Collections to house more than 60 years of UNA-USA history

June 11, 2012
WASHINGTON – The historical documents of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) have been accepted and will be kept at the Msgr. William Noe Field Archives & Special Collections Center at Seton Hall University. The holding of UNA-USA's archives builds upon the already rich 15-year relationship between the university and UNA-USA.

"We are proud to say today that the history of UNA-USA will forever be preserved in the annals of one of the finest universities in the country," said Patrick Madden, UNA-USA executive director. "This next phase of our partnership with Seton Hall ensures that the more than 60-year history of UNA-USA remains accessible for generations to come."

Several distinguished Americans have played major roles at UNA-USA over the past six decades; this is just one example of the rich history of the organization. These individuals include: Arthur J. Goldberg, former Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations; James S. McDonnell, former chairman of the McDonnell-Douglas Corporation; Elliot L. Richardson, former U.S. attorney general and U.S. representative to the Law of the Sea Conference; and John C. Whitehead, former deputy secretary of state.

In 1997, UNA-USA and the university formed a partnership to establish the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall to advance the study of contemporary global issues. The school's alliance with UNA-USA has led to an innovative curriculum that combines academic study with the opportunity to experience firsthand multilateral diplomacy.

"The Whitehead School is delighted to host the archives of this vital institution of the UN community," said Ambassador John Menzies, dean of the Whitehead School. "We look forward to preserving these archives as a testament to our partnership, which will ensure that our students and community members will benefit from the organization's rich history for many years to come."

As part of their partnership, each year the Whitehead School and UNA-USA sponsor a week-long United Nations Intensive Summer Study Program for graduate and undergraduate students from around the globe to explore the political dynamic and inner workings of the UN. Participants attend official sessions at UN Headquarters, such as meetings of the Security Council, as well as briefings at the UNA-USA.

UNA-USA Chapters and members that have materials they think belong in the archives can contact Alan Delozier, University archivist, Walsh Library, Seton Hall University at alan.delozier@shu.edu.


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The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), a program of the UN Foundation, is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations. UNA-USA works to accomplish its mission through its national network of chapters, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA and its sister organization the Better World Campaign are the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the United Nations in the world. For more information on UNA-USA, visit www.unausa.org.


The John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations prepares students from around the world to become leaders in a global society. Its innovative graduate and undergraduate programs provide students with the critical skills and knowledge needed for international careers in public service, business, law and the nonprofit sector. Through a unique alliance with the United Nations Association of the United States of America and the United Nations Foundation, students are exposed to today's leaders and policymakers while experiencing diplomacy at work.

Students come together from throughout the United States and nearly 20 countries to participate in a multidisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes global studies, multilateral diplomacy, conflict resolution, international economics and leadership. A distinguished faculty of scholars and professionals bring cutting-edge theory and practical perspectives to the classroom. With a growing network of alumni working in the field of international affairs, the School is strengthening international institutions by contributing well-prepared and talented diplomatic professionals. For more information, visit www.diplomacy.shu.edu.


For more than 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student: mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers. Seton Hall is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each to better the world through integrity, compassion and a commitment to serving others. For more information, see www.shu.edu.

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