The first issue addresses the nature of the Commission and its recent publications. It also features a “From the Collection” article discussing the Corrigan diaries and the need for collecting parish histories. The Commission acknowledges its participation in the Archdiocese's 125th Anniversary exhibit at the Newark Museum.
New Jersey Catholic Records Commission, Seton Hall University, "New Jersey Catholic Records Newsletter, Vol. 1 No. 1" (1979). New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission newsletters. Paper 1.