Cornelius Van Vorst, ca.1620; 
Jersey City Free Public Library; Farm Map of Hillsboro, Somerset County, 1860; 
Historical Maps of New Jersey Collection; An Afternoon at Atlantic Gardens, Elysian Fields, Hoboken, NJ 1851; 
 Atlantic Gardens (Hoboken); Bathing Beauties, 1890-1930; 
American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark Collection; Flag Salute, 1950; 
Seabrook Farms Collection; Kalmyk dancers; 
Photo by David Sanderson; 
Courtesy of RU Press;

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Bayonne Public Library partners with Rutgers University to digitize historic maps

The Bayonne Public Library has partnered with Rutgers University Scholarly Communication Center to digitize hundreds of historic maps, some of which date back to the 19th century. This collaboration was made possible in large part due to the efforts of Timothy Hickey, a part time librarian at Bayonne. The ambitious project looks not only to [...]

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The New Jersey Governor: From The Age of The Town Crier to Twitter

On Saturday, November 16, 2013, a conference will be held to explore the history and development of the position of Governor in New Jersey and to commemorate the publication of an updated edition of The Governors of New Jersey, 1664-2010. The conference is the product of a collaboration between the New Jersey Historical Commission as [...]

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Digitization Basics Workshops Available

Program will help NJ institutions get started in development of a digital program.
9:30am – 3:30pm on these dates/locations:
April 9, 2013 – Morris Museum, Morristown
April 10, 2013 – Monmouth County Archives/ Monmouth County Library
Headquarters, Manalapan
April 23, 2013 – WheatonArts, Millville
April 24, 2013 – Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights
Registration Fee: $25
Speaker: Thomas F.R. Clareson, [...]

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Garden State Legacy Revealed in Cultural Artifacts

Prized Artifacts of the Garden State …  museums, archives, historical sites and libraries that have identified their most-prized, historically significant artifacts for a marvelous publication.  Kudos to Gordon Bond!  But this is a continuing project.  Organizations are encouraged to artifacts highlighted in the forthcoming book that honors 350th anniversary of the state.  Send [...]

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Public History Internships and the General Internships

A new listing of Public History Internships and General Internships offered to undergraduate history majors at Rutgers.  Contact: Internships Coordinator, Gary Saretzky.

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Objects of our Affection: Are artifacts still necessary in a Digital Age?

Register now for the March 30th History Issues Convention!

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SECC trustee John Fuyuume receives the Order of the Rising Sun

John Fuyuume, Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center (SECC) trustee and former Project Director, was honored with the Order of the Rising Sun, with Gold and Silver Rays.

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All Aboard: Railroads in New Jersey Exhibition Opens on Thursday, October 27

All Aboard: Railroads in New Jersey, 1812-1930 , a major exhibition at the Rutgers University Libraries, will open on Thursday, October 27 , 2011, and will be on display at the Special Collections and University Archives Gallery until January 6, 2012.
The exhibition features rare broadsides, pamphlets, and images documenting the history of railroads in [...]

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Save The Date! New Jersey in the Crucible of the Civil War

The impact of the Civil War was felt throughout New Jersey, profoundly affecting communities, politics, schools, businesses, neighborhoods and families. On November 19, 2011, the New Jersey Historical Commission will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war with its 28th Annual Conference. The event will be held at Princeton University. [...]

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VISIT NJDH ON RUTGERS DAY, APRIL 30

On Rutgers Day, April 30, 2011 from 10am-4pm , bring up to 5 photographs of your family, house, community or local events to the 4th floor, Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue  for inclusion in  MyJerseyRoots (see Spotlight at left), a digital collection offering  New Jersey citizens an opportunity to document the everyday life [...]

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