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;

Bayonne Public Library partners with Rutgers University to digitize historic maps

dcrcLargeFormatThe 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 preserve these historic artifacts but also to help organize them in a way that is useful for modern researchers. Hickey says “The ultimate goal is to have a searchable database of the 19th century maps and have a working overlay on Google maps.”

Click here to see the New Jersey Star Ledger article on the project. Click here to see a photo gallery.