Chester Public’s librarians have unearthed the “Honor Roll,” a lively small town newsletter honoring WWII soldiers. Filled with detailed accounts of local goings-on, researchers can easily follow the events and people of Chester during final years of World War II. More “underground” finds – a collection of local cave maps.
The Bayonne Public Library has partnered with Rutgers University Scholarly Communication Center to digitize hundreds of historic maps, some of which date back 300 years. 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.”
The American Labor Museum Botto House National Landmark in Paterson, NJ is currently commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike with a year long series of events.
February 2013’s winter storm Nemo had us digging out, to be sure! But as the over-hyped event fizzled, Jerseyans went about their winter ways, shoveling, snowman-building and skating. But before the days of named storms and obsessive Weather Channel watching, what did New Jerseyans do during the winter? See our cyber-gallery of NJ winters past
This collection opens in honor of the congregation of First Reformed Church, which dedicated their second sanctuary building September 27, 1812. The collection includes historical sermons, a manuscript record book covering 1717-1794, and contemporary photographs of tombstones in the historic cemetery and of the church during a recent restoration project.
The Chinese Exclusion Act (1882-1943) barred Chinese laborers from entering the United States. This exhibit, “Chinese Exclusion in New Jersey: Immigration Law in the Past and Present,” documents the effects of exclusion on Chinese individuals and communities in New Jersey.
Electronic New Jersey, now part of the New Jersey Digital Highway Educator’s portal, debuts this month. The redesigned site provides students and teachers with access to curriculum units on New Jersey history using source materials drawn from the Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives and New Jersey libraries, museums and historical societies.
The Trentoniana Historic Map Collection, part of the Trentoniana Collection of the Trenton Free Public Library, contains over 100 digitized maps of Trenton and its surrounding areas dating from the early 1800s through the 1930s.