Date Created2005
DescriptionReview of the December 16, 2005 petition submitted by the West Ward Neighborhood, Newark, Essex County.
Date Created1868-1890
DescriptionTells the personal memories of the Civil War. Item found in mylar, originally in three pieces. (Stryker’s Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War reveals no sign of a 2nd...
Time PeriodCivil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Date Created1945-08-11
DescriptionDuring the war, the War Manpower Commission (WMC) coordinated the recruitment of migrant guestworkers from the British West Indies. Because guestworkers entered the United States with specific...
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)
AuthorSeabrook, J. M.
Date Created1944-06-17
DescriptionSeabrook Farms acquired 150 German prisoners of war who were being held at a former Civilian Conservation Corps camp in nearby Parvin State Park. Seabrook issued strict guidelines to its employees on...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Date Created1892-01-13
DescriptionA notice of voluntary dissolution of partnership between William Reed and Clarence Randolph, Jamuary 13th, 1897. From that point forward, William Reed would be the sole owner of the book and...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Date Created1892-04-20
DescriptionWilliam Reed and Clarence Randolph's application to the Board of Trade, April 20, 1892.
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Date Created1944-12-26
DescriptionBy December 1944, 817 internees had been released to Seabrook Farms. The total number would exceed 2,500, although many Issei and Nisei returned to California after the war's end.
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Date Created1944-08-31
DescriptionAs a Relocation Guidance Committee Secretary, Nakamura received $19 a month in wages.
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Date Created1944-11-15
DescriptionWorking conditions, housing, and wages at Seabrook Farms often failed to meet the expectations of migrant guestworkers. As this memo from November 1944 details, of the 97 Barbadian workers at Seabrook...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Date Created1945-08-17
DescriptionA letter from the WMC to the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization instructs officers with the agency to arrest and send the Barbadians who left their contracts to Florida for deportation.
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)