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New Jersey Cities and Towns Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG NJ Towns-(Main)

Scope and Contents

Box #1. Amwell (Ledger of Town Collector, 1797-99), Chatham ("The Chathams Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of naming the area in honor of Sir William Pitt, Earl of Chatham," The American Revolution Bicentennial Committees of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, 1973), East Orange (75th Anniversary, 1938; Olden Days Calendar, 1908-09), Elizabeth (Historic Elizabeth 1664-1932: George Washington Bicentennial Edition; "Major-General Elias Dayton 1737-1807" by Abner S. Coriell; "Bi-Centenary of the First Episcopal Service Held in Elizabeth Town, N.J., Nov. 3, 1703"; "County Observes Diamond Jubilee" and "Elizabethtown Patriot and Hero Lieutenant Colonel Francis Barber, Rector of Old Academy" both by Callahan J. McCarthy, 1932; Excerpts from Phillipp Waldeck's Diary of the American Revolution translated by Gertrude L. Calhoun, 1932; "Butt O' The Quill," Sept. 16, 1903; "New Light on Famous Controversy in the History of Elizabethtown, Oct. 12, 1914; Excerpt from Daily Journal - July 11, 1882; "Recollections of Elizabeth's Main Street by the Late Chancellor Magie," etc. ), Harding Township (report, 1970), Hightstown (2nd Annual Walking Tour of Old Hightstown, 1975), Irvington ("Irvington's New Municipal Building," Newark Sunday Call, 1943; Newark Sunday Call - Dec. 24, 1939; Irvington Board of Trade Bulletin, Apr. 1912; Newspaper clippings - 39 & 43; Schools; Dedication of New Town Hall - 1895; Sprinkling Assessment, 1908), Jersey City (Hamilton Park, 1981; "Ceremonies Attending the Unveiling of the Bergen Monument Commemorating the Founding of the Village of Bergen in 1660," 1913), "Destination: Jersey City" (undated).Kearney (by Town Historian Jessie Hipp, 1981, 87), Lakewood (Historical and genealogical index, notes on Geography of Lakewood, and bibliography, all compiled by Paul Axel-Lute, 1974-75; Vote for Presidential Electors 1791-1970), Livingston ("The History of Livingston 1699 to 1813" by Charles W. De Marco Jr., 1976; maps; The Horseneck Tract - composed from three maps drawn by Thomas Ball in 1764 and 1766; Riker Hill: An Opportunity for Your Input in Creating a Craft Village, 1981), New Brunswick (The First Settlers of New Brunswick - by William H. Benedict, 1912), "It's New Brunswick" (2006-2007); Oklahoma (Business Directory, 1890; The Town of Oklahoma, 1890, etc.) The Oranges (Centennial Celebration of The Oranges 1807-1907, medal), Piscataway (East Jersey Olde Towne, Independence Day Celebration, July 4, 1977), Red Bank (Red Bank Centennial 1870-1970, program, stickers), Secaucus (Harmon Cove, brochure), Springfield (Richard French family's documents including wills (1747, 1872), a copy of Resolution providing for the exempting from taxation of the old burial ground, letters relating to French-Richard Cemetery), Verona (75th, 1982)

Box #2. Asbury Park (Midsummer exposition, August 1895, Official souvenir), Atlantic City matchbook; Bernards (General Statement, 1902, 03, 07), Barneget Master Plan (1965); Bloomfield ("Some Early Schoolmasters of Bloomfield and Brookdale and The Vicissitudes Thereof," 1968, Elizabeth Lockwood Coombs and Clippings from Herbert Fisher's Series from the Independent Press, photocopies; A Lenni Lenape, The Last Yantecaw, 1974, E.L. Coombs, photocopies), Bound Brook (George Washington Bicentennial Celebration, 1932, Souvenir program), Lawrence (Tercentenary, 1964), Montclair (photocopies of the exhibition, "Montclair (1840-1905), "Town of Montclair" (dir. Oct 1, 1960); Montclair, envelopes with Montclair addresses (1945-1955); Oakland (Corner Stone Laying of Ponds Memorial program [1936] and Dedication Program of Ponds Memorial Municipal Building [1937]); Oranges, handwritten manuscript "On Weaving in Early Times Here in the Oranges" by unknown author, (undated); Passaic (Legal documents and newspaper clippings relating to Market Street Bridge trial, 1944-46, including a blueprint of Second Street Bridge, 1929, photos, Action at Law, Bill of Particulars), "The City of Paterson, NJ" (c. 1967-1971); folder of misc. Paterson materials (Great Falls, "City of Paterson Its Past Present and Future"; Perth Amboy (Waterfront pictures, early 1900s); Morristown brochuere (1982); Levittown, NJ (Letter to Mr. William Levitt from Burlington Cty Human Relations Council re: "Negro families in Levittown"; "Paterson: An Industrial History" by Giacomo de Stefano, Paterson Museum.


  • 1797 - 1982

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.


.83 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

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