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New Jersey: State Government

Resources, both printed and digital, to assist in performing research on New Jersey history.

Electronic Resources

 

Leaming, Aaron and Jacob Spicer (eds.) The Grants, Concessions, and Original Constitutions of the Province Of New Jersey... Philadelphia: W. Bradford, 1758 (first edition); Somerville, NJ: Honeyman and Co., 1881 (second edition); Union, NJ: Lawbook Exchange, 2002 (reprint).
RUTGERS ONLINE Early American Imprints, First Series, no. 8205 [Rutgers Restricted]  Electronic version of original 1758 edition.

Essential compilation of early New Jersey documents. Often referred to simply as "Leaming and Spicer."

New Jersey Historical Commission. The Governors of New Jersey: 1664-1974: Biographical Essays. Trenton, NJ: The Commission, 1982. Paul A. Stellhorn and Michael J. Birkner, Editors. Available online through the New Jersey State Library. Also available in print (see entry under "Local Resources")

New Jersey State Archives. New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management (NJDARM), State of New Jersey.
Located in Trenton, NJDARM is the primary repository for New Jersey State documents from the Colonial period to the present.

New Jersey State and Local Governments.
Extensive guide to New Jersey State Government material.

New Jersey State Web Site (State of New Jersey)

U.S. Senators from New Jersey (Historical) (United States Senate)

New Jersey State Legislature (State of New Jersey)

New Jersey State Departments and Agencies (State of New Jersey)

County and Municipal Websites (State of New Jersey)
List of links arranged alphabetically by place name.

Mayors of New Jersey Directory (New Jersey Department of Community Affairs)
Current mayors only. Searchable by county, municipality or personal name.

U.S. Representatives from New Jersey (Current) (United States House of Representatives)

U.S. Senators (Current) (United States Senate)

Govspot.com: New Jersey
"GovSpot.com is a non-partisan government information portal designed to simplify the search for the best and most relevant government information online. This free resource offers a high-utility collection of top government and civic resources hand-selected by our editorial team for their quality, content and utility."

Local Resources

Bureau of Government Research. New Jersey Legislative District Data Book. New Brunswick, NJ: Bureau of Government Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1983-.

SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ JK3593 (1983-Current.)
ALEXANDER FOLIO JK3593 (1983-Current. Latest edition in REF.)
ROBESON STACKS JK3593 (1983-Current. Latest edition at Reference Desk. Stack collection does not circulate.)
DANA Ref. Desk JK3593 (1983-Current)
DOUGLASSS REF JK3594 (Last 10 years retained.)
CARR REF JK3593 (1998-Current)
LSM FOLIO JK3593 (1986, 1991. Latest edition in REF.)
SMLR REF JK3593 (1988)

Leaming, Aaron and Jacob Spicer (eds.) The Grants, Concessions, and Original Constitutions of the Province Of New Jersey: The Acts Passed During the Proprietary Governments, and Other Material Transactions Before The Surrender Thereof to Queen Anne, the Instrument Of Surrender, and Her Formal Acceptance Thereof, Lord Cornbury's Commission and Instructions Consequent Thereon… Philadelphia: Printed by W. Bradford, printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty for the province of New-Jersey 1758 (first edition); Somerville, NJ: Honeyman and Co., 1881 (second edition); Union, NJ: Lawbook Exchange, 2002 (reprint).

SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ KFN1878.L4 2002
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ KFN1878.L4 1881
ALEXANDER STACKS KFN1878.L4 1881
Also available in ALEXANDER PER on microcard.
Also available via RUTGERS ONLINE Early American Imprints, First Series, no. 8205 [Rutgers Restricted]
Electronic version of original 1758 edition.
The second edition (1881) is also available online via RUL's contribution to the Internet Archive.

 Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey. Trenton, NJ [etc.]: E.J. Mullen [etc.], 1879-current.

SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ JK3531 yr. [1879-1988,1990-current. Latest edition at reference desk.]
ALCOHOL REF JK3531 [Current year retained]
ALEXANDER DOCNJ JK3531 yr. [1879-current. Latest edition at reference desk.]
ROBESON STACKS JK3531 yr. [1886-current, with gaps. Latest edition at reference desk.]
DANA REF JK353.N53 yr. [1932-current, with gaps. Latest edition at reference desk.]
DOUGLASS REF JK3531.A2 yr. 2001
CARR REFDESK JK3531.A2 yr. [Current six years retained. Latest edition at reference desk.]
LSM STACKS JK3531 yr. [Current year retained. Latest edition in REF.]
SMLR REF JK3531 yr. [1993-current, with gaps.]

New Jersey Historical Commission. The Governors of New Jersey: 1664-1974: Biographical Essays. Trenton, NJ: The Commission, 1982. Paul A. Stellhorn and Michael J. Birkner, Editors.

SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F133.G68
ALEXANDER REF F133.G68
ALEXANDER STACKS F133.G68
ALEXANDER DOCCNJ F133.G68
ROBESON REF F133.G68
ROBESON STACKS F133.G68
DANA REF F133.G68
CARR REF F133.G68

 

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