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New Jersey: General State History

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

Electronic Resources

Contains information and links to a wide variety of topics.
 

Local Resources

Please also see the History - North America research guide.

Barber, John Warner. Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey: Containing A General Collection of the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc., Relating to its History and Antiquities, with Geographical Descriptions of Every Township in the State. Cooperstown, NY: H. & E. Phinney, 1846.

SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F134.B24 1995b
ANNEX STACKS F134.B24 1857b
ALEXANDER STACKS F134.B245
ROBESON STACKS F134.B24 1847
Several reprint editions available. Often referred to simply as "Barber & Howe."

Cunningham, John T. New Jersey: America's Main Road. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, [1966].

SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F134.C858
ALEXANDER STACKS F134.C858 [3 copies]
ROBESON STACKS F134.C858 [2 copies]
DANA STACKS F134.C858
DOUGLASS STACKS F134.C858
A New Jersey history standard from prolific author and historian John T. Cunningham. Available in several other editions as well. See also his many other books on a variety of New Jersey topics.

Green, Howard L. (ed.) Words That Make New Jersey History: A Primary Source Reader. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1995.

SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F134.W59 1995
ALEXANDER STACKS F134.W59 1995
ROBESON STACKS F134.W59 1995
DANA STACKS F134.W59 1995
Anthology of primary sources dating from the Lenape's first encounter with Europeans to the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen's 1984 song, "My Hometown."

Lurie, Maxine and Marc Mappen. Encyclopedia of New Jersey. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004.

SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F132.E52 2004
SPCOL/UA X-REF F132.E52 2004
ALEXANDER REF F132.E52 2004
ROBESON STACKS F132.E52 2004
ROBESON REF F132.E52 2004
DANA REF F132.E52 2004
DOUGLASS REF F132.E52 2004

Lurie, Maxine (ed.) A New Jersey Anthology. Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1994; New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002.

SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F134.5.N48 2002
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F134.5.N48 1994
ALEXANDER STACKS F134.5.N48 1994
ROBESON STACKS F134.5.N48 1994
DANA STACKS F134.5.N48 2002
DANA STACKS F134.5.N48 1994
Interesting anthology of writings on a variety of topics in New Jersey History.

McCormick, Richard P. New Jersey: A Students' Guide to Localized History. New York: Bureau of Publications, Teachers' College, Columbia University, 1965.

SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F134.5.M3
ALEXANDER STACKS F134.M14 1965
ROBESON STACKS F134.M14 [2 copies]
DANA REF F134.M14

New Jersey Historical Society. Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society. [New Jersey Historical Society, Edison, NJ, etc.]

SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F131.N532HP Series 1, v. 1 - new series, v. 84, 1845-1966.
ROBESON PER SHELVED BY TITLE, Series 1, v. 1 - new series, v. 84, 1845-1966 with gaps.
DOUGLASS PER SHELVED BY TITLE, Series 1-series 3, New series 16, v. 50-84, 1848-1966 with gaps.
Contains a wealth of information on all aspects of New Jersey history. After 1966 the title changed to New Jersey History (see below). An index to this journal was compiled by Donald A. Sinclair; see below.

New Jersey Historical Society. New Jersey History. Newark, NJ: The New Jersey Historical Society.
An index to this journal was compiled by Donald A. Sinclair; see below.

SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F131.N532HP v. 85-[current], 1967-[current]
DOUGLASS PER SHELVED BY TITLE v. 85- 1967-
CARR PER SHELVED BY TITLE v. 87-108, 1969-1990 with gaps.
Formerly Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society (1845-1966).

Sinclair, Donald A. An Index to the Magazine New Jersey History Through 1966 called "Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society." Metuchen: The Upland Press with the Newark Public Library, 1996.

SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F131.N5S565 1996
The main access point for finding material in The Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society.

Studley, Miriam V. (ed.) Historic New Jersey Through Visitors' Eyes. Princeton, NJ: Van Nostrand, 1964.

SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F134.S884
ROBESON STACKS F134.S88 1964
DANA STACKS F134.S88 1964
DOUGLASS STACKS F134.S88 1964
CARR STACKS F134.S88 1964
Anthology of descriptions of New Jersey as experienced by various travelers from 1676-1962.

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