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The Newark Experience

City Directories in Rutgers Special Collections

Finding N.J. Directories

Special Collections and University Archives has some 800 New Jersey city directories in their collection. Many of these have been cataloged; to search for cataloged Newark directories, click on the subject keywords below:

See above for a finding aid to the complete city directory collection.

The Rutgers Libraries also have some large compilations of New Jersey city directories on microfilm/microfiche. See below for a partial list of NJ city directories available on microfilm in the Alexander Library.

City Directories of the United States, 1860-1901 : Guide to the Microfilm Collection. -- Woodbridge, CT : Research Publications, 1983, c1984.
Includes index to the contents of the two Research Publications microfilm sets (U.S. City Directories, 1861-1881 and U.S. City Directories, 1882-1901).
Alex Call Number: Ref. E154.7C57 1983

The Charles Cummings New Jersey Information Center at the Newark Public Library has an extensive collection of New Jersey city directories. While directories for all parts of the state are included, the collection is particularly strong for Newark and other Essex county municipalities. They have digitized their 1835-36 to 1920 Newark City Directories

City Directories on Microfilm

This is a partial list of what is available. For Newark, includes the 1902-1935 directories.


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