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Basic guide to Rutgers and other genealogical resources.

New Jersey Newspapers

If you are interested in information published in New Jersey newspapers, keep in mind that in addition to any original copies that may be housed in the Libraries' Sinclair New Jersey collection, the Alexander Library also maintains an extensive newspaper collection on microfilm.

To find out what the Rutgers Libraries' may own in print or on microfilm, check QuickSearch under the title of the newspaper in which you are interested. The basic directory of New Jersey newspapers is the

Directory of New Jersey Newspapers, 1765-1970
Edited by William C. Wright and Paul A. Stellhorn. Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1977. Available?

The New Jersey Information Center at the Newark Public Library has online their Inventory of New Jersey Newspapers on Microfilm.

The New Jersey State Archives has over 8,000 master negative reels of nearly 600 New Jersey newspapers on microfilm. Duplicate copies are available for sale; some titles are also available for interlibrary loan.

For some more information on New Jersey newspapers, see the Newspapers guide.


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