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New Jersey Information: History & Geography

Find out all you wanted to know about the Garden State including local government, economics and tourism information. Source: Newark Public Library

History & Geography

Electronic New Jersey: A Digital Archive of New Jersey History

"Material about Jersey homesteads and the Great Depression, social protest in the 1960's, the Revolutionary era, the Civil War era, the World War II era, and Paul Robeson's career at Rutgers."

Delaware (Lenape) Tribe of Indians

"The homepage for the Lenape Indian Tribe.  Learn about Lenape customs, clothing, and history."

New Jersey Digital Highway

"Where history, culture and learning merge."  Currently in development the New Jersey Digital Highway will serve as a starting point in local historical studies.  Already you can sample images about New Jersey's immigration experience.

New Jersey Documents

"The 1665 grant to Berkeley and Carteret, the 1665 "Concessions and Agreement," the Constitution of 1776 and its 1947 revision."

New Jersey: The Crossroads of the American Revolution

"The war in New Jersey, a chronology of events, links to other New Jersey historical sites and a calendar of activities celebrating the 225th  anniversary of the American Revolution."

New Jersey Historic Maps

"From the Rutgers Cartography Department.  Includes county and period maps, as well as links to other historical resources."

Educational Videos

It could happen here [videorecording] / Ocean City Office of Emergency Management [United States] : Seriously Total Video Productions, [2010]. Call # DVD 613.69 IT

New Jersey [videorecording] Issaquah, WA : Bennett - Watt HD Productions, c2005. Call # DVD 917.4 NE

Wildwood days [videorecording] United States : Travisty Productions, c2004. Call # DVD 974.9 WIL

Recommended Print Sources


McMahon, William H. Historic south jersey towns Atlantic City, NJ : Press Pub. Co., c1964. Call # R 974.98 MA

Non Reference

Armstrong, Harry and Wilk, Tom New Jersey firsts : the famous, infamous, and quirky of the Garden State Philadelphia, PA : Camino Books, c1999. Call # 974.9 AR

Barber, John Warner Historical collections of the state of New Jersey New York, NY : S. Tuttle, c1844. Call # 974.9 BAR

Burgess, Paul C. A colonial scrapbook : the southern New Jersey coast, 1675 - 1783 New York, NY : Carlton Press, c1971. Call # 974.99 BUR

Di Ionno, Mark A guide to New Jersey's Revolutionary War trail for families and history buffs New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, c2000. Call # 974.9 DI

Higbee, Betty Around Fortescue Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2009. Call # 974.9 HI

Ireland, Lee Place names of the Jersey Shore : Why did they name it that? Charleston, SC : Booksurge, c2010. Call # 917.49 IR

Jackson, William J. New Jerseyans in the Civil War : for union and liberty New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, c2000. Call # 973.7 JA

Mappen, Marc Jerseyana : the underside of New Jersey history New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, c1992. Call # 974.9 MA

Miller, Susan New Jersey's southern shore : an illustrated history from Brigantine to Cape May Point Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub. Ltd, c2008. Call # 974.9 MI

Pike, Helen C. Greetings from New Jersey : a postcard tour of the Garden State New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, c2001. Call # 974.904 PIK

Shore chronicles : diaries and travelers' tales from the Jersey shore, 1764 - 1955 / edited by Margaret Thomas Buchholz Harvey Cedars, NJ : Down the Shore Pub., c1999. Call # 974.9 SH

Stansfield, Charles A. A geography of New Jersey : the city in the garden New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, c1998. Call # 974.9 ST

Switala, William J. Underground railroad in New Jersey and New York Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c2006. Call # 973.7 SW

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