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Recent Content

Does Anyone Have a 1950s Copy of "The Negro Motorist Green Book"?

As I have posted here before, I am curating an exhibit for the Cornelius Low House in Piscataway, "Mid-Century New Jersey," about the Garden State in the 1950s.

Does anyone have an original copy of "The Negro Motorist Green Book" from the 1950s? I want to include this in the exhibit but all I have been able to find are facsimiles of the 1954 edition. 

Oral history conference/workshop

The Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) 2019 Annual Conference will take place April 18-19, 2019 at Monmouth University. This year's theme is "Access and Inclusion in Oral History." In addition to traditional panel presentations, the conference includes two workshops: Intro to Oral History, aimed at beginners, and another on Podcasting and Oral History.

Judges still needed for New Jersey National History Day state and regional contests

On behalf of National History Day-New Jersey, I am writing to inform you that judges are still needed for the following contests:


March 2 at Rutgers University, Camden 

March 9 at Kean University, Union

March 23 at Monmouth University, West Long Branch

Re: Average Farming Income in NJ Before Civil War


You can find historical labor statistics for New Jersey (1878-1917) here:

Federal labor data for the Nineteenth Century (from census data) is available from a variety of sources. Here's material from the Hathi Trust (you can search the site for other sources):