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NEW JERSEY STUDIES ACADEMIC ALLIANCE AUTHORS’ AWARDS PROGRAM ~ 2017

Call for Nominations

The New Jersey authors’ awards were instituted in 1994 to encourage and celebrate books about New Jersey.  Awards are considered for works in five, non-fiction categories:

                edited works        

                popular

                scholarly

                reference

                reproduction of primary resources

 

Key Reminders - NJ Historical Commission's FY18 Project Grant Round

Friends of New Jersey History:

A reminder of some important dates and deadlines ahead of the New Jersey Historical Commission’s (NJHC) upcoming  FY 2018 Project Grant round. The Declaration of Intent (DOI) to Apply is March 21, 2017 (no later than 3 pm). Full applications will be due on April 21, 2017 (no later than 3pm).

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Looking for Middlesex County Jury Records, 1870 - 1884+

As part of my research into Thomas Mundy Peterson (first African-American to vote under the Fifteenth Amendment), I am exploring some of the lesser-known aspects of his post-vote civic life.

In the program printed on the occasion of the City of Perth Amboy presenting him with the "voting medal" in 1884, he is described as having "been summoned to serve as a juror in the county courts." This has been often repeated in subsequent accounts of his life, but not with any detail beyond that simple statement.

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