The New Jersey Historical Commission, Rutgers University Libraries, and Monmouth University are proud to announce that the Summer 2018 edition of the peer-reviewed New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (NJS) is now available online.
Since 2015, I've been working on a project regarding the Spanish-American War in NJ's Gateway Region (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Union and Middlesex counties). Last summer, I decided to focus my research on religious attitudes in the region during the war, because I noticed that there was markedly less conflict between Catholics and Protestants in the region than would be expected, given the heated religious rhetoric that surrounded the conflict.
Caitlyn Cook and Heather Husted of the New Jersey State Library have compiled a list of historical New Jersey digitized newspapers, that are available either for free or via commercial databases. You can see the guide here:
This is a second call for volunteers for our Crowdsourcing Project. Thanks for considering the possibility.
The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance and the Alice Paul Institute will welcome Catherine Hudak this Wednesday, June 27, at 6:30 pm when she discusses "The Ladies of Trenton: Women's Political and Public Activism in Revolutionary New Jersey". It will take place at the Insitutute, 128 Hooten Road, Mount Laurel, and is free and open to the public.
The Historic African American Gethsemane Cemetery, a Bergen County Historic Site, will be open 1:00 - 3:30 pm, Saturday, June 16th, during Bergen County’s Juneteenth Celebration. Gethsemane Cemetery is located on Summit Place in Little Ferry, NJ. It will be open for self-guided tours from 1:00–3:30 pm and a guided tour with Gethsemane Historian Arnold Brown at 2:15 pm.
I recently signed a contract with Arcadia Press to publish an Images of America series volume on Freemason Lodge buildings in New Jersey. I was hoping some of you on this listserv would know if you had any images of Lodge buildings in your collections. Right now I am in the initial stages of collecting images (and their rights), so if you know of any images please let me know!
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There is still time! The deadline to submit a proposal to the 2018 NJ History Forum, "Greetings from New Jersey: Popular Culture & the Garden State," is extended to Friday, June 15th. Please find submission information below or visit http://nj.gov/state/historical/dos_his_2018-0405.html. If you've already made a submission, thank you for your proposal!