Discussions

Proposals for Short Essays on Woman Suffrage for NPS Series

In preparation for the upcoming anniversary of passage of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and the National Park Service is seeking proposals for brief essays on the woman suffrage movement. The primary purpose of the essays is to provide online context for a new National Park Service travel itinerary and website on women’s history and the Nineteenth Amendment.

First World War Memorial Municipal Buildings in New Jersey

In the years following the First World War, some towns built new "memorial" municipal buildings, dedicated to the memory of those who served in "The Great War." I know that there were some in New Jersey, including some that have since been demolished.

I am looking for a list of such First World War-era memorial municipal buildings in New Jersey and which are still standing - I know, for example, Woodbridge had one that was demolished and that Carteret still has one standing. Are/were there any others?

Thank you.

Gordon Bond

Begin the New Year with a class in Historic Preservation!

Preservation Classes and Workshops

Have you always wanted to know more about the buildings in your community, or about how historic preservation can strengthen communities, enhance the quality of life, and promote heritage tourism and economic development? Looking for something to stimulate your curiosity and drive away the winter blahs?

Call for Applications: 2018-19 Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants

Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants

 

Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the Library’s special collections. The award is $1,000 per week (up to four weeks) plus transportation costs.

 

Call for Authors and Editors: Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

With nearly 600 topics already online, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia is seeking authors to help complete priority subject categories, including Businesses, Industries, and Labor; Commemorations and Holidays; Philadelphia and the World (nationality groups); and Religion.

The Secret History of the Jersey Devil

The story of the Jersey Devil is one of the most popular myths of New Jersey history. The problem is that everything you think you know about the Jersey Devil is wrong. It is not about a spectral winged horse, demon, but rather the bare-knuckled political and religious upheavals and fights of colonial America. The real story of the Jersey Devil’s birth is far more interesting, complex, and important than anyone thinks.  It is a product not of witchcraft, but innuendo, scandal, rumor mongering, and media hype. It illuminates a forgotten part of American history.

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