Re: Childhood-Related Source Materials: Library Building Project

Hi, Emily 1/30/2018

re: primary source materials related to childhood studies in order to build a resource library

What an admirable project!

Keep children's health/nutrition/pediatrics in mind as a topic and great source of artifacts that all ages can relate to.

*Deadline extended* Poster Session - 2018 NJ History & Historic Preservation Conference

The 2018 New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference invites new professionals, undergraduates, and graduate students to submit proposals for the 3rd annual Poster Session to be held June 8, 2018, as part of the annual conference. The conference will take place at Passaic County Community College in Paterson. The deadline for proposals has been extended to Monday April 30, 2018.

Summer 2017 Edition of New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Now Available!

Summer 2017 Edition of New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Now Available!

An Ongoing History Publication, NJ Studies is Hosted by Rutgers University Libraries

The New Jersey Historical Commission and Rutgers University Libraries, in partnership with Monmouth University, launched a new journal in June 2015 to publish the most recent scholarship and educational materials about New Jersey’s history and other subjects.

Re: Symposium (June 17, 2017) commemorating George Washington’s First Middlebrook Encampment, NJ, 1777

It seems the first Middlebrook encampment was important but not a turning point in the war. The description suggests it could, perhaps should, be seen that way. Not sure which "events of this encampment led to the British forces abandoning their New Jersey campaign in June, 1777." The war's first major land battle, the Battle of Monmouth, happened a year later, after the British abandoned Philadelphia the next year. It seems likely that capturing the rebel capital city, our largest seaport, enticed Howe; that he was pulled by that treasure not repulsed by Middlebrook.

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