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!
Dear Prof. Knupfer,
Good morning! I am happy to read about your travels to New Jersey and the success you achieved while researching. However, I am fully aware and sympathetic to your two observations about the lack of access to collections, especially those of NJHS. I, too, find it extremely perplexing that any organization operates this way in 2018. It is a shame that I as a genealogical lecturer, I actually discourage researchers from going to NJHS because of the level of frustration they *will* experience.
As I mentioned in a couple of posts to h-nj two years ago, I’ve been working on a project involving a New Jersey-based textbook author, Marcius Willson (1813-1905). My biggest challenge is finding any surviving correspondence (I’ve already surveyed material in his publishers’ records).
The New Jersey Historical Commission is now accepting nominations for the following Prizes and Awards:
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.
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.
Samuel R. Fogelgaren of Tenafly and Thomas R. Federowicz of Somerset have received the 2017 Paul A. Stellhorn Undergraduate New Jersey History Award, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate scholarship and writing about a subject in the state’s history.