The North Jersey History & Genealogy Center owns the papers, records and manuscript materials of individuals and organizations from the Northern New Jersey area. Links to the finding aids for each individual collection are listed under the following subject headings. A finding aid describes and lists the contents of a specific collection and is meant to be a guide for the researcher. Researchers may access the contents of these collections in the North Jersey History & Genealogy Center Reading Room.
Abell, Frank D. Papers, 1901-1968
Morristown, New Jersey banker and politician; [Related collection, Jennie Dean Beaver, M.D., Papers,1900-1967]
Chief George Nixon Collection, 1883-1998
This collection documents the career of a long-time Morristown firefighter and his rise through the ranks of the local fire department. The collection spans from 1883-1998 with the bulk of material dated 1960-1976. The documents, materials and artifacts found here (including fire ribbons and badges as well as a 19th century boarding house register book kept by his grandmother) were either created or collected by George Nixon.
Clyde Potts Papers, 1895-1959
This collection documents the personal, political and professional life of the former Mayor of Morristown, Clyde Potts. Types of material include printed material, letters, memoranda, speeches, reports and research that reflect his work both as Mayor and as a prominent Civil Engineer.
Index to Miscellaneous Manuscripts 1691-2011
Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection contains smaller or single-item collections that are unrelated by provenance. The collection spans the years 1691 to 2011 and is arranged alphabetically. Content varies widely, but primarily centers around the Morris County vicinity and New Jersey.
Manahan, Mayor J. Raymond Collection, 1952-1997.
Mayor of Morristown, New Jersey from 1955-1964.
Miss Dana’s School Records, 1873-1938.
Girls’ boarding school, Morristown, New Jersey.
Molnar, Joseph Papers, 1953-1959.
The Cold War and the Ground Observer Corps (GOC); Morristown, New Jersey.
Morris County Militia Records, 1776; 1794-1812
The majority of the material in this collection includes lists of Morris County men drafted into the Militia between 1794 and 1812. Types of documents include paymaster receipts, muster roles, draft lists and fine lists, regimental orders, military court of appeals documents and a discharge paper.
Morris Junior College Records, 1931-1970.
Mandate of the Emergency Relief Act; funded by Work Projects Administration; Morristown, New Jersey.
Morris School District Records, 1851-2009.
Collection of Morris School District historic documents, including information on the development of the school district and about the Boards of Education, Administration, schools, faculty, staff, sports and curriculum.
Morristown Charter Study Commission Records, 1969-1974.
The Charter Study Commission was an elected group of citizens who undertook a study of the town’s government and ultimately recommended, in 1972, that the towns governing structure be changed.
Paterson Project Collection, 1968-1978.
Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, New Jersey) transportation project.
Resolute Hook and Ladder Company, No. 1 Records, 1869-1988.
Morristown, New Jersey volunteer fire company.
Thomas McClure Peters Diary, 1844-1866
Archdeacon of New York and rector of St. Michael’s Protestant Episcopal Church in New York; McClure Peters also founded the Sheltering Arms home for children.
Vaughan Family Papers, 1868-2003.
Morristown, New Jersey physician and politician.
Washington Engine Company, No. 1 Records, 1872-1992.
Morristown, New Jersey firehouse and volunteer department.
World War I Enlistment Records for Morristown and Morris Township, circa 1908-1918.
Over 150 records bearing the vital statistics and community information of the men and women who served our country.