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North Jersey History & Genealogy Center
Archival & Manuscript Collections

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.


Historic Preservation Collections

17th, 18th and 19th Century British Plays at the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center, 1675-1807
This collection contains 43 plays from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The types of plays include dramas, satires, comedies, amatory fiction and one musical. Written by English and Irish authors during the Restoration and Georgian time periods, the collection includes the works of 35 playwrights, three of whom were women.

American Civilization Institute of Morristown, 1965-1969.
Educational program and archeological excavation of a colonial-era farmhouse in Morristown, New Jersey.

DeChiara Family Papers, 1905 – 2005.
Personal and business papers of the head of urban renewal responsible for planning Morristown’s Headquarters Plaza redevelopment project.

Ethelbert Ely Furlong Landscape Architecture Collection, 1913-1965.
Ethelbert Ely Furlong (1894-1993) was a landscape architect in practice in northern New Jersey from 1920 until 1983. The collection consists of over 1000 landscape architecture plans, design layouts, blueprints, trade magazine articles, and photographs.

Fowler, Alex Records, 1771-1984
Historic Homes of Morris County, New Jersey.

Henry W. Pilch Collection, ca.1724-1986.
Expansive collection documenting land ownership in Northern New Jersey (primarily Morris County) and many families who lived there from the early 18th to late 20th century.

Inventory of Landscape Architecture plans by the Firm of Brinley and Holbrook, 1896-1929.
Brinley & Holbrook was a landscape architecture firm founded in 1901 by John Brinley and John Holbrook, and known for their picturesque design plans. This collection contains over 2,000 items consisting of landscape architecture drawings and plans, building and garden sketches, horticulture plans, and photographs by Brinley & Holbrook from 1896 to 1929.

Mount Hope Mining Company Records, ca.1900-2015
Records related to one of New Jersey's longest operating iron mines, which supplied ammunition for the Revolutionary War and steel during World War II.

Preserve Greystone Records, 1930-2012
This collection contains issues of the Psychogram from the 1960’s and 1970’s, hospital staff news, photographs, newspaper clippings, historical literature prepared by the hospital (undated), and one issue of the Clinical Training Center's Newsletter from 1940. Of particular interest are: exterior views of the Kirkbride Building taken over a ten year period between the 1980's and 1990's and, a brief four page history of Greystone Park.

Rae, John Collection, 1868-2005.
Research files of Morris County author whose books document the Gilded Age homes and society of Morris County, N.J.

Washington Valley Schoolhouse Records, 1813-2007.
Records of an historic Morris Township community group.

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