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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.


Records of Clubs and Organizations

17th, 18th and 19th Century British Plays at the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center, 1675-1807.
A collection of 43 plays written between the years of 1675 and 1807, the genres include drama, satire, comedy, romance and a musical play. Written during the Restoration and Georgian time periods, the collection includes the works of 35 playwrights, three of whom were women.

American Association of University Women - Morristown branch Records, 1930-1999.
Local branch of service organization of university and college educated women who lobby for educational opportunities for women and girls, as well as for equal pay.

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

Brookside Woman’s Club Records, 1945-2012
Brookside Woman’s Club Records include documents, publications and scrapbooks created by a Mendham Township woman’s group from the mid-twentieth century until its’ dissolution in 2012.

Burnham Park Association Records, 1967-1989
The records and photographs of this collection deal mainly with the April 29, 1989 Arbor Day Commemoration of Kenneth W. Allen as the first Chairman of the Burnham Park Association Board of Trustees.

Business and Professional Women's Club of Morristown, 1927-1957
Local chapter of national service organization for professional women in Morristown, New Jersey.

Civic Association of Morristown Records, 1905-1942
Civic organization that helped with the modern development of Morristown, New Jersey's infrastructure.

Concerned Citizens of the Second Ward, 1959-2008 (bulk 1995-2006)
HM51 MSS Conc Rec consists of eleven manuscript boxes of documents and photographs relating to the neighborhood activist group, Concerned Citizens of the Second Ward and its affiliated organizations and projects.

Dover Memorial Association Records, 1921-1995
Dover, New Jersey based veterans association.

Female Charitable Society of Morristown Records, 1813-1967
Charitable association created by prominent women of Morristown, New Jersey.

Garden Club of Morristown Records, 1913-2007 [bulk 1970-2003]
Minutes, annual reports, budgets, scrapbooks and membership lists of the Club.

Home Garden Club of Morristown
Administrative and working papers of Club activities, programs, and community beautification projects.

Jersey Jetport Site Association Collection
Papers of the group that opposed a jetport in Morris County; creation of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge; Morris and Somerset Counties, New Jersey.

Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club Photograph Collection, 1905-2005.
Photographs of club commodores; resort and recreation area; Lake Hopatcong, Morris County, New Jersey.

League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area Records, 1945-1998.
Women’s group of the Morristown, New Jersey area committed to promoting democratic ideals and political responsibility. Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains, New Jersey.

Market Street Mission, 1893-1995.
Morristown, New Jersey based mission serving the homeless.

Miscellaneous Manuscripts Index 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.

Modern Mondays Reading Club Records, 1921-2011
Monthly book club dedicated to “serious and worthwhile reading”, featuring books and guest speakers that reflected the interests and opinions of the day.

Monday Reading Club Records, 1928-2007.
Woman’s reading group of Morristown, New Jersey that existed from the late 1800's until 2007.

Morris Aqueduct Records, 1799-1929.
Morristown, New Jersey’s first public water supply system.

Morris Area Genealogy Society Records, 1988-present.
Records of the Morris County, New Jersey, genealogy society.

Morris Community Chest Records, 1922-1942.
Early social services organization of Morris County, New Jersey; pre-cursor to the United Way of Morristown, New Jersey.

Morris County Fair Housing Council Records, 1963-1988
Volunteer organization dedicated to combating racial discrimination in Morris County housing.

Morristown Chapter of the American Red Cross [Records], 1898-1996.
20th century relief efforts of Morristown, New Jersey chapter of national organization.

Morristown Memorial Hospital Records, 1894-1995.
Hospital annual reports; anniversary programs; Morristown, New Jersey.

Morristown Neighborhood House Association Records, 1898-2001.
Social service organization, Morristown, New Jersey.

Mount Kemble Home Records, 1883-1980.
Historic Morristown social institution; Morristown, New Jersey.

Mount Tabor Band Records, 1954-Present.
Youth concert band, Parsippany, New Jersey.

New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs Yearbook Collection, 1909-1957.
State-wide women’s organization with 21 county affiliates, including two from Morristown.

North Jersey History & Genealogy Center Autograph Collection, 1685-1992.
This collection contains the autographs and signatures of over 100 people collected by the Morristown Library's administration over the years.

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.

Resolute Hook and Ladder Company, No. 1 Records, 1869-1988.
Morristown, New Jersey volunteer fire company.

Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey Records, 1898-2001
Originally dedicated to the healthcare needs of poor and immigrant communities, the VNA has grown to address 21st century needs of in-home physical therapy, palliative care, and hospice services.

Washington Engine Company, No. 1 Records, 1872-1992.
Morristown, New Jersey firehouse and volunteer department.

Washington Valley Schoolhouse Records, 1813-2007.
Records of two Morris Township community groups: the Washington Valley Community Association and the Washington Valley Home Economics Club.

Washington Valley Social Club Records, 1874; 1915-1926.
Documents the social activities of an early twentieth century community group in the Washington Valley, Morris Township area of Morris County, New Jersey.

Watnong Garden Club Collection, 1928-2005.
Morris Plains, New Jersey; horticultural organization.

Women’s Employment Society
Organization founded in 1872 to provide meaningful work to impoverished and homebound women.

Zonta Club of the Morristown Area Records, 1956-2006.
A branch of the professional women's organization based in Morristown, New Jersey.

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