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Archives Pathfinder

The most frequent requests for archival material concern information about people (alumni, staff, and teachers), histories of particular buildings, and the history of the college from its beginnings as the Normal and Model School in Trenton to The College of New Jersey in Ewing. Listed below are resources for information in each category. Incomplete sets of the Seal, Signal, and catalogs are available in the open stacks. The Archives contain the most complete sets of these publications. Basic sources on the history of the college and the people associated with the college include the following:

Jarrold, Rachel M. Time the Great Teacher: A History of One Hundred Years of the New Jersey State Teachers College at Trenton. Trenton: New Jersey State Teachers College, 1955. LD3780 .N788.  Index of Names. LD3780 .N788

Fromm, Glenn E. A History of the New Jersey State Teachers College at Trenton, 1855 – 1950. New York: New York University, 1950. LD3780 .F765 1951

Green, Robert Reeder. The Land Along the Shabakunks: Adventures into Ewing’s Past from Old Cross Keys to the William Green Farm (Ewingville to Trenton State College Campus). [n. p.]: Green, 1979.  F144 .E8 G733

Perry, Mary-Elaine Wszalek. The College of New Jersey: A Case Study in Institutional Transformation. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Services, 2003. LD3780 .N82 P47 2003

Hamerman, Don. Newer Every Day: The College of New Jersey. Stamford, CT: DH Books, 2006. LD3780 .N83 N48 2006

The College of New JerseyAlumni Directory 1998. White Plains, NY: Bernard C. Harris Publishing Co., 1998. Ref LD3780 .N81a 1998

Seal1911- to present (missing 1913). LD3780 .N83 S4

Signal1885 – June 1919; December 1929 – present. LD3780 .N83 S5

College catalogs (various titles) LD3780 .N83 N394

The College of New Jersey Library Archives

Finding Aids and Container ListsUnpublished notebook. Reference Desk and Archives

Accession RecordUnpublished notebook. Reference Desk and Archives  

People

Alumni 

Alumni Directory

Annual Reports (early issues included Model and Normal students’ names)

Seal 

Signal (no index)

Finding Aid – Documents- Normal School, Alumni Association, Glass Lantern Slides, College Life & Events, Sports, Class& Group, Student Clubs & Organizations

Finding Aid – Photo collection – (students are usually not identified by name)

Unprocessed accessions

Faculty and staff

Annual Reports and catalogs

Seal

Signals 

Finding Aid -Photo collection – Faculty, Admin. & Trustees, Glass Lantern slides

Finding Aid –Documents – Board of Trustees, College Publications, Directories, Faculty Dames, Faculty Senate & Faculty Association

Name index to Time the Great Teacher

Fromm – History of the New Jersey State Teachers College

Perry – The College of New Jersey

TCNJ Magazine

Oral History collection

Unprocessed accessions

Non archival sources:

 Library online catalog

Websites from departments

Subject databases and Biography Reference Bank database

Oil portraits of college presidents in West Library

Buildings

Name Index to Time the Great Teacher

Green – Land Along the Shabakunks [especially for Green farmhouse]

Hamerman – Newer Every Day

Signal

Seal

TCNJ Magazine

Finding Aid – Photo Collection – Buildings & Campus

Unprocessed accessions

Paper files

Non archival sources:

Dedication plaques in the buildings

Friends of the William Green Farmhouse website

College

Normal and Model

Jarrold – Time the Great Teacher

Fromm – History of the New Jersey State Teachers College

Ledgers

Annual Reports

Seal

Signal

TCNJ Magazine

Finding Aid – Photo collection

Unprocessed accessions

TSC and TCNJ

Jarrold – Time the Great Teacher

Fromm – History of the New Jersey State Teachers College

Green – Land Along the Shabakunks

Perry – The College of New Jersey

Hamerman – Newer Every Day

Seal

Signal

TCNJ Magazine

Trenton Times

Finding Aid – Photo collection

Unprocessed accessions

 

For additional information, please see History of the College.

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