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I have amassed a large number of items related to the history of Rutgers University and the City of New Brunswick. On this page you will find my experiments at displaying some of that collection.
Rutgers College and University
Rutgers Postcards - Some of my Rutgers post card collection. (More to come)
Handbooks, Guides and Catalogues to Rutgers from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Images from my collection
Rutgers Alumni Publications - Read some (very) old back issues
The Targum - Read some (very) old back issues of the Targum.
The Class of 1863 - These are images from an 1863 "yearbook" that was compiled for the class. It has the signatures of each student as well as some extra info like their town of residence or fraternity affiliation. The pictures seen here are on the blurry side because they were taken with a digital camera. The pages could not be scanned properly because the book is too large and fragile to put on the scanner bed.
Addresses at the Inauguration of Merrill Edwards Gates as President of Rutgers College. 1882.
Songs of Rutgers (1885) - a collection of songs in use by the Glee Club and students of Rutgers College. Compiled and edited by Frank S. Scudder.
1895 Graduation Week Program - This is a small cardstock and paper program that describes the activities of commencement week. These activities culminated with the graduation ceremony.
Some of The Class of 1903 (My first attempt at frames)
The Peerless Quartet Sings "On The Banks" circa 1915 (.mp3 format) - The Peerless Quartet, (known as the Columbia Quartet prior to 1908), was a vocal group from the acoustic (pre-electric recording) era. The lead singer and later manager was Henry Burr. The group made hundreds of recordings between 1904 and 1928, including popular versions of hits such as Sweet Adeline, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, and I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad. While no official "Billboard" chart existed during the Peerless Quartet's career, the magazine's staff archivist Joel Whitburn, using a variety of sources, estimates the group had 108 "charting" singles, the 9th-most of the pre-rock period. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Christmas Music - An Album of Traditional Carols sung by the Rutgers University Glee Club. 1950.
A Message to Rutgers Men from Lansing P. Shield / On the Banks of the Old Raritan, performed by the Rutgers University Glee Club. 1951
Journal of the Rutgers University Library - Vol.1, No.1. December 1937.
Rutgers University - Inauguration of President Robert Clarkson Clothier and One Hundred Sixty-Sixth Commencement.
1912 Rutgers Calendar showing college life from one hundred years ago. The cover of this calendar is a sheet of embossed leather.
The Scarlet Letter - 1890. Volume XIX of the Rutgers College Yearbook. Produced by the class of 1890 in June of 1889.
The Red and the Black, 1969. Volume 1, Number 1 of a Vietnam era alternative/protest newspaper published by Rutgers Students. Was there an issue 2? I’d love to know.
Song Book - Gamma Zeta of Delta Sigma Phi - 1967
Untitled - The Magazine of Rutgers University College.
Does it Pay? - Baccalaureate Sermon Preached June 17, 1906 to the Graduating Class of Rutgers College.
Tom Brown at Rutgers - Life at Rutgers Prep in the 1930s.
Scarlet Fever - The Bulletin of The
10 Years Later: The Class of 1941. 1951.
Parking and Traffic Regulations for University College, University Extension, and Part Time Graduate Students. 1967.
Research in Panama for Rutgers University. September – December, 1944.
Chanticleer - The Rutgers College Humor Magazine.
Interscholastic Track and Field Meet under the Auspices of Rutgers College A.A. May 19, 1906
Report from Rutgers - A Brief Report from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Rutgers University Staff Directory. 1949-1950
Program - Rutgers University 167th Commencement. June 10th, 1933
Rutgers Newsletter – Vol. XIII, No. 01. November,1958.
Douglass College (Formerly the New Jersey College for Women)
1922 Quair - This is the very first issue of the NJC / Douglass Yearbook.
NJC / Douglass Alumnae Publications - Read some (very) old back issues of Alumnae publications.
Katherine Ewald NJC Snapshot Album - Views of the NJC Campus and campus life from 1925 to 1930.
Ann Zid NJC Snapshot Album - Views of the NJC Campus and campus life in the late 1930s. Note: The missing photo on the 7th page labeled “Dean Corwin’s Residence” is probably this building (Follow link and click “Search Maps”), now the Douglass/Cook writing center.
1927 Graduation week program from the New Jersey College For Women
2010 Douglass Yule Log program. The names change every year, but the text stays pretty much the same.
Cook Book of the Ex-Presidents Club of the Third District N.J.S.F.W.C. - 1925 - Compiled from recipes contributed by members of Clubs of the Third District, and to be sold for the benefit of the Fund for the Music Studio at the New Jersey College for Women at New Brunswick New Jersey.
Songs of N.J.C. 2nd Edition, 1924. Compiled by the Song Book Committee; class of 1925; edited by Howard D. Mckinney.
Horn Book - The Literary Quarterly of the New Jersey College for Women.
NJC / Douglass Handbooks - Your guide to everything NJC and Douglass.
from the Looking Glass, 1956 - The 1946 Quair was
subtitled “Through The Looking Glass” which reflected
Report of the Commission on Ethnic and Race Relations of Douglass College. January, 1972.
Pine Cones - Literary Publication of the New Jersey College for Women. Volume and Number unknown. Circa1934.
Viewbook - New Jersey College for Women. 1921.
Program from the 11th Commencement of the New Jersey College for Women. June 4th, 1932
Twenty-Five Years Later. Two Anniversary Sketches of The
Purely Platonic - Presented by the Junior Class, New Jersey College for Women. March 10-11, 1933
"From Pen to Coop" - Sheet music from the produced by the Class of '39 New Jersey College for Women.
Agreement between the Trustees of Rutgers College in New Jersey and Benjamin Sears. 1888
Four Leaf Clover - Yearbook of the Short Courses in Agriculture of the New Jersey State College at New Brunswick – Vol.1, 1913.
The ‘Cook’ Book - Cook College Parents Association, 1983.
City of New Brunswick, New Jersey.
New Brunswick N.J. Postcards - Some of my New Brunswick post card Collection. (More to come)
For more great postcards, check out this site from the New Brunswick Public Library: http://www.nbfpl.org/postcards/index.html
Souvenir of New Brunswick, N.J. - Miniature Post Cards in Colors. These mini post cards are replicas of the larger versions. They measure about 2 x 3 inches.
Song: New Brunswick You’re Our Pride - Written for the 200th
Anniversary of the City of
The Official Book of New Brunswick - A Complete Survey through pictures and illustrated authentic subject matter signed by officials and citizens of recognized authority. Published by the Junior Chamber of Commerce – 1927
Views of New Brunswick New Jersey - Published by L.H. Nelson Co. of Portland Maine, 1905.
Save the Raritan - Queen of Rivers by Richard J. Walsh. 1928
Excelsior - The Yearbook of St. Peters Hospital School of Nursing. Vol.1, 1943
Annual Reports of the Free Public and Free Circulating Libraries Of New Brunswick from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Our Public Schools - Section 2 of the Annual Report of the BOE, New Brunswick, NJ - 1938.
Directory of the City of City of New Brunswick New Jersey, 1855-1856.
New Brunswick in the World War by John P. Wall. 1921.
New Brunswick Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1828.
The Qualis - Published by the Students of Misses Anable’s School,
St. Peter’s Hospital – What Has Been Done, What is Still Left to be Done. 1930.
Historic Map of New Brunswick N.J. Quartermillennial of the Settlement, Bicentennial of the Royal Charter. Anniversary Celebration, October 12-15, 1930. Notes by Charles Deshler.
Drama on the Highway. New Brunswick, New Jersey. At the Anniversary Time; The 250th Year of the Settlement and the 200th Year of the Royal Charter Presents the Pageant of New Brunswick or “The Drama on the Highway”. October 13 and 14, 1930
Architectural History of New Brunswick, New Jersey 1681-1900 by Barbara Cyviner Listokin. 1976.
My memorabilia display. See images of the display I put up at the Franklin Lakes Library in 2007.
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