Life in New Brunswick before World War II


This collection primarily consists of newspaper clippings, ephemera, and Common Council minutes documenting race relations in New Brunswick and Central New Jersey before World War II, with the bulk of the items dating from the 1880s to the 1920s.

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Minutes of the Common Council for March 5, 1824
On March 5, 1824, the New Brunswick Common Council adopted a resolution establishing a curfew for "negros or blacks" on Saturday nights at 10 PM. The Common Council empowered the Committee in relation to Paupers, Vagrants and Free Negros to detain…

Minutes of the New Brunswick N.J. Common Council
Minutes of the Common Council for 1796-1819. Bound with extracts of the Minutes of the Common Council of New Brunswick N.J. from May 14, 1819, to July 23, 1832.Copied for the New Brunswick N.J. Historical Society by Louise Marshall Vandivert in 1909.…

Rutgers Klan $10 Bond
A $10 Bond issued jointly by the Trustees of the Rutgers Klan No. 44 (Knights of the Ku Klux Klan) and Old Glory Klan NO. 64 (Women of the Ku Klux Klan).
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