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Ku Klux Klan application, lecture invitation, and miscellaneous documents

Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
A copy packet of documents pertaining to the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, including: an invitation to a lecture on the principles, aims and purposes of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan; an application for information about membership;…


Ku Klux Klan membership card for William F. Rommel issued in N.B. N.J.

Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
Ku Klux Klan (KKK) membership card for William F. Rommel. The card was issued in New Jersey circa 1926, with the expiration date listed as September 30, 1926. The Klan Realm listed on the front of the card is "N.B. N.J." likely referring to New…


Ku Klux Klan membership card for William F. Rommel issued in N.J.

Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
Ku Klux Klan (KKK) membership card for William F. Rommel, a resident of Fords, NJ. The card was issued in the Klan realm of New Jersey circa 1925, with the expiration date listed as December 31, 1925. The back of the card bears the signature of…


Cross burning, Ku Klux Klan

Harris & Ewing

Photograph of a Ku Klux Klan cross-burning ceremony produced by Harris & Ewing photo studio around 1925. The precise location of the ceremony is unknown. Harris & Ewing photo studio was based in Washington, DC.

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Van Harlingen House

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Photograph of the Van Harlingen House, Millstone, N. J., from the collection of Rev. A. Hansen. As printed in the Somerset County Historical Quarterly of July 1917.


Charter of a College to be erected in New-Jersey by the name of Queen's College

Rutgers University

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The second charter of Queen's College was issued on March 20, 1770, by William Franklin, the Colonial governor of New Jersey. It is under this charter that Rutgers has since existed.

The front page of the charter is presented here.


City of New Brunswick, New Jersey / Packard & Butler Lith. Philada.


Images of New Brunswick, NJ. Lithograph published in Philadelphia by Packard & Butler Lith. in 1880.

Will's Way marker dedication

Rutgers University

Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History Deborah Gray White and Presidential Term Chair in African-American History Marisa J. Fuentes, two key leaders of the Scarlet and Black Project, unveiled the temporary new marker for Will's Way on…

Colonel James Neilson Portrait


Colonel James Neilson as a young man. Frontispiece to the 1940 book, Colonel James Neilson: A Business Man of the Early Machine Age in New Jersey, 1784-1862, by Robert Thompson.

Will's Way dedication ceremony

Rutgers University

Photograph of the dedication ceremony on October 26, 2017. Individuals depicted include Scarlet and Black Project's leaders Dr. Deborah Gray White and Dr. Marisa Fuentes, Chancellor Debasish Dutta, and former Chancellor Richard Edwards.

Old Queens Bell

Rutgers University

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Modern-day photograph of Old Queens Bell by Dennis Connors for Rutgers University. The bell was donated by Colonel Henry Rutgers in 1826.

Frelinghuysen Hall photograph

Rutgers University

Color photograph of Frelinghuysen Residence Hall, built in 1956 on Rutgers University's College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick.

Hardenbergh Hall photograph

Rutgers University

Color photograph of Hardenbergh Residence Hall, built in 1956 on Rutgers University's College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick.

Wood Lawn Mansion photograph

Rutgers University

Photograph of the Wood Lawn Mansion, located on the Cook-Douglass Campus in New Brunswick. The mansion was originally built in 1830 by Colonel James Neilson (1784-1862) as a residence for his family. The mansion was later bequeathed to Rutgers…

Sojourner Truth Apartments photograph

Rutgers University

Color photograph of the Sojourner Truth Apartments, opened in 2016 and located at the corner of College Avenue and Hamilton Street on the College Avenue Campus.

Colonel John Neilson Statue

Rutgers University

Statue of Colonel John Neilson in Monument Square in New Brunswick, NJ


Neilson Dining Hall

Rutgers University

Photograph of James Neilson Dining Hall


A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African Prince, As related by Himself

Gronniosaw, James Albert Ukawsaw

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Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, alias James Albert, was a formerly enslaved man who wrote and published his autobiography in England in 1772. In his autobiography, he describes how he was captured in Africa, brought to the Caribbean and then to New York, and…

Cabinet card of Sojourner Truth

Truth, Sojourner

Sojourner Truth cabinet card depicting Sojourner Truth seated, wearing a dark dress and a white shawl and cap. Her right arm is folded at the waist, her left arm is resting on a small table. She holds knitting in her left hand. On the table are a…

Portrait of John Henry Livingston (1746-1825)


Portrait of John Henry Livingston (1746-1825), who served as the fourth president of Queen's College from 1810 to 1825, by an unidentified American artist.

Portrait of Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh (1736–1790)

Stevenson, Gordon

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Portrait of Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh (1736-1790), one of the chief founders of Queen's College (now Rutgers University) and the school's first president. This digital image is a photograph of the original oil painting.

Livingston College Center

Rutgers University

Color photograph of the Livingston Student Center on Livingston Campus at Rutgers University.

Portrait of William Livingston (1723-1790)

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Portrait of William Livingston, first governor of New Jersey after the American Revolution, and namesake of Livingston Campus. Engraving from an original portrait in the possession of the family.

Portrait of John Neilson (1745-1833)

Rosenthal, Albert

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Etching of John Neilson by Albert Rosenthal. Rosenthal copied Neilson’s portrait from a painting in the possession of the family. The print pictured here was issued in Philadelphia in 1881.

Portrait of Henry Rutgers (1745-1830)

Crehen, Charles G.

Lithograph portrait of Henry Rutgers by artist Charles G. Crehen. Copy from an oil painting by Henry Inman. Henry Rutgers sat for the portrait with Inman around 1828, when Rutgers was approximately 83 years old. Crehen drew his lithograph from…

Watercolor of Rutgers College

Doolittle, Theodore Sanford

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Watercolor of Rutgers College, painted by Doolittle while a student (late 1850s).