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Birth record for Rachel, daughter of Hanna, reported by slaveholder Jacob Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1805-04-11

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Slaveholder Jacob Van Dike reports that Hanna, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Rachel on October 16, 1804.

Birth record for Sal, daughter of Florough, reported by slaveholder Matthew Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1806-05-17

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Slaveholder Matthew Van Dike reports that an enslaved woman named Florough gave birth of a girl named Sal on December 8th, 1805.

Birth record for Sally, Anthony, Albert, and George, children of Martha, reported by slaveholder Henry Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1822-01-17

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Slaveholder Henry Van Dike [or Henry Van Dyke] reports that Martha, an enslaved woman, gave birth to four children: daughter Sally (09-12-1815), and sons Anthony (10-28-1816), Albert (11-01-1818), and George (08-12-1821).

Birth record of Peter, William, and Lewis, sons of Sarah Higgins, reported by slaveholder Garret Voorhees

Middlesex County Clerk
1823-09-10

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Slaveholder Garret Voorhees reports that Sarah Higgins, an enslaved women, gave birth to three sons between 1821 and 1823: Peter (01-21-1821), William (03-23-1822), and Lewis (07-14-1823).

Black Culture Day / GI Day flyer


1969-04-25

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Flyer for GI Day events at the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 1. The reverse side of the flyer was used by Rutgers-Camden students for a mimeographed message promoting the Black Culture Day at the College Center on Friday, April 25.…

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Black Observer (Camden, NJ) newspaper issue


1969 approx.

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Complete issue of the Black Observer newspaper from Camden, circa fall 1969. The precise date is not printed on the issue. Rutgers-Camden students affiliated with the Black Student Unity Movement (BSUM) produced this paper for the community. Names of…

Black Student Unity Movement demands at Rutgers-Camden

Black Student Unity Movement (BSUM)
1969-02-10

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24 demands presented by the Black Student Unity Movement to Rutgers University on February 10, 1969. The demands were distributed widely on campus, and multiple copies have been preserved in Special Collections at the Paul Robeson Library in Camden…

Blueprints for the Alice Jennings Archibald History Library


1990s approx.

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Blueprints for the Alice Jennings Archibald History Library, unsigned but likely belonging to June Robinson.

BPUM Liberator Returns Home / Fight Racism flyer

Black People's Unity Movement (BPUM)
1969-12-22

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Double-sided flyer for a December 22, 1969, event with Charles "Poppy" Sharp, chairman of the Black People's Unity Movement (BPUM) in Camden, sponsored by the United Black Front. The front of the flyer has an image of Sharp and event details. The…

Building the New Mt. Zion


1986 approx.

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Recounts the work done by members of the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick to construct the new church building, written circa 1986.

Cabinet card of Sojourner Truth

Truth, Sojourner
1864

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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…

Candlelight vigil held to oppose apartheid

Stadler, Andrew A.
1985-04-16

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Article in the student newspaper Daily Targum reporting about a candlelight vigil held as part of the on-going anti-apartheid divestment protests on campus, which were organized by the Rutgers Coalition for Total Divestment (RCTD) in April 1985. The…

Caricature of a mammy figure from the Scarlet Letter yearbook

Dygert, Warren Benson, Jr.
1908

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Page 175 from the 1908 Scarlet Letter (Rutgers College yearbook), introducing the "Roasts" section and featuring a caricature of a mammy figure in the kitchen cooking roast. The cartoonist's signature indicates that this image was created by Warren…

Cartoon and poem: Senior Blues

Johnstone, Jack
1927-06

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Cartoon and poem printed in June 1927 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The poem is titled "Senior Blues." The the image is a caricature of a black face. The cartoonist's signature identifies the author as Jack…

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Cartoon: A Frosted Chocolate

Schimmel, William B.
1926-02

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Cartoon printed in February 1926 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image is a caricature of a black man covered in icicles. The caption below the image reads: "A FROSTED CHOCOLATE." The author of the cartoon is…

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Cartoon: A Warning

Johnstone, Jack
1926-09

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Cartoon printed in September 1926 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. Titled "A WARNING," the image depicts two black men carrying a casket adorned with flowers; one of the men appears to have a bottle sticking out of…

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Cartoon: An Old-Fashioned Necking Party

Shaw, Frederick W.
1923-06

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Cartoon depicting a lynching printed in the inaugural issue of the Chanticleer, a humor magazine established by Rutgers students in 1923. The cartoon depicts a man's lifeless body hanging from a tree as three observers look on. The caption below the…

Cartoon: Artistic term — two colors clash


1927-06

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Cartoon printed in June 1927 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image depicts two characters engaged in a fight; one character has black skin and the other has a long queue hairstyle. The caption above the image…

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Cartoon: Charleston and Black Bottom

Nelson, Ozzie
1926-09

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Cartoon printed in September 1926 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image depicts two black characters who are supposed to be demonstrating two popular dances—Charleston and Black Bottom—as indicated by labels…

Cartoon: Do you take this woman

Nelson, Ozzie
1924-12

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Cartoon printed in December 1924 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image is a caricature of a black couple in wedding attire. The caption below in the image reads: "Do you take this Woman for your lawful wedded…

Cartoon: Fanny Foosle Demonstrates Black Bottom

Nelson, Ozzie
1927-03

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Cartoon printed in March 1927 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The cartoon consists of four images of a white woman demonstrating the Black Bottom dance, with instructions below each image. The title of the cartoon…

Cartoon: Hold that line

Harrison, Frederick M.
1929-11

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Cartoon printed in November 1929 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image is a caricature of a black woman holding a laundry line that is blowing in the wind. The caption below the image reads: "Hold that line."…

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Cartoon: One yard to go!

Herdling, Frank K.
1929-11

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Cartoon printed in November 1929 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. This was the football-themed issue of the magazine. The cartoon depicts a black figure holding a chicken in his hands and running toward a house. A…

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Cartoon: Othello

Nelson, Ozzie
1926-02

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Cartoon printed in February 1926 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image depicts two black characters, one of whom is serenading the other with a string instrument. The serenading character is labeled "Othello."…

Cartoon: Puttin' on a Lot of Dog

Amon, Frank S.
1926-09

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Cartoon printed in September 1926 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image depicts a black man putting on a shoe with his toes exposed through a large hole in his sock. The caption below the image reads: "PUTTIN'…

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Cartoon: Racoon and Lil' Coon


1928-02

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Cartoon printed in February 1928 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image depicts two figures, one large and one small, engaged in conversation; the caption below the image presents their dialog: "Racoon: 'You're a…

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Cartoon: Say, boy, can yo' speak animal talk?

Nelson, Ozzie
1926-09

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Cartoon printed in September 1926 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image depicts two characters, labeled "Big Shot from Winchester" and "Indian Guide," and also a "Bird Dog" and a bird. The caption below the…

Cartoon: Ten cents for a good shine

Herdling, Frank K.
1929-02

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Cartoon printed in February 1929 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image depicts a black minister praying over an open book; a dime flies toward an offering plate set in front of the minister. The caption below…

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Cartoon: Thanks for the Boogy Ride

Amon, Frank S.
1927-02

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Cartoon printed in February 1927 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image depicts two black characters carrying a litter or sedan chair; a mustached face peeks from behind the sedan curtain, and a female figure…

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Cartoon: That makes me laugh


1926-04

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Cartoon printed in April 1926 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The cartoon depicts two black characters having a conversation. The caption below the image presents their dialog: "Say—'That makes me laugh.' Bo—'What?'…

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Cartoon: The baby fell out the window?

Badeau, Carroll A.
1927-11

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Cartoon printed in November 1927 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image depicts a black man talking on the telephone. The caption below the image reads: "The baby fell out the window?" "Well, he's a bouncing…

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Cartoon: The Original Cubans

Johnstone, Jack
1927-09

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Cartoon printed in September 1927 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image is a caricature of two black faces and two dice. The caption below the image reads: "The Original Cubans." The author of the cartoon is…

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Cartoon: The Receiving Line


1926-02

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A 2-page spread in the February 1926 issue of the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The spread is titled "PROM-INENT PEOPLE" and depicts a number of characters in connection with the prom. The characters include Ye Deane,…

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Catalogue of building and place names at Rutgers, the State University

Gunn, Lloyd Ray
1973

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This catalog, compiled by Lloyd Ray Gunn for Rutgers University in 1973, contains historical information about Rutgers buildings and their namesakes. The catalog includes two indexes: an alphabetical index of division and facility names updated in…

Catalogue of the officers and alumni of Rutgers college (originally Queen's College) in New Brunswick, N.J, 1766 to 1916

Rutgers University
1916

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This catalog, published 150 years after the granting of the school's charter, provides a comprehensive list of trustees, officers, faculty, and alumni of the university. The book includes also historical sketches of some of the early officers.

Certification of Tony’s consent to be sold to John Neilson for 5 years

Phillips, Elijah
1798-04-24

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Elijah Phillips, a judge of the Middlesex County Court of Common Pleas, certifies that an enslaved man named Tony consents to be sold to John Neilson.

Chanticleer magazine cover


1923-06

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Cover of the inaugural issue of the Chanticleer, a humor magazine established by Rutgers students in June 1923.

Charles R. Eason, senior photo from the Scarlet Letter yearbook


1930

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Senior photo of Charles Reginald Eason with a biographical note, printed in the 1930 Scarlet Letter yearbook.

Charter Granted to Local Klan; Rutgers Klan Title of Local Chapter of the Ku Klux Klan


1926-03-07

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New Brunswick Sunday Times reports that a new local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is established in New Brunswick in March of 1926. The title of the new chapter is "Rutgers Klan number 44."

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

Rutgers University
1770

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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.

The…

Choral Club Plans Recital


1948-06-04

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The Plainfield Courier-News reports that the Community Choral Club of the East Fifth Street Branch of the YWCA (an African American branch of the Young Women's Christian Association) is planning its second annual recital to take place at the…

Church Leadership Discussion and Analysis

Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick
1992 approx.

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Historical information about Mount Zion AME Church and its influence in the African American community in New Brunswick, written circa 1992. Typewritten statement on church letterhead.

CISSAL Plans Activities Against South African Apartheid

Coalition in Solidarity with Southern African Liberation (CISSAL)
1977-12

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Flyer announcing anti-apartheid activities planned by the Coalition in Solidarity with Southern African Liberation (CISSAL) in December 1977, including a divestiture petition campaign, a forum with exiled South Africans, rallies and picket lines on…

City Icon Recalled at Funeral

Waters, Sharon
2002-12-24

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Article reporting on Alice Jennings Archibald's funeral in 2002. The article also discusses the 1998 naming of the Alice Jennings Archibald Park off Van Dyke Avenue in New Brunswick.

City in Crisis brochure

Camden Defense Committee
1969-10

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City in Crisis brochure produced by the Camden Defense Committee in October 1969. The brochure includes information about BPUM and the arrest of the Camden five during a raid on September 8, 1969. The committee's address is listed as 314 Linden…

City NAACP Installs Slate; Hazelwood Returns to Presidency; Housing Assistant Heard


1957-01-11

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The Newark Evening News reports that Harry Hazelwood Jr. RC1943 has been elected president of the Newark branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1957. Hazelwood previously served as president of the branch…

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


1880

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

Clipping from Atlantic City Press about Arthur M. Johnson


1944-10-26

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Clipping from the Atlantic City Press about 23-year-old Arthur M. Johnson RC1943 and his address to the County Employees Association on the topic of "the different phases of various systems of government including Communism, Nazism, Fascism and…

Clipping from the Philadelphia Independent about Arthur M. Johnson


1944-09-03

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Clipping from the Philadelphia Independent (an African American newspaper) about Arthur M. Johnson RC1943 who works at the Eastern Air Craft in Trenton, NJ, and is about to enter the University of Pennsylvania to earn a master's in Economics and…

Clothing Drive for Zimbabwe

Coalition in Solidarity with Southern African Liberation (CISSAL)
1977 approx.

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Flyer for a clothing drive organized by the Coalition in Solidarity with Southern African Liberation (CISSAL), a student anti-apartheid organization, circa 1977.

Colonel James Neilson Portrait


1940

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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.

Colonel John Neilson Statue

Rutgers University
2019-09-04

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

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Colored Advancement Meetings to Alternate Between Two Churches


1922-08-01

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News announcing that the meetings of the New Brunswick NAACP will henceforth alternate between Ebenezer Baptist Church and Mt. Zion AME Church.

COLORED blacksmith wants work with some contracting firm

Suben, J. H.
1916-04-13

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED blacksmith wants work with some contracting firm. Familiar with drill and tool work. Address J. H. Suben, 135 Lee Avenue, New Brunswick, N.J., care of Rev. E. E. Jackson. "

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Colored Boarders Not Wanted


1890-05-06

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New York Times reports that Bishop Turner and other attendees at the conference of the New-Jersey African Methodist Church complain about racial discrimination by hotel owners in New Brunswick. "Bishop Turner" likely refers to Henry McNeal Turner…

COLORED BOY WHO CAN DRIVE


1889-05-03

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED BOY WHO CAN DRIVE AND take care of horse wanted. Must come well recommended. Inquire at this office"

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Colored Congregations Unite in Mass Meeting to Save Southern Negro


1923-12-17

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Article about the Silas Parmore case in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News: "Colored Congregations Unite in Mass Meeting to Save Southern Negro; Fund of $100 Subscribed at Ebenezer Baptist—Attorney Kalteissen Cheered and Made Deacon."

Colored Folk Plan Labor Day Demonstration


1922-08-05

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News about a recent meeting of the New Brunswick NAACP at Mt. Zion AME Church. Plans and fundraising are underway for a big Labor Day Demonstration.

Colored Folks Get Edge Pledge to Vote for Anti-Lynching Bill


1922-07-29

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News about a recent meeting of the New Brunswick NAACP, a roll-call showing that the organization stands at approximately 200 members. The officers announce that US Senator Walter E. Edge of New…

COLORED GIRL wanted to do laundry...go to shore for summer


1922-06-10

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED GIRL wanted to do laundry work and cleaning. Must be willing to go to shore for summer. Call evenings. 39 Raritan avenue. "

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COLORED GIRL wants situation


1910-09-12

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED GIRL wants situation. $12 to $14 a month. Address M.M.E., Home News"

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COLORED Industrious gentleman...desires a position as a butler

Teasdell, George
1916-01-04

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Advertisement in the New Brunswick Daily Times: "COLORED Industrious gentleman of Southern birth, aged 27 years, desires a position as a butler in private family or doctor. Can cook and make himself generally useful, good references. Address George…

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Colored People Hear Fine Addresses on Advancement of Race at Mass Meeting


1922-09-05

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News about NAACP's mass meeting at the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Colored People Plan Labor Day Mass Meeting


1922-08-24

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News about a recent meeting of the New Brunswick NAACP at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Plans are underway for a mass meeting on Labor Day, where the parent-association is expected to present the…

Colored People to Elect This Evening


1922-05-03

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News announcing a business meeting and elections for the local NAACP, to take place at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Colored People to Have Mass Meeting at the High School


1922-04-14

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News announcing a mass meeting of the local NAACP to take place on April 26, 1922, at the New Brunswick High School, with a program of speeches, song, and music. Mayor Morrison of New Brunswick is…

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Colored People to Have Uplift Work Under New Branch


1922-03-07

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New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News reports that a new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was formed in New Brunswick in March of 1922.

Colored People's Organization Has Work Made Public


1922-06-22

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News about the work of the NAACP, reprinted from a Newark Monitor article originally titled "What is the N. A. A. C. P.?"

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Colored Preacher Asks What Is the Matter with New Brunswick


1922-05-29

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News: "Colored Preacher Asks What Is the Matter with New Brunswick; Declares Negro Has Made More Enemies in Times of Peace Than in War—Urges His People to Have Faith in Themselves."

Colored Race is Jubilant Because of Dyer Bill Report


1922-07-06

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News about the local reaction to Washington reports about the progress on the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill.

Colored woman wants day's work


1914-01-06

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "Colored woman wants day's work and will take washing at home. 149 Baldwin Street."

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COLORED WOMAN wants washing and ironing to do at home


1904-11-02

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED WOMAN wants washing and ironing to do at home; good work done, 180 Handy street."

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COLORED WOMAN wants washing to do


1913-02-22

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED WOMAN wants washing to do; $1.50 per day and carfare. Best references. Address Washing, Home News."

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COLORED WOMAN wants washing to take home


1909-11-10

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED WOMAN wants washing to take home. 18 Railroad Ave"

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COLORED young man wants work


1903-11-13

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED young man wants work. Cook, waiter, or useful man in private family; strictly temperate. Address Leonard, this office."

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Columbia protesters consider ending sit-in

Keane, Roland
1985-04-23

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Article in the student newspaper Daily Targum reporting about anti-apartheid divestment protests taking place at Columbia University and nationwide. This article ran alongside front-page coverage of the protests organized by the Rutgers Coalition for…

Concert Given by Moorland YMCA Group


1940-08-02

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The Plainfield Courier-News reports about the concert of the Summer School Orchestra of the Moorland Branch YMCA (Plainfield's African American branch of the Young Men's Christian Association), for the benefit of the orchestra library fund. Veronica…

Conference Echoes, Theme: "Let's Strengthen the Family of God"

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1986

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Report from Alice Jennings Archibald, church historian, about the 114th Session of the New Jersey Annual Conference held on March 12-16, 1986. The conference was convened at the United Methodist Church in New Brunswick, with Mount Zion AME Church of…

Cross Burned by Rutgers Klan at Local Cemetery


1926-06-01

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New Brunswick Daily Home News reports about a ceremony held by the Rutgers Klan No. 44 in May of 1926.

Cross burning, Ku Klux Klan

Harris & Ewing
1925

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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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Daniel J. Winge, junior photo from the Scarlet Letter yearbook


1926

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Junior photo of Daniel J. Winge with a biographical note, printed in the 1926 Scarlet Letter yearbook.

Daniel J. Winge, senior photo from the Scarlet Letter yearbook


1927

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Senior photo of Daniel J. Winge with a biographical note, printed in the 1927 Scarlet Letter yearbook.

Decision in Parmore Case Is Held


1924-01-08

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Article about the Silas Parmore case in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News: "Decision in Parmore Case Is Held; Habeas Corpus Hearing in Matter of Georgia Negro, Held for Murder; counsel directed to submit briefs."

Deed between Gertrude Parker, executrix of James Parker Sr.'s estate and the Board of Trustees of Queens College

Somerset County Clerk
1808-04-08

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This deed conveys 6.29 acres of land bounded by Somerset Street, George Street, and two future streets (later College Avenue and Hamilton Street).

DRY GOODS...Cholwell wants to purchase a Negro Boy

Cholwell, Jacob
1793-10-23

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Jacob Cholwell, a proprietor of a dry good store on Albany Street in New Brunswick, seeks to purchase a black boy from 8 to 12 years of age.

Ebenezer Baptist Church


1922-03-04

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News announcing a meeting of the NAACP at the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Echoes from the 164th Anniversary

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1991-10-27

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Alice Jennings Archibald's message commemorating the 164th anniversary of the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick on October 27, 1991.

Persons mentioned include Mr. Coggins, Lillian Holly, Edith Campbell, Leroy Nash, Barbara Saunders, Bert…

Edward H. Lawson Jr., senior photo from the Scarlet Letter yearbook


1933

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Senior photo of Edward Haviland Lawson Jr. with a biographical note, printed in the 1933 Scarlet Letter yearbook.

Edward H. Lawson Sr., photo from the Scarlet Letter yearbook


1908

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Junior photo of Edward Howard Lawson Sr. printed in the 1908 Scarlet Letter yearbook, page 64. Additionally, a note about Lawson on page 67, written in the form of a roast.

Edward H. Lawson, career diplomat, dies

Ryan, Patty
1996-08-29

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Obituary for Edward H. Lawson Jr. RC1933.

Edward Lawson Heads Fair Employment Office


1943-09-06

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Newspaper clipping announcing that Edward H. Lawson Jr. RC1933 has been appointed director of the regional office of the President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice. The clipping is accompanied by a note from Wallace S. Moreland (Assistant to…

Eight Dollars Reward [jailbreak notice for Jack]

Wrighter, David
1802-01-19

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On January 2, 1802, Jack, an enslaved black man, escaped from the jail in Trenton where he was held on charges of theft from his master Amos Moore. Jack was about 20 years old. Jail keeper David Wrighter offers a reward of $8 for Jack's return.

Eight Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Sam]

Stevenson, James
1792-05-01

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Sam, an 18-year-old black man, ran away from slaveholder James Stevenson (Queen's College graduate, class of 1789). Sam escaped from Amwell, Hunterdon County, on April 24, 1792. James Stevenson offers a reward of $8 for Sam's capture.

Eight Dollars Reward [runaway ad for William Wilson, Indian apprentice]

Pearson, Job
1794-06-18

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William Wilson, an Indian apprentice, ran away from his master Job Pearson in Trenton. His master offers eight dollars reward for Wilson's capture. Wilson was seen passing through New Brunswick on his way to New York.

Elections in New Jersey; Rioting between Whites and Blacks in New Brunswick


1895-04-10

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New York Times article about a race riot during an election in New Brunswick.

Elizabeth Titus (Mrs. Thomas Titus) photograph


1898 approx.

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Photograph of Elizabeth Titus, one of the early members of the Mount Zion AME Church in New Brunswick and kin of church historian Alice Jennings Archibald.

The following handwritten caption is attached to front of the photograph:
"An Early…

Emma D. Andrews senior photo from Quair yearbook


1949

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Senior photo of Emma D. Andrews published in the 1949 Quair yearbook.

Englehardt Henriksen, World War I draft registration card

United States, Selective Service System
1917-06-05

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Draft registration card for Englehardt Henriksen, father of Veronica Henriksen (DC class of 1944). The card identifies Henriksen's race as "African" and indicates that he was born in 1893 in "Christiansted, St. Croix, Danish West Indies" (now US…