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Young Parmore, Held as Witness, Is Released


1924-01-10

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Article about the Silas Parmore case in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News: "Young Parmore, Held as Witness, Is Released; Vice Chancellor Frees Son of Man in Georgia Murder; no decision yet on habeas corpus."

YOUNG MAN (colored) wants position at general housework


1904-03-09

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "YOUNG MAN (colored) wants position at general housework. Has recently arrived from the South. Please call 24 Robinson street."

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YOUNG MAN (colored) respectable, desires steady position

Morgan
1918-01-05

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "YOUNG MAN (colored) respectable, desires steady position. Morgan, 47 Bartlett Street, Phone 281-R"

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YOUNG colored woman with a little child wants situation for general housework


1916-05-22

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "YOUNG colored woman with a little child wants situation for general housework in the country or city. Address H. B., care Home News"

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YOUNG COLORED GIRL WANTED as chambermaid and waitress


1903-04-25

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "YOUNG COLORED GIRL WANTED as chambermaid and waitress. Apply evenings at 40 Union street."

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Woodbury Hall catalog record

Gunn, Lloyd Ray
1973

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This is the record for the Woodbury Hall from the Catalogue of building and place names at Rutgers, the State University, compiled by Lloyd Ray Gunn for Rutgers University in 1973. The building was erected in 1959 as part of the Neilson Dormitories…

Woodbridge Mayor's Proclamation Honoring Rev. Henry A. Hildebrand

Woodbridge Township Mayor
1998-03-21

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Township of Woodbridge Mayor's Proclamation honoring Rev. Henry A. Hildebrand, presented during the pastor's 75th birthday celebration at Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick. Signed by Mayor James E. McGreevey.

Wood Lawn Mansion photograph

Rutgers University
2014-04-16

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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…

Woman, Negro Appointed to Newark Court Posts


1970-01-15

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New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News reports that Harry Hazelwood Jr. RC1943 has been elevated to chief magistrate in Newark.

Will's Way marker dedication

Rutgers University
2017-10-27

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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…

Will's Way dedication ceremony

Rutgers University
2017-10-26

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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.

WHITE AND COLORED WOMEN...Employment Agency


1903-08-06

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WHITE AND COLORED WOMEN help can get work at Employment Agency, 56 Somerset street."

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White and Black Married. How a Young Farmer Wooed and Won an Old Negro's Daughter


1887-04-09

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New York Times report about the marriage of a white farmer named Cornelius Van Tilbergh (age 25) and a black woman named Lizzie Simmons (age 20) from Rocky Hill, New Jersey, near Princeton. The young couple tried to "escape the wrath of the country…

WHEREAS Deborah Obart, my wife has frequently eloped

Obart, George
1792-05-01

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George Obart issues a public notice that his wife Deborah Obart frequently runs away from home; he warns people in Middlesex County not to extend credit to his wife. This notice was published in a New Brunswick newspaper, but the location of Obart's…

Where There is No Vision The People Perish 1827-1976

Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick
1976

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2-page typed church history written for the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick in 1976, possibly a speech to be presented at the city's celebration of the U.S. Bicentennial. Unidentified author.

Where There is No Vision The People Perish

Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick
1964

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2-page typed church history written for the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick around 1964, plus a discussion of pressing challenges and vision for the future. Unidentified author.

Weaver O. Howard, senior photo from the Scarlet Letter yearbook


1929

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Senior photo of Weaver Oscar Howard with a biographical note, printed in the 1929 Scarlet Letter yearbook.

We are Historiographers

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1990s approx.

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Handwritten note about the role of the official historian of the Mount Zion AME Church in New Brunswick. Although the note is not signed, it has been attributed to Alice Jennings Archibald, the long-time church historian.

Watercolor of Rutgers College

Doolittle, Theodore Sanford
1850s

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

WANTED: COLORED WOMAN TO WORK IN LUNCH ROOM

Gibbs, Mrs.
1918-09-09

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED: COLORED WOMAN TO WORK IN LUNCH ROOM. $15 PER WEEK. APPLY MRS. GIBBS. 79 JERSEY AVE."

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WANTED—TWO GOOD COLORED GIRLS, cook and nurse


1887-04-05

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—TWO GOOD COLORED GIRLS, cook and nurse. Best recommendations required. Address X, Home News Office."

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WANTED—Two colored girls at once...waitress


1918-01-05

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Two colored girls at once, one must be experienced waitress. Apply manager, Queen Victoria, 137 Livingston avenue."

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WANTED—Strong, capable colored woman for laundry work


1911-10-17

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Strong, capable colored woman for laundry work; wages $25 a month. Address J. W. H., Home News."

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WANTED—Southern colored help furnished

Martin & Co.
1903-05-19

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Southern colored help furnished, cooks, drivers, farm hands, etc. Martin & Co. No. 208 N. Ninth street, Richmond, Va."

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WANTED—Small girl, colored preferred, to attend two small children

Duryee, Mrs.
1911-07-10

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Small girl, colored preferred, to attend two small children. Mrs. Duryee, 169 New Street"

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WANTED—Honest, industrious colored boy...Piano Warerooms

Gibeson, J. Fred
1904-07-29

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Honest, industrious colored boy. Must give good references. Steady position to right boy. J. Fred Gibeson, Piano Warerooms, 193 Neilson St"

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WANTED—Experienced colored maid as chambermaid and waitress


1918-10-24

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Experienced colored maid as chambermaid and waitress, and willing to care for child or five in afternoons; three in family; references required. Call evenings. 2 Grant avenue."

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WANTED—Competent chambermaid and waitress


1903-03-24

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Competent chambermaid and waitress. Colored preferred. Apply 138 Livingston avenue, between 2 and 5 p.m."

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WANTED—COLORED WAITER MAN


1887-06-14

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—COLORED WAITER MAN, MUST understand his business and come well recommended. Apply at Palmer House."

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WANTED—Colored girl to work at Nixon Nitration Restaurant

Nixon Nitration Restaurant
1920-05-05

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Colored girl to work at Nixon Nitration Restaurant. $14 per week. Apply at Restaurant, Nixon, N.J."

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WANTED—Colored girl for lunch room work

Gibb, Mrs.
1918-01-22

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Colored girl for lunch room work. Must be neat and quick. Good pay. Apply 8 to 10 mornings. Mrs. Gibb 79 Jersey avenue."

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WANTED—At Wells Hospital, a competent colored maid

Wells Memorial Hospital
1911-04-01

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—At Wells Hospital, a competent colored maid for general housework; no cooking. Call between 8:30 and 10 a.m."

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WANTED—Ambitious colored woman to help with housework

Kalb, Mrs. A.
1918-09-09

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Ambitious colored woman to help with housework by day. Apply Mrs. A. Kalb, 176 Easton avenue."

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WANTED—A competent chambermaid and waitress, colored preferred


1911-10-31

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—A competent chambermaid and waitress, colored preferred; must be a good cleaner. Address A. L., Home News."

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WANTED—A COLORED GIRL for general housework

Stevens, Thomas
1889-03-25

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—A COLORED GIRL for general housework, to sleep home. Thomas Stevens, United States Hotel"

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WANTED Two colored housemaids at Wells Memorial Hospital

Wells Memorial Hospital
1910-10-06

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED Two colored housemaids at Wells Memorial Hospital. Call at 9 am."

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WANTED TO PURCHASE, Two active Negro Boys

Brush, T.
1795-10-26

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New Brunswick merchant Timothy Brush seeks to purchase two black boys at his Intelligence Office.

WANTED Bright colored boy...to wait on table


1903-12-28

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED Bright colored boy, about 18 years, to wait on table and work about house. Good position. Give reference. Experience preferred. Address "A. R.," this office."

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Walter White to Be Principal Speaker for Colored People


1922-04-19

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News announcing Walter F. White as the principal speaker for NAACP's upcoming mass meeting at the New Brunswick High School.

Walter G. Alexander II, senior photo from the Scarlet Letter yearbook


1943

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Senior photo of Walter G. Alexander II with a biographical note, printed in the 1943 Scarlet Letter yearbook.

Walter G. Alexander II, photo and information card

Rutgers University
1939 approx.

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Rutgers University Directory index card from the Office of Dean of Men containing a photograph and contact information for Walter Gilbert Alexander II (ENG 1943).

Vote for Klemmer Kalteissen (campaign card)


1920s

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Klemmer Kalteissen's campaign card for Middlesex County Board of Freeholders in the 1920s. Kalteissen first ran for freeholder in 1923 (unsuccessfully) and then succeeded in getting on the board in 1925. The card includes a portrait of Kalteissen.

Veronica Mary Henriksen senior photo from Quair yearbook


1944

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Senior photo of Veronica Mary Henriksen printed in the 1944 Quair yearbook.

Veronica Henriksen Wins Scholarship


1942-11-02

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The Plainfield Courier-News reports that Veronica Henriksen (DC 1944) is the recipient of a state scholarship.

Veronica Henriksen Secretary of NJC Club


1944-02-28

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The Plainfield Courier-News reports that Veronica Henriksen (DC 1944), in her capacity as secretary of the HEPS club at the New Jersey College for Women, is organizing a lecture by anthropologist John B. Adams on the subject "A Scientific Approach to…

Veronica Henriksen Receives Scholastic Honors at NJC


1943-05-19

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The Plainfield Courier-News reports that Veronica Henriksen has been elected vice-president of the Bees commuter student organization and achieved high scholastic honors during her junior year at the New Jersey College for Women (Douglass).

Veronica Henriksen high school senior photo


1940

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Page 27 of the Plainfield High School yearbook for the year 1940, which includes Veronica Henriksen's senior photo. Henriksen is the third known black woman to attend Douglass College, graduating in 1944.

Veronica Henriksen Graduating from NJC


1944-06-07

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The Plainfield Courier-News reports that Veronica Henriksen graduated from the New Jersey College for Women (Douglass College) on June 7, 1944, with a major in sociology and economy. Henriksen "in two weeks will begin an accelerated two years course…

Vermont Edward Allen, senior photo from the Scarlet Letter yearbook


1925

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Senior photo of Vermont Edward Allen with a biographical note, printed in the 1925 Scarlet Letter yearbook. Allen was known to his classmates by the nicknames "Ethan" and "eight ball." Allen was a commuter student and the only black student in his…

Vermont Edward Allen, junior photo from the Scarlet Letter yearbook


1924

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Junior photo of Vermont Edward Allen with a biographical note, printed in the 1924 Scarlet Letter yearbook.

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.

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Two-Year Delay Seen By Lawyers In the Parmore Case


1924-01-19

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Article about the Silas Parmore case in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News.

Two Seeking Council Seats at Plainfield; Minister, Funeral Director Enter Primaries for Positions on Slate of Republicans Seeking Office


1935-09-07

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Article in the New York Amsterdam News reporting that the Rev. Egerton E. Hall (Ed.D. 1933) and Joseph B. Judkins are seeking council seats at Plainfield, NJ. The candidates are sponsored by the Plainfield League of Colored Voters. The article…

TWO NEGROMEN [pickup notice for Matthew Fairfax and Levi Brown]

Keenon, Peter
1801-03-27

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Two black men, Matthew Fairfax and Levi Brown, were captured and committed to jail in New Brunswick as suspected runaways on January 1, 1801. Peter Keenon, the keeper of the prison of Middlesex county, publishes a notice stating that the two men will…

Twenty-five Dollars Rward [runaway ad for Nance]

Rue, William
1810-05-31

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Nance, a 20-year-old black woman, ran away from slaveholder William Rue on May 12, 1810, in the vicinity of Spotswood, Middlesex County (approximately 8 miles south of New Brunswick). Nance is literate and her master suspects that she forged a pass…

Twenty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Peat]

Vanderveer, Garret G.
1814-01-20

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Peat, a 25-year-old black man, ran away from slaveholder Garret G. Vanderveer, living within 6 miles of Monmouth Court House (in present-day Freehold, Monmouth County). Peat escaped on December 8, 1813. Garret G. Vanderveer offers a reward of $20 for…

Twenty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Cornelius Sinco aka Cornelius Bloomfield]

Crow, Benjamin
1816-02-08

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Cornelius Sinco, alias Cornelius Bloomfield, a black indented apprentice aged 19, ran away from his master Benjamin Crow in Woodbridge on October 15, 1815. His master offers a reward of $20 for Cornelius's return or confinement in the New Brunswick…

Twenty Dollar Rewards [runaway ad for Elsy Murray]

Bogart, Peter
1818-05-14

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Elsy Murray, a 20-year-old black woman, ran away from slaveholder Peter Bogart in Princeton on February 13, 1818. Elsy Murray could read well and had a pass for 2 days. She had a brother near Piscataway, and the slaveholder supposed that someone…

Tribute to teacher John Chandler in the Wardlaw-Hartridge School yearbook


1979

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Photograph and tribute to John T. Chandler RC1937 in the 1979 Tempora Et Mores yearbook of the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, NJ. Chandler was a physical education teacher and coach at the school. Chandler passed away in October of 1978, and the…

Treatment of Negroes


1922-05-06

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Opinion piece by a reporter in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News.

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To Rent, THAT elegant and established stand for business...also...For Sale, A BLACK WOMAN

Parker, William B.
1815-04-13

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William B. Parker and Joseph W. Scott, administrators of the estate of the late Alpheus Freeman, seek to sell a black woman, aged 24. Alpheus Freeman (1766-1813) was a Queen's College graduate, class of 1788, and a lawyer with substantial real estate…

TO BE SOLD. A HEALTHY, likely Negro girl


1794-11-11

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A slaveholder in the New Brunswick area seeks to sell a 14-year-old black girl in a private sale. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply for more information to the printer of the local newspaper…

TO BE SOLD, The TIME of a NEGRO BOY


1792-11-14

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A slaveholder in Trenton seeks to sell a 15-year-old black boy in a private sale. The boy is supposed to be manumitted at age 30 and has approximately 15 years left to serve. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are…

TO BE SOLD, A Young healthy likely NEGRO WOMAN


1792-05-01

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick seeks to sell a young black woman, aged 20, together with her 14-month-old daughter. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply to the printers of the Brunswic Gazette…

TO BE SOLD, A healthy young NEGRO WENCH and her MALE CHILD

Tindall, William
1793-01-23

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William Tindall of Trenton seeks to sell a young black woman and her son. He also offers to sell a 3-year-old black girl until she is approximately 15 years old. It is unclear whether the girl should become free or return to Tindall's household as a…

TO BE SOLD, a healthy NEGRO MAN

Bloomfield, Samuel
1795-10-26

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Samuel Bloomfield of Woodbridge seeks to sell a 25-year-old black man in a private sale.

To be SOLD at Private Sale...NEGRO WENCH...with a likely male child

Haskell, Samuel
1793-10-23

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Samuel Haskell seeks to sell a black woman, aged 20, together with her 18-month-old son in a private sale.

To be Sold at Private Sale. A NEGRO WENCH...also a Negro Boy

Story, William
1793-10-23

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William Story seeks to sell a black woman, aged 27, and a black boy aged 8, in Matchiponix (now usually spelled Matchaponix) in Middlesex County.

Time healing wounds for black alumni

Ottey, Michael A. W.
1989-10-22

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Clipping of the "Crossroads" column of October 22, 1989, discussing the first Rutgers University Black Alumni Reunion. The event marked the 20th anniversary of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center. Alice Jennings Archibald was among 400 black alumni who…

THREE POUNDS REWARD [runaway ad for Cato]

M'Kissick, William
1794-07-03

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A black man named Cato, aged 33, ran away from slaveholder William M'Kissick near Pluckemin, Somerset County. William M'Kissick offers a reward of 3 pounds for Cato's capture and mentions that Cato formerly belonged to Col. Philip Van Horne near…

Three Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Hannah and her daughter Peggy]

Law, James
1794-06-18

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Hannah an enslaved black woman, aged 22, ran away with her 2-year-old daughter Peggy and took a large bundle of clothing. Her master James Law (from Delaware Works) offered a 3 dollar reward for Hannah's capture.

Delaware Works was a mill property…

THREE DOLLARS REWARD [runaway ad for apprentice James Gilman]

Bloomfield, John
1792-05-01

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A 16-year-old apprentice named James Gilman ran away from his master John Bloomfield at Woodbridge on January 30, 1792. Gilman was seen leaving Boye's tavern in the village of Quibbletown (present-day New Market area in Piscataway) and going toward…

Thomas Titus photograph


1898 approx.

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Photograph of Thomas 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 the front of the photograph:
"An Early Member…

This is Apartheid! What Can We Do? Flyer for Rally and Demonstration


1977 approx.

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Flyer announcing an anti-apartheid rally at Livingston College (at Tillett Great Hall) and a demonstration at the Board of Governors meeting at Rutgers College Commons. The flyer provides information about apartheid and Rutgers investments in South…

Thirty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Tom]

Throckmorton, William
1799-12-10

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Tom, a black man, ran away from slaveholder William Throckmorton in South Amboy on August 25, 1799. Tom is about 25 years old. His master offers a reward of 30 dollars for Tom's return and notes that Tom was seen on the road to Trenton, possibly on…

The Significance of this Silver (25th) Anniversary of Rev. Henry A. Hildebrand's Pastorate of Mt. Zion AME Church

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1989-09-10

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Alice Jennings Archibald's remarks for the 25th anniversary of the Rev. Henry A. Hildebrand's pastorate of Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The Significance of this Occassion—160th Anniversary of Mt. Zion AME

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1987-10-25

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Alice Jennings Archibald's remarks for the banquet commemorating the 160th anniversary of the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick on October 25, 1987.

The Senior Missionary Society of Mt. Zion AME, History 1938–1983


1983

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Unsigned 4-page handwritten history of the Senior Missionary Society of the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick, written circa 1983.

The Rice Industrial and Literary Institute advertisement


1915-08-26

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Advertisement in the African American newspaper New York Age promoting the Rice Industrial and Literary Institute, a New Brunswick school.

The Founding of Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick
1990s approx.

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4-page printed church history, published circa 1990s, with information drawn from the Mount Zion AME Church's 150th and 165th anniversary journals and the 30th anniversary journal of pastor Henry A. Hildebrand.

The Bicentennial of the African Methodist Episcopal Church & the United States Constitution 1787–1987


1987

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2-page essay about the bicentennial of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the United States Constitution. The essay cites Wayne J. Dawkins's article in the July 1987 issue of Black Enterprise magazine regarding the financial power of AME…

The Alice Jennings Archibald History Library Brochure

Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick
2003/2009 approx.

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A trifold brochure about the Alice Jennings Archibald History Library, produced sometime between 2003 and 2009. A photograph of Alice Jennings Archibald is on the front of the brochure.

Clergy mentioned include Rt. Rev. Richard F. Norris, Rev.…

Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Will]

Fleming, James
1792-10-17

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Will, an enslaved black man, aged 28 years, ran away from Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, NJ. His master James Fleming offers a reward of 10 dollars for his capture.

Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for unnamed man]

Trimmer, John
1798-05-24

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Slaveholder John Trimmer issues a notice that an enslaved man ran away from him on April 22, 1798, in Dutch Valley (present-day Long Valley area, Morris County). Trimmer describes the fugitive as a "mulatto man" but does not mention his name. Trimmer…

Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Robin and Sam]

Robinson, Alexander
1792-05-01

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Two black men, Robin and Sam, ran away from slaveholder Alexander Robinson at Belment Farm, near Morristown, on April 9, 1792. Robin was 50 years old and Sam was younger, but his precise age is not mentioned in the newspaper notice. Alexander…

Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Lenor Dunnam]

Brown, David
1802-01-19

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Lenor Dunnam, a black woman aged 22, ran away from slaveholder David Brown in Gloucester County on November 14, 1801. The slaveholder offers a reward of $10 for her capture. This notice was published recurrently in the Trenton Federalist newspaper at…

Ten Dollars Reward [jailbreak notice for Rachel]

Farmer, George
1815-03-16

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Rachel, a 20-year-old black woman, escaped from the Middlesex County jail in New Brunswick on the night of January 15, 1814. George Farmer, owner of the Belle Vue estate across the river from New Brunswick (in present-day Highland Park) offers a…

TAKEN UP [pickup notice for John]

Drake, Henry
1799-12-31

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John, a 16-year-old black boy, was captured and held at the state penitentiary in Trenton in December of 1799 as a runaway. Henry Drake, the marshall of the prison, posts a pickup notice about John's capture and requests John's master to pick him up…

Take Issue with Georgia Paper on Parmore's Arrest


1924-01-10

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Article about the Silas Parmore case in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News.

Support Consciousness Day Protest


1977 approx.

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Flyer for a Consciousness Day Protest at the Rutgers Student Center. Probably produced by the Coalition in Solidarity with Southern African Liberation (CISSAL); preserved with CISSAL broadsides, but no organization name is listed on the flyer.…

Suggestions for Mt. Zion AME Church 150th Anniversary Oct. 1977


1977

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Suggestions for the 150th anniversary of the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick, including notes on drama, concert, art exhibit, memory lane, and pageant.

STOP THE RUNAWAY! [Will Rigg]

Dunant, Edward
1793-01-23

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Will Rigg, an indented black man, ran away from his master Edward Dunant of Philadelphia on January 12, 1793. In the following week, Will Rigg has been seen at Trenton, Princeton, and Flemington, where he is well known to residents. Edward Dunant…

Stop Rutgers Investment in South African Apartheid

Coalition in Solidarity with Southern African Liberation (CISSAL)
1977

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Draft of a divestment campaign leaflet produced by the Coalition in Solidarity with Southern African Liberation (CISSAL), a Rutgers student organization. The leaflet details Rutgers investments in banks and corporations that keep apartheid alive in…

Statement of receipts and expenses in the Parmore case

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. New Brunswick Branch (NAACP)
1924-04-07

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Statement of receipts and expenses in the Silas Parmore case on NAACP New Brunswick Branch letterhead, dated April 7, 1924.

SOUTHERN colored help furnished

Martin & Co.
1911-05-05

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "SOUTHERN colored help furnished; cooks, maids, drivers, farm and dairy hands, etc. Martin & Co. 828 E Broad Street, Richmond, VA"

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Some Suggested Ways to Get More Women Involved in Church Work

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1982-08-21

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Alice Jennings Archibald's notes for Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick regarding ideas for women's involvement, dated August 21, 1982.

Sojourner Truth Apartments photograph

Rutgers University

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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.

Society for Advancement of Colored People Here


1922-04-03

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News listing these newly elected officers of the New Brunswick NAACP: president, N. G. Thompson [correct name is Moses G. Thompson]; vice president, J. W. Watson; secretary, Thomas A. Matthews;…

Social Notes


1951-07-25

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The Plainfield Courier-News mentions Veronica Henriksen (DC 1944) in the "Social Notes" section. Henriksen is flying to California for a month-long vacation.

Sketch of the second site of the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick

Marsh, Herbert
1970s approx.

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Sketch of the second site of the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick, by artist Herbert Marsh. Date unknown; likely 1970s.