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State Archives/Bureau of Archives & History collective manuscript series and similar filings


Many of the collections listed on this page consist of donations of individual documents received over the eighty-year history of the Archives.


Series:
Department of Education
New Jersey State Library
Bureau of Archives and History
Manuscript Collection, 1680s-1970s
Control #:
SEDSL006
Format:
41.25 c.f. (66 boxes and 9 map folders); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological within record type
Notes:
Includes early records for: governors, legislature, courts, Hunterdon County, local elections, Revolutionary War, etc.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Deeds and Miscellaneous Land Records, 1669-1947
Control #:
SNJSA001
Format:
15 c.f. (28 boxes and 7 map drawers)
Arrangement:
Chronological or by accession number

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Miscellaneous Business Records, 1711-1926
Control #:
SNJSA002
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological or by accession number

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1739-1941
Control #:
SNJSA003
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Miscellaneous Depositions, 1743-1906
Control #:
SNJSA004
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Portraits of New Jersey Government Officials, ca. 1763-1994
Control #:
SNJSA005
Format:
4.75 c.f. (9 boxes and 1 map drawer)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by subject

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Miscellaneous Religious Records, 1765-1873
Control #:
SNJSA006
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Miscellaneous Bible and Family Records, ca. 1722-1952
Control #:
SNJSA007
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes)
Notes:
Beginning date reflects earliest vital date noted in Bible records, not date of Bible or family record.

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Miscellaneous Photographs, ca. 1870-1991
Control #:
SNJSA008
Format:
2.5 c.f. (4 boxes, 4 map foders)
Arrangement:
By category, then date

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Original Military Commissions, Discharge Papers and Soldiers' Memorials, 1861-1910
Control #:
SNJSA009
Format:
1 c.f. (13 items)
Arrangement:
By date
Notes:
Most of these records pertain to Civil War soldiers.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Commemorative Ribbons and Memorabilia, 1882-1918
Control #:
SNJSA010
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Notes:
Consists of mostly Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) encampment and Civil War regimental reunion ribbons (9th & 12th Regiments).
Restrictions:
Materials are fragile and require special permission for viewing

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Miscellaneous Broadsides, 1697 & 1844-1910
Control #:
SNJSA011
Format:
2.15 c.f. (14 items)

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Manuscripts Filed by Subject [BAH "Subject File, Pre-1900"], 1699-1900
Control #:
SNJSA012
Format:
3 c.f. (6 boxes)
Arrangement:
Grouped by subject

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Miscellaneous Personal Records, 1807-1908
Control #:
SNJSA013
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes)

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Papers relating to the United States Constitution [Copies], 1788-1790
Control #:
SNJSA014
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Petitions of Insolvent Debtors, 1747-1818
Control #:
SNJSA015
Format:
1 c.f. (3 vols.)
Arrangement:
By county, then chronological
Notes:
Includes petitions to the Legislature and to the Supreme Court. Consult index at the end of Volume 3.

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Petitions for Naturalization, 1749-1810
Control #:
SNJSA016
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 vol.)
Notes:
Includes petitions to both the Supreme Court and the Legislature. Consult name index in Search Room. Some items formerly AM Papers.

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Inquisitions on the Dead, 1688-1798
Control #:
SNJSA017
Format:
0.4 c.f. (4 vols., 1 card file box); 3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By county, then chronological
Notes:
Consult name index at the beginning of reel 1 of microfilm.

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Card File on Revolutionary War Battles and Skirmishes in New Jersey, ca. 1976
Control #:
SNJSA018
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By locality name
Notes:
Includes references to historical documents not held by the State.

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Atlas Collection, 1870s-1980s
Control #:
SNJSA019
Format:
120 c.f. (121 atlases)
Arrangement:
By call number

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
County Lists of Freeholders, 1745-1755
Control #:
SNJSA020
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes); 1 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
Produced by sheriffs, apparently for Grand Jury purposes. Includes Burlington, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris and Somerset Cos.

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Map Collection, ca. 1666-1990s
Control #:
SNJSA021
Format:
45.5 c.f. (various)
Notes:
Includes "S", "P", "N" and "V" maps, and many uncataloged items.

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Miscellaneous Business Ledgers, 1789-1918
Control #:
SNJSA022
Format:
7 c.f. (27 vols.)

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Paper Currency, 1759-1935
Control #:
SNJSA023
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Restrictions:
Patrons must have special permission to see these items

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Railroad Schedules, 1871-1962
Control #:
SNJSA024
Format:
0.15 c.f. (1 folder)
Arrangement:
By railroad

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Cultural Resource Survey Reports and Historic Structure Documentation, 1986-2006
Control #:
SNJSA026
Format:
6.3 c.f. (8 boxes, 2 map folders)
Arrangement:
Accession number order
Notes:
Includes Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) reports.

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Rare Books [Published], 1732-1811
Control #:
SNJSA027
Format:
2.6 c.f. (11 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Collection includes early compiled laws of New Jersey and Smith's "History of the Colony of Nova-Caesaria, or New-Jersey."
Restrictions:
Patrons should consult filmed or reprinted copies.

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Letters and Miscellaneous Records, 1738-1842
Control #:
SSTSE024
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
AM Papers, 1693-1905
Control #:
SSTSE052
Format:
17 c.f. (26 boxes)
Arrangement:
By AM number
Notes:
"AM" apparently stands for "Autographed Manuscript." The series consists of legislative papers predominantly (mostly pre-1850).


~ The collections listed on this page represent 277.1 c.f. of paper records and 5 reels of microfilm ~



To contact the New Jersey State Archives about research, reference services, records transfers or donations, please email us at njarchives@sos.state.nj.us


This page last updated 05/17/2006