This collection, acquired by the History Center over the course of nearly 100 years, contains thousands of photographs and graphic images that provide a visual narrative of Morris County, New Jersey history. It started as a small collection, but in time has grown to over 10,000 items. Subjects include the Morris Canal, 19th century …
Frederick Venton Curtiss was an innovative freelance photographer who documented people, places and events in the Morristown, New Jersey area from 1903 to 1938. This collection of photographs provides images of social and historical events as well as glimpses into everyday life in the Morris County region.
The Frederick Venton …
This previously unidentified Civil War diary spent years tucked away in our Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection. With a little detective work, the author of the diary is determined to be Captain George Douglas Wise, a Confederate officer, and a relative by marriage to the Miller family of Morristown. Born in 1831 on the Eastern Shore …
The Jacob Arnold Family Papers, 1763-1878, highlight a number of business transactions between Jacob Arnold and several members of Morristown and the surrounding area. The donors of these papers found them in the walls and attic of a home they were renovating in the Morristown area. The collection contains documents including mortgages, …
This rare scrapbook of the Morris County Golf Club Championship of 1898 is one of only a few editions that are known to still exist today. It was compiled by Charles A. Kip and is edition 14 of 100 copies. Founded in 1894, The Morris County Golf Club was the only club in the country that was initially established and operated by women. …
Welcome to the North Jersey History & Genealogy Center Digital Collections, a department within the Morristown & Morris Township Public Library. We present materials here that are from our Special Collections and Archives, ranging in subject matter from everyday life in 19th century Northern Jersey, to the art of Thomas Nast and A.B. Frost, detailed historical maps and atlases, Morristown's Gilded Age, and fascinating images of Morris County life by the early 20th century documentary photographer Frederick Curtiss. Our patrons are now able to find images and historical information with easy and accurate subject searching, and we are able to save wear and tear on these fragile items. Collections are presented in a variety of formats, including photographs, art, and text. Our Digital Collections are expanded and updated on an ongoing basis.
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