National Historical Publications & Records Commission

New Jersey Grants

NHPRC Grants by State and Territory


  • Entries span the dates of projects funded in that state since 1976.
  • Each list is categorized by:
    1. Records Projects
    2. Publications Projects
  • Each award is identified in parentheses by the year of the award and grant number.

These New Jersey grants span 1976 - 2014

Records Projects

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
$109,570 to support Digitizing the Origins of the Cold War, a two-year project to digitize 416,000 pages representing portions of six manuscript collections concerning the Cold War. Specifically, the project will digitize correspondence, speeches, diaries, and other primary documents from the Council on Foreign Relations collection, and the papers of Adlai Stevenson, George F. Kennan, Allen W. Dulles, John Foster Dulles, and James V. Forrestal. (RD10118-13)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, NJ
$57,390 to support a project to digitize two collections of materials, totaling 94,000 pages, in the areas of public housing law and urban history. (RD10059-11)

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
$122,848 to process 1,965 linear feet of records of the American Civil Liberties Union, which consists of national and regional records, 1960-1990. (RP50028-10)

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
$57,133 to support the processing of the George F. Kennan Papers and the James Forrestal Papers, two important collections of Cold War Era documents. (RP50003-08)

New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management, Trenton, NJ
$56,642 to support basic activities of the state historical records advisory board and expand the scope of its statewide Connecting to Collections Project. (RC10035-08)

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
$58,652 to support the second year of its processing project for the Papers of American Economists. (RA05606-07)

New Jersey State Historical Records Advisory Board, Trenton, NJ
$9,985 in partial support of the board's administrative expenses for two years. (2006-027)

Princeton University, Princeton, NY
$62,444 to appraise, arrange, and describe 28 collections totaling 1,146 linear feet of personal papers of economists and demographers and the organizational records of institutions involved in international development and finance, monetary policy, population research, public finance, economic policy, and business. (2005-034)

The Newark Museum Association, Newark, NJ
$41,400 for the education at the Newark Museum, to process 200 linear feet of paper records and 3,000 photographic prints that document the institution's educational activities from 1909 to the present. The project team will create at least 10 print- and EAD-finding aids, MARC-AMC records, and numerous database entries in the museum's collections management system. (2004-087)

New Jersey State Historical Records Advisory Board, Trenton, NJ
$19,970 in partial support of the board's administrative expenses for two years. (2004-015)

The Newark Museum Association, Newark, NJ
$51,500 for its Institutional Records Processing Project to arrange, describe, and make available museum records dealing with exhibitions, collections, educational outreach, and marketing. (2003-003)

New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, NJ
$188,220 to arrange, describe, and catalog 435 manuscript collections documenting the state's economic and social transformation, 1750-1860. (99-083)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
$73,556 for a project to arrange and describe the records of Frances R. Grant and Robert Alexander, two individuals involved in U.S. non-government organizations in Latin America. (98-076)

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
$43,500 to host an archival administration fellowship. (98-046)

New Jersey Historical Records Advisory Board, Trenton, NJ
$33,100 to produce a strategic plan for ensuring preservation and access to state historical records. (98-003)

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
$55,206 for an 18-month project to organize, describe, catalog, and provide more effective access to three major collections and seven smaller collections (comprising 631 linear feet) in its Seeley G. Mudd Library relating to Cold War era liberalism. The major collections include the Fund for the Republic Archives, Freedom House Archives, and the records of Franklin Book Programs, Inc. (97-084)

New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, NJ
$41,322 for a one-year project to preserve, arrange, describe, and publicize 60 collections relating to the history of health care in New Jersey. The collections, comprising approximately 160 feet of records, cover a time span of more than 250 years dating from the mid-18th century. (97-061)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
$87,013 to arrange and describe four collections that document the involvement of women in twentieth-century public life: the League of Women Voters of New Jersey (73 cubic feet, 1913-1990), the Consumers League of New Jersey (56 cubic feet, 1896-1979), the New Jersey Welfare Council (61 cubic feet, 1919-1987), and Mary Roebling (103 cubic feet, 1906-1993). (96-077)
Project Web Site

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
$55,723 to arrange and describe the records of four New Jersey utopian communities: Jersey Homesteads, Farmingdale, the Modern School, and Free Acres. The records, dating from 1893 to the present, total approximately 81 cubic feet. In addition to processing the collections, project staff will enter records into RLIN (Research Libraries Information Network) and OCLC (Online Computer Library Center). (95-047)
Project Web Site

Princeton University, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton, NJ
$149,106 for a two-year project to establish a records management program for the records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and to survey, arrange, and describe approximately 6,000 feet of archival records (ca. 1945-present) currently housed at Princeton and at ACLU headquarters in New York. (93-062)
Project Web Site

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
$83,918 to process the records of the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine, and Furniture Workers, AFL-CIO, 1949 to date. (91-136)

New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management, Trenton, NJ
$40,900 to develop four units of a series of training modules in archival and records management theory, methodology, and law for state and local government officials. The modules will integrate a professionally produced videotape, printed workbooks, and personal instruction. (89-015)

New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management, Trenton, NJ
$19,238 to encourage development of municipal records programs throughout the state. The project will prepare and distribute a manual for local officials and conduct seminars on the administration of municipal records. (85-126)

Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ
$5,510 to process the papers of psychologist and educator Gertrude Hildreth. The project will evaluate the usefulness of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology publication, Appraising the Records of Science and Technology: A Guide, for appraising social science collections. (85-114)

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
$3,634 for consultation to survey the institute's historical documents and to plan an archival program. Since its founding in 1930, the institute has sponsored major research in the social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. (85-086)

New Jersey State Historical Records Advisory Board, Trenton, NJ
$25,000 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state, identify problems, frame potential solutions, and outline actions that can be taken. (81-123)

William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ
$1,408 to arrange, describe, and microfilm the papers of William Paterson, New Jersey's first attorney general and a member of the United States Supreme Court. (81-055)

Monmouth County Historical Association, Freehold, NJ
$17,050 to arrange and describe the association's manuscript collections. (80-054)

New Jersey State Library, Archives and History Bureau, Trenton, NJ
$9,932 to continue its survey of New Jersey county records of historical value and to develop improved county records programs. (79-121)

New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, NJ
$31,215 for a two-year joint project with the Newark Public Library to survey and selectively accession into New Jersey repositories records of business firms and labor organizations in Newark. (78-078, 79-095)

Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
$15,553 to preserve photographs in the New Jersey Picture Collection and to prepare a reference microfilm and finding aid to the photos. (78-066)

New Jersey State Library, Archives and History Bureau, Trenton, NJ
$20,500 to survey county records of historical value in New Jersey and to develop improved programs for county records in the State. (78-052)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $ 1,648,138

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Publications Projects

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
$1,667,357 for the Papers of Thomas A. Edison. (1989-2012)
Project In Progress
Project Web Site

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
$4,124,347 for the Papers of Thomas Jefferson. (1976-2014)
Project In Progress
Project Web Site

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
$1,082,326 for the Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. (1987-2010)
Project Completed
Project Web Site

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
$55,000 for a fellowship in historical editing at the Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony project. (DF10006-08)

Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ
$60,000 for subvention support for the Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. (through 2011)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
$55,000 for a fellowship in historical editing at the Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony project. (DF10002-07)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
$1,000 for travel funds for its fellowship in historical editing of the Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. (2000)

Mary K. Trigg (Ph.D., Brown University, Providence, RI), Bernardsville, NJ
$38,400 for a fellowship in historical editing at the Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony project, Rutgers University. The fellowship will provide 11 months' training in historical editing. (95-107)

Joseph Bedford (Ph.D. candidate, Rutgers University), Atlantic Highlands, NJ
$25,000 for a fellowship in historical editing at the Papers of Samuel Gompers, University of Maryland. (1992)

New Jersey Historical Commission, Trenton, NJ
$205,950 for the Papers of William Livingston. (1977-87)
Project Completed

Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ
$146,863 for subvention support for the Papers of Woodrow Wilson and the Papers of Thomas Jefferson. (1977-84)

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
$139,000 for the Papers of Philip Mazzei. (1978-81)
Project Completed

New Jersey Historical Commission, Trenton, NJ
$20,000 for subvention support for the Papers of William Livingston. (1980-81)

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
$36,084 for the Papers of Woodrow Wilson. (1976-78)
Project Completed

Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
$6,225 for the Papers of David Avery. (1977)
Project Completed

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $ 7,458,654

TOTAL $9,106,792

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