Stockton University: Center to Preserve Jewish Farming History Receives Grant

Stockton University: Center to Preserve Jewish Farming History Receives Grant. “The Alliance Heritage Center will use a new grant to create a public digital database of its collection documenting the history of Jewish farming in southern New Jersey. The New Jersey Historical Commission recently awarded more than $300,000 to 14 organizations to explore under-represented history in the state, including $24,500 to the Alliance Heritage Center at Stockton University.”

Central Jersey: New Jersey Network collection added to American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Central Jersey: New Jersey Network collection added to American Archive of Public Broadcasting . “The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has released the New Jersey Network (NJN) Special Collection, featuring more than 3,000 streaming programs from New Jersey public television dating from 1971 to 2011. The growing collection will eventually include nearly 25,000 items representing 40 years of programs from one of the largest producers of local public television in the United States, covering governmental, cultural and historic affairs, according to a press release.”

North Jersey: New database maps African American cemeteries in New Jersey

North Jersey: New database maps African American cemeteries in New Jersey. “Across New Jersey, numerous African American burial sites contain prominent figures and regular folks, freed and enslaved peoples. Like others across the United States, these grounds are a treasure trove ripe for discovery, connecting family and American histories. But where are they all? Researchers and genealogists would have a tough time finding a guide. There is no official database. At last count, more than 40 have been identified in New Jersey.”

‘Hi Haters’: Why New Jersey’s Twitter Account Is Like No Other (New York Times)

New York Times: ‘Hi Haters’: Why New Jersey’s Twitter Account Is Like No Other. “Over the past two years, Ms. [Megan] Coyne and Ms. [Pearl] Gabel have channeled their innate, deeply felt love for New Jersey into a bold, sassy social media account that has generated considerable attention on Twitter, where celebrities, thirsty brands and influencers compete for clicks. Perhaps more impressively, the two have managed to distill a playfully combative New Jersey swagger into state-centric memes and quips that feel authentic both to the internet and to the Garden State itself.”

Jewish Community Voice: New archive will preserve South Jersey Jewish history

Jewish Community Voice: New archive will preserve South Jersey Jewish history. “For some time, [Ruth] Bogutz and the Tri-county Jewish Historical Society collected photos, documents and memorabilia that documented the strengths of the Jewish community in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties, and utilized them in educational programs. That collection, which is still housed today at the Camden County Historical Society, is open for students and scholars to research and learn from.”

OCNJ Daily: Ocean City Man’s Passion Leads to Image Archive

OCNJ Daily: Ocean City Man’s Passion Leads to Image Archive. “Wonderful pictures are stock in trade of [the website]. Categories include the 9th St. Bridge including the old one, the new one and the demolition of the former and construction of the latter. The Sindia, storms, boardwalk, Music Pier are other examples of categories. Just about anything you can think of concerning Ocean City has a pictorial home on Mike’s site. At present, there are thousands of images in 845 files and 43 albums.”

Newark Public Library: Introducing The Newark Public Library Digital Archive

Newark Public Library: Introducing The Newark Public Library Digital Archive. “As part of the My Newark Story project, the Newark Public Library has digitized over 50 collections and 23,000 items related to African American, Latino and Newark history! These include photographs, city directories, documents, objects, newspapers, documents, maps and more!… Highlights include thousands of photos of Newark Public Schools, the Samuel Berg collection of Newark Street photos, Newark maps and atlases, Newark area newspapers (including the Newark Herald, City News, and La Tribuna!) & so much more!”