**Important Announcement**
We relocated to the Liberty Hall Museum and Academic Center at the end of August. Come visit us in the Research Library on the first floor, room 105. 

We love visitors, but an appointment is necessary.  Contact Erin at ealghand@kean.edu to schedule a time to visit or research.  Classes,
faculty, staff, and outside researchers are all welcome.

From the Archives

  • The Dress Code By late 1945, the United States was finally out of the Great Depression and out of a state of war. The country began a change back to normalcy, and college ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2017, 10:57 AM by Erin C. Alghandoor
  • Homecoming Interested in learning more about the start of our Football Team, Homecoming, or the Cougar mascot?  Take a look at the following issues of the student newspaper:17 October 1970 ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2018, 6:28 AM by Erin C. Alghandoor
  • Picking a Name September’s Document of the Month highlights the resolution changing the name of Newark State College to Kean College of New Jersey. Previous names have included Newark Normal School, New ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2018, 6:28 AM by Erin C. Alghandoor
  • Lincoln's Day of Thanksgiving As the nation wraps up commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the Kean University Archives and Special Collections takes a look at a special ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2018, 6:29 AM by Erin C. Alghandoor
  • Robert Winthrop Kean Congressional Papers Robert Winthrop Kean, the father of former Governor Thomas Kean and grandfather of state Senator Thomas Kean Jr., was a prominent New Jersey politician who served in the House of ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2018, 6:29 AM by Erin C. Alghandoor
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  • The Great War and Our Campus During the first World War, Kean University was called the State Normal School at Newark.  When the United States entered the Great War on April 6, 1917, the students and ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2018, 8:03 AM by Erin C. Alghandoor
  • From the City to the Suburbs The Relocation of our Educational Institution in the 1950s For its first hundred years, Kean University was based in Newark and was known as Newark State Teachers College. As time ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2017, 1:28 PM by Erin C. Alghandoor
  • Fall 2014-Summer 2015: Nancy Thompson Scrapbook Collection After the United States entered World War II in 1941, librarian Nancy Thompson began reaching out to students and alumni in the armed services. Many wrote back. The letters and ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2015, 11:49 AM by Erin C. Alghandoor
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