Find a list and brief description of our collections below.
Also, check out the Nancy Thompson Library Digital Media Collection:
Another great resource on campus is the Holocaust Resource Center. Information about their holdings can be found at http://www.kuhrc.org.
When citing collection material, please consult the following webpage: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/c.php?g=352889&p=2378064
|Univeristy Archives||Ice House, Liberty Hall Campus||Papers created by the University, from 1855 to the present, with the bulk of the collection from the 1930s to the 1970s.|
|Robert Winthop Kean Congressional Papers||Ice House, Liberty Hall Campus||Mr. Kean, the father of former Governor Thomas Kean, was a prominent New Jersey politician who served in the House of Representatives from 1939 to 1959. His career on Capitol Hill spanned two critical decades in 20th Century American history.|
|Newspapers on Microfilm||Nancy Thompson Library||New Chatham Journal 1779-1783, New Jersey Journal 1786-1864 and 1867-1876|
|New Jersey, Published Archives Series, 1631-1782||Ice House, Liberty Hall Campus||Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. The Archives include copies of records from a wide variety of documents from the state’s early history, with some predating the earliest permanent European settlement of Bergen in 1660. Includes wills and newspaper articles.|
|Guillermo Thorn Photographs||Nancy Thompson Library||Photographic images taken by Guillermo Thorn, a resident of Plainfield, New Jersey, photographer of the 19th century. The collection offers an insightful view of Victorian New Jersey, focusing on the middle class of America's "Guilded Age."|
|Rare and New Jersey Related Books||Nancy Thompson Library||More than 1000 titles related to early settlement, people, places, events, literature and other New Jersey topics. The majority are dated from the 20th century and at least a quarter are from the 18th and 19th centuries. Many titles are included in the Library Catalog.|
|Florence P. Dwyer Congressional Papers (in process)||Nancy Thompson Library||Ms. Dwyer was the second woman – and first Republican woman -- elected to Congress from New Jersey. She served in the House from 1957 to 1972. She was a staunch advocate for women’s rights, and was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War. In-process.|
|Nancy Thompson WWII Letter Collection||Ice House, Liberty Hall Campus||Nancy Thompson was the librarian at Newark State Teachers College – now called Kean University. During World War II, nearly 200 Newark State students and alumni served in the armed forces and wrote letters to Thompson and several other college personnel. This collection offers new perspectives on the war itself as well as the political, cultural, and racial discourse of the time.|
|New Jersey Historical Collection||Nancy Thompson Library||An assortment of historic documents, mostly from the 18th and 19th Centuries. It includes bout 10 linear feet of New Jersey related letters, etc, arranged alphabetically.|
|Rita S. Gittens Letter and Photograph Collection||Nancy Thompson Library||This collection includes letters and photographs that belonged to Rita S. Gittens. The 10 letters cover the World War II era from African-American perspectives, describing military life, homesickness, and relationships, including romantic feelings.There are portrait and family photographs, mostly from the 1940s and two later 19th century portraits.|
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