Collection Overview

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Find a list and brief description of our collections below. 
Kean University Yearbooks               

The finding aid for The League of Women’s Voters of Union County in New Jersey is available here.

Another great resource on campus is the Holocaust Resource Center. Information about their holdings can be found at

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CollectionLocationBrief description
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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.  
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.  
Newspapers on Microfilm Nancy Thompson Library The New-Jersey Journal 1777-1783, New Jersey Journal 1786-1864 and 1867-1876 
The League of Women’s Voters of Union County in New Jersey Nancy Thompson Learning Commons The records of the League of Women’s Voters of NJ include correspondence, events files, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings concerning community projects, documents surrounding voter registration projects, as well as pamphlets and booklets created by the LWV. The strength of the collection is found with the correspondence, meeting minutes, and pamphlets. These series give a historical overview of the involvement and impact the Council has had in Union County, and New Jersey in general. The bulk of the material is from the 1970s. 
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