Picking a Name

posted Sep 10, 2015, 6:51 AM by Erin C. Alghandoor   [ updated Sep 4, 2018, 6:28 AM ]

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 Jersey State Teachers College, and Newark State College. The resolution and meeting minutes for the Name Change Committee, including pages with name recommendations, can be found in the University Archives Collection.

Click on the following links to see the to see a selection of names that didn't make the cut, the resolution, and an article announcing the name change from the Linden Leader newspaper. 

Send the archivist a selfie with one of the real signs featured in the image: archives@kean.edu.  The first 2 will each win a $5 gift card to Starbucks!