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Railroads had a pervasive presence and an immense social, economic, cultural, and technological influence in late 19th and early 20th century New Jersey. Then as now, most people in New Jersey were within earshot, at least, of the sound of a train.

"Battles for the Ballot" can be found in almost any period of the United States' elections, past and present.  This exhibit provides a venue for visitors to come together and think critically about the lessons to be learned from past New Jersey elections.

Celebration of Scholarship - New Brunswick recognizes the scholarly accomplishments of our Rutgers–New Brunswick authors and creators, showcasing their published academic works of the past year.

This exhibit focuses on the period of Chinese Exclusion that lasted from 1882-1943.  Under the guidance of Rutgers Professor, Andy Urban, student curators conducted original research examining the history of Chinese immigration to New Jersey under the Exclusion laws.

This online exhibition celebrates the life and achievements of Clifford Philip Case (1904-1982) and serves as a companion to the permanent exhibition on the senator’s life and work which was installed in the Clifford P. Case Seminar Room in October 2006.

This digital exhibition considers the goals of the Great Society as exemplified by the Senate career of Harrison Williams and, from another angle, it places Williams´s legislative efforts in the context of the liberal vision held by many Americans in the 1960s and 1970s.

This exhibit is a celebration of New Jersey's dynamic agricultural history from the pre-colonial period to the present, and an illustration of its impact on our state's history and culture. See  NJ state fair posters, and product brochures for horses, cows, oysters, and fruit.

Learn about tools and techniques  John de Poll uses to create and engrave "Intersection".

This exhibition explores Seabrook Farms' layered histories, focusing in particular on the relationship between captive labor and capitalism that defined the company's employment practices and government-backed hiring strategies during the 2nd World War and its immediate aftermath.

This exhibition showcases key moments in Milton’s long career in relation to the changing world of print and other forms of written expression. It combines the holdings of Rutgers’ collection of Milton and his contemporaries with generous loans from other libraries.

The New Jersey Book Arts Symposium is an annual daylong event on the first Friday in November that presents contemporary work by living New Jersey book artists. Recorded here are some of the programs and photos from the event over the years.

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. In 2020, celebrations and commemorations are being held throughout the United States. The anniversary is giving rise to new research and countless exhibitions and publications.

This exhibit traces the early history of music at Rutgers University from the foundation of the Glee Club, one of the oldest and most prominent collegiate groups in the country to the incorporation of music into Rutgers' educational mission in the early 20th century.

A collaborative project with the Department of Landscape Architecture and the Ramapough Lunaape Nation, promoting environmental justice advocacy and curriculum development for Native American history and contemporary Indigenous land relations.

The letters of John Bogart, 1778 graduate of Queen’s College and tutor in the college during the American Revolution, are exchanges between Bogart and the Queen’s College community from 1776 to 1782.  They provide a glimpse into the college during this pivotal time in history.

Features high-resolution images, as well as selected PDFs, that represent our rich holdings across several collecting areas. The site supports research, teaching, and exploration of primary resources.

Although the battlefields were miles from its borders, the bitter struggles of the American Civil War (1861-1865) had a profound effect on New Jersey. New Jersey supplied over 88,000 men to the Union armies, and was represented in every major battle.

The Pivotal Right traces the continuing activism of New Jersey women's organizations and individuals in the years following the achievement of “the pivotal right.”  The exhibit commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, New York.

A gallery exhibition of 18 selected woodblocks created by Lynd Ward for his 6th graphic novel Vertigo: A Novel in Woodcuts (1937).

This exhibit collection is part of the You're U.S. project by artist Emile B. Klein. Klein blended oral histories, oil paintings, and short biographical essays to tell the stories of the American people.