Garden State Harvest: New Jersey's Agricultural Heritage

Garden State Harvest: New Jersey's Agricultural Heritage

An Exhibition

Organized and Curated by
Special Collections and University Archives,

Rutgers University Libraries

February 13-April 30, 2008
Co-Sponsored by
The Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
and
The New Jersey Museum of Agriculture

Garden State Harvest: New Jersey's Agricultural Heritage, 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. The exhibition built upon a wealth of printed materials held by Special Collections and University Archives, such as NJ state fair posters, farm equipment manufacturers’ catalogs, and product brochures for horses, cows, oysters, and fruit and vegetables from the Sinclair New Jersey Collection. Items from the Manuscripts Collection include diaries from farm women, account books by farmers, and the personal papers of George H. Cook. The exhibit also includes rare maps and drawings from the Map Collection, including turn of the century county farm maps. Historic material from the University Archives includes photographs from the past 100 years of farms from throughout the state as well as the records of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station from 1889-1962.

The exhibit is also enriched immeasurably by the input and insights we’ve received from our co-sponsors: the Office of the Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. In addition, we are pleased to note the many valuable contributions to the exhibition from the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, and the New Jersey State Archives.

Related Links

Belle Mead Stock Farm Catalog
Young Boy and Irises, Agricultural Field Day, 1939.
College Farm Barn (Rutgers)
New Jersey College of Agriculture, ca. 1930
Cow milking
Mother and children picking flowers in the display garden
Peter Henderson's Garden Guide and Record, 1917
Peter Henderson & Co. Mid-Summer Catalog, 1899.
A catalog from H. T. Dewey and Sons Co.
Worker with tomato plants
Montclair Jam Kitchens Catalog (list of Pure Home Products)
Pig in mud
Order sheet of Pomona Nurseries
The Rutgers Tomato
Silver Lake Brand Beets Label
Veggie Queen and Her Court
Vineland Eggs
Belle Mead Stock Farm Catalog
Young Boy and Irises, Agricultural Field Day, 1939.
College Farm Barn (Rutgers)
New Jersey College of Agriculture, ca. 1930
Cow milking
Mother and children picking flowers in the display garden
Peter Henderson's Garden Guide and Record, 1917
Peter Henderson & Co. Mid-Summer Catalog, 1899.
A catalog from H. T. Dewey and Sons Co.
Worker with tomato plants
Montclair Jam Kitchens Catalog (list of Pure Home Products)
Pig in mud
Order sheet of Pomona Nurseries
The Rutgers Tomato
Silver Lake Brand Beets Label
Veggie Queen and Her Court
Vineland Eggs