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Sixteen Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Minn]

Abel, Jacob
1792-11-07

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Minn, a 30-year-old black man, ran away from his master Jacob Abel of Easton (Northampton County, Pennsylvania) on October 15, 1792. Minn may have gone to his father's home in Trenton. Jacob Abel posts a reward of $16 for Minn's capture in the…

Cartoon: Puttin' on a Lot of Dog

Amon, Frank S.
1926-09

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Cartoon printed in September 1926 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image depicts a black man putting on a shoe with his toes exposed through a large hole in his sock. The caption below the image reads: "PUTTIN'…

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Section header: Rooster Eggs

Amon, Frank S.
1926-11

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Drawing printed in November 1926 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image depicts a black character holding an axe and dragging a rooster by the neck. This image served as the header for a recurring feature called…

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Cartoon: Thanks for the Boogy Ride

Amon, Frank S.
1927-02

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Cartoon printed in February 1927 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image depicts two black characters carrying a litter or sedan chair; a mustached face peeks from behind the sedan curtain, and a female figure…

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The Significance of this Occassion—160th Anniversary of Mt. Zion AME

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1987-10-25

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Alice Jennings Archibald's remarks for the banquet commemorating the 160th anniversary of the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick on October 25, 1987.

Echoes from the 164th Anniversary

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1991-10-27

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Alice Jennings Archibald's message commemorating the 164th anniversary of the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick on October 27, 1991.

Persons mentioned include Mr. Coggins, Lillian Holly, Edith Campbell, Leroy Nash, Barbara Saunders, Bert…

Conference Echoes, Theme: "Let's Strengthen the Family of God"

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1986

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Report from Alice Jennings Archibald, church historian, about the 114th Session of the New Jersey Annual Conference held on March 12-16, 1986. The conference was convened at the United Methodist Church in New Brunswick, with Mount Zion AME Church of…

Some Suggested Ways to Get More Women Involved in Church Work

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1982-08-21

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Alice Jennings Archibald's notes for Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick regarding ideas for women's involvement, dated August 21, 1982.

The Significance of this Silver (25th) Anniversary of Rev. Henry A. Hildebrand's Pastorate of Mt. Zion AME Church

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1989-09-10

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Alice Jennings Archibald's remarks for the 25th anniversary of the Rev. Henry A. Hildebrand's pastorate of Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick, New Jersey.

We are Historiographers

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1990s approx.

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Handwritten note about the role of the official historian of the Mount Zion AME Church in New Brunswick. Although the note is not signed, it has been attributed to Alice Jennings Archibald, the long-time church historian.

Historic Moments

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1982 approx.

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Alice Jennings Archibald's typewritten notes about African American history in New Brunswick, NJ. Includes information about Paul Robeson and Rutgers University, the Urban League in Middlesex County, the Mount Zion AME Church, and the NAACP. The…

History Committee for 132nd Anniversary of Mt. Zion AME Church

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1959-08-16

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Minutes from August 16, 1959, meeting of the history committee for the 132nd anniversary of Mount Zion AME Church in New Brunswick, including a list of committee members with Alice Jennings Archibald serving as chair.

Acceptance of Church Plaque (speech for the Ebony Suburbanites 18th Cotillion)

Archibald, Alice Jennings
1991-06-02

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On June 2, 1991, the Ebony Suburbanites (a local organization of African American women) presented a plaque to the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick in recognition of the church's service to the community. This typewritten page is the text of…

Cartoon: The baby fell out the window?

Badeau, Carroll A.
1927-11

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Cartoon printed in November 1927 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image depicts a black man talking on the telephone. The caption below the image reads: "The baby fell out the window?" "Well, he's a bouncing…

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First Negro Magistrate: Hazelwood Is Named; Lohman Also Picked, Jacobs Dropped

Baglivo, Angelo
1958-10-19

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Article in the Newark News reports that Harry Hazelwood Jr. RC1943 was nominated by Mayor Leo P. Carlin to serve as a municipal magistrate. Hazelwood became the first African American to serve as a municipal judge in Newark. The article includes a…

Bill of Sale for Teunis

Baldwin, Joseph T.
1814-04-20

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Joseph T. Baldwin sold a 26 year old man to James Neilson for $125.

Permission slip for Cato to join the African Association

Beach, Abraham
1817-03-01

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Reverend Abraham Beach (1740-1828) gives permission to Cato to join the African Association of New Brunswick on March 1, 1817.

Record of payment to Jacob Dunham, $5.06 for labor of his negro on the foundation (Old Queens Building construction, entry 15)

Blauvelt, Abraham
1808-09-28

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On September 28, 1808, Abraham Blauvelt recorded a payment for $5.60 to Jacob Dunham “for labor of his negro.” This payment was for "foundation" work.

This is entry number 15 on page 1 of Blauvelt's account book. Blauvelt was the chairman of the…

Record of payment to Jacob Dunham, $39.88 for his negro's services doing masonry (Old Queens Building construction, entry 130)

Blauvelt, Abraham
1809-11-30

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On November 30, 1809, Abraham Blauvelt recorded a payment of $39.88 to Jacob Dunham for "his negro's" services. This payment was for "masonry" work.

This is entry number 130 on page 6 of Blauvelt's account book. Blauvelt was the chairman of the…

Account book, 1794-1809

Blauvelt, Abraham
1794/1809

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Abraham Blauvelt used this account book to record the expenses of the Queen's College Building Committee from July 6, 1808, to March 30, 1810. Blauvelt was the chairman of said committee and oversaw the construction of the college's first permanent…

Bill of sale for Flora, Phillis, and Ann, sold to John Neilson

Bleecker, Anthony L.
1787-01-31

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Anthony L. Bleecker sells to John Neilson an enslaved woman named Flora and her two female children Phillis and Ann for £120.

THREE DOLLARS REWARD [runaway ad for apprentice James Gilman]

Bloomfield, John
1792-05-01

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A 16-year-old apprentice named James Gilman ran away from his master John Bloomfield at Woodbridge on January 30, 1792. Gilman was seen leaving Boye's tavern in the village of Quibbletown (present-day New Market area in Piscataway) and going toward…

TO BE SOLD, a healthy NEGRO MAN

Bloomfield, Samuel
1795-10-26

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Samuel Bloomfield of Woodbridge seeks to sell a 25-year-old black man in a private sale.

Twenty Dollar Rewards [runaway ad for Elsy Murray]

Bogart, Peter
1818-05-14

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Elsy Murray, a 20-year-old black woman, ran away from slaveholder Peter Bogart in Princeton on February 13, 1818. Elsy Murray could read well and had a pass for 2 days. She had a brother near Piscataway, and the slaveholder supposed that someone…

Notice [pickup notice for Tom and Frank]

Bonnington, Joseph
1825-10-26

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Two black men, Tom and Frank, were captured as suspected runaways on October 10, 1825, and confined to the Perth Amboy jail.

Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Lenor Dunnam]

Brown, David
1802-01-19

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Lenor Dunnam, a black woman aged 22, ran away from slaveholder David Brown in Gloucester County on November 14, 1801. The slaveholder offers a reward of $10 for her capture. This notice was published recurrently in the Trenton Federalist newspaper at…

SCRUB WOMAN colored, wanted for five months work at Spring Lake

Brown, Louis
1916-04-28

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "SCRUB WOMAN colored, wanted for five months work at Spring Lake. Call Louis Brown, 44 College Avenue"

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WANTED TO PURCHASE, Two active Negro Boys

Brush, T.
1795-10-26

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New Brunswick merchant Timothy Brush seeks to purchase two black boys at his Intelligence Office.

Receipt issued to Colonel John Neilson recording the sale of an enslaved black man who was taken from the enemy in war

Bullman, Thomas
1777-11-30

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In this Revolutionary War era document, Thomas Bullman records that he received 55 pounds from Colonel John Neilson (1745-1833) for the sale of an enslaved black man. The name of this black man is not recorded here, but the receipt mentions that the…

FOR SALE, A BLACK MAN

Bunyan, James
1801-03-27

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James Bunyan of Princeton seeks to sell a young black man, age 18, for a 10-year term for 80 pounds cash.

Letter to Fraser Metzger, recommending Arthur M. Johnson for a scholarship

Cain, C. M.
1939-06-27

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Letter from C. M. Cain, housing manager at Atlantic City Housing Authority, to Fraser Metzger, Rutgers Dean of Men, recommending Arthur M. Johnson RC1943 for a scholarship.

Ivy Oration

Carr, James Dickson
1892-06-22

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Text of the "Ivy Oration" that James Dickson Carr delivered at the 1892 commencement exercises, as printed in the Rutgers student newspaper Targum on June 22, 1892.

Letter to Rutgers President William H. S. Demarest, regarding Paul Robeson

Carr, James Dickson
1919-06-06

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Letter from James Dickson Carr (RC 1892) to Rutgers President William H. S. Demarest, written on June 6, 1919, regarding the discriminatory exclusion of Paul Robeson (RC 1919) from a football game against Washington and Lee University. See also the…

DRY GOODS...Cholwell wants to purchase a Negro Boy

Cholwell, Jacob
1793-10-23

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Jacob Cholwell, a proprietor of a dry good store on Albany Street in New Brunswick, seeks to purchase a black boy from 8 to 12 years of age.

Receipt to John Neilson for the sale of a black girl Dine

Clark, Hannah
1815-04-17

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John Neilson served as an administrator for the estate of Rev. Joseph Clark after he died. This receipt shows that Neilson sold an enslaved woman named Dine to George Farmer for $75 on behalf of Clark’s estate.

George Farmer owned a large estate…

Receipt to John Neilson for the sale of a black girl Grace

Clark, Margaret
1814-08-04

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John Neilson served as an administrator for the estate of Rev. Joseph Clark after he died. This receipt shows that Neilson sold an enslaved woman named Grace to a Mr. Linn for $150 on behalf of Clark’s estate.

Old Queens Bell

Connors, Dennis

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Modern-day photograph of Old Queens Bell by Dennis Connors for Rutgers University. The bell was donated by Colonel Henry Rutgers in 1826.

Six Cents Reward [runaway ad for apprentice Samuel Myers]

Conover, William
1822-11-14

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An apprentice named Samuel Myers, aged 19, ran away from his master William Conover at Raritan Landing on November 2, 1822.

One Cent Reward [runaway ad for apprentice Dennis Oglesby]

Coon, William
1810-05-31

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Apprentice Dennis Oglesby ran away from his master William Coon near Middlebrook on April 4, 1810. Coon offers a nominal reward of one cent for Dennis Oglesby's capture. The runaway notice does not mention Oglesby's race or color or any identifying…

Portrait of Henry Rutgers (1745-1830)

Crehen, Charles G.
1867

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Lithograph portrait of Henry Rutgers by artist Charles G. Crehen. Copy from an oil painting by Henry Inman. Henry Rutgers sat for the portrait with Inman around 1828, when Rutgers was approximately 83 years old. Crehen drew his lithograph from…

Twenty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Cornelius Sinco aka Cornelius Bloomfield]

Crow, Benjamin
1816-02-08

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Cornelius Sinco, alias Cornelius Bloomfield, a black indented apprentice aged 19, ran away from his master Benjamin Crow in Woodbridge on October 15, 1815. His master offers a reward of $20 for Cornelius's return or confinement in the New Brunswick…

Letter to Assemblyman Vincent S. Haneman, regarding Arthur M. Johnson

Curtin, Edgar G.
1939-08-12

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Carbon copy of a letter from Edgar G. Curtin, Assistant Dean of Men at Rutgers, to Vincent S. Haneman, New Jersey Assemblyman from Atlantic County, regarding a scholarship for Arthur M. Johnson RC1943. Curtin mentions that Assemblyman Frank S. Farley…

Heritage Award presentation honoring Emma Andrews and Evelyn Sermons

Davidson, Mrs. O. Wesley
1949-06-04

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Remarks delivered by Mrs. O. Wesley Davidson, President the Associate Alumnae of the New Jersey College for Women (later Douglass College), on June 4, 1949, honoring African American seniors Emma Andrews and Evelyn Sermons as joint recipients of the…

For Sale, A NEGRO BOY

Davison, John R.
1825-03-02

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John R. Davison of Millstone seeks to sell a black boy. The boy is 16 years old. Davison seeks a quick sale and promises a low price for the boy.

NOTICE [runaway ad and sale proposition for Betty]

Day, Amos
1824-06-24

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A black woman named Betty ran away from the house of her master Amos Day at Connecticut Farms in Union County. The slaveholder did not offer a reward for Betty's return, but warned his neighbors not to harbor or employ her. Despite Betty's absence,…

Notice [runaway ad and warning not to extend credit for Betty]

Day, Amos
1823-07-15

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A black woman named Betty ran away from the house of her master Amos Day. The slaveholder does not offer a reward for Betty's return, but notifies his neighbors not to extend credit to Betty on his account as he does not intend to pay Betty's debts.…

Letter in reply to James Dickson Carr, regarding Paul Robeson

Demarest, William Henry Steele
1919-06-16

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Letter from Rutgers President William H. S. Demarest to James Dickson Carr (RC 1892), written on June 16, 1919. Demarest responds to Carr's letter of June 6, 1919, regarding the discriminatory exclusion of Paul Robeson (RC 1919) from a football game…

Watercolor of Rutgers College

Doolittle, Theodore Sanford
1850s

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Watercolor of Rutgers College, painted by Doolittle while a student (late 1850s).

SIX CENTS REWARD [runaway ad for apprentice James Smock]

Downs, Robert
1815-03-16

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Indented apprentice James Smock, aged 16, ran away from his master Robert Downs in New Brunswick on August 20, 1814. Robert Downs offers a reward of 6 cents for Smock's capture and warns others not to harbor or trust the runaway.

This notice was…

TAKEN UP [pickup notice for John]

Drake, Henry
1799-12-31

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John, a 16-year-old black boy, was captured and held at the state penitentiary in Trenton in December of 1799 as a runaway. Henry Drake, the marshall of the prison, posts a pickup notice about John's capture and requests John's master to pick him up…

STOP THE RUNAWAY! [Will Rigg]

Dunant, Edward
1793-01-23

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Will Rigg, an indented black man, ran away from his master Edward Dunant of Philadelphia on January 12, 1793. In the following week, Will Rigg has been seen at Trenton, Princeton, and Flemington, where he is well known to residents. Edward Dunant…

100 DOLLAS REWARD [runaway ad for Joe]

Duncan, John
1814-10-27

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A black man named Joe, aged 32, ran away from slaveholder John Duncan on July 4, 1814, in the vicinity of Cranbury Neck in Cranbury Township, Middlesex County. John Duncan offers a reward of $100 for Joe's capture.

This notice was first issued on…

100 DOLLARS REWARD [runaway ad for Joe]

Duncan, John
1815-04-13

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A black man named Joe, aged 32, ran away from slaveholder John Duncan on July 4, 1814, in the vicinity of Cranbury Neck in Cranbury Township, Middlesex County. John Duncan offers a reward of $100 for Joe's capture.

This notice was first issued on…

Account of William Jones (record of Will's labor)

Dunham, Jacob
1817-08

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Jacob Dunham's account book shows that Dunham hired out his enslaved man named Will to William Jones. Will worked for William Jones between August 4 and 13, 1817. This included work as "tending mason" with Mr. Chapman on August 5, 1817. William Jones…

Account of William Correll (a free black man)

Dunham, Jacob
1820-1828

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the amounts owed to him by William Correll for medical services that the doctor provided from 1820 to 1828.

Account of James Crommelin [treatment of Abraham]

Dunham, Jacob
1817-1826

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the amounts owed to him by James Crommelin for medical services that the doctor provided to Crommelin's household from 1817 to 1826. Dr. Dunham treated an enslaved man named Abraham at Crommelin's.

Account of Levi Pricket [treatment of Post's negro boy]

Dunham, Jacob
1817-1819

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the amounts owed to him by Levi Pricket for medical services that the doctor provided to Pricket's household from 1817 to 1819.

On July 14, 1817, Jacob Dunham charged Levi Pricket for “dressing Post's negro boy’s eye at…

Account of Joseph Dunn [treatment of Tom]

Dunham, Jacob
1817-1826

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the amounts owed to him by Joseph Dunn for medical services that the doctor provided to Dunn's household from 1817 to 1826. Among the people treated in Joseph Dunn's household was an enslaved man named Tom.

Account of Eunis (A free Black woman)

Dunham, Jacob
1816-1817

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the amounts owed to him by Eunis for medical services that the doctor provided between 1816-1817.

Account of Sib (a free Black woman)

Dunham, Jacob
1818-04-06

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the medical services he provided Sib on April 6, 1818.

Account of Jasper (a black man at Miles Smith’s)

Dunham, Jacob
1825

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the medical services he provided for Jasper and his family in September 1825.

Account of Robert Clark (a free black man)

Dunham, Jacob
1818

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the medical services he provided Robert Clark's household during August 1818.

Account of Nean or Nicholas (a black man)

Dunham, Jacob
1825-03

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the medical services he provided Nean/Nicholas in March 1825.

Account of Phoebe (a free black woman & wife of Mr. Holcomb’s black man)

Dunham, Jacob
1821-06-15

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the medical services he provided Phoebe on June 15, 1821.

Account of Lucy (a woman of color, wife of Van Anglen’s man)

Dunham, Jacob
1821-1824

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the medical services he provided Lucy on April 7, 1821. Lucy paid off her debt in 1824.

Account of Clara (a woman of color)

Dunham, Jacob
1818-1825

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the amounts owed to him by Clara for medical services that the doctor provided from 1818 to 1825.

Account of Sabina (a Black woman) and her daughter Rachel

Dunham, Jacob
1828-1829

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the amounts owed to him by Sabina and Rachel for medical services that the doctor provided in 1828 and 1829.

Account of Henry Compton (alias Smith, a black man)

Dunham, Jacob
1820-1821

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the amounts owed to him by Henry Compton for medical services that the doctor provided from 1820 to 1821.

Account of Johnston (a colored man, the barber)

Dunham, Jacob
1828-1829

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Dr. Jacob Dunham recorded the balance due for medical services he provided Johnston in October 1828 and January 1829.

Ledger, 1816-1847

Dunham, Jacob
1816-1847

Account book of Dr. Jacob Dunham, a New Brunswick physician. Dunham recorded the debts of his customers for medical services. He also recorded money owed to him for hiring out his enslaved man Will.

After Dunham's death in 1832, his heirs used…

WANTED—Small girl, colored preferred, to attend two small children

Duryee, Mrs.
1911-07-10

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Small girl, colored preferred, to attend two small children. Mrs. Duryee, 169 New Street"

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Caricature of a mammy figure from the Scarlet Letter yearbook

Dygert, Warren Benson, Jr.
1908

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Page 175 from the 1908 Scarlet Letter (Rutgers College yearbook), introducing the "Roasts" section and featuring a caricature of a mammy figure in the kitchen cooking roast. The cartoonist's signature indicates that this image was created by Warren…

Letter to Fraser Metzger, regarding Arthur M. Johnson

Farley, Frank S.
1940-04-10

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Letter from Frank S. Farley, New Jersey Assemblyman from Atlantic City, to Fraser Metzger, Rutgers Dean of Men, regarding Arthur M. Johnson RC1943.

Fifty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Elisha]

Farmer, George
1816-02-08

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Elisha, a black man, ran away from slaveholder George Farmer on January 27, 1816. Elisha was 21 years old. George Farmer had purchased Elisha on September 9, 1815, from John Tucker of Rahway, while Elisha was in jail. George Farmer offers a reward of…

100 Dolls. Reward [runaway ad for Cato]

Farmer, George
1815-03-16

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Two black men, named Leven and Cato, both aged approximately 23 years, ran away from slaveholder George Farmer on November 22, 1814. George Farmer offers a reward of $100 for their capture and describes the men's clothing and physical features in…

Ten Dollars Reward [jailbreak notice for Rachel]

Farmer, George
1815-03-16

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Rachel, a 20-year-old black woman, escaped from the Middlesex County jail in New Brunswick on the night of January 15, 1814. George Farmer, owner of the Belle Vue estate across the river from New Brunswick (in present-day Highland Park) offers a…

$20 REWARD [runaway ad for Peter Cuff]

Field, Benjamin
1824-11-24

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Peter Cuff, a black man, ran away from his master Benjamin Field in April 1824. In June, the slaveholder posted a reward of $20 for Peter Cuff's return. As of November 24, 1824, the Fredonian newspaper in New Brunswick continued to run the runaway…

Letter in reply to John Neilson regarding the sale of an enslaved man named Jef

Finley, Robert
1794-02-27

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A letter detailing Robert Finley's account of speaking with Samuel Snowden and Mr. Mattison about an enslaved man named Jef. The letter mainly details Jef's personal qualities and skills, as Neilson wishes to purchase Jef but has no prior account of…

Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Will]

Fleming, James
1792-10-17

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Will, an enslaved black man, aged 28 years, ran away from Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, NJ. His master James Fleming offers a reward of 10 dollars for his capture.

Goal blocked for gifted athlete

Fleming, Jimmie
1978-10-29

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Profile of John Thomas "Pomp" Chandler (RC 1937) printed in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News after Chandler's death in 1978. The article discusses Chandler's success as an athlete at Rutgers, especially in lightweight football, and the…

Colonel John Neilson Statue

Francis Schott
2017-07-10

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Statue of Colonel John Neilson in Monument Square in New Brunswick, NJ

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Photograph: Community Health Club group portrait

Frank's Photo Service
1941-03-26

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Black and white photograph of 26 women of the Community Health Club affiliated with the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick, dated March 26, 1941.

Organization of Local Church

Gatling, Maxine
1980s/1990s approx.

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Typewritten document that lays out the organizational structure for Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick, submitted by Maxine Gatling. This undated document was created in the late 20th century (Maxine Gatling was a long-time church member who…

WANTED—Colored girl for lunch room work

Gibb, Mrs.
1918-01-22

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Colored girl for lunch room work. Must be neat and quick. Good pay. Apply 8 to 10 mornings. Mrs. Gibb 79 Jersey avenue."

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WANTED: COLORED WOMAN TO WORK IN LUNCH ROOM

Gibbs, Mrs.
1918-09-09

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED: COLORED WOMAN TO WORK IN LUNCH ROOM. $15 PER WEEK. APPLY MRS. GIBBS. 79 JERSEY AVE."

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WANTED—Honest, industrious colored boy...Piano Warerooms

Gibeson, J. Fred
1904-07-29

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Honest, industrious colored boy. Must give good references. Steady position to right boy. J. Fred Gibeson, Piano Warerooms, 193 Neilson St"

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A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African Prince, As related by Himself

Gronniosaw, James Albert Ukawsaw
1772

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Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, alias James Albert, was a formerly enslaved man who wrote and published his autobiography in England in 1772. In his autobiography, he describes how he was captured in Africa, brought to the Caribbean and then to New York, and…

Catalogue of building and place names at Rutgers, the State University

Gunn, Lloyd Ray
1973

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This catalog, compiled by Lloyd Ray Gunn for Rutgers University in 1973, contains historical information about Rutgers buildings and their namesakes. The catalog includes two indexes: an alphabetical index of division and facility names updated in…

Neilson Dining Hall catalog record

Gunn, Lloyd Ray
1973

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This is the record for the Neilson Dining Hall from the Catalogue of building and place names at Rutgers, the State University, compiled by Lloyd Ray Gunn for Rutgers University in 1973.

Woodbury Hall catalog record

Gunn, Lloyd Ray
1973

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This is the record for the Woodbury Hall from the Catalogue of building and place names at Rutgers, the State University, compiled by Lloyd Ray Gunn for Rutgers University in 1973. The building was erected in 1959 as part of the Neilson Dormitories…

Livingston College

Gunn, Lloyd Ray

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Catalogue of building and place names at Rutgers, the State University, describing Livingston College named for William Livingston opened in 1969.

Index card about student Arthur M. Johnson

Guttman, John S.
1940 approx.

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An index card describing Arthur M. Johnson RC1943 thus: "colored boy. fairly good student has a bubbly personality but causes no disturbance." The card has been preserved in Johnson's biographical file and appears to have been penned by fellow…

Hazelwood Credo: Devotion to Duty

Hallam, George
1969-12-12

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Profile of Harry Hazelwood Jr. RC1943 in the Newark Evening News at the time of his appointment as acting chief magistrate of the Newark Municipal Court.

FOR SALE By the subscriber, a Negro wench

Hardenbergh, Jacob Rutsen
1801-03-27

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Jacob R. Hardenberg (Queen's College trustee and son of the college's first president) advertises a 35-year-old black woman for sale in Somerville. The ad was first issued on December 16, 1800, and ran for at least 3 months until March 1801 in…

Letter to his father Col. Johannes Hardenbergh

Hardenbergh, Jacob Rutsen
1777-12-06

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Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh (1736-1790) mentions an enslaved man in a letter to his father Col. Johannes Hardenbergh (1706-1786).

Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh was one of the chief founders of Queen's College (later Rutgers) and served as the school's…

Cross burning, Ku Klux Klan

Harris & Ewing
1925

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Photograph of a Ku Klux Klan cross-burning ceremony produced by Harris & Ewing photo studio around 1925. The precise location of the ceremony is unknown. Harris & Ewing photo studio was based in Washington, DC.

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Good and faithful servant won recognition in way some couldn't see

Harris, David J.
2002-12-30

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Clipping of an article by David J. Harris about the passing of Alice Jennings Archibald and her service to the community.

Cartoon: Hold that line

Harrison, Frederick M.
1929-11

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Cartoon printed in November 1929 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image is a caricature of a black woman holding a laundry line that is blowing in the wind. The caption below the image reads: "Hold that line."…

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