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'Mightiest Weapon Is Educated Mind'


1964-11-25

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Profile of John Howard Morrow (RC 1931), including a photograph of Morrow with pieces of art collected in Africa during his time as the US ambassador to Guinea. After his diplomatic service, Morrow became the chair of the Foreign Language Department…

'Mom' and 'her boys'

Livio, Susan K.
1994-06-26

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Article about a tribute to Hulda Peterson, a Mount Zion AME Church member who worked for many years at the Theta Chi fraternity house at Rutgers University. The fraternity made a $2,500 donation in memory of Hulda Peterson that helped fund the…

$1 Dollar Reward [runaway ad for apprentice James Halfpenny]

Van Dorn, Cornelius
1823-04-10

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A 17-year-old apprentice named James Halfpenny ran away from his master Cornelius Van Dorn of South Amboy. His master offers a reward of $1 for James Halfpenny's capture.

$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…

10,000 Klansmen Gather in Great Klan Ceremony; New Brunswick Is Scene of One of the Greatest Ku Klux Demonstrations; Gigantic Cross Is Burned as Almost One Thousand Candidates Are Initiated


1923-05-11

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Article in The Fiery Cross (a Ku Klux Klan publication) about a massive KKK initiation ceremony held on May 2, 1923, at a farm near New Brunswick.

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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…

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 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…

12,000 of Klan Out at Jersey Meeting: Hold Heavily Guarded Initiation on a Lonely Farm Near New Brunswick


1923-05-03

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New York Times article about a massive Ku Klux Klan (KKK) initiation ceremony held on May 2, 1923, at a farm near New Brunswick.

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160 Years of Mt. Zion AME Church History, 1827-1987, typed drafts

Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick
1987

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A collection of typed pages with handwritten notes about the history of the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick from 1827 to 1987. These appear to be drafts of a pamphlet for the 160th anniversary of the church. Sections included are: 25 Division…

1930 US Census record for Veronica Henriksen


1930

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Veronica Henriksen’s family was listed in the 1930 US census residing in Plainfield, New Jersey. Veronica’s parents were listed at the bottom of page 11A, and 6-year-old Veronica was listed on line 1 at the top of page 11B. The census enumerator…

50 COLORED GIRLS from Virginia want positions


1903-08-07

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "50 COLORED GIRLS from Virginia want positions here. Write or call 56 Somerset street, New Brunswick, N.J."

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50 COLORED WOMEN WANTED FOR PRESSING WAISTS

Noxall Waist Co.
1922-10-06

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "50 COLORED WOMEN WANTED FOR PRESSING WAISTS; GOOD PAY; STEADY WORK. NOXALL WAIST CO. 1 REID STREET. SOUTH RIVER. "

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A Bethel Treat; Rutgers College Students as Minstrels and Actors


1889-11-23

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The New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News reports that Rutgers College students performed as minstrels and actors at the Bethel Mission Sunday School. The students appeared in blackface during this performance.

A BLACK BOY NINE years old...for sale


1809-07-20

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A slaveholder in New Brunswick seeks to sell a 9-year-old black boy. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply for more information to the printer of the local newspaper Guardian, or, New Brunswick…

A Brief History of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church of New Brunswick, New Jersey


1947

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4-page typed history of the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick, written in 1947 around the time of the 120th anniversary of the church.

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…

A Negro Man For Sale

Taylor, Hariot
1810-05-31

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Hariot Taylor of Perth Amboy seeks to sell a 30-year-old black man belonging to the estate of Joseph Taylor. Buyers can also apply to John Heard of New Brunswick for information.

A NEGRO WOMAN FOR SALE


1809-07-20

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A slaveholder in the New Brunswick area seeks to sell a black woman, aged 26. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply for more information to the printer of the local newspaper Guardian, or, New Brunswick…

A Salute to Alice Jennings Archibald


1980-05-25

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A 12-page program for an event honoring Alice Jennings Archibald. Includes a short biography of Alice Jennings Archibald and a small headshot photograph of her on the cover.

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…

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…

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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…

Acquitted on Second Trial for Murder


1925-11-18

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Article about the Silas Parmore case in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News: "Acquitted on Second Trial for Murder; Man Arrested Here Found Not Guilty in Georgia and Headed North; Likely to Soon Reappear Here."

Addendum to Yesterday at Mt. Zion AME Church


1960s approx.

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2-page typed history of Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick, especially focusing on church musicians. This appears to be a draft for a church history pamphlet or program. Date unknown; approximately 1960s.

Advertisement for The Birth of a Nation


1916-03-04

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An ad for The Birth of a Nation at the New Brunswick Opera House beginning Monday, March 6, 1916.

Advertisement for The Clansman: A Story of the Ku Klux Klan


1908-03-25

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An ad for The Clansman: A Story of the Ku Klux Klan by Thomas Dixon Jr., to be performed at the New Brunswick Opera House on March 25, 1908.

Albert E. O. Lynch, junior photo from the Scarlet Letter yearbook


1923

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Junior photo of Albert E. O. Lynch with a biographical note, printed in the 1923 Scarlet Letter yearbook.

Albert E. O. Lynch, senior photo from the Scarlet Letter yearbook


1924

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Senior photo of Albert E. O. Lynch with a biographical note, printed in the 1924 Scarlet Letter yearbook.

Alice Jennings Archibald obituary


2002-12-21

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Obituary noting the passing of Alice Gertrude Jennings Archibald on December 16, 2002, at age 96.

Alice Jennings Archibald Oral History Interview

Rutgers Oral History Archives
1997-03-14

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Alice Jennings Archibald's oral history interview conducted on March 14, 1997, by G. Kurt Piehler and Eve Snyder in New Brunswick, NJ, for the Rutgers Oral History Archives.Oral history description from ROHA website: Mrs. Archibald worked as an air…

Alice Jennings Archibald photo collage


1998-01-23

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Collage of three photographs depicting Alice Jennings Archibald at different stages of her life. Text on the side of the page reads "extra slides 1/23/98 11:54 AM Page 5." This collage was used in the funeral program after Alice Jennings Archibald…

Anti-Lynching Demonstration at Mount Zion


1922-09-05

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News: "Anti-Lynching Demonstration at Mount Zion; Colored Republicans Endorse Dwyer Bill—Rev. Stiles Urges Recognition of Negro Rights—Rev. Roundtree Speaks."

Arthur M. Johnson, alumni news update card

Johnson, Arthur M.
1953 approx.

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Alumni news card filled out by Arthur M. Johnson RC1943. The card is not dated, but a note in the corner says "See you at the 10th" suggesting that it may have been written ahead of the 10-year alumni reunion.

Arthur M. Johnson, photo and information card

Rutgers University
1939 approx.

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Rutgers University Directory index card from the Office of Dean of Men containing a photograph and contact information for Arthur Milton Johnson (RC 1943).

Arthur M. Johnson, senior photo from the Scarlet Letter yearbook


1943

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Senior photo of Arthur M. Johnson with a biographical note, printed in the 1943 Scarlet Letter yearbook.

Award for First Negroes Living on N.J.C. Campus


1949-06-07

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An article reporting that two African American seniors, Emma Andrews and Evelyn Sermons, received the Heritage Award given by the Associate Alumnae of the New Jersey College for Women. The citation with the award read: “With quiet understanding, rare…

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.

Bill of sale for Mark for $20 until he turns 25

Neilson, James
1838-12-16

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James Neilson (1784-1862) sells a black man named Mark to Abraham Veghtes for a term of five years for $20. Mark is a 20-year-old slave for a term, and he will serve his new master until he reaches age 25 in the year 1843. Mark will then attain the…

Bill of sale for Mark, aged 25, to James Neilson for $200

Taylor, Benjamin
1816-10-15

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Benjamin Taylor sells an enslaved man named Mark to James Neilson (1784-1862) for $200 on October 15, 1816. Mark is approximately 25 years old. Neilson promises to manumit Mark on March 12, 1821. [Mark was married to Ambo, a woman who was enslaved to…

Bill of Sale for Prince

Vermeule, Cornell C.
1815-05-25

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Cornell C. Vermeule sold an enslaved man named Prince to John Neilson for a term of four years, three month, and six days for $150.

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.

Bill of sale for Tony

Read, Thomas
1798-04-24

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Thomas Read and Moses Scott (on behalf of Archibold Read) sold a man named Tony to John Neilson for $100.

Birth record for Sarah Ann, daughter of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Elizabeth Vandeventer

Middlesex County Clerk

1809-03-28

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Slaveholder Elizabeth Vandeventer, reports that Hannah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Sarah Ann on May 17, 1808.

(Hannah gave birth to two daughters on May 17, 1808. See related birth record for Sarah Ann.)

Birth record for Aaron, reported by slaveholder Elijah Voorhies

Middlesex County Clerk
1805-12-11

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Slaveholder Elijah Voorhies reports that an enslaved woman in his household gave birth to a boy named Aaron on March 19, 1805. The name of the mother is not mentioned in the record.

Birth record for Alfred, Rose, Silvester, and Heman, children of Amy, reported by slaveholder John Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1829-08-11

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Slaveholder John Van Dike reports that Amy, an enslaved woman, gave birth to four children: Alfred (born July 19, 1823), Rose (born September 17, 1825), Silvester (born June 7, 1827), and Heman (born January 22, 1829).

Birth record for Ann, daughter of Ambo and Mark, reported by slaveholder John Neilson

Middlesex County Clerk
1820-05-03

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Slaveholder John Nielson reports that an enslaved woman named Ambo gave birth to daughter Ann on June 23, 1814. Ann's father is Mark, Ambo's husband.

Birth record for Bob, son of Abb, reported by slaveholder Matthias Vanderveer

Middlesex County Clerk
1808-06-06

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Slaveholder Matthias Vanderveer reports that Abb, an enslaved woman, gave birth to a son Bob on March 26, 1807.

Birth record for Bristor, son of Hanna, reported by slaveholder Jacob Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1807-08-18

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Jacob Van Dike reports that Hanna, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Bristor on January 22, 1807.

Birth record for Catherine, James, Lucy, Sophia, and Sarah, children of Phebe, reported by slaveholder Michael Garrish

Middlesex County Clerk
1829-11-05

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Slaveholder Michael Garrish reports that Phebe, an enslaved woman, gave birth to five children between the years 1817 and 1829: Catherine (12-09-1817), James (09-01-1819), Lucy (04-28-1822), Sophia (07-18-1824), and Sarah (07-06-1829).

Birth record for Cato Edgar and Martin King, sons of Dihan, reported for the estate of slaveholder John Smalley

Middlesex County Clerk
1830-02-06

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Executors of the estate of slaveholder John Smalley report that Dinah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to sons Cato Edgar (on October 25, 1825) and Martin King (on July 24, 1829).

Birth record for Charles, son of Charlotte, reported by slaveholder Ann Parker

Middlesex County Clerk
1814-06-18

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Slaveholder Ann Parker reports that an enslaved woman named Charlotte gave birth to son Charles on March 7, 1810.

Birth record for Charles, son of Peg, reported by slaveholder Matthew Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1820-02-01

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Slaveholder Matthew Van Dike reports that Peg, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Charles on December 14, 1819.

Birth record for Clara, daughter of Ambo, reported by slaveholder John Neilson

Middlesex County Clerk
1812-12-19

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Slaveholder John Neilson reports that an enslaved woman named Ambo gave birth to daughter Clara on September 14, 1812.

Birth record for Democrat, son of Hanna, reported by slaveholder Jacob Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1812-03-13

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Slaveholder Jacob Van Dike reports that Hanna, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Democrat on March 7, 1812.

Birth record for Deyaun, reported by Jacob Vandevanter

Middlesex County Clerk
1807-05-20

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Slaveholder Jacob Vandevanter Sr. reports that an enslaved female child named Deyaun was born in his household on September 4, 1806. The mother's name is not listed in this record.

Birth record for Dinah, daughter of Rose, reported by slaveholder George Farmer

Middlesex County Clerk
1805-08-12

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Slaveholder George Farmer reports that Rose, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Dinah on January 30, 1805.

Birth record for Eliza, daughter of Ambo and Mark, reported by slaveholder John Neilson

Middlesex County Clerk
1820-05-03

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Slaveholder John Nielson reports that an enslaved woman named Ambo gave birth to daughter Eliza on July 2, 1816. Eliza's father is Mark, Ambo's husband.

Birth record for Ellen, daughter of Caty, reported by slaveholder Mary Deare

Middlesex County Clerk
1812-12-09

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Slaveholder Mary Deare reports that Caty, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Ellen in March 1812. The precise date of birth is omitted from the record; only the month has been recorded by the clerk.

Birth record for Harry, son of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Robert Boggs

Middlesex County Clerk
1829-02-06

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Slaveholder Robert Boggs reports that Hannah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Harry in North Branch, Somerset County, on February 20, 1826. Robert Boggs states that he recently purchased Hannah and Harry from their previous owner Abraham Dumont,…

Birth record for James and Hoace, sons of Susan, reported by slaveholder John Smalley

Middlesex County Clerk
1829-03-16

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Slaveholder James Smalley reports that Susan, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son James on September 5, 1814, and son Hoace on March 27th, 1818.

Birth record for James, son of Nanny, reported by slaveholder James Parker

Middlesex County Clerk
1811-05-10

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Slaveholder James Parker reports that Nanny, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son James on November 4, 1810.

Birth record for Jane, Emeline, and Peter, children of Susan, reported by slaveholder Jacob Dunham

Middlesex County Clerk
1828-10-29

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Slaveholder Jacob Dunham reports that between 1810 and 1818 an enslaved woman named Susan gave birth to three children Jane, Emeline, and Peter.

Birth record for Joseph, son of Nanny, reported by slaveholder James Parker

Middlesex County Clerk
1808-08-20

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Slaveholder James Parker reports that an enslaved woman named Nanny gave birth to son Joseph on January 16, 1808.

Birth record for Julia Ann, daughter of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Elizabeth Vandeventer

Middlesex County Clerk
1809-03-28

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Slaveholder Elizabeth Vandeventer, reports that Hannah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Julia Ann on May 17, 1808.

(Hannah gave birth to two daughters on May 17, 1808. See related birth record for Sarah Ann.)

Birth record for Katy or Catharine, daughter of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Abraham Dunham

Middlesex County Clerk
1805-04-04

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Slaveholder Abraham Dunham reports that Hannah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Katy or Catharine on November 27, 1804.

Birth record for Maria, daughter of Charlotte, reported by slaveholder Ann Parker

Middlesex County Clerk
1814-06-18

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Slaveholder Ann Parker reports that an enslaved woman named Charlotte gave birth to daughter Maria on July 5, 1812.

Birth record for Mark, son of Ambo and Mark, reported by slaveholder John Neilson

Middlesex County Clerk
1820-05-03

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Slaveholder John Nielson reports that an enslaved woman named Ambo gave birth to son Mark on July 27, 1818. Mark's father is Mark, Ambo's husband. [Per New Jersey law, Mark became a slave for a term until he reached 25 years of age in the year 1843.…

Birth record for Martha, daughter of Susan, reported by slaveholder Michael Garrish

Middlesex County Clerk
1806-02-04

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Slaveholder Michael Garrish reports that Susan, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Martha on December 27, 1805.

Birth record for Nicholas, son of Dinah, reported by slaveholder James DeHart

Middlesex County Clerk
1809-08-12

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Slaveholder James DeHart reports that Dinah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Nicholas on March 22, 1808.

Birth record for Peter, son of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Abraham Blauvelt

Middlesex County Clerk
1813-03-01

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Slaveholder Abraham Blauvelt (Queen's College alum 1789 and long-time trustee) reports that Hannah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Peter on January 29, 1812.

Birth record for Peter, son of Sarah, reported by slaveholder Dinah Voorhees

Middlesex County Clerk
1819-04-22

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Slaveholder Dinah Voorhees reports that Sarah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Peter on February 15, 1818.

Birth record for Phebe-Gertruda, daughter of Nancy, reported by Gertrude Parker for the estate of James Parker Sr.

Middlesex County Clerk
1805-10-05

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Gertrude Parker, Executrix for the estate of James Parker, reports that an enslaved woman named Nancy gave birth to daughter Phebe-Gertruda on April 27th, 1805.

Birth record for Phillis, daughter of Patty, reported by slaveholder James Schureman

Middlesex County Clerk
1807-07-29

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Slaveholder James Schureman reports that Patty, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Phillis on May 1, 1807.

Birth record for Quash, son of Teen, reported by slaveholder Reuliff Voorhees

Middlesex County Clerk
1808-10-11

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Slaveholder Reuliff Voorhees, reports that Teen, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Quash.

Birth record for Rachel, daughter of Hanna, reported by slaveholder Jacob Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1805-04-11

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Slaveholder Jacob Van Dike reports that Hanna, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Rachel on October 16, 1804.

Birth record for Sal, daughter of Florough, reported by slaveholder Matthew Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1806-05-17

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Slaveholder Matthew Van Dike reports that an enslaved woman named Florough gave birth of a girl named Sal on December 8th, 1805.

Birth record for Sally, Anthony, Albert, and George, children of Martha, reported by slaveholder Henry Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1822-01-17

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Slaveholder Henry Van Dike [or Henry Van Dyke] reports that Martha, an enslaved woman, gave birth to four children: daughter Sally (09-12-1815), and sons Anthony (10-28-1816), Albert (11-01-1818), and George (08-12-1821).

Birth record of Peter, William, and Lewis, sons of Sarah Higgins, reported by slaveholder Garret Voorhees

Middlesex County Clerk
1823-09-10

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Slaveholder Garret Voorhees reports that Sarah Higgins, an enslaved women, gave birth to three sons between 1821 and 1823: Peter (01-21-1821), William (03-23-1822), and Lewis (07-14-1823).

Blueprints for the Alice Jennings Archibald History Library


1990s approx.

http://scarletandblackproject.com/fileupload/MtZionAME-ChurchHistories-Blueprints-1.jpg
Blueprints for the Alice Jennings Archibald History Library, unsigned but likely belonging to June Robinson.

Building the New Mt. Zion


1986 approx.

http://scarletandblackproject.com/fileupload/MtZionAME-ChurchHistories-Building.pdf
Recounts the work done by members of the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick to construct the new church building, written circa 1986.

Cabinet card of Sojourner Truth

Truth, Sojourner
1864

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Sojourner Truth cabinet card depicting Sojourner Truth seated, wearing a dark dress and a white shawl and cap. Her right arm is folded at the waist, her left arm is resting on a small table. She holds knitting in her left hand. On the table are a…

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…