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


About the Exhibition | Samples from the Exhibition

[New Jersey Agriculture: A Bibliography]

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About the Exhibition

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.



Samples from the Exhibition

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New Jersey Agriculture: A Bibliography

Special Collections and University Archives contains a wealth of primary and secondary resources relating to New Jersey agriculture. This bibliography reflects a broad range of materials-everything from account books, diaries, and journals to manuscript collections, trade catalogs, and yearbooks.

State and federal documents on the subject from 1851 to the present may generally be found at either the Alexander Library or the Library of Science and Medicine.

Please alert us to additional relevant items, new or old. Budget permitting, we will make every effort to acquire them. A bibliography is always a work in progress . . .

Cynthia Hammell compiled the entries. David Kuzma undertook the tedious task of verification, formatting and editing. Caryn Radick, our editor-in-chief, did the final edit. Thanks to each of them on an excellent bibliography. Don Sinclair would approve!

Printed copies of this bibliography will be available for the agricultural exhibit. An online version is also available (pdf format; requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Bonita Craft Grant

New Jersey Bibliographer
Special Collections and University Archives
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey
732+932-7006, ext. 369
craftg@rci.rutgers.edu

February 2008