About NJSAA 

Celebrating 30 Years!

Organized in 1992, the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance (NJSAA) promotes the teaching of New Jersey studies, collaboration on projects, and sharing of materials. The Alliance received an Award of Recognition for their role in promoting New Jersey history from the New Jersey Historical Commission in 1997. 


The Alliance's mission is to bring together individuals involved in the study of New Jersey to further knowledge and act as a clearinghouse for information about teaching and research on New Jersey.  The Alliance is by its very nature interdisciplinary and involves people at every level of teaching and research.  Members include teachers (kindergarten through college), historians, geographers, museum and historical organization personnel, archivists, and librarians.  However, anyone is welcome to join NJSAA who has an interest in the study of New Jersey.


The Alliance meets four times a year (October, December, February, April).  Meetings have been held on Zoom.  While attendance is not mandatory, connecting with colleagues is invaluable.  Our meetings and programs are open to all.

News and Events

News of our organization's recent activities include announcements of award winners and statements of endorsements.   For a more detailed account of NJSAA activities, read our history.  For upcoming events, see our Calendar of Events.

What We Do


In 1994, the Alliance worked with the New Jersey Historical Commission to produce Guide to Resources for New Jersey Studies, which was updated several times. At present, it is out of print.

NJSAA member Dick Waldron has updated Mary Murrin and Richard Waldron's New Jersey History: an Annotated and Selected Introductory Bibliography (4th edition, 2015 June). It is available online or as a free PDF on this page below.


Membership to the NJSAA is $5.00 for one year, $15.00 for three years. To join, fill out and send the Membership form. For questions answered, contact the Membership Chair, Tara Maharjan.

Feel free to use the PayPal button to pay your dues and make donations.

Donate to Support NJSAA Student Awards!

The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance sponsors awards for students:

Use the PayPal button on our website (njsaa.org) to make a donations. Please make your check payable to the NJSAA and specify which award you want to help.    

The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance is a 501c3 educational organization.  The NJSAA uses donations to support its award program for students and educational programs about New Jerseystudies for the public.  Request a copy of our 501c3 determination letter at infonjsaa@gmail.com.