NJSAA Events

Thursday, December 6 at 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Alexander Library Rutgers University

169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance annually accepts nominations for materials published in the field of New Jersey studies for its Author Awards. Come hear a panel of this year's winners when they discuss their books in the categories of non-fiction scholarly, non-fiction popular, reference, and edited works.

The awards are meant to recognize works that reflect a new understanding of New Jersey's history and culture, demonstrate evidence of original research in the application of New Jersey resources and/or reveal new insights into a topic.

Panel will begin at 4:15 pm in the Pane Room, first floor Alexander Library (around the corner past the circulation desk), 169 College Avenue. Business meeting will be at 3 pm. Both the meeting and the panel are open to the public. Parking is available in lots 26, 30 & College Avenue Deck without permits.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Alexander Library Rutgers University

169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Join us when we welcome our 2018 winners of the NJSAA Teaching Award, Robert N. Schulte, and the Paul A. Stellhorn Awards for Term/Seminar Paper, Caleb Dagnall, and Senior Thesis, E. Rosie Driscoll..

Robert Schulte teaches at Neptune Township High School and will discuss how he used Superstorm Sandy to teach students about Federalism, and how different levels of government respond to a natural disaster.

Caleb Dagnall of Kean University will talk about "Statehood and Sovereignty: A Case Study of William Livingston from Philosophe to Federalist."

Rosie Driscoll of The College of New Jersey will speak on "Without the Least Provision: Black and Desegregationist Resistance to Systemic Racial Discrimination in Private and Public Housing in Trenton, New Jersey, 1938-1965."

The presentations will begin at 4:15 pm, preceded by the business meeting at 3 pm. Both are free and open to the public and will be held in the Pane Room, first floor of Alexander Library at Rutgers, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick. Free parking is available in lots 26, 30 & College Avenue Deck without permits.

If you are working in New Jersey studies and would like to present your current research, please contact program coordinator Laura Poll at lmpoll84@gmail.com.

Past Events

  • William Kroth, president of the Sterling Hill Mine Museum in Sussex County , "Great Zinc Mines of Sussex County"
  • Eleonora Dubicki, reference and instruction librarian at Monmouth University, "Carnegie Libraries in New Jersey, 1900-1923" (co-hosted with the Union County Cultural & Heritage Commission)
  • Catherine Hudak, educator at Morris Hills Regional District, "The Ladies of Trenton: Women's Political and Public Activism in Revolutionary New Jersey" (co-hosted with the Alice Paul Institute)
  • Sandra Moss, M.D., past-president of the Medical History Society of New Jersey and the American Osler Society, "1916 Polio Epidemic"
  • Dr. David Blake, Department of English at The College of New Jersey, "Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics"
  • Joanne Rajoppi, former journalist, "Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War" (co-hosted with the Monmouth County Library Headquarters)
  • Frank J. Esposito and Donald Lokuta, authors, of "Victorian New Jersey - Photographs by Guillermo Thorn from the Kean University Collection."
  • Robert McGreevey, The College of New Jersey, "Trenton's Early Civil Rights Activists" (co-hosted with the Trenton Free Public Library)
  • Phillip Papas, Union County College, "Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee
  • Jean Soderlund, Lehigh University, "The Lenape Indians and Colonial West Jersey"
  • Brian Regal, Kean University, "The Jersey Devil: The Real Story"
  • John Delaney, Princeton University Library, “Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888”
  • Bob Vietrogoski, Rutgers University, George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences, “How New Jersey’s Governors Created the State Medical Education System”
  • Joanne Hamilton Rajoppi, author, “The Brunswick Boys in the Great Rebellion”
  • Raymond Frey, Centenary College, “The History of Centenary College in Hackettstown”
  • Gary Saretzky, Monmouth County Archives, "Photographers of Middlesex County" and “New Jersey’s Civil War Photographers”
  • Lucia McMahon, William Paterson University, “Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic”
  • Bill Marsh, Monmouth University, “Why Lincoln Lost New Jersey Twice”
  • Gordon Bond, author, “My Patron: The Friendship of James Parker and Benjamin Franklin”
  • John Fea, Messiah College, “Philip Vickers Fithian: An 18th Century Jersey Boy”
  • Maxine N. Lurie, Seton Hall University, "17th Century New Jersey"