NJSAA Events

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 3 PM – 5:30 PM

Archibald S. Alexander Library - Pane Room

169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901


Join the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance on Tuesday, April 21st when we welcome our 2019 student paper winners.


Graduate Paper Award

Scott Zukowski, SUNY Stony Brook

"Governance in Petticoats: Gender Poetics in New Jersey's Newspaper Literature, 1789-1807"


Paul A. Stellhorn Award - Senior Thesis

Jordan B. Antebi, Princeton University

“Bridging the Divide: Citizen Participation Versus Urban Renewal, and the Struggle for Community in Trenton, New Jersey”


Paul A. Stellhorn - Term/Seminar Paper

Perry Arrasmith, Harvard University

“A Senator’s Resolve and the Destiny of Two Nations: A Reappraisal of New Jersey’s Theodore Frelinghuysen’s Role in the Cherokee Removal Debate of 1830”


The Stellhorn Award is sponsored by the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance, the New Jersey Historical Commission, Rutgers University Libraries, and the New Jersey Caucus of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

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, but guests must use this link to register their vehicles: https://rudots.nupark.com/events/Events/Register/a59f84a2-69e2-420a-86cf-13dd1e61d8d9

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 Lectures

  • Dr. David Blake, Department of English at The College of New Jersey, "Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics"
  • Gordon Bond, author, “My Patron: The Friendship of James Parker and Benjamin Franklin”
  • Carla Cielo, historic preservation consultant, "Domestic Outbuildings of Northwest Central New Jersey”
  • John Delaney, Princeton University Library, “Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888”
  • 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)
  • Frank J. Esposito & Donald Lokuta, authors, "Victorian New Jersey - Photographs by Guillermo Thorn from the Kean University Collection"
  • Brad Fay, filmmaker and board president of the Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition, "Farming in the Millstone Valley"
  • John Fea, Messiah College, “Philip Vickers Fithian: An 18th Century Jersey Boy”
  • Raymond Frey, Centenary College, “The History of Centenary College in Hackettstown”
  • 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)
  • William Kroth, president of the Sterling Hill Mine Museum in Sussex County, "Great Zinc Mines of Sussex County"
  • Maxine N. Lurie, Seton Hall University, "17th Century New Jersey"
  • Maxine H. Lurie & Richard Veit, authors, "Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrative History of the Garden State" (co-sponsored with the Trenton Free Public Library)
  • Bill Marsh, Monmouth University, “Why Lincoln Lost New Jersey Twice”
  • Robert McGreevey, The College of New Jersey, "Trenton's Early Civil Rights Activists" (co-hosted with the Trenton Free Public Library) and "Borderline Citizens: The U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration"
  • Lucia McMahon, William Paterson University, “Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic”
  • Sandra Moss, M.D., past-president of the Medical History Society of New Jersey and the American Osler Society, "1916 Polio Epidemic"
  • Phillip Papas, Union County College, "Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee”
  • Joanne Hamilton Rajoppi, author and former journalist, "Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War" (co-hosted with the Monmouth County Library Headquarters) and “The Brunswick Boys in the Great Rebellion”
  • Brian Regal, Kean University, "The Jersey Devil: The Real Story"
  • Gary Saretzky, Monmouth County Archives, "Photographers of Middlesex County" and “New Jersey’s Civil War Photographers”
  • Jean Soderlund, Lehigh University, "The Lenape Indians and Colonial West Jersey"
  • Bob Vietrogoski, Rutgers University’s George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences, “How New Jersey’s Governors Created the State Medical Education System”