Aldo Antonio Lauria Santiago

Professor, Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies & Department of History

New Jersey Research Resources


Latina/os in New Jersey

Census Reports in PDF

Decade by Decade, special reports at the end.

NJ Newspaper Research

New Jersey and other newspapers in Rutgers collections may be found by searching the Library Catalog under the title of the newspaper.

The basic directory of New Jersey newspapers is the Directory of New Jersey Newspapers, 1765-1970, edited by William C. Wright and Paul A. Stellhorn (Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1977). Available?  ALEXANDER, CAMDEN, DANA, DOUGLSS, CARR, SPCOL/UA REF Z 6952 .N54 D57)

Many New Jersey newspapers are also held at Special Collections and University Archives; consult their finding aids on-site to locate specific titles and holdings.

Full-text access to the Newark Star-Ledger is available from 1996 to the present on Access World News and on Factiva  The Dana Library in Rutgers-Newark has the Newark Star-Ledger on microfilm going back to 1980; microfilm reels from August 1, 1945 to December 2003 are also available from the Alexander Library in Rutgers-New Brunswick.

NPL's New Jersey Information Center also maintains an Inventory of New Jersey Newspapers on Microfilm

Today's issue, and selected South Jersey stories from the last fourteen days, of the Camden Courier-Post are available online for browsing. The Courier-Post Archive   provides online access to news articles going back to 1876.  The Robeson Library in Rutgers-Camden has the Courier-Post (various titles) on microfilm back to 1909; the Camden County Historical Society  has the Courier-Post from 1892 to 1959 on microfilm.

Selected articles from the Courier-Post about the city of Camden are also indexed in CamdenBase

Other significant New Jersey papers are available as follows:

You can search for the full text of articles in the following New Jersey business papers:

Atlantic County Digitized Newspapers Among others, includes South Jersey Republican 1863-1923; the Mays Landing Record 1877-1906; the Atlantic County Record 1908-1917; and the South Jersey Star 1917-1923

The Bayonne Herald  -1915. [Hudson County].

[Bayshore] Independent March 1972 to March 2000. [Monmouth County]

Camden Democrat  . 1859-1908. [Camden County]

Cranbury Press   1886-2018 [Middlesex County]

Cranford Chronicle   1894-2005 [Union County]

Daily True American  . Trenton, 1880-1908. Trenton True American  . 1908-1912. Evening True American  . 1912-1913. [Mercer County].

Elizabeth Daily Journal 1872-1915. [Union County]

Franklin Township Newspaper Archives  . Includes The Record [1948-1958]; the Franklin News [1954-1958]; and the Franklin News-Record[1958-1978] [Somerset County]

Matawan Journal   1870-1973; and the Matawan Independent   1972-2000 [Monmouth County]

The The Millburn Township Historical Archives   include The Budget   [1886]; The Short-Hills News Item   [1889-1891]; and The Item of Millburn and Short Hills   [1889-1891, 1935-1939, and 1941-1950]. [Essex County]

New Jersey Courier. December 1852-December 1922. [Ocean County]

Newspaper Archives of New Brunswick New Brunswick Daily Times 1871-1916; and the Daily Home News 1887, 1889, 1903-1906 [scattered issues]. [Middlesex County]

Newark Sunday Call  . June 1881 to July 1883. [Essex County]

Ocean City Public Library Newspaper Archives  . April 1893 to August 1993, includes issues from the: Cape May County GazetteDaily ReporterOcean City SentinelThe Daily SentinelNews, et al, Ocean City Daily ReporterOcean City LedgerOcean City Sentinel Ledger. One issue a month digitized. The Sentinel Ledger is available September 1993-February 1998; Ocean City Sentinel March 1998-December 2011. [Due to copyright restrictions, these are no longer available remotely and can only be accessed within the Ocean City Free Public Library.]

Historical Society of Ocean Grove newspaper collection  
Ocean Grove Times, 1875-1974, plus selected issues of the Asbury Park Press and Asbury Park Journal late 1800s and early 1900s.

Red Bank Register Archive   The Red Bank Register, 1878-1964, and the Daily Register, 1964-1991. [Monmouth County]

The Rockaway Township Library   has digitized The Iron Era [Dover, Morris County] from 1872 to 1905, and The Rockaway Record [Rockaway, Morris County] from 1900 (scattered issues back to 1890) to 1936.

Scotch-Plains-Fanwood Times   (weekly) 1959-2008; and the Union County Local Source [weekly] 2008-present.

South Amboy Citizen   July 2, 1910 through December 29, 2000. [Middlesex County]

Tuckerton Beacon. Only 1917 to 1922 available for remote use; online access to 1917 to 1987 available at all Ocean County library locations. [Ocean County]

Westfield Historical Newspapers   Includes among others, Westfield Leader 1907-2015; Westfield Record Press 1990-2007; and the Union County Standard 1891-1915. Four or Five issues per month digitized. [Union County]

Woodbridge Township Historic Newspapers  
Among others, includes Carteret Press 1925-1965; Fords Beacon 1936-1961; Independent Leader 1940-1965; Woodbridge Independent 1919-1938; and the Woodbridge Leader 1926-1939. [Middlesex County]