Caldwell Public Library's Local History Collection

Browse Exhibits (6 total)

Block Parties

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Summer Block Parties are a wonderful local tradition, bringing together neighbors of all ages for fun, games and dancing in the street.  We have many photographs of local Block Parties and neighborhood celebrations taken over the years and would be very grateful if you could help us identify the people in these photographs, tell us where and when they were taken and pass on your memories of the celebrations.  Click the Contact Us tab above or stop in the Library and share your knowledge in person.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Caldwell University

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Caldwell University is 75 years old this year! To mark the occasion and celebrate their history, they are presenting an exhibit during the month of October at the Caldwell Public Library. We have put together this online exhibit of items from our Local History Collection to accompany that exhibit. We are grateful for the assistance of Caldwell Dominican archivist Sr. Patricia McKearney OP, Former Caldwell College President Sr. Vivien Jennings OP, and Collette Liddy and Rebecca Driscoll from Caldwell University.

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Agnes Peck Family Album

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The Agnes Peck Family Album features a look a Caldwell life and its citizens in the late 19th and early 20th century, but it is not hard to image this family and their friends as our friends and neighbors.

To enlarge a picture, click on it. This will take you to a page with information about that picture. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, find the picture and click on it again.

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Sharing our Stories

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Caldwell Public Library received a 2014 MakerSpaces grant from LibraryLinkNJ and the NJ State Library to create a model for a local oral history project, recording the recollections of residents about life in Caldwell. The project gathered interviews at Marion Manor, Grover Cleveland Middle School and Hadassah as well as talks about the history of Caldwell University.

The Caldwell Trolley

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This spring is trolley season at the Caldwell Public Library in  celebration of Janet & Bob Markman's recent gift of a miniature Caldwell Trolley. You can admire it in the Gene and Kathryn Collerd Local History Resource Room.

Photographs and documents in this exhibit come from the library's Local History Collection.

To enlarge a picture, first click on it to take you to a page with information about that picture. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, find the picture and click on it again to enlarge it.

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Celebrating Herstory in the Caldwells

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Photographs  & documents by Gene Collerd, Lou Ginefra, Janet Markman  and others highlighting women's history in the Caldwells and surrounding towns.  

To enlarge a picture, first click on it to take you to a page with information about that picture. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, find the picture and click on it again to enlarge it.

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