Contents and Arrangement

Series 1: Historical Records Survey, 1896-1943

11 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The New Jersey Works Progress Administration Records document the history of several of projects undertaken by the New Jersey WPA. They include the New Jersey Historical Records Survey, the Agricultural Administration Act, and the Indian Site Survey of New Jersey. Also included are reports that were collected in an attempt to preserve the history of New Jersey's municipal governments. Documents types include institutional forms completed by New Jersey records repositories, inventories of various manuscript collections held by Princeton, indices of minutes and town ordinances, and reports from the Indian Site survey project, which include both text and photographs, and the analysis of the 1937 Agricultural Administration Act.

Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.


The Historical Records Survey Series is divided into three subseries: Protection and Preservation of Cultural Resources in New Jersey, Survey of State and Local Historical Records, Princeton University Library and Reports.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

Duplicates of reports were removed.


These papers were processed with an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Credit this material:

Series 1: Historical Records Survey; New Jersey Works Progress Administration Records, MC144, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-11