Archives Day 2008

 MONMOUTH COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS
125 SYMMES DRIVE
MANALAPAN, NEW JERSEY
 
ARCHIVES AND HISTORY DAY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2008
Time
 
Room 
 
Event
 
8:45-10:00
5
Morning Refreshments
9:00-5:00
Lobby
Exhibit: The History of Sports in Monmouth County
9:00-5:00
NJ History Room
New Jersey History Room – Local and State History Reference Books
9:10-9:55
 7
Video: CAPES Seminar, October 2007
9:10-10:00
Hall
Exhibition Tables: Archives and History Organizations
10:00
Hall
Color Guard & Pledge of Allegiance
 
10:05-11:00
Hall
Exhibition Tables: Archives and History Organizations
10:15-11:00
7
Videos: Old News: Selections from the Monmouth County Archives TV 34 News Video Collection: Sports Features
11:00-12:00
11:30-12:00
Hall
Plenary Session
M. Claire French, County Clerk, Monmouth County
      Jane G. Clayton Award: Lydia Wikoff
Greetings from Freeholders, Monmouth County
Greetings from Renee Swartz, Chair, Monmouth County Library   Commission
Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archivist       
     Roger McDonough Award: Joseph Klett
 
Featured Speaker: Maxine Lurie, Professor of History, Seton Hall University
“The 17th Century Origins of Monmouth CountyWatch Video

Read Maxine Lurie’s paper
“The Case of the Founding of Monmouth County.” Published in New Jersey History, Vol. 126, No. 1 (2011): 84-95

Abstract
The County of Monmouth was established in 1683 by the colonial legislature of New Jersey. This presentation will look at reasons for the creation of the County in the context of the Seventeenth Century British Empire, and the complex proprietary history of New Jersey. It will briefly trace the early history of the colony, and then try to connect its division into West and East Jersey, and the actions of the 24 Eastern Proprietors in 1683, to the new county. Despite the fact that most of New Jersey’s proprietors were Quakers, in the late 17th century, it was not a peaceful place. There were conflicts over land titles and who had the right to govern. The County was created in the midst of these disputes.
12:00-2:15
Exhibition Tables: Archives and History Organizations
12:00
Box lunches delivered to participants (by prior arrangement)
12:10-1:10
7
Archives and History Day 2007: The Movie (highlights featuring Walter Greason on the Suburbanization of Monmouth County)
 
1:20
Hall
Drawing for New Jersey History Game Prize Winners
1:30-2:30
7
 
Ask an Archivist, conducted by Ellen Callahan, New Jersey State Archives
2:00-2:30
Archives

Tour of the Monmouth County Archives (Reservation Required)

2:30
Hall
Exhibit tables close