Monmouth Museum, 1971-1999

RECORD GROUP: Other County Records
RECORD SERIES #: 6500
SERIES: Monmouth Museum
DATES: 1971-1999
VOLUME: 2 folders

HISTORY

The Monmouth Museum was incorporated in May 1963, following a successful art exhibition in Rumson organized by the Junior Service League that attracted an estimated 10,000 people. Subsequently, a steering committee chaired by Charles Harding that also included Freeholder Director Joseph Irwin, Rutgers University President Mason Gross, and State Senator Richard Stout, established the museum with grants from Geraldine L. Thompson and the Junior League. After a series of exhibitions in various locations, the Museum opened its own facility in a building on the Brookdale Community College campus in Lincroft in September 1974. The Museum rents two acres from the College under the terms of a 90 year lease for one dollar per year.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This small collection consists primarily of printed materials distributed by the Museum to announce exhibitions, fundraising events, and other programs. The earliest item is a press packet dated July 15, 1971, announcing the plan to build the museum facility at Brookdale.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

This collection is open to researchers.

USE

Use of the materials is unrestricted.

ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged chronologically.

REPOSITORY

Monmouth County Archives
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Phone: 732-308-3771

ACQUISITION INFORMATION

The collection was transferred to the Archives in July 1999 by Romeo Cascaes, Director, Monmouth County Department of Public Information and Tourism. A press release and photographs were separated from the collection for filing with the records of the Department. In 2014, two exhibition booklets acquired from Monmouth County Library-Eastern Branch were added to the collection.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:

Gary D. Saretzky prepared this guide on July 22, 1999, and revised it on June 23, 2014.

CONTAINER LIST

The collection is housed in one manuscripts box containing two folders.