ARCHIVES RECEIVES AWARD
FOR TRANSPORTATION BOOKLET

Awards honor individuals dedicated to preserving County’s past

UNION, NJ – The Monmouth County Clerk’s Archives Division was honored with the Kevin M. Hale Booklet Award by the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey.

“It is a great honor for the County to have one of our publications chosen for statewide recognition,” said Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon. “I commend Monmouth County Archivist Gary Saretzky and everyone who worked so hard on this beautiful and informative booklet about the history of transportation.”

The booklet, entitled “New Jersey in Focus: History of Transportation in Monmouth County,” was compiled and edited by Saretzky, with the help of County Historian and Co-Curator Randall Gabrielan, the Monmouth County Archives staff, and numerous contributors.  The cover was designed by Aaron Townsend of the Monmouth County Department of Public Information and Tourism.

The booklet documents the exhibit curated by Saretzky and Gabrielan, which opened in October 2016 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters located at 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan, as a part of the annual Archives and History Day.  The exhibit continues on the lower level of the Library at the Archives until Labor Day weekend.

(left to right) Aaron Townsend, Monmouth County Department of Public Information and Tourism, Monmouth County Archivist Gary Saretzky and Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

“Monmouth County continues to be a big transit hub for commuters to and from New York City and the Jersey Shore,” said Saretzky. “The booklet highlights the history of Monmouth County’s aviation, vessels, vehicles, and railroads.”

The “New Jersey in Focus: History of Transportation in Monmouth County” booklet can be viewed on the Archives Division’s website at www.monmouthcountyclerk.com/archives/.

The League of Historical Societies of New Jersey’s spring meeting was held at the Liberty House in Union Township on June 10. The Kevin M. Hale Publication Awards categories included Books, Booklets, Brochures, Calendars, DVDs, Journals, Newsletters, Pamphlets and Posters. The booklet created by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Archives Division won first place out of numerous entries.

The League of Historical Societies of New Jersey, founded in 1966, is composed of over two hundred twenty organizations that represent with more than forty-five thousand individual members. While most of the organizations in the League are local historical societies, it also includes statewide societies and related institutions, county agencies, museums, libraries and archival groups, historic preservation agencies, and a variety of other organizations devoted to and interested in New Jersey history.

Awards honor individuals dedicated to preserving County’s past

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