Guide to the Minute Book of Bloom field Academy 1826-1831 MG 75


Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Related Material

Administrative Information


Guide to the Minute Book of Bloomfield Academy
MG 75

The New Jersey Historical Society
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Stephen Yautz as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Danielle Kovacs. February 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bloomfield Academy
Title: Bloomfield Academy Minute Book
Dates: 1826-1831
Abstract: Contains the minute book of the Bloomfield Academy, spanning the years 1826 to 1831. Included in the minute book are the proceedings of the meetings held by the school’s board of trustees.
Quantity: 1 volume
Collection Number: MG 75

Historical Note

The Bloomfield Academy was founded in 1807, and opened its doors to its first students in 1810. Affiliated with the Old First Church in Bloomfield, the mission of the school was to be a training ground for young men bound for the ministry. The Bloomfield Academy had a reputation that surpassed the academies in both Newark and Orange. The school operated as a private institution until 1866, when it was bought by the Presbytery of Newark, New Jersey, and renamed the German Theological School. Later, the institution became known as the Bloomfield College and Seminary. By 1961, part of the name was dropped, and is known today as Bloomfield College, an independent, four-year college, conferring Bachelor’s degrees in a wide variety of fields.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the minute book of the Bloomfield Academy, spanning the years 1826 to 1831. Included in the minute book are the proceedings of the meetings held by the school’s board of trustees. The minute book also contains the rules and regulations for the academy. The board of trustees included Theodore Frelinghuysen, Reverend Asa Hillyer, and Joseph C. Hornblower. Following the last entry on November 17, 1831, are undated newspaper clippings glued into the minute book; these clippings are mainly poetry with religious themes.

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Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Frelinghuysen, Theodore, 1787-1862.
Hillyer, Asa, 1763-1840.
Hornblower, Joseph C. (Joseph Coerten), 1777-1864.
Subject Organizations:
Bloomfield Academy (N.J.)
First Presbyterian Church of Bloomfield (N.J.)
Subject Topics:
Education–United States–History–Sources.
Schools–Records and correspondence–New Jersey.
Subject Places:
Bloomfield (N.J.)–History.
New Jersey–History–1775-1865.
Document Types:
Minute books.
School records.

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Related Material

For collections related to persons and institutions pertaining to the Bloomfield Academy, see:

Manuscript Group 10, Hornblower Family Papers

Manuscript Group 240, Jotham T. Johnson Diary

Manuscript Group 380, Frelinghuysen Family Papers

Manuscript Group 839, Presbyteries of Morris County (N.J.), Newark (N.J.) and New York (N.Y.) Minute Books

Manuscript Group 900, Peter Kanouse Sermon Outline Book

Manuscript Group 943, Bloomfield Bible Society Record Book

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 75, Bloomfield Academy Minute Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

This collection is the gift of Edward W. Dodd.

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Folsom, Joseph Fulford, ed. Bloomfield Old and New: An Historical Symposium by Several Authors. Bloomfield, New Jersey: Centennial Historical Committee, 1912

The Free Public Library of Bloomfield, ed. Bloomfield, New Jersey. Bloomfield, New Jersey: The Independent Press, 1932.

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