Guide to the Rutgers College Collection 1814-1885 MG 374
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Inventory prepared by Althea Bernheim 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.
Rutgers was first chartered in 1766 as Queen’s College, the eighth institution of higher learning to be founded in the colonies. The school opened its doors in New Brunswick in 1771 and during its early years, the college developed as a classic liberal arts institution.
In 1825, the name of the college was changed to honor a former trustee and Revolutionary War veteran, Colonel Henry Rutgers. In 1864, Rutgers College became the land-grant college of New Jersey. Rutgers College attained university status in 1924, and legislative acts in 1945 and 1956 designated all its divisions as The State University of New Jersey.
The collection contains letters and lottery tickets pertaining to Rutgers College (formerly Queens College). The bulk of correspondence is from Rutgers College administrators to representatives of the New Jersey Historical Society.
Correspondence includes the following individuals: William Henry Campbell, George Hammell Cook, C. C. Cuyler, I. W. Gillies, Alexander McClelland, William Nelson, Frederick W. Ricord, and Austin Scott.
This collection is arranged chronologically.
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.
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States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 374, Rutgers College Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The New Jersey Historical Society purchased a portion of these items in 1957.