Guide to the South River Memorabilia Collection 1948-1961 MG 1532


Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information

Container List

High school and college memorabilia

Guide to the South River Memorabilia Collection
MG 1532
The New Jersey Historical Society
52 Park Place
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: NJHS Library
Phone: (973) 596-8500 x249
© 2004 All rights reserved.
The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Jeanette Cafaro.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. December 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: South River (N.J.)
Title: South River Memorabilia Collection
Dates 1948-1961
Abstract: This collection consists programs, handbooks, and memorabilia relating to South River, N.J. and other nearby N.J. towns.
Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (5 folders)
Collection Number: MG 1532

Biographical Note

South River is located in Central New Jersey near the towns of Sayreville and New Brunswick.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes Programs from the South River Dramatic Club dating from 1949-1951, music programs from the East Brunswick Public Schools Music Department and The Paper Mill Playhouse 1961 production of “Flower Drum Song.” The collection also includes an issue of South River’s newspaper, The Spokesman from June 21, 1951 and a Graduation Issue of The Spokesman dedicated to the Classes of 1951, which includes pictures of the graduates from both South River High School and Sayreville High School. Memorabilia from South River High School include the school’s curriculum handbook, graduation trading cards from 1951, an invitation to the class of 1951 commencement, souvenir football programs, and schedule tags. Also, included is the Douglass College (Rutgers University) “Hornbook”, a college literary magazine.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Organizations:
Douglass College.
Sayreville High School (Sayreville, N.J.)
South River High School (South River, N.J.)
Subject Topics:
Commencement ceremonies–New Jersey.
High schools–New Jersey.
High school student activities–New Jersey.
School sports–New Jersey.
Student publications–New Jersey.
Students–New Jersey.
Subject Places:
South River (N.J.)
Document Types:
Collecting cards.
Subject Occupations

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1532, South River Memorabilia Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Betty DiFrancesco, 2002.

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Container List

High school and college memorabilia

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 South River High School Handbook, Graduation
trading cards, invitation to Class of 1951
1 2 South River H.S. Football programs,
schedule tags.
1 3 South River Dramatic Club Programs 1949-1951
1 4 Theater Programs 1951-1961
1 5 “The Spokesman” Newspaper Clippings 1951 June 21
1 6 “Hornbook” — Douglass College 1955

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