The New Jersey Historical Society Subject Index

The New Jersey Historical Society Library Collection of Vertical Files also includes Family Vertical Files, Biography Vertical Files, and Newark Vertical Files.









See: RJR Nabisco

Narcotics, Illegal
See: Substance Abuse

National Biscuit Co.

See: RJR Nabisco

National Defense

National Guard

National History Day

National Register of Historic Places (Essex County)

National Security

Native Americans

See also: Lenape Indians


Nauvoo (Monmouth County)

Navesink (Monmouth County)

Navesink Highlands

Navesink River

Twin Lights Lighthouse, Atlantic Highlands
also: Lighthouses; Marine/Maritime

See also: Marine/Maritime

See also: Marine/Maritime; Military

Nazi Party

See: African Americans

Neptune (Monmouth County)

Neshanic Station (Somerset County)

Netcong (Morris County)

New Barbados Neck

New Bridge (Bergen County)

New Brunswick (Middlesex County)

New Dover (Middlesex County)

New Eqypt (Ocean County)

New Germantown (Hunterdon County)

New Germany

See: Folsom

New Gretna (Burlington County)

New Hampton (Hunterdon County)

New Jersey (Battleship)
See: Battleship New Jersey

New Jersey Academy of Science

Jersey Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

New Jersey Agricultural Society

Jersey Anti-Slavery Society

See: Manuscript Group 134, New Jersey Anti-Slavery Society Records

New Jersey Association of County Cultural and Heritage Commissions

New Jersey Audobon Society

New Jersey Automobile Club

New Jersey Bell

New Jersey Blues

New Jersey Business & Industry Association

New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands

New Jersey Boystown

See: Boystown

New Jersey City University

New Jersey Civil War Commission

New Jersey Classical Association

New Jersey Coast Line Railroad

New Jersey College of Pharmacy

See also: Rutgers; Pharmacies

New Jersey Committee of the Humanities

New Jersey Day

New Jersey Department of Labor and Industry

New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles “DMV”

See: Department of Motor Vehicles (NJ State)

New Jersey Department of Transportation

New Jersey — Description and Travel

New Jersey — Elections

New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
See: Balloons

New Jersey Fire Museum, South Orange

See also: Firefighters; Fires

New Jersey “Firsts”

New Jersey Hall of Fame

New Jersey Historical Commission

New Jersey Historical Congress

New Jersey Historical Society

New Jersey Historical Society Antiques Show

New Jersey Historical Society Associates (formerly the Woman’s Branch)

New Jersey Historical Society Awards

New Jersey Historical Society Board of Governors/Trustees

New Jersey Historical Society Charter

New Jersey Historical Society Dinner Dance (Annual Gala)

New Jersey Historical Society Education Department

New Jersey Historical Society Essex Club

New Jersey Historical Society Exhibits

New Jersey Historical Society Family History-Genealogy Club

New Jersey Historical Society Jerseyman

New Jersey Historical Society Library

New Jersey Historical Society (Morven)

New Jersey Historical Society Museum

New Jersey Historical Society Presidents

New Jersey Historical Society Publications

New Jersey Historical Society Seal

New Jersey Historical Society Tours

New Jersey History Partnership Project

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark (NJIT)

New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame

New Jersey Jazz Society

See: Jazz

New Jersey Library Association (NJLA)

New Jersey Lighthouse Society

See also: Lighthouses

New Jersey Municipal Management Association

New Jersey Music Educators Association

New Jersey Network (NJN)

New Jersey Nicknames

New Jersey Opera Institute
See: Opera

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)

New Jersey Pinelands Commission

New Jersey Postal History Society

New Jersey Press Association

New Jersey Shakespeare Festival

See also: Theater

New Jersey State Archives

Jersey State Bird (Eastern Goldfinch)
See: Birds; State Symbols — NJ

Jersey State Colors (Buff and Jersey Blue)
See: State Symbols — NJ

New Jersey State Council of the Arts

Jersey State Dance (Square Dance)
See: Dance
See: State Symbols — NJ

Jersey State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs
See also: African American Women

Jersey State Fish (Brook Trout)

See: Fish and
Fishing; State Symbols — NJ

New Jersey State Flag
See: State Symbols — NJ

Jersey State Flower (Violet)
See: Flowers; State Symbols — NJ

New Jersey State
Government and Administration

New Jersey State Hospital at Trenton

Jersey State Insect (Honey Bee)
See: Bees & Beekeeping; State Symbols — NJ

New Jersey State Museum

New Jersey State Normal School at Paterson

See: William Paterson University

New Jersey State

See also: Opera

Jersey State Police
See also: Police; Racial Profiling

New Jersey State Prison

Jersey State Seal
See: State Symbols — NJ

Jersey State Shell (Knobbed Whelk)
See: Sea Shells; State Symbols — NJ

Jersey State Symbols
See: State Symbols — NJ

New Jersey State Teachers College at Paterson

See: William Paterson University

Jersey State Trees (Red Oak and Dogwood)
See: State Symbols — NJ; Trees

New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
See also: Music

New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit)

See also: Public Service Co., Newark

New Jersey Transport Heritage Center

New Jersey Turnpike

New Jersey Urban League

New Jersey Zinc & Iron Company, Newark

New Jersey Zouaves

New Kuban (Atlantic County)

New Market (Middlesex County)

New Milford (Bergen County)

New Orange (Union County)

See also: Kenilworth (New Orange became Kenilworth in 1907)

New Providence (Union County)

New Providence Historical Society

New Sweden

New Vernon (Morris County)

New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad (a.k.a. the “Susie Q” Railroad)


See: Newark Vertical Files

Newfield (Gloucester County)


Newport (Cumberland County)

Newspapers (articles about newspapers)

Newton (Sussex County)

Nobel Prize

Nolan’s Point Amusement Park, Lake Hopatcong

North Arlington (Bergen County)

North Bergen (Hudson County)

North Branch (Somerset County)

North Brunswick Township (Middlesex County)

North Caldwell (Essex County)

North Hackensack (Bergen County)

North Haledon (Passaic County)

North Hardyston (Sussex County)

North Hudson County Railway

North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society

North Plainfield (Somerset County)

North West Jersey Hi-Railers Model Train Club

North Wildwood (Cape May County)

Northern Valley

Northfield (Essex County)

Northvale (Bergen County)

Norton (Hunterdon County)

Norwood (Bergen County)

Nuclear Energy

See also: Salem Nuclear Generating Station

Nudist Colonies


Nutley (Essex County)




Obituaries — Surnames beginning with A

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with B

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with C

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with D

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with E

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with F

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with G

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with H

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with I

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with J

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with K

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with L

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with M

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with N

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with O

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with P

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with Q

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with R

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with S

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with T

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with U

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with V

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with W

Obituaries — Surnames beginning with X, Y, Z

Ocean City (Cape May County)

See also: Sindia

Ocean County

See also: Barnegat Lighthouse

Ocean County College (Toms River)

Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission

Ocean County Historical Society

Ocean Gate

Ocean Grove (Monmouth County)

Ocean Township (Monmouth County)

Ocean View (Cape May County)

Oceanville (Atlantic County)

Ogdensburg (Sussex County)

Oil and Gas

“Old Barney”
Barnegat Lighthouse

Old Boonton

Old Bridge (Middlesex County)

Old First Presbyterian Church on the Green, Bloomfield
See: Historic Churches – Bloomfield

Old Manahawkin Baptist Church Graveyard

Old Methodst Cemetary

Old Mine Road (Sussex County)

Old Parsnip

See: Old Boonton

Old Salem Road
See: Roads

Old Tappan (Bergen County)

Old Tennant Church, Freehold
See: Historic Churches – Freehold

Oldman’s Creek (Gloucester County)

See also: Moravians

Oldwick (Hunterdon County)

Olive Branch Petition (1775 American Congress to George III)

Olympic Park, Irvington (Amusement Park)

Olympic Sports

See also: Special Olympics

Ong’s Hat (Burlington County)

Open Space (Land Preservation)

See also: New Jersey State Opera; Music; Opera Festival of New Jersey

Opera Festival of New Jersey
See also: Music; Opera

Oradell (Bergen County)

Oral History

Orange (Essex County)

Orange Hospitals


See: Associations

Organized Crime

See also: Crime; Criminal Justice; DeCavalcante Crime Family; Gambino Crime Family; Genovese Crime Family; Lucchese Crime Family; Scarfo Crime Family; Sopranos

Organs & Organists


Ortley (Ocean County)

Othello (Cumberland County)

Otis Elevator Company, Harrison

Overlook Hospital, Summit

Owens-Illinois Glass Company

Oxford (Warren County)





P. Ballantine & Sons, Newark (Brewery)


Pabst Brewery



See also: Miss America Pageant; Mr. Male America Pageant

Pahaquarry Township (Warren County)

Pakistanis in NJ

Palisades, the

Palisades Amusement Park, Palisades

Palisades Park (Bergen County)

Pals Cabin Restaurant, West Orange

Panther Valley

See: Allmuchy Township

Panzer College

Papkating (Sussex County)

Paper Making


Paramus (Bergen County)

See also: Dunderhook

Parcel Delivery Co., Newark

Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield

See: Bloomfield Historic Churches

Park Methodist Church, Bloomfield

See: Bloomfield Historic Churches

Park Ridge (Bergen County)


See also: Essex County Parks

Parsippany-Troy Hills

Passaic (Passaic County)

Passaic Boat Club

Passaic County Historical Society

Passaic Falls

Passaic River
See also: Rivers

Passaic River Basin

Passaic Township (Morris County)

Passaic Valley Sewer


Paterson (Passaic County)

See also: Garret Mountain; Great Falls Historic District; Paterson General Hospital; Paterson Museum; St. Joseph’s Hospital

Paterson City Normal School

See: William Paterson University

Paterson General Hospital

Paterson Museum

Paterson State College

See: William Paterson University

PATH trains

Pattenburg (Hunterdon County)

Pattern Book Architecture

See: Kit Houses

Peace Corps

Peachtree Valley Line

See: “Rockaway Valley Railroad

Peapack (Somerset County)

Pedricktown (Salem County)

Pemberton (Burlington County)

Pennington (Mercer County)

Pennsauken (Camden County)

Pennsville (Salem County)

See also: Finns Point Lighthouse

Pennsylvania Railroad

Penny Pot (Atlantic County)

People’s Express (Continental)

Pequannock (Morris County)

Pequannock Watershed

Perrineville (Monmouth County)

Perryville (Hunterdon County)

Persian Gulf War

Perth Amboy (Middlesex County)

Peters Valley (Sussex County)



Phalanx (Monmouth County)


Phillips Barn

See: Howell Living History Farm

Phillisburg (Warren County)


Picatinny Arsenal

Picatinny Powder Depot

See: Picatinny Arsenal

Pilesgrove (Salem County)

Pine Barrens

See also: New Jersey Pinelands Commission

Pine Beach (Ocean County)

Pine Brook

Pine Creek Railroad


Piscataway (Middlesex County)

Piscataway Register of Births 1663-1793

Pitman (Gloucester County)

Pittsgrove (Salem County)

Pittstown (Hunterdon County)

Place Names

Plainfield (Union County)

Plainfield Burying Ground, Friends Meeting House (Plainfield)

Plainsboro (Middlesex County)

Planned Communities

See: Allamuchy Township (Panther Valley); Alliance; Farmingdale; Lake Mohawk; Lebanon Township (Green Acres); Mountain Lakes; Phalanx; Radburn; Roosevelt; Woodbine


Pleasant Hill (Morris County)

Pleasant Mills (Atlantic County)

Pleasant Run (Hunterdon County)

Pleasant Valley (Monmouth County)


Pluckemin (Somerset County)

PNC Bank Arts Center


See also: Biography V/F Whitman, Walt; Poets; Walt Whitman Association; Writing/Literature


See also: Authors; Biography V/F Ginsburg, Allen; Biography V/F Muldoon, Paul; Biography V/F Pinsky, Robert (U.S. Poet Laureate); Biography V/F Whitman, Walt; Poetry; Writing/Literature

See also: New Jersey State Police

Police Clubs

See Lignum Vitae

Politics and Government
See also: NJ State Government and Administration

Politics and Government — Political Rights

Politics and Government — Women
See: Women — Politics and Government


Pomona (Atlantic County)

Pompton (Passaic County)

Pompton Lakes (Passaic County)

Pompton Plains (Morris County)

Pompton River


Port Authority of NY and NJ

Port Authority Trans Hudson

See: PATH trains

Port Elizabeth

Port Monmouth (Monmouth County)

Port Morris (Morris County)

Port Murray (Warren County)

Port Newark

Port Reading (Middlesex County)

Portland Cement

See: Edison Portland Cement Company


Portuguese in NJ

Post Offices

Postage Stamps

See also: New Jersey Postal History Society

Postal Service

See also: NJHS Photo Collections

Potterstown (Hunterdon County)

Pottersville (Hunterdon County)

See also: Lenox China

Pottery/Porcelain — Terracotta


Preakness (Passaic County)

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Montclair

Presbyterian Church

See also: Bloomfield Historic Churches; Cohansey Compact; First Presbyterian Church on the Green, Bloomfield (“Old First”); Old Tennent Church, Freehold

Preservation New Jersey

Princeton (Battle)

See: Battle of Princeton

Princeton (Mercer County)

See also: Battle of Princeton; Drumthwacket; Drumthwacket (NJ Historical Society); Morven; Princeton’s African American Community; Princeton University; Rockingham Historic Site; Westminster Choir College

Princeton (U.S. Battleship)

Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton University, Princeton

Princeton’s African American Community

See: African American Communities


Prisons and Reformatories

See also: Alcoholic Beverages


See: Real Estate


See: Board of Proprietors


See: Demonstrations

Prudential Insurance Co., Newark

Public Service Co., Newark

See also: New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit)

Public Utilities


Pulitzer Prize Winners (from New Jersey)


Quaker Baptists

See: Rogerene/ Rogerine Baptists

Quaker Bridge

Quakertown (Hunterdon County)

See also: Plainfield Burying Ground; Salem Monthly Meeting


Quilts & Quilting

Quinton (Salem County)


Rabbinical College of America

Race Riots in NJ

Racing (Car)

Racing (Horses)

See: Horseracing


See also: Civil Rights; New Jersey State Police


Radburn (Bergen County)

See also: Fairlawn


Radio Corporation of America

Radio Hall of Fame

Radon in Montclair

Rahway (Union County)

Rahway River
See also: Rivers

Rahway Valley Railroad


See: Locomotives & Railcars

Railroad Museums

See also: Whippany Railroad Museum

Railroad Stations

Railroadians of America


See also: Black River & Western Railroad; Blue Comet Train; Camden and Amboy Railroad; Cape May Seashore Lines; Central Railroad of New Jersey; Electric Railroads; Erie Lackawanna Railroad; Lackawanna Railroad; Light Rail; Lindenwold Hi-Speed Transit Line; Locomotives & Railcars; Model Railroads; Monorails; Morris & Essex Railroad; Morris County Central Railroad; Morristown & Erie Railway; New Jersey Coast Line; New Jersey Transit; New York, Susquenna & Western Railroad; North Hudson County Railway; PATH Trains; Pennsylvania Railroad; Pine Creek Railroad; Railroad Museums; Railroad Stations; Rockaway Valley Railroad; Whippany Railway Museum; Short Line Railroads; Whippany-Toonerville Railroad

Railroads (Articles by John Cunningham)

Ralston (Morris County)

Ramapo College

Ramapo Fault

Ramapo Mountain People

See: Jackson Whites

Ramapo Mountains

Ramapo River
See also: Rivers

Ramapo Tract

Ramsey (Bergen County)

Ramsey Sayer House, Upper Saddle River

See: Upper Saddle River Historical Society

Rancocas (Burlington County)

Randolph Township (Morris County)

Raritan (Somerset County)

See also: Raritan Valley Hospital

Raritan Arsenal

Raritan River
See also: Rivers

Raritan Township

See: Edison Township

Raritan Valley Community College

Raritan Valley Hospital, Raritan


See: Radio Corporation of America

Readington (Hunterdon County)

Real Estate

Reaville (Hunterdon County)



Red Bank (Gloucester County)

Red Bank (Monmouth County)

Red Cross

See: American Red Cross in New Jersey

Oak (NJ State Tree)
See: State Symbols — NJ


Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Reformed Dutch Church in America, The

Regina Corporation

Regional Alliance for Preservation

Regional Planning


See also: Baptists; Buddhists; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons); Episcopal Church; Hinduism; Huguenots; Judaism & Jews; Lutheran Church; Methodist Church; Millerites; Muslims; New Brunswick Theological Seminary; Presbyterian Church; Princeton Theological Seminary; Quakers; Reformed (Dutch) Church in America; Rogerene/Rogerine Baptists; Roman Catholicism; Shakers




Restaurants and Diners


See: American Revolution

Rheingold, Orange (Brewery)

Richard Mine (Morris County)

Richard Stockton College, Pomona

Rider Business College

See: Rider University

Rider College

See: Rider University

Rider Moore and Stewart School of Business

See: Rider University

Rider University, Lawrenceville

See also: Westminster Choir College

Ridgefield (Bergen County)

Ridgefield Park (Bergen County)

Ridgewood (Bergen County)



See: Euthanasia

Ringoes (Hunterdon County)

Ringwood (Passaic County)

Rio Vista Estate

See: Alpine

Ripley Hopping Timber

River Edge (Bergen County)

River Vale (Bergen County)

Riverdale (Morris County)


See also: Delaware River; Great Egg Harbor River; Hackensack River; Hudson River; Manasquan River; Maurice River; Mullica River; Navesink River; Passaic River; Pompton River; Rahway River; Ramapo River; Raritan River; Rockaway River


Riverton (Burlington County)

RJR Nabiso

Road Horse Association


See also: E-Z Pass; Garden State Parkway; Historic Roadside Markers; New Jersey Turnpike; Old Mine Road

Roads (Traffic Circles)

Roadside Markers

See: Historic Markers

Rockabye Baby Railroad

See: Rockaway Valley Railroad

Rockaway (Morris County)

Rockaway River

Rockaway Township

Rockaway Valley Railroad

Rockingham Historic Site


Rockleigh (Bergen County)

Rocky Hill (Somerset County)

R. Odell & Sons

Roebling (Burlington County)

Roebling Company (Trenton)

Rogerene/Rogerine Baptists

Rolling Stock

See: Locomotives & Railcars

Roman Catholicism

See also: Immaculate Conception Seminary

Ronson Corp.

Roosevelt (Monmouth County)

“Rose City”

See: Madison

Rosedale Cemetary, Orange

Roseland (Essex County)

Roselle (Union County)

Roselle Park (Union County)

Rosemont (Hunterdon County)


Rowan College (Glassboro State College)


Roxbury Township (Morris County)


Rumson (Monmouth County)

Russians in NJ

Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies

Rutgers University

See also:

Douglass College; New Jersey College of Pharmacy

Rutgers University Newark

Rutherford (Bergen County)


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