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Identifier: NJ009

New Jersey Trade and Manufacturers' Catalog Collection


  • Majority of material found within 1848-2010 ( 1870-2008)


The Rutgers University Libraries collection of New Jersey trade and manufacturers catalogs reflects an effort "to collect, preserve and make available for research, primary and secondary materials in various formats, documenting all aspects of New Jersey's history, from its founding to the present."


19.4 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The items in the finding aid for the New Jersey Trade and Manufacturers' Catalogs Collection are arranged by place of publication. Items published outside New Jersey have been cited according to the location of first-named or most prominently named New Jersey entity--factory, showroom, business office, dealership, etc. Citations for catalogs whose imprint is not New Jersey appear with a brief, explanatory, note. For example, below the citation, "Iron railings, wire fences-entrance gates. New York: Anchor Post Iron Works, [19--]," we have included, "Factory located in Garwood, N.J." Items with no apparent New Jersey affiliation are listed at the end of the finding aid under "miscellaneous."

Due to preservation concerns, items in the collections are stored in groups based on size. The finding aid includes a notation for each item (Size 1 through Size 5); this size must be included on the call slip when requesting catalogs so that the item can be retrieved.

Related Items

Noah Morrison's Catalogs of Books for Sale (1894-1932, and undated)

Peter Henderson's Garden Catalogs (1865-1952, and undated)


Additional processing of this collection was completed by David Kuzma, Alexandra Bernet and Cynthia Hammel.

New Jersey Trade and Manufacturers' Catalog Collection
Edited Full Draft
RUL Staff
July 2015
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.