The Metuchen-Edison Historical Society

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Item #                               Title                                                       Date Posted

001                    Metuchen Historic Marker                                               3/2010

002                    Grimstead's History of Metuchen 1939                          3/2010

003                    Veteran's Buried in Metuchen 1930                               3/2010

004                   History of the Telephone in  Metuchen                            3/2010

005                   How the Clara Barton School got it's Name                      3/2010 

006                   Piscatawaytown Burial Ground                                       3/2010

007                   Hoopar Brother's Headstone                                           3/2010

008                   General Thomas Swords                                                3/2010

009                   Metuching 1799 map                                                      3/2010

010                   1799 Map                                                                      3/2010

011                   How Menlo Park Derived it's Name                                  3/2010

012                   The Klan in 1920s Metuchen                                          3/2010

013                   How to Pronounce "Metuchen"                                          3/2010

014                   Why is a High School Named for John P. Stevens Jr.       3/2010

014A                John P. Stevens & Co. advertisement from

                         1962 NY Giants Program.                                                   4/1/2014 

015                   John Basilone Bridge NJ Turnpike, between Edison,         3/2010

                        and East Brunswick NJ.  1950s.

Oral Histories & Transcripts

 016                  List of Oral History Tapes                                             2/2011 

017                   Rutgers Oral History Project.  Transcripts of Edison

                        and Metuchen residents.  Lewis Bloom, Richard Hale,

                        Lloyd Kornbaltt, David Robinson, Roland Winter.           3/2010

Transcripts from the 1970's CETA Program

MEHS in the 1990's:

016                        List of Oral History Tapes                                                              2/2011

17A                 J. Lloyd Grimstead 1975                                              2/2011

17B                 Eleanor Bloomfield 1977    Teacher                               2/2011

17C                 Charles Carmen    1973                                               2/2011

17D                 Franklin Buchannan   1977  Boro Engineer                    2/2011

17E                 Paul Dorf  1978  Metuchen Inn                                     2/2011

17F                 Ruth Eby    1977                                                         2/2011

17F2               Ruth Eby II  1977                                                         2/2011

17G                Gardenia Emanuel   1978                                             2/2011

17H                Paul Fenton             1974                                            3/2011

17I                 Nathan Gross       1978                                                3/2011

17J                Grace Halsey        1976                                               3/2011

17K               Roger Johnson  1995 (MEHS)                                       3/2011

17L               Charles Butler 1997 (MEHS)                                         3/2011

17M              Pete Kramer  1995 (MEHS)                                          3/2011

17N               Perry Letsinger  1977                                                  3/2011

170                Litterst Sisters  1976  "Ramble Inn"                             3/2011

17P               Dr. Myra Biggs Interview (2000)                                   1/2012

17Q               Dr. Myra Biggs obituary     1/2016

018                 Information about Ezra Ayres Carmen,

                       Civil War General, buried at Arlington Cemetery.            3/2010

018A               More information about Ezra Carmen                             1/2012

019                 Mark Polansky.  Plaque in Polansky Park                      4/2010

020                 Stanhope Wood Nixon grave in Piscatawaytown.

                        Burial Ground.  Son of Lewis Nixon.                               4/2010

021                 St. James Church 2009.                                               4/2010

021A              St. James Church HABS                                              1/30/2011

022                 Henry James Memorial at Stevens High School               5/2010                                  

022A               Information about Henry James who was killed in Vietnam  9/2013

022B              Henry James Memorial 2015                                        6/2015

023                Gas Stations of Metuchen 1965                                     12/2010

024                Governor Silzer's House on Graham Ave.                       12/2010

025                 Piscatawaytown Burial Ground Fact Sheet 2004              1/5/11

026                 Piscatawaytown Burial Ground Tour Map 2004                1/5/11

027                 Raritan River Interpretive Panel #1                                  1/5/11

028                 Raritan River Interpretive Panel #2                                  1/5/11

029                 Raritan River Interpretive Panel #3                                  1/5/11

030                 Raritan River Interpretive Panel #4                                  1/5/11

031                 Metuchen Police Chief Badge (date ?)                           1/22/11

032                 1839 Burr Map.  Malochin                                            1/29/11

033                 Map of Terminal Moraine South of Plainfield 1900           2/19/11

034                 The Dummy Line.  A song about the Trolley                   2/25/11

035                  Col. Joseph Lafayette Moss (Civil War)                        3/12/11

036                  Metuchen & Her History 1870 By Dr. EM Hunt              4/3/11   

036A               Metuchen & Her History Transcript by D. Walker 2012   3/15/12  

037                 WPA History of Metuchen 1941 By L. Grimstead           4/3/11

037A               WPA History Transcript by D. Walker 2012                  3/15/12

038                 The Big Inch Pipeline Map  Built during WWII                5/23/11

039                 Metuchen 1900 Map                                                          5/25/11

040                30 Clive Hills Rd. Edison, 2011.  Childhood home

                     of Nancy Shevell,  wife of Paul McCartney                 

                     (Photo credit:  cartoongoddess.com)                                    6/4/11

041               Edison Memorial Tower under restoration 2011               6/18/11

041A             Edison Tower/State Park Map                                      6/2015

042               Map of north of Metuchen 1950.                                    10/1/11

043               Map of Radio District in Metuchen                                 11/17/11

044               Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Edison                   11/17/11

045              Edison Zoning Map 2004                                                11/17/11

046               Dismal Swamp Cultural Resources Survey (1986)            1/13/12

047               Old Dwellings in Oak Tree (1927)                                    1/20/12

048              Gustave Lindenthal, the bridge builder. (Plaque)                1/21/12

048A            Lindenthal at 83 (article)2/2016

049              New Petrograd 1925                                                       1/22/12

050              Lehigh Valley RR Coal yard Fire SP 1929                        1/27/12

051             Metuchen at the outbreak of the Civil War                          2/8/12

052             To Cast A Freedman's Vote.  Thomas Mundy Peterson.     2/22/12

                  By Gordon Bond

053            Potters Crossing Map 1959 (no pages 3,4)                        2/22/12

053A          Potters Crossing Reunion  1997       1/2016

054            Lincoln Village Advertisement  1950                                  2/22/12

055           Rartian Township Map 1954                                              2/22/12

056           Metuchen Houses 100 years and Still Standing 1963         3/5/12

057           Woodbridge Independent newspaper page 3 1925              3/20/12

058           Dr. James G. Mason Obituary 1                                       3/20/12

059           Dr. James G. Mason Obituary 2                                      3/20/12

060           Edison (Raritan) Twp. WWI, WWII, Korea Monument       8/5/12

060A         Names on the monument 1.                                          8/5/12

060B         Names on the monument 2.                                           8/5/12

060C         Names on the monument 3.                                          8/5/12

060D         Names on the monument 4.                                          8/5/12

061           Edison Korea, Vietnam Memorial Grove Ave.  (LTCG)     8/25/12

061A         Names on memorial 1, Korea  (LTCG)                          8/25/12

061B         Names on memorial 2, Vietnam (LTCG)                       8/25/12

062           Edison 9-11-01 Memorial                                            9/3/12

063           Middlesex County during the American Rev.                 9/3/12  

064          Main St. Metuchen 1890's                                           9/3/12

065          Main St. Metuchen early 20th Century                          9/3/12

066          Thomas Edison Center Menlo Park 2012                      9/9/12

067          Original Menlo Park School 1 room 2012                      9/9/12

068

069          Metuchen World War II Roll of Honor description.          1/2014

069A       Metuchen World War II Roll of Honor List A-Z                 1/2014

069B       Metuchen World War II Roll of Honor 1940 photo           1/2014

069C       Metuchen World War II Roll of Honor 2014 photo           1/2014

069D      Metuchen World War II Roll of Honor Main St. 2013       1/2014

069E      Metuchen World War II Roll of Honor Panel 1                  1/2014

069F      Metuchen World War II Roll of Honor Panel 2                   1/2014

069G      Metuchen World War II Roll of Honor Panel 3                  1/2014

069H      Metuchen World War II Roll of Honor Panel 4                  1/2014

069I        Metuchen World War II Roll of Honor Panel 5                  1/2014

069J       Metuchen World War II Roll of Honor Panel 6                  1/2014

069K      Metuchen World War II Roll of Honor, Brokaw                   1/2014

Cemetery Lists. 

070A    Stelton Baptist Church Graveyard #1 1880 list by Dr. Hunt.  MEHS 1995

070B     Stelton Baptist Church Graveyard #2 1880 list by Dr. Hunt MEHS 1995

070C     Stelton Baptist Church Graveyard #3 1880 list by Dr. Hunt MEHS 1995

070D     Stelton Baptist Church Graveyard # 4 1880 List by Dr. Hunt MEHS 1995

070E     Piscatawaytown Burial Ground #1  1880 List by Dr. Hunt MEHS 1995

070F     Piscatawaytown Burial Ground #2  1880 List by Dr. Hunt MEHS 1995

070G    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground #3  1880 List by Dr. Hunt MEHS 1995

070H    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground #4  1880 List by Dr. Hunt MEHS 1995

2015 Piscatawaytown Burial Ground Graves Registration Project

070I   Piscatawaytown Master List Survey Order MEHS         2015

070J  Piscatawaytown Master List Alphabetical Order MEHS  2015

070K  Piscatawaytown Master List Death Order MEHS           2015

070L  Piscatawaytown Master List Veterans MEHS    2015

070M   Piscatawaytown Burial Ground Map 1

070N   Piscatawaytown Burial Ground Map 2

070O   Piscatawaytown Burial Ground Map 3

070P    Piscatawaytown Buiral Ground Map 4

070Q    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground Map 5

070R    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground Veterans East Side 

070S    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground Veterans West Side

071         Potters Crossing Sign                                                                7/2013

072       1940 Federal Population Census Street Index for Metuchen       7/2013

073        John Adams Junior High School (Edison) Cornerstone            11/2013

074         USS Metuchen Photo                                                               12/2013

075         Bonhamtown Map                                                                     10/2014

076         Herbert Hoover Junior High School (Edison) Cornerstone      10/2014

077         Plainfield Country Club Short Hills Battle plaque                     1/2015

  080      Thornall family coverlet, made from wool from their farm.       11/2014

  081     John Ciardi Collection - Finding Guide & Inventory.                         6/2014

  082A     The History of the Current Metuchen Fire Department Building        5/2015

082B     FULL History of the Current Metuchen Fire Department Building        10/2015

083      Lemelson Window, Metuchen Libary       6/2015

083A    Lemelson Window 2 Metuchen Library                                           6/2015

084      Grace Halsey Memorial                                                                 6/2015

085       Camp Kilmer Tank 2015                                                               6/2015

086     Oak Tree School 1950 Graduation Program 1                                 12/2015

087      Oak Tree School 1950 Graduation Program 2                                12/2015

088      North Edison Gardens apartment dedication 1958?  1                    12/2015

089     North Edison Gardens apartment dedication 1958? 2                      12/2015

090      Lindeneau School (Edison) 1966                                                   1/2016

091      Edison Municipal Building plaque                                                  1/2016

092      Edison Democrat Committee 1960                                                1/2016

093      World War I Metuchen Men In Armed Forces (Grimstead)               2/2016

094      Edison Municipal Building Dedication Plaque 1979                         5/2016

095      Boro Motors, Metuchen, Mud Flap 1990s                                      5/2016

096      Metuchen High Cross Country 1953 State Champs Letter      5/2016

097      Metuchen High Alma Mater sung by Class of 1951                         1/2017

098      W. R. Hale 1925 campaign Raritan Twp Committee                        2/2017

099       1908 Raritan Township Tax Bill                                                    2/2017

100        Metuchen High School Class of 1954 (Front)                               2/2017

101        Metuchen High School Class of 1954  (Back)                              2/2017

102        New Edison Light Bulb 2015 Christie St. Menlo Park                   2/2017

103         Metuchen Pool History                                                                8/2017