The Metuchen-Edison Historical Society

Assorted Miscellany

In addition to our vast photograph collection, the Metuchen-Edison Archives contains thousands of items.  We are working on getting as much of this information online and more easily accessible.  Our on-line archive continues to grow.  Click on the item number to take a look at the file.


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

010                  Royal Arcanum 3/25/1954                                             12/2019                   

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 

014B               John P. Stevens HS Hall of Honor 1998-2914                     3/2019

014C               John P. Stevens HS Hall of Honor 2018                               3/2019

014D               John P. Steven HS Fall 1976 Sports Schedule                   9/2020

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

                        and East Brunswick NJ.  1950s.

016                  1929 Metuchen Movie Scene Index & Screenshots             4/2020

016a1929 Movie (video)

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                The Sand Hills of Bonhamtown, by George Muha        10/2018                     

033                Light Dispelling Darkness Description 2007                   2/2021

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                Metuchen Hall of Fame 2018      6/2018

039                 Metuchen Hall of Fame 2018      6/2018                                                     

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              Oak Tree School Music Festival 1971 program    9/2020                               

043               Oak Tree School Music Festival 1972 program    9/2020

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

045                Woman For Edison 1954      5/2018                                         

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           Native American Mortar                                              1/2021

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          Frank Papaianni Memorial                                               4/2018

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

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         North Edison Library plaque 1971                                               1/2021

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

077         Plainfield Country Club Short Hills Battle plaque                     1/2015

078        Mayors of Metuchen                                                                   1/2021

079        David Graham Thomas House (demolished 9/2018)  9/2018

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 Municipal Pool History                                                8/2017

104       Mayors of Metuchen - Complete List                                             3/2018

200      Menlo Park.  Edison State Park sign                                               1/2021

201      Menlo Park   Historic Marker #1                                                      1/2021

202       Menlo Park  Boarding House Kiosk                                                1/2021

203       Menlo Park  New Lightbulb Christie St.  2015                                 1/2021

203A      New Lightbulb plaque                                                                    1/2021

204       Metuchen Public Library - Summary History                                   2/2021