ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY TO RESEARCH RESOURCES AND CALDWELL HISTORY

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY TO

RESEARCH RESOURCES AND CALDWELL HISTORY

Compiled by Beverly W. Crifasi

 

 

Shaded entries recommended for Caldwell history

 

Book/Journal Title Author/Editor/

Compiler

Date Notes Available Formats
Annotated Bibliography and Index of Atlases and Maps of New Jersey. Three volumes. Grametbaur, Agnes B. 1953 An index for the holdings of many major repositories including: NY Historical Society, NY Public Library, and Library of Congress; copyright protection Print & microfilm; Copies available at NJ State Library, Newark Library, & Rutgers Library.
Caldwell History from Pioneer Days. Unknown 1938 Possibly prepared by the Federal Writers Project, but authorship not proven; copyright protection. Unpublished See copy at local library
“The Caldwell Progress—Fiftieth Anniversary Edition.” Sullivan, John, Editor 1961 Published in 1961 by The Progress; this edition contains information on local organizations, govern­ment and history; copyright protection. Available on microfilm at local libraries.
Country Life in Fairfield, New Jersey 1887 to 1909. DeBaun, Roscoe W. 1957 Local Author; interesting memories of Fairfield and West Essex; copyright protection See copy at local library or interlibrary loan
Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society. Skemer, Donald C. and Morris, Robert C. (comps.). 1977 Classic reference; Copyright protection See copy at local library or interlibrary loan
Historic American Buildings Survey of New Jersey, Catalog. Bassett, William 1977 Helpful for using HABS date sheets, drawings and photographs for New Jersey, but try the LOC website first:

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/

See copy at local library or through interlibrary loan; materials online at Library of Congress
Historic Homes of West Caldwell, N. J. Harrity, Ralph; Editor 1976 Local author; Families and houses; out of print; see Hist. Society of West Caldwell; Copyright protection See copy at local library or interlibrary loan
Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey. Barber, J.W. and Henry Howe. 1844 Classic reference with early woodcut illustrations; provides historical perspective and information that is difficult to find in many histories; Public domain See copy at local library; PDF
History of Bergen and Passaic Counties. Clayton, W. Woodward and Nelson, William 1882 Compilation of the history of Dutch colonization of the Passaic River valley. Public domain. See copy at local library; PDF
History of Essex and Hudson Counties. Volume 1 Shaw, William H. (Compiler) 1881 A comprehensive picture of the development of Essex County; still the best; 1332 pages. Public domain. Local libraries; PDF
A History of the Horse Neck Riots. Vorwerk, Max K. 1948 Written as a Master’s thesis at Montclair State College and published the Caldwell Bicentennial Committee, 1976. Copyright protection See copy at local library or Montclair State University Library
History of the Oranges to 1921, Vol. 1-4. Pierson David Lawrence 1922 Excellent resource on local history; Public domain. Local libraries; PDF
History of the Oranges. Wickes, MD; Stephen 1892 Excellent and interesting description of early Essex County history. Public domain. Local libraries; PDF
Land and People: A Cultural Geography of Pre-Industrial New Jersey. Wacker, Peter. 1975 Wacker is an articulate, well-informed expert on the history of cultures in NJ; Copyright protection See copy at local library or through

interlibrary loan

Maps and Mapmakers of the Revolution. Guthorn, Peter J. 1966 Useful guide to maps of this period; Copyright protection See copy at local library or interlibrary loan
A Narrative and Descriptive Bibliography of New Jersey. Burr, Nelson R. 1964 The only general bibliography of New Jersey; helpful for doing research in New Jersey history; Copyright protection. See copy at local library or through interlibrary loan
New Jersey as a Colony and as a State. Lee, Francis Bazley 1903 A four volume history of New Jersey. Public domain. See copy at local library or interlibrary loan; PDF
New Jersey: A Guide to Its Present And Past. Federal Writers’ Project. 1939 Information about publications in this Depression era program; Copyright protection Print & Microfilm at some Libraries
Old Caldwell—A Retrospect. Norwood, Benjamin R. 1927 Local author. An interesting narrative account of West Essex history. Public domain. See copy at local library, interlibrary loan or PDF
Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Houses and Families in Northern New Jersey and Southern New York. Bailey, Rosalie Fellows. 1968 Classic reference; Reprint of 1936 Edition; out of print; Copyright protection See copy at local library or through interlibrary loan
A Puritan Heritage. [History of the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell] Lockward, Lynn G. 1955 Local author. Possibly the best history of Caldwell with historical material pertaining to the West Essex area, Connecticut and England. Out of print; copyright protection. See copy at local library or interlibrary loan

Remembering the Caldwells

 

Collins, John 1998 Local author. Pictorial history, so it emphasizes the 20th century. Over 200 images. Copyright protection. In print; see copy at local library or interlibrary loan
Reminiscences of Montclair (NJ) Doremus, Philip 1908 Interesting recollections of Montclair residents, many are related to Caldwell families; public domain PDF; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genepool/montnj17.htm
Reminiscences of Montclair (NJ)

Watkins, S.C.G.

 

1929 Recollections of Montclair by dentist who moved to North Caldwell and practiced at Caldwell; public domain PDF; See copy at Montclair Public Library
The History and Gazetteer of New Jersey. Gordon, Thomas F. 1834

1973

Provides capsule histories of the several towns and townships of the state; Public domain. See copy at local library or interlibrary loan; PDF
The Story of New Jersey’s Civil Boundaries. 1606-1968 Snyder, John P.  1969 Basic and essential reference that must be consulted in documenting a historic house; covers the numerous changes in municipal boundaries; copyright protection See copy at local library or interlibrary loan

These Daring Disturbers of the Public Peace – The Struggle for Property and Power in Early New Jersey.

McConville, Brendan

 

1999 Prize winning history of events that began at Caldwell, spread through NJ and affected almost every family for decades. Paperback 2003; Copyright protection. In print; see copy at local library or interlibrary loan

West Essex: Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell, and Roseland

Poekel, Charles A. 1999 Primarily a pictorial history, so it emphasizes the 20th century. Over 200 images. Copyright protection. In print; see copy at local library or interlibrary loan

PDF refers to digital files downloaded to be read or printed from a computer. Those listed can be downloaded at Archive.org or the GCBMA  at no cost.

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