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We welcome you to visit our brand new Local History Room (coming in the Fall of 2024). It is a local gem with resources and artifacts related to Long Branch history, genealogy, and more.

THE LONG BRANCH HISTORY ROOM

(732) 222-3900 ext. 2280

For a faster response to your questions please email: jgrace@longbranchlib.org

The Local History Room is currently open by appointment only. Please contact Janice Grace at the email above to request an appointment.

RESOURCES

Yearbooks

Long Branch Schools Hall of Fame

How to Research the History of a House

Newspapers.com contains the LB Daily Record from 1900-1975 (access in library only)

Long Branch News  1886 June, July, August (incomplete run)    Long Branch History Books

City Directories (available digitally in library)

Maps and Atlases – contents found in library

Monmouth County 1860 F.W. Beers Map (digital)

1886 Atlas of Long Branch by J.L. Smith                               

Plat Book of Monmouth County – Volume 1 

NJ Natural Gas Company Documents Relating to NJ 

Manufactured Gas Plant (access in library only)

Long Branch Black History Month Notables

Asbury Park Press Online

To login use email: msullivan@longbranchlib.org

and password: newspaper

Collections

Pach Photo Collection 

James Durnell 

Daniel Hennessey 

George H. Moss Jr. 

Entertaining a Nation

Click the image to access Entertaining a Nation: the Career of Long Branch Written and Illustrated by the Writers’ Project, Work Projects Administration, State of New Jersey

LINKS

ARCHIVES, ASSOCIATIONS & SOCIETIES

National Archives and Records

New Jersey State Archives

New Jersey Historical Society

Museums in New Jersey

Monmouth Museum

Monmouth County Archives

      Booklets from Monmouth County Archives Day

Monmouth County Historical Association

Navesink Maritime Heritage Association

Patten Point Yacht Club

Lighthouses in NJ

NJ Lighthouse Society

Twin Lights Lighthouse

Shrewsbury Historical Society

Township of Ocean Historical Museum

Monmouth County Jewish Heritage Museum

Asbury Park Historical Society

LIBRARIES  – LOCAL HISTORY

Asbury Park Public Library

Plainfield Public Library – Local History Dept.

Newark Public Library
Red Bank Public Library – NJ History Room

Matawan Historical Society

Historical Society of Princeton

MAPS & PLACES

Maps in LB Local History Collection

Monmouth County Maps

New Jersey Historical Maps – Rutgers Univ.

New Jersey National Landmarks & Historic Sites

Sanborn Maps

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Historic Long Branch Fire Department

Historic Photos of LB and the surrounding area

Historic Views of Long Branch By: Edward Thomas
New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information

Notable African Americans From Long Branch

Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman 

Suffrage Movement in the United States

Available in the Reference Department by request:

Robert Van Benthuysen Monmouth County & NJ 

Elsalyn Palmisano

MILITARY

Monmouth Battlefield          

Camp Evans

Revolutionary War New Jersey

New Jersey and the Civil War

Illustration of Waves