The Archives Collection

The Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library of Georgian Court University has collections of specialized materials maintained apart from the general collection. The Archives collection is housed in the Archives Room located inside the Archives Office, Room 205. The special nature of these resources dictates that they receive special handling, as well as remain in a temperature controlled environment.

Contents of the Archives Collection:

  • Materials relating to George Jay Gould and his family, the Gould estate (Georgian Court) and its architect and artists

  • Resources (original) or those deemed primary sources related to the history of Georgian Court University (e.g., The Courtier, The Court Page, the Georgian Court College and Georgian Court University catalogs, Alumni Review, Court Pride, Georgian Court College/Georgian Court University Magazine)

  • Publications by alumni, faculty and administrators of Georgian Court College/University

  • Materials relating to Georgian Court College/University and its students, alumni, faculty and administrators

  • Materials relating to Mother Catherine McAuley, the Sistersof Mercy and the colleges and universities founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy

Using the Archives Collection Materials:

The online catalog lists some items with the location designation Archives. Be sure to copy the complete call number for each item you wish to consult.  Users can locate other items only by perusing the various folders and lists available in the Archives Office or Archives Room.

Access to the Archives Collection is generally available by appointment from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Access at other times may be arranged, subject to the availability of staff, by calling 732.987.2442 or 2441. Researchers must sign the visitor register and leave all tote bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc., in the Archives Office.

Archives Collection materials usually do not circulate outside the Archives Room. Researchers may request up to three items at one time and may take notes with pencil and paper, or use a laptop computer, only. Some items may be in fragile condition or in potential danger of exposure to the strong light of the copy machine and, therefore, may not be copied.  However, for items that may be copied researchers should request the assistance of Archives personnel.  Black and white copies cost 10 cents per exposure. Researchers must make payment when making the request for copies, unless they are authorized to charge the copies to a Georgian Court University academic department or administrative office.

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