The Joint Digital Archives 

Digital Book Archives

   Digitized Books
   These books represent the beginning of a comprehensive collection of materials related to our two communities. The historical materials celebrate the rich background of the towns and their citizens. Take a step back in time through these photos, vignettes, personal reminiscences and unique compilations.

A historical time line of All Saints´ Episcopal Church titled "As it was in the beginning" published for the church´s 100th anniversary in 1973.
Compiled by Class 5G - 1940-1941 to commemorate School One´s Golden Anniversary! It is the story of School One as well as schools which came before it.
A two-volume collection of photos put together by the Scotch Plains Library. This volume features Occupations, People and Schools.
A two-volume collection of photos put together by the Scotch Plains Library. This volume features Architecture and Landscapes.
Published in 1947, this collection of short historical "scraps" by Robert Hoffman is, as the author puts it, "...a much more personal and impertinent compendium of Olde Towne Tales than the first one and tells about the peculiar laws, customs and behavior of the folks hereabouts from the very beginning of things."
This is souvenir program from the 200th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of the Short Hills presented by the Scotch Plains American Revolution Bicentennial Committee in 1977.
Written in 1990 by Fanwood Volunteer Firefighters and edited by Robert S. Rau, Sr., Robert S. Rau, Jr. and Howard Drewes, this book celebrates the Fire Company´s centennial and the community they serve.
Random recollections of Fanwood, NJ, in commemoration of its Centennial Celebration written by Jacqueline Harper Cecchettini in 1995.
This book, published in 1964 by the Scotch Plains Junior Woman´s Club, is dedicated to "aid in tracing the heritage of freedom" in the historic surroundings of Scotch Plains.
The story of an Italian-American family from Montazzoli, Italy in 1912 to Scotch Plains, New Jersey in 1980 written by Florence Iaione Kelly.
A tribute to a town of strong leaders, proud homeowners, committed volunteers and successful businesspeople includes over 200 photographs compiled by members of the Fanwood Historic Preservation Commission.
Over 200 photographs, maps and prints, compiled and presented by Richard and Suzanne Bousquet, brings to life the people, places and events which have defined Scotch Plains and Fanwood over the centuries.
Published in 1980 by the Scotch Plains Unit of the League of Woman Voters of the Westfield Area to "promote political responsibility through the informed and active participation of citizens in their government."
Published in 1962 by the Scotch Plains Junior Woman´s Club to celebrate the adoption of the official tartan and town badge, and the history of the township.
A history of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church written in 1897 covering the period from its organization in 1747 to its 150th anniversary in 1897.
Listing of individuals and businesses in Fanwood and Scotch Plains.
Listing of individuals and businesses in Fanwood and Scotch Plains.
Know Your Town, 1952. This booklet is the work of the Scotch Plains Lion´s Club and celebrates the town they serve.
This book written by Reignette Marsh in 1936 is a compelling history of the early years of Scotch Plains.
The Serviceman´s Paper of Scotch Plains, NJ. Vol. 1 No. 1 (May 1944) to Vol. 2 No, 5/6 (Sept./Oct. 1945). This first issue of "The Scotch Plainsman" was put together by a group of ten editors-to-be to assemble and disseminate the news for servicemen and women.
A history of Shackamaxon School covering 1951 to 1981 in a yearbook-style format.
A collection of stories about the History of New Jersey that was prepared between 1936 and 1942 for use in the public schools by the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration.

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