Local History Resources
Online resources can help if you already know what you need to locate:
Cranford History – View Now
Newspapers- Cranford Archive – Full-text, keyword searchable files in PDF format, including Cranford newspapers (1894-2005), and Cranford city directories (1901-1982). For Cranford Chronicle (June 2005 to the present) try America’s News.
Yearbooks – Cranford High School – Cranford Archive – (1922-2008)
Local History Digital Archive
Historical Society – Mill Wheel Issues
The Library has several years worth of “Know Your Town” published by the League of Women Voters – 974.936 Know
300 Years at Crane’s Ford – Tercentenary Committee Booklet
General History Resources
America’s News – Cranford Chronicle (6/2005- current) and the Star-Ledger (5/1989- current), two of 101 N.J. newspapers out of 1470 U.S. newspapers; Newsweek (1991- current) and U.S. News & World Report (1993- Current).
Garden State Legacy – online magazine dedicated to New Jersey History.
Historical New York Times with Index. Full text articles from 1851 to 2006.
Inventors and Inventions – searchable by name and category of device; results iinclude drawings, diagrams, maps, timelines, and photos.
JerseyClicks – Search extensive assortment of databases – Historical content includes: Contemporary Authors, Biography Collection Complete, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premiere, History Reference Center, Newspaper Source, Custom Newspapers and ProQuest HeritageQuest.
Price It! Antiques & Collectibles – Identify, research and price art, antiques and collectibles via 23 million records, 10 million+ images; continuously updated.
Salem History – 1930’s -1990’s – Milestone Documents in American History, Lives, Events & Historical Encyclopedia of American Business