Cranford History

Learn About Cranford

There are many ways to learn about Cranford, New Jersey and books are a terrific starting point for local history research.

The Cranford Public Library, at this writing in July 2012, has 249 books which reference “Cranford” as a subject.  The Library catalogue is online and you can search it, and learn about the library’s many resources for historical research at any time through the Library’s website.

Several of the Cranford Books have been digitized and can be found in their entirety here at with the permission of the Library:

William Bragdon’s – Cranford An Outline History – By Bragdon






Cranford Rotary Club Biographies – by Arthur Burditt

Additionally, the Cranford Historical Society has an excellent collection of Cranford related books, as well as books related to the study of history, architecture and other subjects.  These are available for use at the Historical Society and a Finding Aid to this resources is available here on

At the page Cranford Authors,  you will find a list of authors who live in Cranford, were born in Cranford, or wrote about the town. This will be an ongoing work in progress, and if anyone is missing from the list, please contact the Project Librarian for



Brantley, P. 2008. Architectures for Collaboration: Roles and Expectations for Digital Libraries. Educause Review 43 March/April 2008.

Clark, J. 2006.  States of Preservation: The Maine Memory Project and Similar Public Access Digital History Resources in the United States. Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian, Vol. 25 (1) 2006.

Coleman, Jr, S. 2004. The Archival and Library Viewpoints of a Collection in a Digital Environment: Is there any room for Compromise. Journal of Archival Organization 2 (2004).

Conway, P.  2010. Preservation in the Age of Google: Digitization, Digital Preservation, and Dilemmas. Library Quarterly Vol 80, No 1.

Cornell University Library: Department of Preservation & Collection Maintenance Digital Imaging Tutorial Moving Theory into Practice Digital Preservation Management Tutorial

Dooley, J. 2009. Ten Commandments for Special Collections Librarians in the Digital Age. RBM A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts and Cultural Heritage. Volume 10, no. 1. Spring 2009

Green, Betsy. 2002. Discovering The History of Your House and Your Neighborhood.Santa Monica Press

Green, H. 2009. “Now What Was I Talking About”? A Brief Introduction to Oral History. Presented by Howard L. Green.  Public History Partners, New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance.  April 1, 2009

Hicky, M. Bringing History Home: Local and Family History Projects for Grades K-6 [Paperback] 0205281699

Hunter, N., Legg, K, & Oehlerts,B.  2010 Two Librarians, An  Archivist and 13,000 Images: Collaborating to Build A Digital Collection. Library Quarterly 2010 vol 80, no. 1.

Johnson County Museum Strategic Vision 2006-2011

Jungreis, A. 1992.  Know your Hometown History, Projects and Activities. Franklin Watts

Kyvig – #  David. and Marty, Myron.  Good Practice Guide for Developers of Cultural Heritage Web Services. Retreived from

Kammen, C. On Doing Local History: Reflections on What Local Historians Do, Why, and what it Means.

Kern, M. 2002. Digital Neighborhoods: An Analysis of Local History Materials in the Digital World. A Master’s paper for the M.S. in L.S. degree. November, 2002.

King, D. 2009.  Building A Digital Branch. American Libraries October 2009

Kresh, D   2007. The Whole Digital Library Handbook.  American  Library Association.

Lee, S. 2001.  Digital Imaging: A practical handbook.  Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.

Martin, K., Personal author, compiler, or editor name(s); click on any author to run a new search on that name.MarMartinMarMarkLin, Xia., and Lunin, L.  2003. Centric Design and Implementation of a Digital Historic Costume Collection.  Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting, v40 2003

Michel, P. 2006. Digitizing Special Collections. Library Hi-Tech 24, 2006.

Microsoft Clip Art Images used throughout the proposal for icons and stock placeholder photographs.


Mihalega, A, & Galloway, E. 2003.  Collection is Now Online and the Honeymoon is Over. Computers in Libraries. June 2003. Page 26-29

Myers, L. 2010.  Archiving Oral History. Institute of Oral History Baylor University.

Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You. American Association for State and Local History

NISO – A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections;

Schaffner, J. 2009. The Metadata is the Interface: Better Description for Better Discovery of Archives and Special Collections, Synthesized from User Studies. Report produced by OCLC Research. Published online at:

Tivey, M. 2006. The Local History Museum in Ontario: An Intellectual History 1851-1985   Master’s Thesis

Trifunovic, B.  2009. Developing services for local history research through a digitization project: a public library case study.  WORLD LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CONGRESS: 75TH IFLA GENERAL CONFERENCE AND COUNCIL 23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy

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Sustainability of Digital Formats: Planning for Library of Congress Collections.


Best Practice Guidelines for Digital Collections at University of Maryland Libraries

Weitzman, D. 1975. My Backyard History Book. Little Brown.


Preservation Articles:

1) TITLE: First Response to Disasters for Small Museums and Libraries

SOURCE: PNLA Q 70 no3 Spr 2006 WN: 0610501175002

The magazine publisher is the copyright holder of this article and it is reproduced with permission. Further reproduction of this article in violation of the copyright is prohibited. To contact the publisher:



© Commonwealth of Australia 2000 on behalf of the Heritage Collections Council ISBN 0 642 75097 1 — print version ISBN 0 642 75062 9 — online version DOCITA 9/00

3) An Account of the Conservation and Preservation Procedures Following a Fire at the Huntington Library and Art Gallery Author(s): Barbara Roberts, Carol Verheyen, William S. Ginell, Stanley Derelian, Leonard Krowech, Teresa Longyear, Billie Millam, Linda Strauss, Deborah Silguero, Ron Tank and James L. Greaves

Reviewed work(s): Source: Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Spring, 1988), pp. 1-31 Published by: The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works Stable URL: .

Accessed: 26/06/2012 21:08

4) Developing Statewide Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Expertise Author(s): Stephanie Watkins

Reviewed work(s): Source: Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, Vol. 39, No. 1, Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery (Spring, 2000), pp. 165-172 Published by: The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works Stable URL: .

Accessed: 26/06/2012 21:11

The Landscape of History – How Historians Map the Past

Gaddis, John Lewis


Switch – How to Change Things When Change is Hard

Heath, Chip and Heath, Dan


Spring 2012, Vol. 44, No. 1

Working Smarter: “More Product, Less Processing”

By David S. Ferriero


Glazer, Steven D. Discover Your Community’s Civil War Heritage

CPL 973.7

Discussing resources one can use to research Civil War Veterans in any community, and has notes on several from Cranford, New Jersey.


Family History Collection and Personal Archives Collection – Pathfinder


The Last Muster – Images of the Revolutionary War Generation

Taylor, Maureen

Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors A step by step guide to Uncovering your Family’s History

Taylor, Maureen

Capturing Memories Your Family Story in Photographs

Taylor, Maureen

Caring for Your Treasures Long, James and Long, Richard

Scrapbooking Your Family History

Taylor, Maureen

Scrapbooking Family Heritage

Creating Keepsakes


Write your Life Story and Get it Published

Gawthorpe, Ann


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