Special Collections Librarians Take the Reins of NJSAA

Founded in 1992, the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance (NJSAA) is a 501c3 educational organization promoting research and teaching in the multidisciplinary field of New Jersey studies. The NJSAA’s approximately 100 members include teachers (primary school through college), historians, geographers, museum… Continue Reading

Founded in 1766: An Exhibit and an Event Celebrating the Archives of the Medical Society of New Jersey

In 2016, Rutgers University was not the only major New Jersey institution celebrating its 250th anniversary. On July 23, 1766, at Duff’s Tavern in New Brunswick, a group of physicians met and formed the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ).… Continue Reading

Tom Frusciano Receives McDonough Award

On October 24, at a meeting of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance, the 2017 Roger McDonough Librarianship Award was presented to Thomas J. Frusciano, the university archivist of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. This award is named… Continue Reading

Rutgers Hosts Nobel Laureate for 14th Annual Weisse Lecture (with some librarian help!)

On September 19, 2017, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) hosted the 14th Annual Weisse Lecture on the History of Medicine. This year’s Weisse Lecturer was Dr. William C. Campbell, who shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine with Dr. Satoshi Omura of Japan “for… Continue Reading

Duck Decoys, Fly Fishing Flies, Abdominal Procedures, and New Jersey Medical History: The 2017 MHSNJ Lunar Society Meeting

On February 8, 2017, the Medical History Society of New Jersey (MHSNJ) and Rutgers University Libraries co-hosted the MHSNJ’s fifth annual Lunar Society winter meeting, held in the Pane Room at Alexander Library. Over 30 MHSNJ members, surgeons, librarians, and… Continue Reading