This Week in Chester History…

In 1961, the Observer-Tribune reported that 48 local residents completed a 12-hour course in Family and Personal Survival at West Morris Regional High School, in cooperation with the Morris County Division of Civilian Defense. The course covered the effects of radioactive fallout, protecting your family from danger, protection from natural disasters, heat and blast effects … Continue reading

Chester Library Delivers All Elected Officials at One Site

Chester Library now offers the only location for the complete list of Chester Borough and Township elected officials. Previously, information seekers paged through old record books at the Borough and Township offices or individual PDFs of council minutes on their web sites, or visited the Library to access Observer-Tribune newspapers from 1936 forward. The online … Continue reading

Call for Yearbooks

Chester Library seeks Roxbury and West Morris Central/West Morris Mendham High School yearbooks for its Local History reference collection. Specifically, the Library is collecting the following years: 1917-1971 for Roxbury, from 1979-1985 for West Morris Central, and from 1972 forward for West Morris Mendham High School yearbooks. Please contact Local History at LocalHistory@Chesterlib.org or by … Continue reading

Join the Local History Clippers

The Local History Department seeks volunteers to clip Chester-related articles from local newspapers collected by the Library. The Local History Clippers will each spend 1 to 3 hours clipping on Tuesdays or Wednesdays (between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.), or Thursday evenings (between 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.) on a regular, weekly schedule. Please contact Local … Continue reading

Chester Library Digitizes Cave Maps

Chester Library’s Maps Collection is available online at the New Jersey Digital Highway. The collection includes seven cave maps as well as the Chester Quadrangle topographic map. The maps can be viewed in three different formats, including jpeg, pdf, and djvu.