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New Jersey: State Resource Guide

This guide provides access to digital materials related to the state of New Jersey at the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


New Jersey, nicknamed the Garden State, was admitted to the union on December 18, 1787. It is surrounded by New York, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Trenton became the official state capital in 1790.

This guide compiles links to digital materials related to New Jersey such as books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, photographs, sheet music, and sound recordings that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on New Jersey and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.