Monmouth County Archives Week events

Archives Week has been celebrated annually at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan since 1996. This year, on Saturday, October 15, Archives and History Day, the keynote speaker will be Monmouth County Historian Randall Gabrielan speaking on Charles R.D. Foxwell (1875-1944) of Red Bank, a photographer, athlete, fire fighter, and Justice of the Peace. Other programs will be held during the day, including one on National History Day. Sixty history organizations will have display tables. A schedule is on the Monmouth County Archives website,

Registration is not required for individual attendees for Archives and History Day on October 15 and the event is free.

In another Archives Week program, Newspaper Archives in New Jersey will be the theme of a seminar from 9:30 to noon on October 12 at the Monmouth County Library. The speakers will be Ronald Becker, Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives; George Hawley, Newark Public Library; Jessica Myers, Plainfield Public Library; and Gary Saretzky, Monmouth County Archives. Later that day, at 1pm, Gary Saretzky will give a slide lecture on the history of photojournalism. Registration for the October 12 morning seminar, which includes refreshments, is requested. Please contact Shelagh Reilly at or 732-308-3771 to register. No registration is required for the lecture.

Attendees at Archives Week events may view two related exhibits in the Monmouth County Library that will be on view from October 3 to 31: an exhibit of forty photographs printed from the Red Bank Register Negative Collection at the Monmouth County Archives; and an exhibit of photographs by Charles R.D. Foxwell.

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