NJHDA Archives Page

The NJHDA Archives at InfoAge

The NJHDA Archives are located at InfoAge Science/History Center at 2201 Marconi Road in Wall, New Jersey - the former Evans Area of Fort Monmouth. Directions to the archives are listed at the bottom of this page.



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User Fee

Because we are self-funded, we charge a nominal fee of $2.00 per visitor for using the archives. Current NJHDA Subscriber Members do not have to pay this fee as free access to the archives is a benefit of being a subscriber member.


NJHDA Archives Online Catalog

Since our holdings are best utilized during a visit to our facility at the laboratory, researchers may want to know what is available to them before planning a trip. To better serve the interested public, we are making the contents of our catalog available to those with internet access.


Using the Online Catalog

The contents of the catalog can be viewed by selecting the Link in the section of the catalog you are viewing. Most of our holdings are in textual form, mostly books and reports.

An NJHDA Archives Retrieval Request Form can be downloaded, printed and filled out to save you time before traveling to the archives. When arriving at the archives facility, hand the completed form(s) to the archivist along with your valid drivers license. Time conscious researchers will find that this saves a half hour or more during a visit. To schedule a visit, contact NJHDA.


Catalog Codes

Our catalog contains textual items that are identified by a Code. To understand the code, use the list below.

  • ARCH = Archaeology (mostly underwater)
  • ART = Artwork with a Maritime or Naval Theme
  • BIOG = Biographies
  • BIOL = Biology
  • CONF = Conference Proceedings & Related Material
  • CONST = Construction of Vessels
  • DIVE = Scuba Diving & Snorkling Related
  • ENG = Engineering Topics
  • FICT = Fictional Material
  • GEN = General Topics
  • HIST = History
  • LAW = Maritime Law (including Salvage Law)
  • LSS = United States Life-saving Service
  • MARI = Maritime Topics
  • MISC = Miscellaneous Topics
  • MODEL = Model-Building & Interpretation
  • NAVAL = Related to Naval History & Related Topics
  • OCEAN = Oceanology
  • SALV = Salvage & Treasure Hunting
  • STEAM = Relating to the Generation of Steam & Its Uses
  • VESSEL = Specific Vessels
  • WRECK = Shipwrecks


    Cataloged by Topic

    Our online catalog is divided into sections which are determined by topic, or catagory. Each catagory is further divided into sections such as author or title. Go to the catagory you are interested in by selecting one of the Links in the list below. The links will take you to a brief overview describing the contents of the section you have selected. You may then click on the Link that opens that particular section and view the contents.


    Catalog Sections


    Textual Material

    Our textual material consists of books, reports, journals and other printed material. The material is listed in our online catalog and is divided alphabetically by:

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    Photographic Prints

    We have in our holdings a number of photographs of vessels that have sunk off the State of New Jersey, or are related to New Jersey maritime history. This section is divided alphabetically by:

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    Photographic Slides

    We also have in our holdings a number of photographic slides of vessel that either sank or are relavant to New Jersey shipwreck and maritime history. This section is divided alphabetically by:

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    Engravings

    We have a single engraving within our holdings. As we collect more we will arrange them alphabetically by:

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    Plans

    We are beginning to acquire plans of both vessels and related maritime structures. As we catalog more of them we will make them available to be viewed or copied as is permisible by copyright. This section is divided alphabetically by:

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    Site Plans

    We have in our holdings a small number of site plans and illustrations of New Jersey shipwrecks. This section is divided alphabetically by:

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    Microfilm

    We also have a small number of reels of microfilm in our holdings. This section is divided alphabetically by:

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    Directions from North:

    Take the Garden State Parkway SOUTH to EXIT 100 (Route 33 east). The exit ramp will merge with Route 33 east. Continue to Route 18 South. Follow Route 18 to EXIT 7A. The exit jughandle will put you on Brighton Avenue. Follow Brighton to the bottom of the hill and turn RIGHT onto Marconi Road.

    Continue past the "T" insection of Monmouth Boulevard on your right. The entrance and parking lot to InfoAge is the next right. Park and follow the signs indicating the entrance to the facility.

    Directions from South:

    Take the Garden State Parkway NORTH to EXIT 98. Bear to the right and take the exit for Route 138 East. Follow 138 to the Route 18 North exit. Follow Route 18 North to Exit 7. The exit ramp will put you on Marconi Road where it intersects Brighton Avenue.

    Continue straight and pass the "T" insection to Monmouth Boulevard on your right. The entrance and parking lot to InfoAge is the next right. Park and follow the signs indicating the entrance to the facility.

    Directions from West:

    Take 195 EAST, to Route 18 NORTH. Follow Route 18 North to EXIT 7. The exit ramp will put you on Marconi Road where it intersects Brighton Avenue.

    Continue straight and pass the "T" insection to Monmouth Boulevard on your right. The entrance and parking lot to InfoAge is the next right. Park and follow the signs indicating the entrance to the facility.


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