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State and Regional Preservation Organizations

NJLA History and Preservation Section

Members support libraries with local history collection maintenance, archival and preservation needs and advocate for funding for projects. All types of preservation issues are addressed through workshops and programs. Your membership is encouraged and is free to NJLA members!

On the web at: http://njla.org/committees-and-sections/history-preservation-section.

Princeton Preservation Group

Sponsors lectures on a wide range of topic relating to the preservation of cultural artifacts, including but not limited to books, manuscripts, artwork, furniture, photographs, tombstones, Lucy the Elephant, costumes, videotapes, and buildings. Group members include conservators, librarians, archivists, curators, historic preservation specialists, and interested others. Anyone may join.

On the web at: princetonpreservation.org.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)

Begun in 1972, MARAC is a volunteer, regional consortium of archivists who live and work in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia, and in the District of Columbia.

On the web at: http://www.marac.info/.

Regional Alliance for Preservation

Provides information and resources on preservation and conservation for cultural institutions and the public throughout the United States.

On the web at: preservecollections.org.

Delaware Valley Archivists Group

A professional association for archivists, archives workers and archives students in the greater Philadelphia area with members in southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey.

On the web at: dvarchivists.org.

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums

A not for profit membership organization founded in 1945, that provides museums professionals, organizations, institutions and museum service providers a forum to enhance the image of museums and educate individuals on a array of field specific study and programs. It chiefly represents museum interests in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

On the web at: midatlanticmuseums.org.


LYRASIS partners with member libraries and cultural heritage organizations to create, access and manage information with an emphasis on digital content, while building and sustaining collaboration, enhancing operations and technology, and increasing buying power.

On the web at: http://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Main.aspx.

New Jersey Strategic Historical Records Advisory Board (NJ SHRAB)


Statewide board of archivists that meet to determine policy and planning for statewide collections of historical records. They have offered excellent programming on archives and preservation for a very modest cost.

On the web at: http://www.nj.gov/state/archives/shrab.html.

New Jersey Digital Highway

Where History, Culture, and Learning Merge. Your one stop shop for New Jersey history and culture from the collections of NJ libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies.

On the web at: http://www.njdigitalhighway.org/.

Monmouth County Archives: Elsalyn Palmissano Preservation Papers

Extensive collection of Monmouth County and New Jersey pamphlets, books, clippings and ephemera.

On the web at: http://co.monmouth.nj.us/PrintPage.aspx?Id=1794.