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For a faster response to your questions please email:

The Local History Room is currently open by appointment only. Please contact Janice Grace at the email above to request an appointment.



  Long Branch Schools Hall of Fame

  How to Research the History of a House contains the LB Daily Record from 

                          1900-1975 (access in library only)

  Long Branch News  1886 June, July, August (incomplete run)    Long Branch History Books

  City Directories (available digitally in library)

  Maps and Atlases - contents found in library

  Monmouth County 1860 F.W. Beers Map (digital)

  1886 Atlas of Long Branch by J.L. Smith                                Plat Book of Monmouth County - Volume 1 

  NJ Natural Gas Company Documents Relating to NJ 

         Manufactured Gas Plant (access in library only)

  Long Branch Black History Month Notables

   Asbury Park Press Online

        To login use email:

        and password: newspaper


 Pach Photo Collection 

 James Durnell 

 Daniel Hennessey 

 George H. Moss Jr. 

Click the image below to access the book about the historical Harbour Mansion by Charles Lopez Bruns.

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National Archives and Records

New Jersey State Archives

New Jersey Historical Society

Museums in New Jersey

Monmouth Museum

Monmouth County Archives

      Booklets from Monmouth County Archives Day

Monmouth County Historical Association

Navesink Maritime Heritage Association

Patten Point Yacht Club

Lighthouses in NJ

NJ Lighthouse Society

Twin Lights Lighthouse

Shrewsbury Historical Society

Township of Ocean Historical Museum

Monmouth County Jewish Heritage Museum

Asbury Park Historical Society


Asbury Park Public Library

Plainfield Public Library - Local History Dept.

Newark Public Library
Red Bank Public Library - NJ History Room

Matawan Historical Society

Historical Society of Princeton



Maps in LB Local History Collection

Monmouth County Maps

New Jersey Historical Maps - Rutgers Univ.

New Jersey National Landmarks & Historic Sites

Sanborn Maps


Historic Long Branch Fire Department

Historic Photos of LB and the surrounding area

Historic Views of Long Branch By: Edward Thomas
New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information

Notable African Americans From Long Branch

Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman 

        Suffrage Movement in the United States

Available in the Reference Department by request:

Robert Van Benthuysen Monmouth County & NJ 

Elsalyn Palmisano


Monmouth Battlefield          

Camp Evans

Revolutionary War New Jersey

New Jersey and the Civil War

Entertaining a Nation



Click the icon to access Entertaining a Nation: the Career of Long Branch Written and Illustrated by the Writers' Project, Work Projects Administration, State of New Jersey

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