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                         Archive of Hopewell Valley History



The collections of the Hopewell Valley Historical Society are stored within the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library System, on West Delaware Avenue, just outside of Pennington, N.J. The Society acknowledges the generosity of Mercer Country and thanks them for making the storage space available. Below is a list of historical material from our collections that is available to the public for research.


Resources available through the Library Reference Desk 

Hopewell Herald/Hopewell Valley News - Microfilmed newspapers (1881-1957)

Hopewell Valley Maps - From 1849, 1860, 1876 & 1903, showing the names of many landowners and
locations of businesses, etc. These maps are also available for sale. Please inquire at the Reference Desk.

Hopewell Valley Historical Society Newsletter - Bound copies (1975-present), including partial 
index and guide. Many well researched articles on local history.

George H. Frisbie Photographic Collection - Images from 1890-1910. Binder containing photocopies 
of most of this fascinating photographic collection. Subjects include scenes of local life, homes, fashion, transportation,  primarily in and around Pennington, N. J. with partial guide. 

Joab Titus Collection - Binder containing photocopies of deeds, family and estate papers, centering on the Elm Ridge Road area of Hopewell Township, N.J. includes guide. 

CDs - Containing genealogy publications and census indexes for New Jersey and surrounding states. (Note: also make use of the library's New Jersey Collection which contains many of the important published 
works on the area.)

Other Resources Available By Appointment 

Our ongoing goal is to make our major collections available for research in the form of paper or electronic copies, as above. Until they are available through the reference desk, they will be available by appointment. 
We are also working to produce subject guides and indexes for all of the collection. 


To inquire about additional items available for research send e-mail to:
 archivist@hopewellvalleyhistory.org or leave a message at the reference desk while visiting the library.​