Leonia Public Library Digital Collections
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Borough Services Ambulance Fire Police
Downtown Leonia Village, 1890s First Firehouse First Pharmacy Trolleys Downtown 1920s Downtown 1940s Businesses
Public Buildings Civil War Drill Hall Train Stations Borough Hall Churches Library Schools
Photo Collections Vreeland-Moore Album, 1889 Borough Scenes
Houses & Streets Houses Streets Artist Bungalow Bennett Boarding House Bogert House David Christie House Moore Homestead Noyes Home Romaine Place Samuel Cole House Sophia Hopken House Vreeland House
Organizations American Legion Boy Scouts & Explorer Scouts Girl Scouts Junior Woman's Club Men's Neighborhood Club 1911-1966 Men's Tennis Club Oakdene Tennis Club Woman's Club Players Guild Literary League 1885-1894 League of Women Voters 1964-2001
Community Activities Actors in a Movie Scene Artists at Their Easels Give Away Days, 1949 Lawn Tennis Sailing
Archival Collections Archives
Moore Collection 1703-1931 Edsall Family Papers 1804-1951 Vreeland Papers 1705-1896 Oral Histories Suffragette Borough Records 1894-2002 Nancy Hawkins Papers 1950-1957 Dudley Allen Papers 1950-1957 Selena Johnson Papers 1950-1986 Borough Centennial 1994
The Leonia Library Local History Collection includes books, pamphlets, brochures, flyers, maps, diaries, journals, letters, newspapers, newpaper clippings, scrapbooks, programs, Borough publications and records, oral histories, unpublished manuscripts, photographs, slides, artifacts, dvd's and other audiovisual documentary materials.
Highlights of the collection include: documents from the colonial period beginning with 1704, one such document was written by William Patterson when he served as secretary to the New Jersey Provincial Congress in 1776, the English Neighborhood Marriage Records 1776-1878, a hand drawn map of Leonia from 1870, an 1889 hand tooled leather photo album with gold tipped pages belonging to the Vreeland & Moore families, photographs of children standing in front of the wooden schoolhouse on Grand Avenue in 1894, a brass uniform belt buckle from the Spanish-American War circa 1898, a brochure with photos of Leonia High School faculty in 1913 when it opened, 15 diaries of suffragist and one of the League of Women Voters founders Margaret Porch Hamilton from 1905 to 1922, and Borough tax records and ordinances dating to 1894.