From the Director’s Desk…
Historic Cranbury Press and Photo Archive
The library has a new resource that I am pleased to share with all of you – the Historic Cranbury Press and Photo Archive. Maybe you already knew that the library has all the back issues of the Cranbury Press digitized and available for researchers. Our files cover the years from 1886 to 2014. Previously, it would take a long time to search through the archive for a specific name or place. Now, with our new online service, the search comes back quickly with the results. Once you’ve found the article you were searching for, you can print, copy or save it.
The Photo Archive is brand new! The Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society (CHPS) received a grant from the Middlesex County Cultural Heritage Commission to digitize and make all their photos available at the library. Now you can easily browse, search and view each of the photos in the archive. A note of caution though; The photos are owned by CHPS and are copyright protected. You can use this resource, with proper attribution, for educational and other non-commercial uses. For reproduction, publication, or commercial use contact CHPS to obtain permission.
The Cranbury Press is also copyright protected – but only from 1923 to the present. That means the early issues of the press (1886 to 1922) are accessible to you from your home computer or tablet. These issues contain more than just the local news of who is visiting friends or family in Cranbury. They have news blurbs from around the world, humorous anecdotes, and interesting advertisements.
To access the entire archive come into the library and use one of our computers. You’ll find the link to the archive on our Website at CranburyPublicLibrary.org, Just click on the red box on the left side bar that says “Historic Cranbury Press and Photo Archive”.