The Local History Collection

To browse a subject in our historical collection click below:

Browse the Historical Collection

Types of Material:

The collection is available to all interested persons whenever the Library is open. All the material in the Franklin Township Local History collection is for reference only and may not be checked out. A photocopier is provided in the Library for those who wish to make copies. A microfilm reader/printer is available to read and make copies of the newspapers on microfilm.

  • Books
  • Pamphlets
  • Maps
  • Newspapers. Digital versions of several local newspapers are available from computers at the library.
    • Record (1948-1958)
    • Franklin News (1954-1958)
    • Franklin News-Record (1958-1998)
    • Franklin Focus (1989-1997)
    • Spectator (1992-1998)
    • Strictly Somerset (1994-1997)
  • Photographs
  • Oral history tapes
  • Manuscripts

The New Jersey Collection

The New Jersey Collection contains materials dealing with all aspects of New Jersey life from history to social issues. The collection contains both circulating and non-circulating materials.

To browse our New Jersey Collection click below:

Browse the circulating NJ Collection

Local Genealogy

The following is a list of websites and documents that will aid the researcher in topics related to the genealogy and history of Franklin Township and its surrounding areas.

Click a link below to jump to the corresponding section.