Washington Township Historic Records
Washington Township ’s extensive collection of municipal records received preservation help with a grant from the Morris County Heritage Commission and a matching grant from the Washington Township Library. The $4,470 in grant monies will provide for the preservation and conservation of municipal documents along with the digitization of conserved records.
The first set of documents, ledger books containing the minutes of meeting from 1893 to 1920 were received in August 2006 from the preservation company, Browns River Records, of Essex Vermont . As an added bonus, the preserved documents were scanned and are available electronically as PDF files.
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The scope of the project will include records dating from 1799 to 1977 and is continuing. The records will be de-acidified, mended, reinforced with paper and rebound with leather bindings or encapsulated in Mylar as appropriate. As the records are preserved, the digital information will be posted here. We hope you find the information contained in the documents to be enlightening and thought provoking.
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