The Whitesbog Preservation Trust Archives acquires and preserves artifacts in a variety of formats that document the history of Whitesbog Village, the cranberry and blueberry industries of New Jersey, and the individuals who contributed to that history. The volunteer staff at the Archives is in the process of organizing, processing, and cataloging multiple collections. A descriptive summary for each item is being entered into the PastPerfect museum software for online access.
Currently, the collections include artifacts and documents related to cranberry and blueberry culture and development, cranberry and blueberry harvesting records , patents relating to cranberry and blueberry machinery, Whitesbog labor issues pertaining to migrant workers, ledgers and photographs, publications and personal correspondence of Joseph J. White and Elizabeth C. White, and holly culture. The Archives also contains records related to both the cranberry and blueberry cooperatives.
Research in the Whitesbog Preservation Trust Archives is available by appointment only. Online access to PastPerfect item descriptions is currently limited to 1) blueberry culture and development, 2) Elizabeth White’s biographical information, correspondence and publications, and 3) documents relating to Joseph J. White. Additional items will be made available online over time.
Click on this link to access the online database.
Click on the link below to download a Request to Access Archive Material
If you have prior experience or expertise in archival procedures and would like to volunteer, please call the office at (609)893-4646 or arrange an appointment with the Archives’ staff at (609)283-0255.