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This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Historical Commission, a Division of the Department  of State, and administered by  the Hudson County Office of  Cultural & Heritage Affairs,  Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson  County, County Executive and Hudson County Board  of Chosen Freeholders.

Hudson County, At Home and At War 

Hudson County at Home and at War is an ongoing digital archive project started in 2018. Our goal is to collect, digitize and share the stories of veterans who lived or currently live in Hudson County, while also telling the story of our local communities war efforts and reactions to war during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. 


We continue to look for the following items for our "Hudson County: At Home and at War" project:

  • Photos of Hudson County street scenes, parks or landmarks taken between 1940 and 1975.

  • Photos of local residents at social gatherings during those years (ie. club meetings, graduations, family parties, BBQs, picnics, parades, galas, etc.)

  • Photos of residents who were members of the armed services or those who served their country in other ways during WWII, the Korean War or the Vietnam War.

  • Letters exchanged between those serving in the military and their family and friends.

  • Flyers, posters or any other publications put out by local or state government agencies or nonprofit organizations.

  • Other printed or written documents that help tell the story of life in Hudson County during those years.



All photos and documents will be returned once they are scanned. For more information or to help with this project by sharing photos or documents, please call or email Library Director Jenifer May at 201-330-2083 or

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