The Newark State Teachers College WWII Letter Collection

April 25, 2014
On this coming Monday and Tuesday, four Kean University History Honors Students (Michael Collins, Christina Leedy, Anthony McFarlane, & Stephanie Valente) will present their project, "Remember me to...The Newark State Teachers College World War II Letter Collection" to members of the United States House of Representatives, United States Senate, and various other national leaders on Capitol Hill. They will also take part in a discussion on the topic of undergraduate research at the White House.
Associate Professors Dr. Jonathan Mercantini and Dr. Elizabeth Hyde will join their students in the nation's capital, where they will not only present their project in the Rayburn House of Representatives Building, but also with members of New Jersey's congressional delegation and their staff. 
The students and faculty were chosen to represent one of sixty nationally recognized written abstracts detailing their honors research project through the Council on Undergraduate Research's "Posters on the HIll" contest. 
The Kean University Center for History Politics and Policy and the Kean University Archives have collaborated to provide the Kean University Honors History Program the opportunity to digitize, transcribe, and analyze the recently unearthed collection containing WWII era letters and other documents from over 185 students and faculty.   

Shane Derris is the Assistant Director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics and Policy.