About Trentoniana

The Trenton Free Public Library is home to Trentoniana, an enormous local history and genealogy collection containing books, photographs, films, oral histories, scrapbooks, business records, personal papers, maps, newspapers, and ephemera that help researchers explore the rich history of Trenton, New Jersey.

Highlights of the collection include books, serials, scrapbooks, periodicals, and pamphlets. A significant portion of this collection consists of local newspapers (most on microfilm) printed in Trenton from 1778 to the present. Several indexes to parts of the collection are available, with more finding aids being created and made available.