College students work with the collection every semester to create unique projects. Click on the titles to see just a few:
Trenton Makes – Stories from Trentoniana – The COVID-19 pandemic did not stop students in The College of New Jersey’s Interactive Multimedia Design Perspectives course. They created a YouTube channel that spotlights some of the great student projects inspired by the Trentoniana Collection. New videos are added every semester.
The Trenton Project – A collaborative documentary investigation by the Princeton University course, Documentary Film and the City, in partnership with Trenton residents, institutions and community partners. Short films are produced annually which offer a kaleidoscopic lens on the challenges Trenton faces, its ambitions for the future, and the many ways Trentonians are working together to weave and repair the fabric of their city.
Mapping Migration: Chambersburg in the 1920s – Employee records from the Roebling’s Sons Company were used to show where immigrants in the early 20th century settled in South Trenton. Created by Irma Qavolli in Princeton University’s Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship.
Trenton High Class of 1924 – Using the high school yearbook “Bobashela,” Team Fishbowl (Jane Bowden, Dara Kushnir, Alex O’Connor, Aaron Chang) from The College of New Jersey’s Interactive Multimedia Design Perspectives class followed six students who had something to say.
Dangerous Waters: Battle of Trenton – Come with General Washington as he prepares to enter Trenton in December 1776! Will you cross the Delaware safely, or will the British burn your camp to the ground? Team Dance Dance Revolution (Alyx Knispel, Cailyn Jurzack, Jonathan DellaGatta) from the Interactive Multimedia Design Perspectives class at The College of New Jersey created this choice-based game.
Champale – A website (with timeline) focusing on Trenton’s famous fizzy drink. Created by Team Tiny Bubbles (Matt Borrelli, Julia Meehan, Haley Wright) of The College of New Jersey’s Interactive Multimedia Design Perspectives class.
D.O.R.A. (Digital Online Regional Atlas) – An interactive map of multiple locations in and related to Trenton created by students in the Interactive Multimedia Design Perspectives class at The College of New Jersey.
“Sunshine” – A Poem – Ellen “Clementine” Howarth was considered the poet laureate of Trenton. Created by Sara Davidson from the Interactive Multimedia Design Perspectives class at The College of New Jersey, double-click on the link in the last slide (#8) to hear a performance reading of the poem.
Miss Trenton State – An interview with Judith Anderson, 2nd runner-up in the 1963 Miss Trenton State beauty pageant, created by students in The College of New Jersey’s Interactive Multimedia Design Perspectives class.
The Jersey Devil – A presentation and walk through the woods with TCNJ Design Perspectives students Dan Mariniello, Kyle Marsh, Justin Ciarlante, Stephen Kramer, and the 13th child of Mother Leeds……
Hall-Mills Murder Mystery – Based on a true unsolved crime, information and evidence is provided in order to lead the audience to deduce who the possible culprit may be. Created by Jennifer Ahmad, Rachael Cenicola, Rebecca Jalowicz, and Tiffany Carey from the Interactive Multimedia Design Perspectives class at The College of New Jersey.
Reflecting Trenton – Not a student project, but one created by Isles that combines local history with local art, vintage with contemporary, and archives with the passerby.
“Everything that happened in America could be highlighted with New Jersey examples” – John T. Cunningham, historian