New Jersey Equal Justice Library and Archive

Website that includes a 13 oral histories, 13 individuals named in the Circle of Honor, and a Mileposts timeline of dozens of major cases and other specific achievements starting in 1969.

Item details

Focus organization:
Publisher: Legal Services of New Jersey
Date (approx.): Dec 7, 2017
Actual title: New Jersey Equal Justice Library and Archive
Collection: Organization histories
Format: Website
State: NJ
Law type: Civil
Content availability: Info only
External link:
Last modified: 2023-02-01 09:35



With the creation of the New Jersey Equal Justice Library and Archive (NJEJLA), Legal Services of New Jersey has embarked on a mission to chronicle New Jersey’s arc of justice. The purposes of NJEJLA are threefold:

History — As its collections increase, the NJEJLA will constitute a trove of material on the state’s continuous journey toward achieving greater justice for all people, with a special focus on those who have been the targets of discrimination, who are disadvantaged, or who are otherwise members of vulnerable populations. Researchers, future advocates, and members of the public will all find important data in personal collections, rare materials on major cases, background on key legislative and rulemaking, and more.

Education — As detailed chronologies of particular equal justice efforts are compiled, the NJEJLA will also be a resource for organized teaching in high school and college classes, and as adapted versions become available, in middle schools.

Preservation — As an archive, the NJEJLA will maintain hard copy and digital versions of key materials, in accordance with archiving best practices and as dictated by the nature of particular items. Over time, the NJEJLA thus will maintain both digital and physical collections. Web availability of all digitized materials will greatly enhance accessibility for most New Jersey residents. Physical materials initially will be housed at Legal Services of New Jersey’s Edison offices. In time, it is expected a more permanent physical site will be identified.