College students work with the collection every semester to create unique projects. Here are just a few:
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.
Castenea Milk – A short film about a business that fulfilled Trentonians’ dairy needs. Created by Aydin Hayat, Chad Mathern and Eric Plowden from the Interactive Multimedia Design Perspectives class at The College of New Jersey.
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.
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.
Walking Tour of Downtown Trenton – A printable map of 17 places in Trenton that can be walked or driven to in an afternoon, along with a brief history of each stop. Also contains a short list of places to eat within the area. Created by students in The College of New Jersey’s Honors Program.