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DEP Predecessor Agencies (excluding New Jersey Geological Survey)



See also:
Department of Environmental Protection
New Jersey Geological Survey

Series:
Department of Conservation
Minutes of the Board of Conservation and Development/ Council of Forestry, Geology, Parks and Historic Sites, 1915-1948
Control #:
SCP00001
Format:
2.25 c.f. (9 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Board of Conservation and Development existed from 1 July 1915 to to 19 June 1945; replaced by Council of Forestry ..., July 1945.
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Series:
Department of Conservation
Division of Shell Fisheries
Register of Tonger's Licenses, 1917-1947
Control #:
SCPSH001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.); 0.33 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By license number (chronological)
Notes:
Register begun by the Board of Shell Fisheries (in the Department of Shell Fisheries); relates to cultivation of clams and oysters.

Series:
Department of Conservation and Development
Annual Reports, 1915-1927 & 1938-1944.
Control #:
SCR00001
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes)
Notes:
Includes 1915-1927 & 1938-1944 (called annual reports of the Board of Conservation and Development beginning 1938).

Series:
Department of Conservation and Development
Photograph [Glass Plate Negative] Collection, ca. 1915-1935
Control #:
SCR00002
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
By plate number (prob. roughly chron.)

Series:
Department of Conservation and Development
Photographs of the Delaware and Raritan Canal [Henry B. Kummel Collection], 1935-1936
Control #:
SCR00003
Format:
0.25 c.f. (40 photographs)
Arrangement:
Geographical
Notes:
Nearly half of the views show repairs to the Feeder Canal at or near Prallsville Lock in Delaware Twp., Hunterdon County.
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Series:
Department of Conservation and Development
Proposed New Jersey Ship Canal Publications, 1895-1938
Control #:
SCR00004
Format:
0.5 c.f. (5 pamphlets, 1 relief map)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
State Geologist Henry B. Kummel's copies; includes 1912 relief map of the New Jersey Ship Canal Commission.

Series:
Department of Conservation and Development
Miscellaneous Publications, ca. 1910-1942
Control #:
SCR00005
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box & 1 rolled map)

Series:
Department of Conservation and Development
Drawings of Extension to Collector's House, Landing, Morris County, no date
Control #:
SCR00006
Format:
0.5 c.f. (5 ink drawings on vellum)

Series:
Department of Conservation and Development
Division of Forests and Parks
Correspondence of C. P. Wilber and H. C. Black, 1936-1940
Control #:
SCRFO001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 folder); 0.33 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
Notes:
Filmed on Morris Canal and Banking Company Reel #70.

Series:
Department of Conservation and Development
Division of Forests and Parks
Miscellaneous Publications, 1930-ca. 1965
Control #:
SCRFO002
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Department of Conservation and Development
Division of Geology
Bulletins, 1917-1966
Control #:
SCRGE001
Format:
3 c.f. (6 boxes)
Notes:
For earlier bulletins, see New Jersey Geological Survey / Bulletins

Series:
Department of Conservation and Development
Bureau of Land Registry and Publicity
Photograph [Glass Plate Negative] Collection, ca. 1919-1920s
Control #:
SCRLR001
Format:
1 c.f. (4 boxes)
Arrangement:
By plate number

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Photographs filed by Subject, 1940s-1970s
Control #:
SCS00001
Format:
7 c.f. (14 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by subject

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings on Water Supply Issues, 1937-1950
Control #:
SCS00002
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Miscellaneous Publications, 1970
Control #:
SCS00003
Format:
0.1 c.f. (2 reports)

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Historic New Jersey Structures: A Preliminary Inventory, 1965
Control #:
SCS00004
Format:
0.3 c.f. (1 bound transcript)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by county and then site
Notes:
An unpublished transcript compiled and edited by William G. Miller for the New Jersey Historic Sites Advisory Committee.

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Commissioner's Office
Subject Files, 1920s-1960s
Control #:
SCSCO001
Format:
188 c.f. (188 boxes)
Notes:
A rough box list was done at the time of accession; most material dates from the 1940s-1960s. Includes predecessor departments.

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Division of Economic Development
Bureau of Research and Statistics
Population Estimates for New Jersey [publication], 1957-1969
Control #:
SCSEC001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
See Dept. of Labor and Industry/Division of Planning and Research for later reports.

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Division of Planning and Development
Bureau of Geology and Topography
County Stream Maps, 1955-1956
Control #:
SCSPL001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (16 maps)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by county
Notes:
The maps show the course of streams and other bodies of water; municipal boundaries and place names are not listed.

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Division of Planning and Development
General Ledger for Forestry, Parks and Historic Sites, ca. 1912-1951
Control #:
SCSPL002
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.)
Notes:
Records park attendance, receipts, forest expenditures, etc.

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Division of Planning and Development
State Promotional Section Literature, 1955
Control #:
SCSPL003
Format:
0.04 c.f. (4 items)

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Division of Planning and Development
Bureau of Forestry, Parks and Historic Sites
Miscellaneous Administrative Records, ca. 1931-1957
Control #:
SCSPL004
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Division of Planning and Development
Bureau of Planning
State Development Plan Correspondence and Drafts, 1949-1950
Control #:
SCSPL005
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes correspondence and drafts of the "Development Plan for New Jersey," 1950; found with Department of Treasury records.

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Division of Planning and Development
Bureau of Forestry, Parks and Historic Sites
Subject Files [incomplete], 1930s-1960s
Control #:
SCSPL006
Format:
3 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by subject
Notes:
Includes photographs of the Trenton Battle Monument and the Trent House.

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Division of Shell Fisheries
Maurice River Cove Account Books, 1908-1965
Control #:
SCSSH002
Format:
1.5 c.f. (6 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological within record type
Notes:
Record monies received and disbursed relative to oyster bed leases. Only selected volumes were filmed.

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Division of Shell Fisheries
Notices of Intention to Take Seed Oysters, 1962
Control #:
SCSSH003
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
These forms were required after a blight destroyed 90% of the oysters in the Delaware Bay.

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Division of Shell Fisheries
Monthly Reports of Departments, 1916-1950
Control #:
SCSSH004
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes)
Notes:
Relate to oystering licenses and leases.

Series:
Department of Conservation and Economic Development
Division of Water Policy and Supply
Special Reports, 1929-1971
Control #:
SCSWA001
Format:
2.75 c.f. (6 boxes)
Notes:
Missing nos. 4, 11 and 32.

Series:
Department of Shell Fisheries
Oyster Boat License Registers, 1901-1944
Control #:
SSH00001
Format:
1.5 c.f. (7 vols.); 0.33 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
Only the final list (1907-1931) was filmed.

Series:
Department of Shell Fisheries
Atlantic Coast Account Book, 1915-1921
Control #:
SSH00002
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.)
Notes:
Relates to oystering licenses and leases.

Series:
Department of Shell Fisheries
Annual Reports, 1903 & 1905
Control #:
SSH00003
Format:
0.1 c.f. (2 reports)

Series:
Atlantic County Oyster Commission
Minute Book, 1905-1915
Control #:
SZATL001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
This commission was succeeded by the Department of Shell Fisheries.

Series:
State Beach Erosion Commission
Reports on the Protection and Preservation of the New Jersey Beaches and Shorefront, 1949-1954
Control #:
SZBEA001
Format:
0.02 c.f. (2 reports)

Series:
New Jersey Board of Fish and Game Commissioners
Annual Reports and Compendium of Laws, 1895-1991
Control #:
SZFIS001
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes)
Notes:
Became Div. of Fish & Game 7/1/1945; Div. of Fish, Game & Shell- fisheries under DEP; later Div. of Fish, Game & Wildlife.

Series:
Commissioners of Fisheries
Annual Reports, 1871-1885
Control #:
SZFIT001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
Includes 1871-72, 1874-76, 1878-85.

Series:
Flood Control Commission
Report to the Legislature, 1930
Control #:
SZFLO001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 report)

Series:
Board of Forest Park Reservation Commissioners
Minutes, 1905-1915
Control #:
SZFOR001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Board of Forest Park Reservation Commissioners
Annual Reports and Miscellaneous Publications, 1906-1914
Control #:
SZFOR002
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Commission on Historic Sites
Records, 1929-1946
Control #:
SZHIP001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
Includes 1986 correspondence about the records themselves.

Series:
State Oyster Commission
Annual Reports, 1899-1902
Control #:
SZOYC001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Collector of the Oyster Fund
Register of Oystering Licenses, 1889
Control #:
SZOYF001
Format:
0.4 c.f. (1 vol.); 0.33 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By license number (chronological)
Notes:
Records licenses granted for oystering in Maurice River Cove and Delaware Bay.

Series:
Commission for the Investigation of the Oyster Industry
Report to the Governor, 1902
Control #:
SZOYI001
Format:
0.01 c.f. (1 report)

Series:
Board of Commissioners of Pilotage
Records, 1919-1995
Control #:
SZPIL001
Format:
8.75 c.f. (11 boxes)
Notes:
The Board is administratively in the Department of Environmental Protection.
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~ The collections listed on this page represent 234.37 c.f. of paper records and 2.32 reels of microfilm ~



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