NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Believe it or not, we’re living through history right now. That’s why the Rutgers University Libraries want to collect artifacts and memorabilia from the present day.
If you took part in yesterday's women's march in Morristown, or one of the "sister" marches across the state, you should consider donating your signs and protest memorabilia to Rutgers - for future historians.
Any donated items will be part of the library’s Women's March Archive Project, which itself is a section of the Rutgers’ Special Collections and University Archives.
“Last year, we collected signs, buttons, pamphlets, newspapers, stickers and one embroidered goose patch from Women’s March Participants,” reads a statement from library officials.
Any donated items will be part of the library’s Women's March Archive Project, aimed at documenting these materials for future scholars.
Anyone interested in donating their protest materials can contact Special Collections and University Archives, which is overseeing the donations, at 848-932-7510 or email@example.com.
Yesterday, 4,000 protestors descended onto Morristown, where they marched from town hall. Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, Tammy Murphy, who praised the #MeToo movement and admitted for the first time publicly that she was the victim of sexual assault while a sophomore in college.
Last year during the week of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, over 7,000 protesters attended a similar march in Trenton.
Locally, upwards of 2,000 Rutgers students marched through the College Avenue Campus and down the streets of New Brunswick.