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.
People who took part in Saturday's women's march in Morristown, or one of the "sister" marches across the state can consider donating their signs and protest memorabilia to Rutgers - for future historians.
Any donated items will be part of the library’s Women's March Archive Project, part of Rutgers’ Special Collections and University Archives and aimed at documenting these materials for future scholars.
“Last year, we collected signs, buttons, pamphlets, newspapers, stickers and one embroidered goose patch from Women’s March Participants,” according to a statement from library officials.
An estimated 4,000 protestors attended the march in Morristown on Saturday, 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.
Upwards of 2,000 Rutgers students marched through the College Avenue Campus and down the streets of New Brunswick.