Local History Collection

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The library’s Local History archive was created using funds from the library’s 2019 Annual Appeal and a grant from the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs. Materials in the collection may be subject to privacy restrictions. Requests to use the material must be made by phone or email at least two days in advance of a research visit.

Bogota History Collection

This collection was compiled over the years by library staff. From books and newspaper clippings to atlases and artifacts, this growing archive includes 125 years of history.

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Bogota High School Yearbooks

Yearbooks in the Local History Collection are digitized and text-searchable. The collection includes years 1927-2005 and 2007-2011.

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Bogota Woman’s Club Collection

From its organization in 1919 to its dissolution in 2014, the Bogota Woman’s Club was deeply involved in community service activities. Explore this collection to learn more about their contributions to Bogota.

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St. Joseph Academy Collection

This collection of photographs and a minimal amount of ephemera was deeded to the library following the school’s closure in 2020.

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