This slim, dated directory is also available in print, General and Reference collections, call # GR110.N5 B37 1985. Use it to find archives, libraries, and museums that preserve the "verbal arts" of New Jersey including tales, legends, and myths; narratives and oral histories; and "regional expressions and local language." Google the name of a potentially relevant organization to find its current website. An example of the utility of this volume is that through it I discovered that the Pascack Historical Society (124) created a dictionary of New Jersey Dutch usage!
Another directory of New Jersey historical societies, the websites of which can potentially provide up-to-date information about holdings related to historical settelment patterns and dialect areas within the state.
Published by the American Association of Museums since 1971, this classic reference work, published annually, provides information about museums across the United States and Canada. Organizations are listed alphabetically by state and then locality. There are hundreds of entries for New Jersey.
(1150 CE- ) Documents the history of words in the English language including variant spellings, obsolete forms, combinations, derivatives, and definitions. More limited coverage of scientific and technical vocabulary, slang, jargon, and dialect. Meanings are arranged historically. Includes quotations from novelists, playwrights, journalists, scholars, scientists, legislators, politicians, diarists, saints, philosophers. Includes the full text of the 1989 Second Edition (20 printed volumes) and the 1993-1997 addition series (3 printed volumes). Advance release material for the projected 2010 New (Third) Edition is incorporated quarterly.