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Name Foster, Robert
Spouse Metz, Holly
Places of residence 66 Willow Ave., Hoboken
Occupation Educator, Jersey City State University, Media Arts
Director and Curator, Hoboken Historical Museum, ca. 1991+
No Archives 24.0
No Library 11.0
No Objects 6.0
No Photos 17.0

Associated Records

Image of News clipping from The New York Times, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002: article on exhibit "Destination Hoboken" at the Hoboken Historical Museum. - Newspaper

News clipping from The New York Times, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002: article on exhibit "Destination Hoboken" at the Hoboken Historical Museum. - Newspaper

News clipping from The New York Times, Sunday, New Jersey Section, Aug. 11, 2002: article by John Holl on the exhibit "Destination Hoboken" at the Hoboken Historical Museum. Photographs of five objects in the exhibit plus text. Record and images for research use only: Copyright: The New York Times.

Image of Booklet: The Lighterage System in the New York/New Jersey Harbor." Hudson Waterfront Museum, July, 1992.
 - Booklet

Booklet: The Lighterage System in the New York/New Jersey Harbor." Hudson Waterfront Museum, July, 1992. - Booklet

The Lighterage System in the New York/New Jersey Harbor. Publication of The Hudson Waterfront Museum in Conjunction with the Exhibition on the Lehigh Valley Covered Barge #79, Liberty State Park, New Jersey, July 1992. Booklet, 8-1/2" wide x 11" high. 32 pp. including covers ([i]-iv, 5-31,[32]), illustrated. 6 copies. An exhibition curated by and publication produced by Robert Foster and Jane Steuerwald. Several oral history accounts of working life in the marine division of railroads. Discusses rail transfer float vessels (barge) and repair.

Image of Hoboken: The Sinatra Tour. A Self-Guided Walking Tour. Published by the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1998. - Map

Hoboken: The Sinatra Tour. A Self-Guided Walking Tour. Published by the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1998. - Map

Hoboken: The Sinatra Tour. A Self-Guided Walking Tour. Published by the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1998. 12" x 18" high sheet printed two sides, folded to 4" wide x 9-5/8" high. Multiple copies.

Two different business cards for Robert Foster, Executive Director, Hoboken Historical Museum, 1993-2002. - Card, Trade

Two different business cards for Robert Foster, Executive Director, Hoboken Historical Museum. 2" x 3-1/2". 1. Card, ca. 1993, with P.O. Box 707 and includes his home phone number. 2. Card, ca. 2001-2002, includes the 1301 Hudson Street and P.O. Box 3296 addresses as well as web and e-mail addresses.

Business card for Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken Antiques, 620 Willow Ave., Hoboken, ca. 1997. - Card, Trade

Business card for Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken Antiques, 620 Willow Ave., Hoboken, ca. 1997. 2" x 3-1/2" high. Operated by Robert Foster and Holly Metz. Offered "Antiques, Plants, and Etc." Although the address is Willow Avenue, the building is actually 63 Willow Terrace. The shop was formerly a locksmith shop with their residence above. After renovations of the entire building by Foster and Metz ca. 1995-1996, it was rented to a medical professional for ca. 1-2 years, then the antiques business was opened. It closed ca. 2002. The reverse of the card explains the origin of the title phrase.

Image of Memorandum, Feb. 2, 2004 to Robert Foster, Director, Hoboken Historical Museum from Daniel Gans, re Maxwell House Complex. - Memorandum

Memorandum, Feb. 2, 2004 to Robert Foster, Director, Hoboken Historical Museum from Daniel Gans, re Maxwell House Complex. - Memorandum

Memorandum, Feb. 2, 2004 to Robert Foster, Director, Hoboken Historical Museum from Daniel Gans, re: Maxwell House Complex. 2 pp., 8-1/2" x 11" typewritten. Gans informs Foster of the commencement of demolition of the Maxwell House buildings and inquires if he or any other organization was interested in acquiring items from the building that his company would be willing to save for them. List of items is page 2. Refers to slides and HABS report, neither of which are present with this memo.

Image of Two-page document of speakers for "The Simple Dialogue of My People," Louis LaRusso event, HHM, Jan. 29, 2006. - Documents

Two-page document of speakers for "The Simple Dialogue of My People," Louis LaRusso event, HHM, Jan. 29, 2006. - Documents

Two-page typed document with rundown of speakers and their background for "The Simple Dialogue of My People: Recollections of Hoboken Playwright Louis LaRusso II" event at Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken, January 29, 2006. Two leaves, 8-1/2" x 11" high. The event was the issuing of this new chapbook and a tribute event to the subject. This copy belonged to museum director Robert Foster and has his holographic ink notes on the first leaf. List included Master of Ceremonies Gary Stein; George Maguire; Danny Aiello via DVD; George Pollack; James Jennings; Margo Singaliese; Joseph Cassese; Lucy Truglio (grandniece of LaRusso). Scheduled to appear, but unable to attend was Don Morse.

Image of Newsclipping: "Museum shares Hoboken history." Jersey Journal, August 5, 2000. - Documents

Newsclipping: "Museum shares Hoboken history." Jersey Journal, August 5, 2000. - Documents

Newsclipping: "Museum shares Hoboken history." By Christina Joseph, Jersey Journal, August 5, 2000. Article about groundbreaking on Friday, August 4 for the permanent home of the Hoboken Historical Museum in the Shipyard development. Two photographs: view of raw unfinished interior with George Kirchgessner in foreground with other trustees and dignitaries in the far background; view of Leonard Luizzi, President of the Museum's board and Robert Foster, Director, looking over a plan. Images attached are enhanced.

Image of Poster: Hoboken Recycles Today. Issued by City of Hoboken, no date, ca. 1987-1989. - Poster

Poster: Hoboken Recycles Today. Issued by City of Hoboken, no date, ca. 1987-1989. - Poster

Poster: Hoboken Recycles Today. Issued by City of Hoboken, no date, ca. 1987-1989. 16" wide x 24" high folded to 8" x 8-1/4" with perforation across 6-1/2" from bottom (removable chart regarding recyclable items and pick-up schedules). Printed in color two sides. Folded. This poster was the first issued for a newly established city-wide recycling program. Sponsored by the City of Hoboken, Mayor Patrick Pasculli and the City Council...In cooperation with the Hoboken Environment Committee. Printed on recycled paper with soy-based inks by Hatteras Press, Inc., Hoboken. Back has a repeated graphic motif with mailing address and inidicia. This poster was typically folded and mailed to city resi

Image of Digital video disk: Lecture by Joseph Barry at Hoboken Historical Museum, February 25, 2007. - Disk, Digital Video

Digital video disk: Lecture by Joseph Barry at Hoboken Historical Museum, February 25, 2007. - Disk, Digital Video

Lecture by Joseph Barry at Hoboken Historical Museum, February 25, 2007. Digital video disk; running time 43:27. Recorded by Stephen Mason. Two archive copies. One user copy at the Museum. Introduction of Barry by Robert Foster, Museum Director. Lecture was related to current exhibition, In Transition: Hoboken in the 1970s. Topic was real estate and development in that period especially that related to the speaker's business, Applied Companies.

Image of Perfectly Frank. The Journal of The Sinatra Music Society. Issue No. 321. April-May 2007 - Serial

Perfectly Frank. The Journal of The Sinatra Music Society. Issue No. 321. April-May 2007 - Serial

Perfectly Frank. The Journal of The Sinatra Music Society. Issue No. 321. April-May 2007. Published by the Sinatra Music Society, United Kingdom. Magazine, 34 pp. plus covers, illustrated. Article on page 15: Hoboken's Ambassadors of Goodwill. By David Butler. Recounts a trip to Hoboken with his wife, Jackie, on December 18, 2006, to visit Sinatra related sites. Includes three photos on inside back cover: outside Saint Francis Church; Hoboken Police Officer Edwin Gonzalez with his patrol car; exterior of the "From Here to Eternity" Sinatra Museum at 417 Monroe St.

Image of ‘Open Sesame’ Just Won’t Do: Hoboken Tries to Unlock Its Cave. The New York Times online, June 26, 2007. - Documents

‘Open Sesame’ Just Won’t Do: Hoboken Tries to Unlock Its Cave. The New York Times online, June 26, 2007. - Documents

Digital article: ‘Open Sesame’ Just Won’t Do: Hoboken Tries to Unlock Its Cave. The New York Times online. By Kareem Fahim, dateline June 21 [2007]. Published: June 26, 2007. (Text is in notes; also published in printed version of newspaper on same date with same text and images, archives catalog 2007.002.0401.) Five images: Image 1, photo by Robert Foster (taken June 5, 2007). Image 2, photo by Robert Foster, (taken June 5, 2007). (Incorrectly credited on webpage article as G. Paul Burnett, New York Times; it is correctly credited in printed article.) Image 3, detail map of Hoboken showing cave location with inset map showing Hoboken in relation to New York City. Image 4, pho

Image of ‘Open Sesame’ Just Won’t Do: Hoboken Tries to Unlock Its Cave. The New York Times online, June 26, 2007. - Documents

‘Open Sesame’ Just Won’t Do: Hoboken Tries to Unlock Its Cave. The New York Times online, June 26, 2007. - Documents

Article: ‘Open Sesame’ Just Won’t Do: Hoboken Tries to Unlock Its Cave. The New York Times, June 26, 2007, page B1 with continuation B5. By Kareem Fahim, dateline June 21 [2007]. (Text is in notes; also published in online version of newspaper with same text and images, archives catalog 2007.002.0400.) Five images: Image 1, photo by Robert Foster (taken June 5, 2007). Image 2, photo by Robert Foster, (taken June 5, 2007). (Incorrectly credited on webpage article as G. Paul Burnett, New York Times; it is correctly credited in printed article.) Image 3, New York Times detail map of Hoboken showing cave location with inset map showing Hoboken in relation to New York City. Image 4

Image of DVD, lectures: Ann Hagedorn & Chad Millman for exhibition - Heaven, Hell or Hoboken: A City Transformed by World War I. Nov. 16 & Nov. 23, 2008 at the Museum. - Videodisc, Digital

DVD, lectures: Ann Hagedorn & Chad Millman for exhibition - Heaven, Hell or Hoboken: A City Transformed by World War I. Nov. 16 & Nov. 23, 2008 at the Museum. - Videodisc, Digital

DVD with two lectures: Ann Hagedorn & Chad Millman in conjunction with exhibition - Heaven, Hell or Hoboken: A City Transformed by World War I. Nov. 16 & Nov. 23, 2008 at the Museum, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken. Videographer: Patrick Ricciardi (in association with the City of Hoboken.) Color. Running time: ca. 2:04. Two digital video disk archive copies and one user copy; media archives. Both speakers introduced by Museum director Robert Foster. November 16th talk: Ann Hagedorn, author of 2007 book, "Savage Peace, Hope and Fear in America, 1919." ca. 1 hour. November 23 talk: Chad Millman, author of "The Detonators: The Secret Plot to Destroy America and an Epic Hunt for Justice." (NY &

Image of Documents: Secret Gardens: A Guided Walking Tour of Hoboken Gardens. HHM, May 31, 2009. - File, Document

Documents: Secret Gardens: A Guided Walking Tour of Hoboken Gardens. HHM, May 31, 2009. - File, Document

Postcard, program, tickets: Secret Gardens: A Guided Walking Tour of Hoboken Gardens. Presented by the Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken, N.J., May 31, 2009. Printed materials, various formats and sizes. The twelfth annual event. Sponsored by Hufnagel Landscaping, Inc. Supported by: 14th Street Garden Center, Jersey City; Beethoveen's Veranda, Hoboken; Hoboken Garden Club. Announcement postcard: 4" x 6", three copies. Ticket: 4" x 7", two copies. Tour program / guide book, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", [24] pages plus covers, two copies. Program had a two-page map plus a single page description for each stop on the tour. Home owners are identified only by first names. Tour committee on page [1].

Transcript of oral history interviews: Joan Cunning; Dan Cunning, 5 Church Towers, Hoboken; April - May 2011. - Transcript

Transcriptions of oral history interviews with Joan Cunning; with Dan Cunning, 5 Church Towers, Hoboken; April - May 2011. In two sessions: April 6, 2011; May 18, 2011. Full text is in notes for session 1; Word format document on file; PDF on file; WAV audio files. Interviews conducted at 5 Church Towers, Hoboken, by Bob Foster and Holly Metz as part of the Hoboken Oral History Project. Session 1: 145 pages Session 2:

Image of Index volume for Exempt Firemen of Hoboken with names & certificate number for period 1849-ca. 1910; creation date ca. 1908-1910. - Index

Index volume for Exempt Firemen of Hoboken with names & certificate number for period 1849-ca. 1910; creation date ca. 1908-1910. - Index

Index volume for Exempt Firemen of Hoboken with names of members of Hoboken volunteer firemen with certificate number. Leather bound volume with holographic ink entries. No creation date, circa 1908-1910 A record related to the Assembly of Exempt Firemen or the Association of Exempt Volunteer Firemen of the City of Hoboken. Original volume is in collection of Hoboken Fire Department Museum. PDF on file of scanned page images & document of contents transcribed 2011; transcription on file as .rft text file. Tiffs media archive. Warning: printing the full record will result in an over fifty-page printout. Volunteer fire companies were founded in 1849 (township era) and the fraternal or

Image of Kids Map Hoboken. Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken, N.J. 2014. 3rd edition. - Map

Kids Map Hoboken. Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken, N.J. 2014. 3rd edition. - Map

Kids Map Hoboken. Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, N.J. 2014. Third edition. Printed paper, doubled sided, 18" high X 22-1/2" wide folded to 9" high x 3-3/4" wide. Three copies. Two PDF: low-resolution (small file for fast opening); high resolution file with backlit duratrans panel. Large tiffs on file. Release date: June 15, 2014. ==== Text on back cover as folded: "Remaking the Kids Map Hoboken" was a community-wide project, which engaged children all over Hoboken to choose favorite and vital places in the city. Some drew colorful pictures. Others plotted map locations. Kids from public, private, and charter schools and from afterschool programs created t

Image of Transcription: Bill Bergin interview by Holly Metz with Robert Foster, Hoboken, Feb. 18, 2012. - Transcript

Transcription: Bill Bergin interview by Holly Metz with Robert Foster, Hoboken, Feb. 18, 2012. - Transcript

Transcription of interview of Bill Bergin by Holly Metz with Robert Foster, Hoboken, February 18, 2012. Hoboken Oral History Project. Printed transcript, bound, 108 pp. Interview conducted at Hoboken Fire Department Museum, 213 Bloomfield St., Hoboken.

Image of Article: Cycling through Hoboken after the Cyclone. By Robert Foster, Director, Hoboken Historical Museum. 2013. - Article

Article: Cycling through Hoboken after the Cyclone. By Robert Foster, Director, Hoboken Historical Museum. 2013. - Article

Article: Cycling through Hoboken after the Cyclone. By Robert Foster, Director, Hoboken Historical Museum. 2013. Published on pages 4-5 of newsletter: Ideas. The Voice of the Humanities in New Jersey, Spring 2013. Published by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH.) (8-1/2" x 11, 16 pp.) Foster article was part of a cover story, Four Stories from the Storm. Photograph by McKevin Shaughnessy of Hoboken after Hurricane Sandy is seen on page [1] and two other photos are printed with Foster's article about the 2012 storm on page 4. Text of Foster's article only is in notes.