Hohokus Township Correspondence Collection, 1925-1929

CREATOR:  Raymond Dator (1889-1965), various authors and Hohokus Township officials.

EXTENT:    Linear Feet: .5 linear feet, number of containers: 1 box

COLLECTION SUMMARY: A collection gathered by Raymond Dator, of correspondence to town officials, reports and other municipal matters between 1925-1929.

RECEIVED FROM: Received in 2015.

LANGUAGES: English

 PROCESSING ARCHIVIST:  Cathy Moran Hajo and Meg Hajo, December 2017-January 2018.

Collection Details

Historical Note:  The documents were saved by Raymond Dator in a document case. Dator was the township clerk.

Collection Description: The collection provides a window into life in Mahwah in the late 1920s, with residents concerned over road paving and repair, animal control, the relationship of the township to the county, the collection of taxes (including lists of people who have not paid taxes), bus lines, and other matters.

Arrangement Description: Documents are organized by form, and then by date. There are nine folders of correspondence, then folders of agreements, reports, ordinances, petitions, license applications, and resolutions.

Separated Materials: none.

Subject Headings:

  • Ho Ho Kus township government
  • Bergen County Resolutions
  • Ho Ho Kus Fire Department
  • Woman’s Club
  • Animal Control
  • Police activities
  • Infrastructure
  • Road repair
  • Transportation
  • Tax Collection
  • Water supply
  • Town government
  • Financial reports

Among the people mentioned in the papers are:

  • Ackerman, Warren
  • Brown, R. R.
  • Bugg, Leo
  • Chapman, Clarence E.
  • Cory, Ardelle
  • Darby, Walter R.
  • Darky, Walter R.
  • Dator, Raymond
  • Doran, Leo C.
  • Ferrell, Henry E.
  • Ford, Harry K.
  • Hagerman, Henry
  • Hamilton, Hector O.
  • Harkness, James M.
  • Havemeyer, H. O, Jr.
  • Kinf, William O.
  • Mayhook, John
  • McLaughlin, Thomas
  • Mercer, James W.
  • Prince, Thomas J.
  • Rumpen, Herman
  • Sternbruch, Hugo
  • Straut, W. H.
  • Wehman, John W.
  • Winter, Albert
  • Winters, James W.
  • Young Men’s Russian Association

Using the Collection

ACCESS STATEMENT:  Collection is open and available for use.  If used in a publication, the Museum expects to be credited.

RIGHTS STATEMENT: The Mahwah Museum owns the materials, but researchers wishing to publish or reprint materials need to secure permission from the copyright holder.

PREFERRED CITATION:  [ITEM DESCRIPTION], Ho Ho Kus Township Correspondence, Mahwah Museum, Mahwah, NJ.

Collection Inventory

Box 1:

Folder 1. Correspondence 1925

Folder 2. Correspondence 1926

Folder 3. Correspondence 1927

Folder 4. Correspondence Jan-Apr 1928

Folder 5. Correspondence May-Dec 1928

Folder 6. Correspondence Jan-Mar 1929

Folder 7. Correspondence Mar-May 1929

Folder 8. Correspondence Jun-Dec 1929

Folder 9. Correspondence n.d.

Folder 10. Agreements & Contracts

Folder 11. License Applications

Folder 12. Miscellaneous

Folder 13. Ordinances

Regulation of Public Places, Erection of Municipal Buildings, Vacation of Road to Bridge, Poplar Trees, Dedicating Streets, Dog Kennel Licensing, Traffic regulation, Licenses, 1926 and 1929 Taxes.

Folder 14. Petitions

Improve Highway to State County Road, Opposing a cemetery in Fardale, Change Thoroughfares to One Way Roads, Closing Stores on Sunday, Using Streets for Water Transportation.

    Folder 15. Public Notices

Folder 16. Reports

Fire Department, County Roads, Town Road Committee, April Fire Chief, Emil J Schmitt, Justice of the Peace Election, Bituminous Macadam Pavement, Road Stands, Hydrants, 1928 and 1929

    Folder 17. Reports-Animal Control

Folder 18. Reports-Financial

Tax Levy, Debt Statement, 1928 Audit, Bill for Police Duty, 1927 Audit, Ramsey Bank, 1928 Budget.

    Folder 19. Reports-Paterson Suburban Bus Co.

Folder 20. Reports-Police

Folder 21. Reports-Tax Collection

Folder 22. Resolutions