Bibliographic References Cited In Nomination Form for
National Register of Historic Places Inventory.


Arnold, Joseph L. The New Deal in the Suburbs: A History of the Greenbelt Town Program 1935-1954. (Columbus: Ohio Univ. Press, 1971).

Conkin, Paul. Tomorrow a New World: The New Deal Community Program. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell Univ. Press, 1959).

Creese, Walter L. The Search for Environment: The Garden City Before and After. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966).

Emanuel, Muriel, ed. Contemporary Architects (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980).

Morse, John D., ed. Ben Shahn (New York: Praeger, 1972).

Pine, Alan S. et al. Peddler to Suburbanite: A History of the Jews in Monmouth County. (Deal Park, NJ: Monmouth Jewish Community Council, 1981).

Rosskam, Edwin. Roosevelt, New Jersey: Big Dreams in a Small Town and What Time Did to Them. (New York: Grossman Publishers, 1972).

Tafuri, Manfredo and Francesco Dal Co. Modern Architecture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1979).

Walker, Lester. American Shelter. (Woodstock, New York: Overlook Press, 1981).


"Alfred Kastner, 74, Architect, is Dead," New York Times (August 2, 1975).

Armstrong, Ralph F. "Four Million Dollar Village," Saturday Evening Post, CCX (February 5, 1938), 5-7, 36, 38, 39.

"Costly Homesteads Blunders Left to Rot Tax Money Away," Asbury Park Press (February 22, 1938), 1-2.

"Depending on Themselves, Homesteaders Plan Future," Asbury Park Press (February 23, 1938), 1.

"Eighty Homestead Families Celebrate RA Anniversary," Asbury Park Press (April 30, 1937), 12.

"Einstein Likes Jersey Project: Scientist is Amazed at Progress Achieved at Homesteads," Asbury Park Press (October 24, 1936).

"First of Hightstown Settlers to be in Homes by June 15," Asbury Park Press (May 7, 1936), 13.

"Hightstown Homesteaders Live Millionaire's Life," The Newark Sunday Call (August 2, 1936).

"Homestead Settlers Fight to Save Utopia," Asbury Park Press (February 21, 1938), 1-2.

"Housing Project at Hightstown is Reported Doomed," Asbury Park Press (December 24, 1935), 1-2.

"Jews to Seek Homestead Aid at Washington: American Jewish Congress Raps 'Economic Sabotage' of Monmouth Project," Asbury Park Press (February 14, 1938), 1-2.

Lucey, Lawrence. "A Cooperative Town," Commonweal, XXV (December 18, 1936).

"Milk and Honey: Jewish Needleworkers Move into Hightstown Project," Literary Digest, CXXI (June 20, 1936).

"The New Deal Comes to Monmouth," Asbury Park Press (June 11, 1936), 62.

O'Donnell, William J. "Roosevelt, N.J....Born of Trouble, Sustained in Joy," Trenton Evening Times (November 30, 1964).

Ripmaster, Terence M. "Utopian Community Facing Real Problems," New York Times (February 17, 1980), 32, sect. 11.

Sagotsky, Beatrice. "First Memorial to FDR Dedicated at Roosevelt," The Monmouth Inquirer (June 7, 1962).

"700 Hightstown Settlers-to-Be Look It Over," New York Herald Tribune (May 17, 1936).

"Tugwelltown Liquidated," Hightstown Gazette (August, 1940).

Weller, George. "Land of Milk and Honey," Literary Digest, CXXIV (August 14, 1937).

"Workers Buy Homes, Price is Mystery," Asbury Park Press (February 24, 1938), 1-2.

Government Documents

Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration. "Jersey Homesteads," Stories of New Jersey, Bulletin 8 (1937-38 Series).

Lord, Russell and Paul Johnstone, Eds. A Place on Earth: A Critical Appraisal of Subsistence Homesteads (Washington, D.C.: U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 1942).

Plans, Maps, and Miscellaneous Records. Roosevelt Municipal Building, Roosevelt, New Jersey.

Maps, Atlases, Iconography

Beers, F. W. "Atlas of Monmouth County N. J." (New York: Beers, Comstock, and Cline, 1873).

Beers, S. N. and F. W. Beers. "Map of Monmouth County, N. J." (New York: Smith, Gallup and Holt, 1860).

Lightfoot, Jesse. "Map of Monmouth County, N. J." (Middleton Point, N. J.: J. B. Shields, 1851).

Photographs of Lange, Lee, Rothstein, Shahn and others for the Resettlement Administration and the Farm Security Administration. Collection of Bernarda Shahn, Roosevelt, New Jersey. (Original collection located in the Library of Congress)

Wolverton, Chester. "Wolverton's Atlas of Monmouth County N. J." (New York: Chestern Wolverton, 1889).


Interviews with the following residents of Roosevelt, several of whom contributed first-hand knowledge of the community's development since the 1930's: Morris and Augusta Chasan, Aaron and Evelyn Datz, Leo and Faye Libove, Marilyn Magnes, Ralph Seligman, Bernarda Shahn, Roy and Jan Terry, Leslie Weiner.

Plans for proposed Roosevelt Senior Citizen Housing Development. Kelbaugh and Lee Architects, Princeton, New Jersey. 1981. Elevations and Floor Plans.