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Monmouth’s Timeline: 1930s

In 1933, Monmouth officially opens as a junior college, offering classes at the Long Branch Senior High school under Dean Edward G. Schlaefer.

A shot of the Asbury Park Press advertising Monmouth Junior College


On December 17, 1933, the establishment of Monmouth Junior College was announced in the Asbury Park Press

A framed Monmouth Junior College pennant

Monmouth Junior College pennant

A coin featuring a portrait of Edward G. Schlaefer

Edward G. Schlaefer served as the founding director of Monmouth Junior College

A newspaper clipping with the headline "E.Schlaefer, Monmouth Junior College Dean, Points Out Value Of School Here"

More about Edward Schlaefer

A photo of Long Branch High School

Night classes were held at Long Branch High School

A newspaper clipping with the headline "325 Students Begin Studies Today in Junior College at Long Branch"

Article about Monmouth Junior College in the Asbury Park Press

Mid 1930s

The original Woods Theater

A photograph of Woods Theater
Monmouth Junior College Logo


Monmouth Junior College logo