Monmouth County Clerk’s Office announces new county archivist


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The Monmouth County Clerk’s Office has announced that Julia Telonidis of Ocean Township has joined the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office as the county’s new archivist.

Telonidis succeeds long-time county archivist Gary D. Saretzky who retired in October 2019, according to a press release from Monmouth County.

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Telonidis has more than 20 years of archival and management experience, most recently at the Moore and Talbott Libraries of Rider University, Lawrenceville, where she served as archives specialist.

In that capacity, she curated many archival exhibitions and processed archival collections. She is also experienced with the digitization of archival collections, according to the press release.

Prior to that, Telonidis was Acting Library Director and Curator of Manuscripts at the New Jersey Historical Society and has worked at the United Nations Archives and the Newark Public Library doing consulting and archival processing work.

She has also served as senior librarian at the New York Public Library, working on a large-scale digitization project, according to the press release.

“Julia brings a wealth of knowledge and two decades of experience in archival science to the Monmouth County Archives Division,” Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon said. “Julia is well-prepared to serve as the county archivist and I am thrilled to welcome her to the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.”

“I am excited to join the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office and to help lead the way in
preserving and promoting Monmouth County’s special and significant history,” Telonidis said. “I have a deep passion for local history and I look forward to further engaging the public with the many collections housed in the Archives Division.”

Telonidis received her bachelor’s degree in English and History from Rutgers University, a
master’s degree in History from the University at Albany, and an MLS from the School of
Communication, Information and Library Science at Rutgers University.

Founded in 1994 by then Monmouth County Clerk Jane G. Clayton, the Monmouth
County Archives Division of the county clerk’s office acquires, indexes and preserves many of the county’s historic records dating back to the 1600s.

These records are made available to the public for historical, genealogical and other research. The Archives Division is on the lower level of the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan.

For more information about the Monmouth County Archives, visit or call 732-308-3771.

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