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Miscellaneous items (A) relating to Newark (N.J.), 1881 - 2008

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier:  MG NWK Misc. A (Main)

Scope and Contents

The Newark-Miscellaneous collections include pamphlets, printed ephemera, and occasional manuscript items, relating to the City of Newark, arranged alphabetically by general topic.

Box #1:

Activism: Newsletter of the New Jersey Political Alliance for Peace and Human Rights (Dec 1967, v. 1 no. 1, "Alliance News", donation of Mr. Daniel Schechter, Manchester N.J.), "Social Action Organizations of New Jersey" (May 1971); New Jersey Peace Action 60th Anniversary Dinner Journal (Apr 2, 2017); Newark Community Union Project reunion invitation and letter; Newsletters: "MAMOC Men Against Murdering Our Children" (Nov 29, 2014, published Newark); The Agitator: Newsletter of the People's Organization for Progress (Jan 2009); People's News (Winter 2012-Spring 2013)

Airport: Newark Seaplane Base (dedication program, 1936), "Newark Airport: A Factual Report from The Newark Chamber of Commerce" (May 1952), "Fact Sheet: Newark International Airport" (Sept. 1973), "Brief Prepared by Mayor Meyer C. Ellenstein of Newark, N.J. in support of the Retention of the Newark Metropolitan Airport as the Eastern Airmail Terminal" (1935), "Newark Airport History" (by A. H. Armstrong, 1955), "Airport Redevelopment" (1991, PA, NY, NJ), commemorative U.S postal stamp issued for the Airport's 50th anniversary (September 1978) and other anniversary items, "Newark Airport: Destination Tomorrow" (1971), "Newark!" (with several articles on the airport, September 1973), "Newark International: An All New Airport with a Pioneering Past" (1973), "Newark International Airport Map/Guide" (1973), letter from Senator Frank Lautenberg thanking NPL for the invitation to opening reception for the exhibit, "EWR Turns 80: A History of Newark Liberty International Airport" (April 7, 2008), "The New Newark International Airport Dedication Ceremony" (flyer, 1973), "N.A.A.B Echo" (newsletter, Newark Army Air Field, January and February 1944), two notecards with the Kiwi International Air Lines logo on them donated by Brendan Nolan in June 2016, "The History of Building 1" (1935-2001), film negative of airplane taken at Newark Airport [n.d., 1930s?] (donated by Richard Conniff), revised traffic pattern statement (Aug 1947); "Newark Airport" (Port of New York c. 1958); Newark Airport Destination Tomorrow (partial program); 60th anniversary calendar (1988); "The History of Newark Airport" (Jul 29, 1953)

Architects: contains material on Newark architect William Halsey Wood (1855-1897). Contents include: "W. Halsey Wood" (copy of a typescript essay by R. Craig Miller, 1970); correspondence, notes, and a typescript memoir of WHW by William Halsey Wood, Jr.; photocopies of articles and obituary notices; a folder of research material on the Braddock (PA) Public Library, designed by WHW; a list of WHW-related articles in "American Architect"; photocopies and notes on Newark's Peddie Memorial Baptist Church, Thirteenth Avenue (later Wickliffe St.) Presbyterian Church, Sixth (later St. Paul's United) Presbyterian Church, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, and First Congregational Church, and on other churches and buildings designed by Wood in New Jersey and elsewhere; Beatrice Winser correspondence regarding WHW (1938); a list of archival and graphic material donated to the New-York Historical Society by WHW's family in 1955; copy of a letter from Lewis Mumford on his admiration for WHW (1956); and notes on WHW by Donald W. Geyer, 1972

Armed Forces: Supplemental Roster Industrial College of the Armed Forces Field Economic Mobilization Course Newark, NJ Jan 21, 1952-Feb 1 1952

Box #2:

Art: "Newark: A Day in the City" (photo exhibit catalogue, curators: Eddie Johnson. Jr. and Mansa K. Mussa, 1988), "The First Annual Colonnade Park Outdoor Art Exhibit, October 6, 1962," program; "Hispanic Visions," exhibit at City Hall, program (1991); "Dance in Motion: Photography by Mansa K. Mussa," publicity folder; "Rudolph Ruzicka: Speaking Reminiscently" (Grolier Club, 1986), excerpt on RR's work in Newark, with comments on John cotton Dana and Mayor Thomas Raymond; descriptive list of the John Traynor ceiling murals at the Ironbound Educational and Cultural Center; "Bricks, Mortar and Spirit II: Newark through the Prism of Philip Roth," announcement of three-part lecture series, NJPAC (May 1999), "Newark and Its Painters" 2005, Pederson Gallery Lambertville NJ Art (in a separate folder); reproductions of more than 100 Newark Evening News cartoons by Lute Pease (ca.1941-ca.1945); "A Call to Peace" (fall 2019) The Time is Now: Imagining Monuments for Newark; "A Complete Guide to Arts and Culture in Newark" (Newark Downtown District, 2003); Cultural Events Calendar (Dec 1968) - Greater Newark Development Council / Newark Community Center for the Arts / Symphony Hall; City Without Walls invitation and handbill (2010, 2013); Newark Downtown Arts District Map (Open Doors 2009); Map of Treat Place Mural Project Four Corners Public Arts (2019); Cherry Blossoms in Winter Public Art Project program (2016); Open Doors 2014 journal; City Without Walls brochures October- Nov 2013; Open Doors Map/Guide 2008; WPA Art at the Newark Federal Courthouse Our Continuing Legacy 2008; Gallery list (also from Open Doors 2008); "Newark Artist Collaboration" (Audible, 2022, booklet, 2 copies) ; Auditor: notes, ledger pages, and printed documents relating to appropriations, taxes, and city finances in general; newspaper clippings re: the City Auditor; and copy of a letter to the Charter Revision Commission from the City Auditor (all 1911-1915)

Autographs: letters from Mayor Hugh J. Addonizio and Deputy Mayor Paul H. Reilly to Paul Gaetano Cavicchia (1967-1968)


  • 1881 - 2008


.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

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