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Newark Jazz Festival Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG Nwk Jazz-(Main)

Scope and Contents

The collection includes brochures and ephemera, meeting minutes, clippings, accounts, photographs, audiovisual material, artist publicity sheets, and notes related to the Newark Jazz Festival from 1991, when it was called the Sarah Vaughan Jazz Festival, to 1996. There are also additional materials related to the jazz scene in the Newark area. The collection includes three subject folders in addition to folders for each year of the festival. Box #1: Newark Jazz Festival. 1. General Newark Jazz Festival. 2. Sarah Vaughan Jazz Festival at Newark (1991): includes 7th Annual Newark Festival of People program (Sep. 28, 1991). 3. Newark Jazz Festival (1992). 4. Newark Jazz Festival (1993). 5. Newark Jazz Festival (1994). 6. Newark Jazz Festival (1995). 7. Newark Jazz Festival (1996). 8. Selection Committee Ideas: includes publications, brochures, publicity bios and photos. 9. Newark Area Jazz Miscellaneous: includes periodicals, programs from other jazz events. 10. Municipal resolution, 1995

Boxes 2-5 only partially processed and most material is not dated but seems to span 1991-1995. Material is sorted by type: photographs are in Boxes 2-3. Publicity materials in box 3. Negatives box 3-4. CDs box 4. Videotapes box 4-5. Audiocassettes box 5.

Box 2: 4x6 photographs of the Newark Jazz festival, some still in envelopes. Unidentified. Some are foldered by month and date, but year is unkown. Others are in envelopes labelled from A-P (does not seem to indicate anything about the photo). Also includes photos of Sarah Vaughan tribute from 1991.

Box 3: 2 folders of publicity photos of artists in the Newark Jazz Festival festival, 1 folder of publicity materials, 1 folder of negatives / contact sheets for photos of the festival, 1 folder of "extras" (brochueres, fliers, objects)

Box 4: 2 folders of negatives / contact sheets for photos of the festival, 2 CDs "Jazz Pizzazz" and "Best of Stunt and Olfesen" Vol.1, 1 videotape: “Newark Jazz Festival 11/2/92”

Box 5: 3 videotapes: "Newark Jazz Festival 11/2/92", 5 audiocassettes: Monk & Trane, Keezer, Drew & Perez, Jamal, Roseanna Vitro, Branice McKenzie, Kevin Mahogany, and Jason “Malletman” Taylor.


  • 1991 - 1996

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.


1.88 Linear Feet (1 Paige box, 4 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Boxes 2-5 donated by Joe Casale.

No finding aid, text from catalog entry
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

3rd Floor
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
Newark NJ 07102 United States