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Newark and New Jersey Broadsides collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier:  MG NWK-NJ Broadsides -(Main)

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three boxes of broadsides, two of which, Box 1 (ca. 1970s-1981), and Box 2 (1982-1987), relate to Newark. Box 3 contains 1970s-1987 NJ, Box 4 Newark & NJ (1988-1995), Box 5 Newark & NJ (1996-1997), Box 6 Newark & NJ (1998-2000), Box 7 (2001-2004), relate to Newark, Box 8 (2005 to Present, undated), relate to Newark & NJ.

The documents consist primarily of flyers and notices, interspersed with occasional press releases or statements. The bulk of the items are printed, or are photocopies of typed or hand-written documents; most items are in English, but a few are in Spanish. The material is arranged chronologically by year (1974-1987) with the exception of one folder (ca. 1940s-1972), which includes, among other material, a broadside published jointly by the New Jersey AFL-CIO and the North Jersey Newspaper Guild in support of a strike against the Newark News (ca. 1971-1972).

Organizations represented in the Newark-related portion of the collection include, but are not limited to: educational institutions such as Essex Community College and Rutgers University-Newark, with notices of concerts, lectures, films, forums, conferences, meetings, rallies, protests, and other events; religious institutions, including Sacred Heart Cathedral, Deliverance Temple, Macedonia Church of Christ, Feast of St. Gerard, and Hopewell Baptist Church, with announcements of revivals, festivals, concerts, and special services; hospitals and health-care organizations advertising immunizations, screenings, and other programs; music and concert venues, including Symphony Hall, the Terrace Ballroom, Neil's Roost, and the Highest Peak; cultural, and community groups announcing protests, rallies, lectures, fundraisers, festivals, concerts, programs, and other events, among them the Afrikan Liberation Committee, Newark Human Rights Commission, Newark Chapter of the NAACP, Committee for Unified NewArk, Newark Militant Forum, Ironbound Educational and Cultural Center, North Ward Education and Cultural Center, Newark Unity Campaign, YMWCA, Quest/CYO, Newark Arts Council, Newark Public Library, City without Walls, Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee, and the Essex County Parks Commission; and election campaign material, including press releases, statements, and flyers. Only a few of the broadsides are flyers for Newark businesses. Recently added items include Newark Bike Tour (2019); When Newark Had a Chinatown Talk (Sept 26, 2016 Rutgers), The Activist Collector (Newark History Society, 2018); Newark Happening (undated); The New-Ak Rutgers Film (2014); Richard Meier Exhibit CoAD Gallery (2016); Willie Cole Exhibit COAD Gallery (n.d.); The James Street Commons exhibit 2013 NPL; Newark Preservation and Landmarks Awards 2013


  • 1974 - 2021

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.


3.36 Linear Feet (8 Hollinger boxes)

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Processing Information

Much of this collection was very loosely processed (one folder for each year) by staff in the 1980s and 1990s and boxing and foldering was completed in 2019. Due to the large quantity of items, items should be housed better (folders are overstuffed) when time and staff permits.

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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