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Wynona M. Lipman Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG Lipman-(Main)

Scope and Contents

rganized in 5 boxes :

Box #1. Personal notes, correspondence related to legislation, brochures, photocopies of legal proposals, press releases, memorandums, mail and telephone logs ;

Box #2. Lipman's biographical sketches, correspondence (1980-1982), brochures on public hearings (1976), minutes, and newspaper clippings ;

Box #3. Brochures, newsletters, periodicals, fliers (1980-1981), photocopies of published articles, reprinted articles, and correspondence (1980) ;

Box #4. Correspondence (1982), brochures, fliers, proposals, applications, press releases, reprinted statements to the Senate, legislative acts, and programs ;

Box #5. Paper titled as "A Crisis in the Building of Atlantic City" (James L. Cooper), brochures titled as "Minority Report" (The White House, 1979), "Summer Service '80 Fact Book" (NJ Transit), "Fact Sheet 108" (Ofice of Louis Martin, The White House, 1980), "Bill A-1318: Questions, Answers, Facts and Figures" (School Workers for Equal Treatment), "Advocates for Education" (1980), files labeled as "Sep. 17, 1980," "East Orange," "James A. Carroll," correspondence, various newsletters, etc.; Box #6 Material found inside a scrapbook: Photographs, Publications (1969-1981, Alpha Kappa Alpha "Women In Politics", Star Ledger, "New Jersey County Government", "The Spotligher", "Focus on Essex"), scrapbook, Miscellaneous Papers (c. 1972) and 4 folders of clippings (1972-1974, 1978-1982, undated).

Oversized box #1: Scrapbook pages, senate resolution (Newark anniversary) and 1 oversized photo.


  • 1976 - 1982


Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Wynona M. Lipman, a Democratic Party politician, represented the 29th Legislative District in the New Jersey Senate, and became the first African American woman to be elected to the Senate when she won her seat in 1971. Lipman's 27 years of service made her the Senate's longest-serving member at the time of her death in 1999. In the Senate, Lipman served on the Health, Education and Welfare Steering Committee, the Governor's Advisory Council on AIDS and on the Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. She served as Director of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and as Chairman of the Human Rights Committee, National Council of Negro Women, Director of the State Urban Education Corps, Director of the Interracial Council of Business Opportunity, and was a member of the Order of Women Legislators and the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.


3.67 Linear Feet (6 Hollinger boxes, 1 oversized box)

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