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Newark Historic Celebrations Collection

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

Scope and Contents

Box #1: 1915-1936

1916: "Newark Posters"; pennant; "Newark Poetry Competition"; program of year long events; medals & badges, "The Newark Pageant & The Celebration," "The Pageant of Newark 1916" (book), "Official Programme Newark's Anniversary Industrial Exposition"; "Newark-250 Years Old," address by Franklin Murphy, "Historic Ceremonies and Exercises," "Committee of One Hundred" (invitation to exercises and listing); "Newark Anniversary Industrial Exposition Rules and Regulations"

1926: , 150th Anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence; "Newark-1666-1776-1926,"; Independence Day Celebration, program

1936: 100th Anniversary-Newark City charter, Address by Thomas McCarter; The Newarker (semi-monthly periodical, during celebration, published by the Citizens' Committee of 100); Poster by the Fidelity Union Trust Co. with sketches of historic event in Newark since 1836 (1936); Military Bell & Pageant with Parade Order (program, May 2, 1936); "Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Incorporation of The City of Newark" (program), Program guide (Opening meeting 1836-1936 Newark Charter Celebration, program)

Other Years (Misc Folder): Fourth of July (program, 1912), Birth of Abraham Lincoln (program, 1909), Birth of George Washington (1931), Dedication of City Hall (medals, 1906), Efforts of President Roosevelt to end the Russo-Japanese War (Resolution of the Common Council, 1905) Material including minutes on Memorial Building contest in Newark (1915, land on Broad and Camp was purchased but building never built); Arbor Day Program 1912; Arbor Day Program 1920; Columbus Day 1941; Service Flag Dedication (brochure, Sept. 20, 1942)

Box #2: 1966-Current

1966 I: 300th Anniversary-Founding, Founder's Day dinner, "Pride in Newark" (exhibit of water colors by Henry Gasser, catalog), Flag: "Pride in Newark" (kept separately in box in Archives Room), "1666-1966", "Continental House" (300th Anniversary Committee Headquarters), Newark's 300th News (newsletter, no. 4 & 5), "Founder's Day" (program, May 18, 1966); 1966 II: 300th Anniversary-Founding, "Konrad: an artist looks at Newark" (catalog), Newark Museum (newsletter, 1966 issues), The Museum (Spring & Winter 1966); Misc.: Museum items, Newark's 300th News, nos. 1-12 (no. 7 missing), Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication Ceremony (pamphlet, memorial breakfast)

1970s-1980s: Essex County Court House, National Historic Site (commemoration, invitation, April 30, 1976), Essex County Court House dedication speeches by P. Rodino, B. McGuire, Newark Founder's Day (invitation, May 17, 1976), Newark Bicentennial Pin (1976), Newark Holiday Church Tours (Dec. 1976-Jan. 1977), "Newark 1836," 150th anniversary of incorporation of the City of Newark, N.J. (1986), 1986 150th cardboard signs First Night bell (1998), badge, calendar of events, "Bicentennial Fever" by Tom Murray, Fourth of July (Proclamation from Mayor, 1975), etc.

2016-Current: "Newark Walks" map, 2 versions, "Fall For Newark Celebration 350" pamphlet; Folder of misc materials from 350th celebration (2016); Folder of materials from events marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Newark Riots [Newark Rebellion] (2017), 4 copies "NC350 Reflections End of Year Report 2016" (2017)

Previously listed but not found upon reorganization: National Wrestling Championships (flyer & correspondence, MISSING?); "Newark 1916" (leaflet, MISSING?); Pageant of Newark booklet (?); "Newark's Women" (possibly 974.932 B24)


  • 1905 - 2017

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.


.84 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Pageant of Newark book, gift of Barbara J. Kukla.

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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