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New Jersey Elections Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MG NJ Elections-(Main)

Scope and Contents

Paul L. Troast ("A Decade of Progress in New Jersey," 1953; "A Toast to Troast," sheet music; Letter from Herbert G. Holran), Essex County Board of Elections (as compiled by Stephen J. Stein, 1937), Candidates for President and Vice President (1896, photocopy), "Essex County Official" (1871, clippings), "A. Harry Moore for Governor" (1925), "Senator A. Harry Moore Has Ambition to Become First Third-Term Governor" (1937), Senate Chamber Gallery Pass signed by NJ Senator and Governor Arthur Harry Moore (1937); "The Latest Pronouncement of the Court As To What Constitutes Actual Residence For Voting Purposes" (John Ferguson, Superintendent of Elections, Hudson County, N.J., 1940); "Non-Partisan Election Information," The League of Women Voters (1969); Essex County Bi-Partisan Party, Democratic Party (Cardell Cooper, 1971); Meyner Program Papers, Democratic State Committee, etc.), 1972; (Nelson Gross, Dr. Wynona M. Lipman, Ken Miller) (Ken Newcomb), Democratic Party (Joe Hoffman, Brendan Byrne, Bob Roe, Ralph De Rose) 1973; Essex County Republican Party (WM. O. Barnes, Jr., 1955, Newsletter, 1955, Clifford P. Case, Philip Insabella, William E. McGlynn, Robert W. Kean - Newark Sunday News, 1954, Robert Miller, Anthony Giuliano, Mark Anton, Abbie W. Magee, etc), Superintendent of Elections (Essex County, 1976), 1978 (John F. Cryan, Peter Shapiro), 1981 (Kenneth A. Gibson, Alan J. Karcher, Claire Moriarty, etc.);Inaugural invitation for Governor Thomas Howard Kean (1986); "Gibson for Governor,"; "A Democratic Vote and a Republican Recount: The Hudson County Election Investigation of 1890" by John F. Reynolds (A paper presented to the Social Science History Association's Thirteenth Annual Meeting: Nov. 4, 1988); Elton E. Hill (Essex County Democratic Freeholder At-Large); Alan Karcher (1989); Voting Machine Sample Ballot Primary Election, 13th Congressional District (1992); General Elections, Nov. 2, 1993; 29th Legislative District Bob Menendex (for Congress, 1992); Bill Clinton & Al Gore (1992), Statements by Gubernatorial Candidates (Supplement to General Election, Nov. 2, 1993, County of Essex), Jim Florio (for Governor, 1993); Bill Cahill, "Gov. Cahill Backs Organization Slate," The Essex Republican, Citizens for Cahill; Robert B. Meyner, "The Meyner Program for New Jersey's Future"; 22nd Annual Governor's Invitational Tennis Tournament, Program (1995); Inaugural invitation for Governor Christine Todd Whitman, (1998); Sample ballot and fliers for freeholder election Joe DiVincenzo (1999); Sample Ballot (2017); Official General Election Sample Ballot (2022); Rob Menendez Democrat for Congress mailer fliers (2022); Caldwell Mayor John Kelley, Open Letter to Citizens (2022); Caldwell Mayor John Kelley, Farewell Letter (2022).

Newark-related items include: a McCullen-Pendleton campaign broadside with two election songs in German (printed in Newark, 1864); clipping with results of an Essex County election (1860s?); Essex County Board of Elections voter tally, including Newark (1937); League of Women Voters newsletter (1969); appeal to Hispanic Citizens to create a committee for William Cahill at a Spanish-language meeting in Newark, a "Citizens for Cahill" letter, and information on "Puertorriquenos e Hispanos Pro-Cahill," all in Spanish (1969); Bill Cahill for Governor flyer by Youth for Cahill, Newark; "Essex Republican" newsletter, a supplement to Newark Record (1969); Kenneth Gibson birthday celebration flyer (1981); "1001 Women of Essex to Elect Kenneth A. Gibson Governor of New Jersey" flyer; John F. Cryan (Newark Parking Authority) for County Executive flyer (1978); Peter Shapiro for County Executive flyer (1978); invitation for rally honoring Bill Bradley, attended by Mayor Kenneth Gibson of Newark (1978); letter to Hispanic citizens re: requesting voter information in Spanish; assembly election Republican primary pamphlets (1955); "Keep Essex Clean" Republican primary pamphlet (1954); newsletter of Young Republicans of Essex County, includes Ironbound coverage (1955); William Barnes for State Senator material (1955); "Essex County Illustrated," with news of Democratic candidates (1971); Armando Fontura, Cardell Cooper, Carole Graves pamphlet; Bi-Partisan Party pamphlets; Newcomb for Governor pamphlet (headquartered in Newark, 1973); flyer for "Salute to Wynona M. Lipman" in Newark; Vizcarrondo for Surrogate pamphlet, with quotes from Newark politicians Sharpe James and Luis Quintana (1993); 1993 election pamphlets for Democratic candidates, some from Newark; Charles Zizza for Sheriff pamphlet (Newark Police Chief); sample ballots for North Ward primary elections (1993); campaign material for Elton E. Hill for Freeholder at Large (originally Business Administrator of Newark); Gill Robb Wilson for United States Senate material (1942) and "Gibson for Governor" pamphlet.


  • 1865 - 2022

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.


.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The collection consists of material relating to New Jersey elections for municipal, county, and statewide offices. Many items relate to Newark candidates and organizations, or were produced in Newark.

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Repository Details

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

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Newark Public Library
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Newark NJ 07102 United States