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Newark Associations collection (N.J.)

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

Scope and Contents

BOX #1 (A-F). The General Folder contains: elaborately printed programs for balls, masques, and charity events sponsored by the Arion Club, Belmont Benevolent Association, Ballantine and Company, and the American Legion, among others (1893-ca. 1930s); a program for the first annual awards dinner of the Bronze Shields, the Organization of Black Newark Police Officers (1970); Boy's and Girl's Club News Fall 2013; by-laws of the Broad Street and Merchants Association of Newark (1945); Brick City Conversations, Newark Housing Roundtable Program (2015); by-laws of the Celluloid Club (1899); organizational chart of the Club of Printing House Craftsmen of Newark and Vicinity (1960-1961); "constitution and by-laws, Rules, Officers and Members of the Down Town Club of Newark" (1919); "Year Book of The Business and Professional Women's Club of Newark" (1959-1960); The American Youth Legion (1936); Fourth Liberty Loan, Official Bulletin (1918); Newark Athletic Club "Club Life" April 1945, and YM/WCA of Newark, "Recognition of Achievement in Commerce, Business, and Education of Blacks in New Jersey" (1980) American Legion Post 152 folder contains materials related to the American Legion, Guyton-Callahan Post #152, named for two Newark residents: Emmet Guyton, an African-American man killed in World War I, and Archie Callahan, who was killed at Pearl Harbor; most relates to a program to honor James Rounds (1894-1995), a Newark resident and World War I veteran who was active in the Post's affairs (ca. 1970-1995) Committee of Concern folder contains clippings regarding the 1967 riots; statements and correspondence regarding the building of a new medical school (1966-1968), and correspondence and report of the Police and Legal Affairs Committee of the Committee of Concern (1967-1968) Civic Clubs Council folder contains constitution and by-laws (1949), and lists of officers and delegates of Newark Civic Clubs (1957-1966) Down Town Club, Sales Record Ledger lists daily sales by month in the following categories: Restaurant, Bar, Cigars, Telephone, Sundries, and Total (1913-1924) Florence Crittenton League, William R Ward Home pamphlet , 1961. Forest Hill Presbyterian Church Women's Association folder contains programs (1952-1970). Black Panthers: Photocopies and copies of photos, and misc. material. (Most Newark, some non-Newark). Broad Street Association: "Whys and Wherefores of the Broad Street Association" (c.1920s)

BOX #2 (G-N). Two General Folders contain elaborately printed programs, invitations, and ephemera relating to balls, masques, concerts, and other events sponsored by the National Turn Verein, the Newark Zither Society, the Newark Camera Club, and the Jolly Frogs Club, among others (ca. 1876-ca. 1918); a lengthy souvenir program of the Twenty-First National Saengerfest of the Nord-Oestlicher Saengerbund of America, under the auspices of the United Singers of Newark (1906); a "Trans-continental Telephone Demonstration" at the Nineteenth Annual Celebration of the Lincoln Club (1916); prospectus of the Newark Social Settlement Association (1905); Music Study Club of Newark and the Oranges, constitution and by-laws (1954); Board of Master Carpenters, Newark and Vicinity, constitution and by-laws (1895); the Newark Community Center of the Arts, calendar (1977-1978); the New England Society of Newark, constitution and by-laws (1868); "An Oration on Washington delivered before St. John's Lodge, by Rev. Bro. Harry Y. Murkland" (1917); St. John's Lodge, 154th Annual Celebration of George Washington's Birthday, program (1945); "North Ward Educational and Cultural Center Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," Program (1981); Newark League for the Hard of Hearing (organized 1917), constitution and by-laws; Newark Medical Association, 37th Anniversary Supper, program printed on silk (January 23, 1872); Newark Nature Club, constitution (1935); Northern Lodge No. 25 F. & A.M., 75th Anniversary (1928); Negro Welfare League of New Jersey to New Jersey Urban League, Newark Branch, "Certificate of Change of Name," photocopies (1919); Negro Welfare League of Newark, certificate of incorporation, photocopies (1917); Negro Welfare League of New Jersey, photocopies (1898); Neighborhood College Project (1977); Newark Branch NAACP, election materials relating to Keith M. Jones and Elton T. Byrd (1988); Jewish Young Adult Council of Essex County, by-laws (1951); Integrity, Inc. (founded 1968); Ironbound Improvement League, Inc., yearbook (1950); Newark Day Center, 175th Anniversary Dinner (1978); Golden Star Fraternity, constitution (1883); Lion's Club, luncheon meeting (1967); Ironbound Committee against Toxic Waste, newsletter (1984); Ironbound Red Shield Club, opening exercises (1941), etc. Folder titled Misc G-N: Krueger Scott Mansion and Cultural Center, Greater Newark Conservancy, Newark Day Center, and Forest Hill Literary Society. Also Old First Church program that was for the 175th anniversary of Newark Day Center, Leaguers Inc. 50th anniversary calculator; Ironbound Community Corporation 50th anniversary journal (2019); Correspondence from Newark Swim Team to Mayor Kenneth Gibson (1981).

Other folders include the Galilei Lodge, No. 269, by-laws, photocopy (1935); Halsey Street Association, by-laws, etc., photocopies (1972); Homing Pigeon Fanciers (Greater Newark District), by-laws (1920); Newark Education Council (1988-1989); Newark Bible Society, constitution, first Annual Report (1815), and address by Theodore Frelinghuysen (1818); Newark Branch NAACP, newsletter (1968-1969), and minutes of meeting (1964); and Newark Human Rights Association, poster and proclamation (1977); Newark Now: "Newark Now 3rd Annual Spirit of Newark Awards invitation" (for Charles Cummings, 2006) & benefit for inauguration of Cory Booker (2006, with Little League and Lancelot H. Owens Scholarship Foundation)

BOX #3 (N-Z). The General Folder includes University Club, membership list (1900); Phillis Wheatley Literary Club, history and membership list (1987-1988), program (1939), and letter commemorating 60th anniversary (1971); Salvation Army of Essex and West Hudson, annual civic luncheon (1982); Roseville Athletic Association Cycling Department and Grapevine newsletter (copy Nov 6. 1944), notice (1894); Rotary Club, 50th anniversary program (1960); United States Credit System Co., annual dinner (1892); Saint Michael's Medical Center, minutes of meetings (1977); Pyramid House - Integrity, Inc., pamphlet; West Side Citizen's Rehab Corporation #1, by-laws; Salvation Army of Greater Newark, annual civic luncheon (1986); Newark Teachers' Association, workshop program (1955); Roseville Athletic Association, program (1901); Steam and Hot Water Fitters' Helpers, masquerade ball program (1902); Polish Arts Club of Newark, exhibition invitation and Joseph Conrad Centennial Program (1957); Progress Club, 30th anniversary program (1902); Republican Indian League, New Jersey, constitution and by-laws (1891); and the Ray Palmer Club (a women's club named for a Newark "preacher, poet, and hymn writer,"), annual "Calendars" including names of the officers, dates and topics of meetings, and details of the year's programs of music and addresses by the club's members (1897-1949), Newark Coalition for Neighborhoods brochure (c. 1980s); New Jersey National Guard (Troop F 10th Annual Military Horse Show; South Park Interclub News (Young People's Interclub Group of the South Park Pres. Church); Purple Reign brochuere (domestic violence org., 2012); Booklet Young Men's Congress of Newark N.J / The Congress / associated with the YMCA (1954); Presbyterian Union, 1923 (booklet associated with Wickliffe, 5th and 6th Ave Churches)

Other folders include:

Renaissance Newark Inc., brochures (1991)

Robert Bruce House (New Jersey Reformatory Halfway House) folder contains monthly report (September 1965), minutes of two meetings (1965, 1967), and Robert Bruce House Journal (June 1967)

Service Club of Newark folder contains a constitution and by-laws, notes, etc. (1937-1944)

Sketch Club material consists of catalogues of exhibitions (1897, 1898), a constitution and by-laws (1906), an Artists' Club of Newark membership list (1908)

Work Progress Administration (WPA) folder contains the following radio scripts by Hughes Allison: "George Washington Carver" for the Federal Theatre Radio Division; "The Louisiana Lottery" and an untitled script for the program, "Secret Service Secrets"; "Molly Pitcher," and "John Fitch," for The New Jersey Cavalcade series; and two untitled scripts for "Inside the WPA" (ca. 1940). Also included are 4 unattributed scripts for "Inside the WPA" (1940); "Men of Art," by Ed Cleland for Federal Theatre Radio Division (1937); and 48 press releases, issued by the Newark office and concerning newsworthy items in Newark and throughout the state (May 1936); Urban League of Essex County brochuere (c. 1989)


  • 1815 - 1995

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.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



Organized in alphabetical order in 3 Hollinger boxes, this collection consists of invitations, programs, brochures, reports, by-laws, constitutions, membership lists, etc. related to various Newark clubs, committees, and organizations.

Related Materials

See also the mostly uncataloged Quasi Documents collection (card file index in CFCNJIC).

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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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