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Essex County College collection

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

Scope and Contents

Box #1. Class guide (1970), Student handbook (1960-70), Literary magazine (1970), Inauguration of J. Harry Smith (invitation, 1971), Student regulations (1972), Room directory (1972), "Facts About Essex County College" (1973), "Agreement by and between ECC Board of Trustees and the Office Workers Association of ECC (1975), Campus map & floor plan, George D. Harris (inauguration invitation, 1978), Educational Opportunity Fund Day 10th Anniversary Celebration (program, 1978), Catalog (1969-70, 1970-75), Law Enforcement at ECC, Degree program, Business Administration, Pre-business education (1972), Independence study programs (1974), Consumer Aid (Student consumer action newsletter, 1971), The Drum (Black student newspaper, 1971), Inside Out (newsletter, 1973)

Box #2. ECCO (Student newspaper, 1969-1973), Library file including "Periodicals in ECC libraries" (1971), Bibliographies, Negro life and literature (1971), Black studies (1971), Consumer education (1971), Ecology (1971), LC Classification, Misc. Week's Activities (newsletter, 1969-70), Sports Schedules (fall and winter, 1969-70, 1971-72), Athletics at ECC (1969-70), Student Activities Newsletter (1971, 1974), Faculty Association Newsletter and Student newsletter (1970-1976, also includes one flier for 9th Annual Black History Celebration)

Box #3. Voz Latina (Spanish/English language, 1971), Update (2 folders, 1970), Yearbooks (1970, 1975 REMOVED TO SHELF catalogued separately), Essex County College Site Plan 303 University Ave.(n.d.)


  • 1960 - 1975


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.

Biographical / Historical


Essex County College (ECC; now Essex County Community College) was founded in Newark in 1966 and welcomed its first students (a total of 3,400) in 1968. The college soon outgrew its downtown campus at 31 Clinton Street, and the current campus on University Heights was dedicated in 1976. Robert R. Ferguson, president of the First National State Bank of New Jersey, was the first chairman of the Board of Trustees. The college went through five presidents in its early years: Robert H. McCabe, appointed in 1967, was replaced in 1969 by Ellis F. White, who resigned within a year; in 1971 J. Harry Smith succeeded White; George D. Harris assumed the presidency in 1978; and A. Zachary Yamba became president in 1982.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials