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Newark Elections Collection

Identifier: MG Nwk Elections-(Main)

Scope and Contents

Box 1 (1836-1941): Newark 1836; Presidential Election in Newark (1866); Indictment Against the Ring 1870; John Breuing 1876; Voting information and Ballots (1880-1899); Ballots and Vote Counts (1900-1920); Mayor Thomas L. Raymond (1915-1917); Parnell Radio Board Casts Transcripts (1933); Fusion Platform (1933-1941); Election statistics (1933-1960); Campaign Literature (1930)

NOTE: Much of the Sharpe James material and clippings in boxes 2-7 appears to have originated with Pamela E. Goldstein, Communications Manager for the Mayor's office; it includes campaign press releases, publicity material, clippings, and correspondence from municipal employee Efiong Onuntuei who solicited 670 petitions for the nomination of James. Folders have original headings by Mayor's Office including word "Literature"./

Box 2 (1953-1989): Campaign Literature (Misc, 1953-1989); Gibson Button Addonizio Pot Holder (1970); Election, Flyers, Articles, Letters, and Posters (1970); Flyers and Articles (1974); Sample Ballot and Flyers (1976); Count of Votes and Flyers (1978); Fran Adubato (1986); Sharpe James Inauguration Literature (1986); Sharpe James Inauguration Literature (1986)

Box 3 (1990): Sharpe James Inaugural Gala Literature (1990); 1990 Re-Election Literature (1990); Municipal Council Election Literature (1990); Runoff Election Articles (1990); City Council Election Literature (1990); Sharpe James Inauguration Literature (1990) /

Box 4 (1994): Election Fliers (2 folders), Election Literature (2 folders); Sharpe James Inauguration Literature;

Box 5 (1995-1999, ADDITIONS IN BOX 9 FOR 1998): June 6, 1995 General Assembly Primary: Caraballo Stanley and McNally ; City Council Literature (1995-1998); Ronald L. Rice Literature (1997-98); City Council Campaign Literature (1998); Sharpe James Re-election Literature (1998); Sharpe James Inauguration Literature (1998)/

Box 6 (2000-2002 ADDITIONS IN BOX 9 for 1998-2004): City Budget Literature (2000); Endorsement Request Letters From Sharpe James (2001); Sharpe James State of City Address (2001); City Budget Literature (2001); Annual Report Sample (2001); Sharpe James Campaign Literature (2002); Message and Media (2002); Artifact plate from 2002 campaign; Employee recognition awards program coaster [u.d.]

Box 7 (2005-2022): Anti-Booker materials (c. 2005), Booker recall flier (n.d), Congratulatory Emails to Booker (2006); Public Safety, Government Operations, Economic Development, Community Engagement, Child and Family Well-Being Policy Groups Final Reports (2006); Booker Team T-Shirt (2006); Newark Council Member Elections: Crump, Sharif, Osborne, Quintana, Bell, Payne (2008-2014); Newark Open Space and Recreation Trust Fund flier (2013); School Board Election (2010); Baraka flier re: school tax increase (2016); Vote for Line A Flier (2016); Direct mail material for 2018 Mayor and Council Elections (2018, especially Campos/Amador); Sample ballot from General Election (2018); flier Eliana Pintor / Shanique Davis Speight Assembly Election 2019; ballots, mailings and fliers from general and school board elections (2019-2022) including Armando Fontoura flier 2021; New Jersey Globe obituary of George Richardson (October 11, 2021), all elections 2022 (school, municipal, Congress).

Box 8 (2006): Booker Inaugural Gala Baseballs (2006)

Box 9: (1998-2004 additions): Fliers and pamphlets for candidates in elections from 1998-2002. Lots of material from Gibson vs. Treffinger (1998) and 2002. Folders as follows: 1998 (2 folders), 2000-2001, 2002 (2 folders), 2003-2004, undated. This box of material was collected by librarians including Charles Cummings but not processed until 2019.

Box 10: ballots, mailings, and fliers starting in 2022


  • c. 1865-2021

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.


4.2 Linear Feet (10 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection consists of miscellaneous materials relating to Newark municipal elections, and to Newark involvement in state and national elections.

No finding aid, text from catalog and Newark Archives Project (
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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