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Newark (N.J.) Police Department collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MG Nwk Police Dept-(Main)

Scope and Contents

A substantial portion of the collection is comprised of material related to the preparation of "Coping with Crime in Newark," a report by Dr. Dorothy Guyot, for the Governmental Response to Crime Project, Northwestern University Center for Urban Studies. Included is a draft copy of the report (1980) and transcripts of lengthy interviews [by Guyot?] with informants Donald Malafonte, Charles Cummings, and Bob Blackwell, giving detailed accounts of the relationship of issues of crime and policing to the general political history of Newark during the Carlin, Addonizio, and Gibson administrations. There is also a series of folders arranged by year containing photocopied notes and clippings relating to the project (1948-1978)

Spanish language instruction manual; New Jersey Freie Zeitung (1808-1908); Military Park, report of the Chief of Police, 1983; Sharp James correspondence; "Crime in Newark: 1836-1860" (master's prospectus by A. Steinberg, 1972); Testimonial dinner in honor of Captain Edward Williams (1968); Dinner tendered to James A. McRell, at Essex House (1935); Boiardo, Richard criminal record (1914-39); Interviews from the Guyot Report relating to the criminal justice system in Newark, N.J.; "Coping with Crime in Newark," by Dr. D. Guyot, draft (Governmental Response to Crime Project Northwestern U., Center for Urban Studies); Ledger Book of Det. Frank E. Brex, 1915-1918 (Brex was after made Dep. Chief, Dep. Comm., Acting Comm. of Pub. Safety, retired 1941); Ledger given from the estate of Frank X. Ebler, Sr.; Ledger of policeman Herbert Rothfuss, 1928-1931, given by June A. Erhard.


  • 1915 - 1983

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


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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