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Newark Riots Collection (N.J.)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG Nwk Riots Coll.-(Main)

Scope and Contents

Box #1: Draft of history of riots by Essex Catholic High School students; local press accounts [SEE ALSO IF and Newark News Morgue files]; Essex County Grand Jury, "Findings and action taken in their investigation of 26 deaths occurring during the civil disturbances in Newark, July 13 through July 18, 1967."; "Riot in their Hearts," by John Winslow (Suburban Life, 1967, 3 copies); Fliers; Rev. Estelle David, "How My Life Changed in 1967," a reminiscence of Newark in the 1960s and the Newark riots (2017) three items donated by Bill Duffy, a seminarian at Queen of Angels church during the unrest (flyer for a rally protesting "police brutality," "Aide Walk for Unrest" armband, bullet found near Springfield Avenue); "Newark: The Predictable Insurrection" (Life Magazine cover story, July 28, 1967, full magazine)

Box #2: The 1967 Newark Riot and Mass Society: An Analysis of the Representation of Collective Action," by Narcisco Antonio Ortiz (Drew University BA honors thesis, 1997); "A Special Supplement: The Occupation of Newark," Tom Hayden (New York Review of Books, Aug 24, 1967); "Race Riots of 1967, An Analysis of Police Violence in Detroit and Newark," by Albert Bergesen (Journal of Black Studies, Mar 1982, 2 copies); "When Newark Burned," by John J. Sivolella (New Jersey Reporter, Jul/Aug 1992, 2 copies); "A Study of Ghetto Rioters," by Nathan S. Caplan and Jeffery M. Paige (Scientific American, 1968); "The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society" by Bruce J. Terris (New Jersey Municipalities, Feb 1968, 2 copies) ; "The Mayors Speak on Disorders" [Hugh Addonizio of Newark and Austin N. Volk of Englewood, NJ] (Conference Quarterly, undated, first page only); "Fighting the 'Blight' (or Urban Resistance to Authoritarian Social Change)," unsigned (ca. 1967, mimeographed); Binder labeled "Stanley B. Winters" with material on a conference, "An Assessment of Newark 1967-1977," held at NJIT. ; Behind the Violence in Newark: Anatomy of a Riot," by Ralph Whitehead (Commonweal, Aug 11, 1967) NOTE: Testimonies of witnesses (copies) to the Essex County Grand Jury missing. "Struggle on Springfield" A Walking Tour (NJ Historical Society) n.d.


  • 1967 - 2017

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.


.84 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials