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Newark Public Library (CFCNJIC) Picture Collection

Identifier: Main & Offsite

Scope and Contents

Cataloged Photos (onsite, c. 35,000 photos): searchable at -- the cataloged photos include photocopied or cut out paper photos, postcards (2 full file drawers) and photos in books but are mostly glossy photos.

Posters: Posters are offsite and are also cataloged at under location code "Main NJ Ref Posters", call number "Poster" and Fiction Call Number "Poster"

Email to search:

Newark Evening Photo Archive: approx. 800,000 images (c. 1900-1972).

Star Ledger Photo Archive: 200 boxes (1970s-1990s).

Please also search our other archival collections which contain photos.


  • Majority of material found within Bulk 1880-1995, some before and after

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.

Please see for information about using photographs and applicable fees.


200 Linear Feet (Linear feet estimated -- around 900,000 photos.)

Language of Materials


No finding aid.
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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