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Newark History Collection (N.J.)

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

Scope and Contents

Newark City Hall. "A History of the City Halls of Newark, New Jersey and Report of the City Hall Commission 1836, 1899-1910," Blueprint, Ely, Mowbray & Uffinger, architects. Contract and bond for the construction of the new City Hall (1902); Architectural plans published in American Architecture for City Hall (competition, 1901)

History: Paper Ten Cent Note, City of Newark (1862); Indian bill of sale of Newark (1667, typed copy, 1892); Souvenir of Newark, Photo-Gravures (1904); Press release (Headquarters First Allied Airborne Army U.S. Troop Carrier Forces Public Relations Office, 1945), "Sound the Loud Trump," Glen Pierce's letter and material (2003) regarding Joseph Condit Baldwin, 1836-1864, newspaper man, soldier, Correspondence of Lee J. Fishkin regarding life in Newark during the 1920's and 1930's (1990), Letter of parish priest commenting on the times (Winter, 1991); Misc. Chronological list of various events in city history including fire protection, health, water supply, parks, etc., "Memories of by boyhood days in Newark 75 years ago" by W. Wallace Hurd (1962), Ships of the type used to bring the first settlers to Newark from Connecticut, based on general ship designs of the period (pencil sketches by Richard Hoover, NPL staff), "Born and Wed from Grandmother's House" by Mary Van Gieson-life in Newark at the turn of the Century (1899), WNBC Newark Day (program, 1947), Newark Charter Commission (final report, 1953, autographed), Newark: The Story of its Early Days (by Frank Urquhart, 1904), Newark: The Story of its Awakening 1790-1840 (by Frank Urquhart, 1905), Newark: The Story of its Prosperity 1840-1907(by Frank Urquhart, 1907); Mahon's Financial Profiles "Newark Demographic Happening - Geographic Opportunity" (May 15, 1974); "Newark Wakes Up" (1957); "The Indians of Newark Before the White Men Came (Newark Museum Association, 1915), "It's no longer the in thing to knock Newark" (1969, First National State Bank of NJ); "A City Index: Measurement of a City's Attractiveness" [includes Newark, Center for Applied Urban Research, Ralph Todd, 1977]


  • 1892 - 2008

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)

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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