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New Jersey Programs Collection

Identifier: MG NJ Programs-(Main)

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of programs, invitations, and announcements for theatrical performances, festivals, art exhibits, and other public events in New Jersey.

This is a collection of collection of programs, invitations, and announcements for theatrical performances, festivals, art exhibits, and other public events in New Jersey. Newark-related organizations and institutions represented in the collection include: Columbus Day Celebration Committee of New Jersey (1961); Newark Literacy Campaign, Inc. (1991-1992); Sarah Vaughan Jazz Festival (1991); Newark Museum, Grand Reopening (1989); Newark Museum -- general (1990-1994); Friends of the Newark Public Library (program for 325th Anniversary of Newark, 1991); Pan-African Writers Conference (1989); Theater for the Twentieth Century, Rutgers University (1989-1990); Newark Public Library Opening of the African-American Room (1989); Newark Public Library general; Newark Festival of People (1989; 1991); Newark Public Library (1991); "A Living Portrait of Newark's People, Wellwater, Wishes & Words"; Newark InDepth Social History Exhibit, "Reminiscence: Newark and Its Youth" (1992); Alijira; Second Presbyterian Church (1987); Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication (1990); African-American Day Parade (1990); Krueger-Scott Mansion Rededication Ceremony (1990); and City of Newark Black History Month Events Calendar (1992). Verse4Verse hosted by Ras Baraka & Juba Dowdell at the Bridge Club 343 Washington St (undated); The Past Present and Future Gala for Integrity Inc. in Benardsville (2003?);Newark Downtown District Annual Stakeholder's Meeting (2003); Newark The Next 50 Years (NJPAC 2018); Krueger Scott Mansion Rededication Ceremony (Sept 18, 1990); Interfaith Prayer Service for Philip Murphy and Sheila Oliver (Sacred Heart, 2018); "Two Pianos Playing for Life" at the Paul Roebson Center, Rutgers (Holocaust survivors); A Mayor for All The People Kenneth Gibson's Newark (Dec 9, 2019, book talk/signing Rutgers); Agitate! The Legacy of Frederick Douglass and Abolition in Newark (April 17, 2019, Rutgers); "Sing in the Praise of King" (Symphony Hall - Jan 13, 2020); Mulberry Commons Opening (May 30, 2019); 40th Marion Thompson Wright Lecture program and flier "Black Futures"; Newark Peace Education Summit (2011); NJ Institute for Social Justice (undated); Newark Preservation and Landmarks Old First Museum / St. Lucy's Church program (May 19, 2013); Joachim Prinz film showing (Newark Museum 2014); Dodge Poetry Festival (2014); NJPAC Roth program (2013); Women's History Month Film Festival (Women in Media Newark 2015); Junius Williams designated Official Historian of Newark (Dec 10, 2018); The Arts Through Children's Eyes Mural Magic NJPAC May 25, 1994; Remembering Newark's Summer of Discontent 40 years later (brochure, 2007); 60th Anniversary of the NJ Law Against Discrimination (Essex County Courthouse, Nov 2, 2005); Dedication of Library-Humantiies Center Newark College of Engineering 1967; Newark Preservation and Landmarks 2009 Membership Meeting; Kenney Hospital Newark Landmarks Event 2005; MLK Memorial Lecture, Essex County College, (2023).

Other items include: "Saving Hudson & Manhattan Powerhouse" (2003); Tubes: Rails Under the Hudson (Hoboken Historical Musuem (2003); Swearing in of Philip Murphy and Sheila Oliver (2018) poetry programs; Haddonfield Town Dinner (1940s and 1950s); New Jersey Women's History Conference (NJHC 2019) cultural programs, ADL's 8th Annual Labor Solidarity Seder program (2007; Celebrating Integration Two Towns one community (South Orange/Maplewood 2010) etc; NJ Forum 2014 Kean University Nov 21-22, 2014; Choral Festival and Tercentenary Exhibit (1964)


  • 1961 - 2023

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


No finding aid, text from catalog entry 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