Donald M. Karp Newark Miscellaneous Collection
The collection includes reports, brochures and other publications regarding city planning, housing, and urban and economic renewal as related to Newark.
Also in the collection are flyers, programs, publications, ephemera, photographs, maps and prints related to Newark’s history including, among other items, such as:
The 1947 centennial yearbook for the Newark Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, Local #3, which lists names of boosters by precinct, district and other categories. The names of the boosters include captains, lieutenants, and sergeants, as well as patrolmen; and judges and courts officials among others. Also included in the yearbook are the names of the officers of the association and a brief history of the police in Newark.
A 1918 race-day program for the Newark Velodrome amateur and professional championship that lists qualifiers, by city and state or country, for the various races. Many of the racers were Newarkers, but racers came from around the country and as far away as Australia. The race-day program includes pencilled annotations, which list the winners, and their times, for each race.
Programs for Robbie’s School of Music (1949, 1955) that include names and photographs of individual students, many of whom appear with their accordions.
- c. 1850s - c. 2012
- Karp, Donald (Person)
Conditions Governing Use
The CFC-NJIC approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
2 Linear Feet (1 record carton; 1 document box; 1 over-size box; 1 map drawer)
Biographical / Historical
Karp has long been a Newark history buff and a Newark booster. He actively supported Newark cultural, civic, educational and philanthropic endeavors, as well as Newark business development and he encouraged the officers and employees of Broad National Bank to participate in community affairs as well. Among the many institutions with which Karp is or has been involved are: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Council of Trustees), Newark Museum (Board member), New Jersey Historical Society (Chairman of the Board), Newark Public Library, Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee, Newark Conservancy, and New Jersey College of Medicine (Advisory Board).
- Alix Ross
Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository
Newark Public Library
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