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Donald M. Karp Newark Miscellaneous Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MG Nwk Karp -(Main)
This small collection consists of an eclectic mix of Newark-related documents, photographs and ephemera amassed by Donald Karp, a history buff and long-time Newark booster, who spent the bulk of his career as an attorney and banker in Newark.

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.

Dates

  • c. 1850s - c. 2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission from the Director of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center (CFC-NJIC).

The CFC-NJIC approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (1 record carton; 1 document box; 1 over-size box; 1 map drawer)

Overview

This small collection consists of an eclectic mix of Newark-related documents, photographs and ephemera amassed by Donald Karp, a history buff and long-time Newark booster, who spent the bulk of his career as an attorney and banker in Newark.

Biographical / Historical

Donald M. Karp (b. 1936), a native of Newark and a graduate of the University of Vermont (BA, 1958) and Cornell Law School (JD, 1961), spent the bulk of his career associated with Broad National Bank and its later iterations. Although he practiced law privately until 1991 when he became the Chief Executive Officer of BNB, Karp had been a member of the bank’s board since 1972 and had served as BNB’s General Counsel. Karp was elected Vice-Chairman of the Board in 1976 and Chairman of the Board in 1985. When BNB merged with Independence Community Bank in 1999, Karp continued on the Board as Vice-Chairman. In 2006, when Independence Community Bank was sold to Sovereign Bank, Karp retired, but remained on the board of Sovereign Bank’s Divisional Board of New York.

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).

Related Materials

Donald M. Karp Broad National Bank Collection, 1833, 1925 - 2004 (MG BNB), Newark Public Library, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center

Donald M. Karp Collection of U.S. Bank Reports, 1926 - 2009 (MG Banks), Newark Public Library, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center

Donald M. Karp Newark Postcard Collection, ca. 1900s - ca. 1950s, Newark Public Library, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center

Miscellaneous Items (A - T-Z) Relating to Newark, 1784 - 2011, Newark Public Library, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

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