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Newark Authors (N.J.)

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

Scope and Contents

Hughes Allison: photocopies of two play scripts, "It's Midnight over Newark" and "The Trial of Dr. Beck" (with Henry Street Settlement, New Federal Theatre flyer, programs, and copies of publicity clippings on the production, 1981)

Amanda M. Douglas, two letters to Mrs. Charles Shipman (1910, 1914), and reminiscences of AMD enclosed in a letter from Grace V. Halsey, 1933

George Duren (GBD): journalist and poet, limited edition memorial pamphlet, 1926

William Noe Field: "A.J.P.M," printed copy of a poem, undated

Kathryne von Frankendorff: "Under Beechen Boughs," typscript copy of a poem dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge (1930?)

Theodore D. Gottlieb: two pamphlets published by TG, "The Origin and Evolution of the Betsy Ross Flag: Legend or Tradition" (1938), "Betsy Ross and the Flag" (1939?)

Henry William Herbert (aka Frank Forester): Anecdotes gathered by E. L. Coombs, 1970, "The Wedding Day" (from Godey's Lady's Book, 1849, photocopy); and original clippings about Herbert

Curtis Lucas, "Third Ward, Newark" (paperback novel about black-white relations, "Lion 80," undated [1950s?]

Vera B. McMillon (nee Vera C. Brantley), "The Influence of Working-Class Movements on Popular Education 1800-1860" (MA thesis, Howard University, 1935)

Jim Orange (Cultural Affairs Division, Newark Recreation and Parks Department): song, "Newark Plus" (1971); essay, "I Live in Newark... and I Love It," certificate

De Witt Paxton: "Making Life Worth While," booklet of poems, undated

Enid Rudd, "The Other Side of Newark," play script about Jewish and African-American teachers in 1930s Newark

Edward Stratemeyer: article, "The Search for Stratemeyer: Stratemeyer Syndicate Archives Box 7856; or, What the NYPL Archives Revealed," by Deidre A. Johnson (Dime Novel Round-Up, Vol. 65, no.4, August 1996).

Margaret Tsuda (two folders): drafts, typescripts, and copies of poems; editorial correspondence from the Christian Science Monitor, with photocopies of the published poems (1970s); photocopies of collections of poems, "Cry Love Aloud," "Urban Rivers," and "American City: Newark, NJ," with proofs and sketches and mock-ups of cover art; "Notes for a Poetry Workshop" (ms, by Tsuda and Betty H. Neals, 1980)

Bob Washington: pamphlet, "S.N.C.C. 'ers' They Probe down to the C.O.R.E.," Power Press, Newark, 1968 (illustrations by Carl A. Whiteurs)

Curtis Lucas: copy of Third Ward Newark by Curtis Lucas with pulp cover


  • 1849 - 1996

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



This is a collection of miscellaneous materials by and about a number of writers who lived, or were connected with, Newark. It consists of several large folders devoted to material on individual writers and one folder containing items relating to a number of different individuals.

No finding aid, text from 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