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Newark School Photographs
Newark School Photographs
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5,853
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53,457
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Newark School Photographs, originally a Newark Board of Education collection, consists of four drawers of small-format photographs. Most are 3" x 5" black and white prints. The bulk of the photographs date from the 1940s to 1960s, with earlier photos included  with many during World War II. The full collection has been digitized. The photographs include images of schools, interior and exterior, and include classrooms, libraries, cafeterias, and playgrounds, among other...
Al Henderson Photos
Al Henderson Photos
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7,330
ITEMS
19,232
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Newark Eagles Papers
Newark Eagles Papers
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7,742
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23,718
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Papers of the Newark Eagles Negro League baseball team and Effa Manley. The collection includes letters, rosters, biographies of players and much more! https://npl.org/njroom
Newark Yearbooks
Newark Yearbooks
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1,039
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21,999
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Newark Kenneth Gibson Collections
Newark Kenneth Gibson Collections
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836
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5,901
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Samuel Berg Photographs
Samuel Berg Photographs
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2,786
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15,159
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The Berg Picture Collection contains more than 2700 photographs, mostly Newark street scenes, taken by Samuel Berg, MD between 1959 and 1968.
Newark City Documents
Newark City Documents
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1,834
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10,798
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This is a collection of documents from various departments of the City of Newark. For now, the majority of documents are from the Newark Housing Authority, which worked to manage public housing, the Newark Central Planning Board, the Newark Department of Health and the Newark Human Rights Commission, and its earlier name the Mayor's Commission on Group Relations, which worked to prevent discrimination. You can read reports and newsletters from these departments, as well as all other kinds of...
Newark City Directories
Newark City Directories
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119
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3,240
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This collection consists of Newark city directories from 1835-1957. https://npl.org/collections-services/charles-f-cummings-new-jersey-information-center/
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Tiny Prince Collection
Tiny Prince Collection
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1,030
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6,207
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Carl Brinson was the publisher, writer, and editor of many Newark nightlife publications. In 1949, Brinson founded Trend Publishing Co. (later Trend Publishing Associates) which published Trend Magazine (he served as editor), After Hours Magazine (he served as editor), Gospel News, and Black Mirror News (he served as a consultant).
Ironbound Community Corporation
Ironbound Community Corporation
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1,186
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6,804
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Pamela Goldstein
Pamela Goldstein
collection
1,419
ITEMS
7,718
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La Tribuna Photograph Collection
La Tribuna Photograph Collection
collection
750
ITEMS
1,302
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La Tribuna de New Jersey newspaper, the first Spanish advertising medium in New Jersey and New York, was founded by Carlos G. Bidot. This collection consists of over 2,000 photographs from La Tribuna newspaper. 
William W May Collection
William W May Collection
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843
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3,604
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Newark, NJ Maps
Newark, NJ Maps
collection
249
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3,102
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This collection contains Newark Maps that document the history and evolution of this city. The library has more maps in its collections in the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center (most Newark maps are here), which are open for public view (e-mail njreference@npl.org, as many non-Newark maps and geological surveys are held offsite). Since 1666 the city of Newark has continued to grow and change, as seen in these maps.
Stanley Winters
Stanley Winters
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1,195
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3,554
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Islamic and Oriental Manuscripts
Islamic and Oriental Manuscripts
collection
121
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3,029
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The Islamic and Oriental manuscripts are part of the Richard C. Jenkinson Collection in the Special Collections Division of the Newark Public Library and includes The Foliophiles Oriental Collection, as well as Qu'rans and loose leaves. “The Oriental Manuscripts and printed books represented in this portfolio have been gathered from many sources, as will presently be shown, and are fairly representative of the progress of the art of writing, and to a lesser degree of printing, throughout...
Maxine Lisboa Papers
Maxine Lisboa Papers
collection
605
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1,441
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Maxine Lisboa was researching the history of ASPIRA, Inc. for her doctoral dissertation and donated her research materials. 
The Edward Colonna Collection
The Edward Colonna Collection
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1,545
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The Edward Colonna Collection is part of the William J. Dane Fine Prints Collection in the Special Collections Division of The Newark Public Library. The collection of drawings was given to the Library by the artist in 1923. The collection consists of drawings, information files, photographs, and a copy of Essay on Broom Corn. The large cache of drawings, photographs, and correspondence housed in the Newark Public Library is a primary source of information about Edward Colonna’s life and...
Barbara J Kukla Papers
Barbara J Kukla Papers
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654
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2,990
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Puerto Rican Educators Association Records
Puerto Rican Educators Association Records
collection
636
ITEMS
1,066
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In 1971, concerned Puerto Rican educators interested in assuring that Puerto Rican and Latino students were afforded the best education possible founded the Puerto Rican Educators Association in New Jersey
Newark Public Library Medieval Manuscripts
Newark Public Library Medieval Manuscripts
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65
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2,124
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The medieval manuscripts are part of the Richard C. Jenkinson Collection. This collection includes Otto Ege's Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts. The collection also contains leaves from rare 15th century manuscripts of Livy’s History of Rome, Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, and the Dialogues of Gregory the Great. https://npl.org/special-collections/
Newark City News
Newark City News
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549
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2,888
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City News was a newspaper based in Newark, focused on the African American experience. Digitized issues span 1990-2002.
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey Records
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey Records
collection
528
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1,083
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The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (H.B.A.-N.J.) was founded in 1980 (formerly The Puerto Rican Bar Association) to represent the voice of Hispanic lawyers, foster a more diverse legal landscape, and to help address issues affecting the Hispanic community and Hispanics within the legal profession. 
Family Service Bureau of Newark Collection
Family Service Bureau of Newark Collection
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108
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519
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This collection consists of selected items from the Family Service Bureau of Newark Collection. The Family Service Bureau of Newark, originally called the Bureau of Associated Charities has served the Newark area since 1882. FSBN provides behavioral and mental health services to families struggling with all types of problems.
La Tribuna Newspaper Collection
La Tribuna Newspaper Collection
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454
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1,123
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La Tribuna de New Jersey newspaper, the first Spanish advertising medium in New Jersey and New York, was founded by Carlos G. Bidot. This collection consists of newspapers ranging from 1975-2011 (some gaps). 
Roy E. Norris Collectiion
Roy E. Norris Collectiion
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213
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815
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This collection contains a selection from Roy Norris and his work with the New Jersey Urban League.
Gus Heningburg Collection
Gus Heningburg Collection
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218
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740
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Born in Alabama, Gus Heningburg came to Newark as the President of the Greater Newark Urban Coalition in 1968. From that time, he was heavily involved in all kinds of activism in Newark especially housing; he arbitrated the Stella Homes Rent Strike. He was also active in the area of education.
Julio M. Fuentes Papers
Julio M. Fuentes Papers
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102
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335
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In 2000, Julio M. Fuentes was the first Puerto Rican/ Latino appointed to the federal 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. 
Maria Vizcarrondo Papers
Maria Vizcarrondo Papers
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178
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396
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Maria Vizcarrondo is the first woman and Latina to become the President and CEO of the United Way of Essex and West Hudson.
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The Newark Community Project for People with AIDS incorporated in 1988 to help people in Newark dealing with AIDs. They worked on AIDs education, prevention, and fundraising. In this collection you can see fliers from their events, read their minutes and more!
Newark Area Community Newsletters
Newark Area Community Newsletters
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757
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3,131
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Community organizations are working everyday to help make Newark and the surrounding areas a better place! In this collection are newsletters from some of these organizations which show some of the work they do every day. npl.org/njroom
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This collection consists of minutes, reports, fliers and other documents from the community organization: Tri-City Citizens Union for Progress (the majority of the paper collection: MG Nwk TCCUP). Tri-City was founded in 1966 to work in Jersey City, Newark and Paterson and continues to be active in Newark today!
Robert Curvin Papers
Robert Curvin Papers
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98
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304
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This collection consists of items from the papers of Newark activist and historian Robert Curvin.
Newark Police Department Collection
Newark Police Department Collection
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176
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923
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This collections consists of items about, or published by, the Newark Police Department. It includes arrest records and various other documents.
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HUD Tenants Coalition has advocated for the rights of tenants since 1981.
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This collection contains various reports, minutes and other material on the Business and Industrial Coordinating Council (BICC) which worked to address inequality in job opportunities.
Wynona Lipman Papers
Wynona Lipman Papers
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87
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208
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Wynona Lipman was the first African American woman in the New Jersey State Senate.
Douglas Eldridge Collection
Douglas Eldridge Collection
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283
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1,455
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This collection consists of selected materials from the Doug Eldridge Collection, mostly items related to the United Community Corporation and Eldridge's work in the community.
Essex County Urban League
Essex County Urban League
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483
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2,766
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This collection consists of material on the Essex County Urban League (previously Negro Welfare League).
Hilda A. Hidalgo, PhD Button Collection
Hilda A. Hidalgo, PhD Button Collection
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101
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139
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Community activist, LGBT advocate, educator, social worker, and Rutgers professor. 
The Edward Colonna Collection
by Colonna, Edward
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In 1885, Colonna started a new job as chief designer for the Barney & Smith Manufacturing Co. of Dayton Ohio. The high point of Colonna’s career in Dayton was the publication of two small books containing some of his early designs. The first book was titled, Essay on Broom Corn and the second was Materiae Signa, Alchemistic Signs of Various Materials in Common Usage. Nearly the entire stock of Essay on Broom Corn was destroyed in a warehouse fire; fortunately, the Newark Public Library...
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Design
Source: Edward Colonna Collection
La Hispanidad Newsletter Collection
La Hispanidad Newsletter Collection
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159
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419
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In 1987, Luz Cardona began the process of incorporating the newsletter La Hispanidad. 
Newark Then and Now
Newark Then and Now
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167
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162
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This collections consists of images of Newark in 1916 and 2016, side by side.
William M. Ashby Papers
William M. Ashby Papers
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68
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206
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This collection contains a selection of materials from distinguished Newark citizen William Ashby who lived to 101. Mr. Ashby worked for the Urban League.
Islamic and Oriental Manuscripts
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From two Arabic Manuscripts: 1, a 15th Century book of Islamic devotions; 2, a modern Algerian Qur'an. The former (the smaller leaf) is a splendid example of the style of calligraphy known as Maghrebi, a picturesque script that has been employed for centuries in Algeria, Morocco, and throughout North Africa generally, with the exception of Egypt. Such manuscripts are nearly always decorated, or at least rubricated, and possess a barbaric beauty that gives Maghrebi a unique position among the...
Topic: Manuscripts, Arabic
Sister Deborah Humphreys Papers
Sister Deborah Humphreys Papers
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144
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181
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Sister Deborah Humphreys, a social worker and Catholic nun, devoted her life to helping Puerto Rican workers and their families. She worked in public health assisting farm workers poisoned with pesticides and families threatened with eviction by misleading developers. Sister Humphreys is a founding member of El Club del Barrio (St. Columba Neighborhood Club) in Newark. 
Amilkar Velez-Lopez – Papers
Amilkar Velez-Lopez – Papers
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71
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117
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Judge, attorney, social worker, and community activist. The collection documents Amilkar Velez-Lopez‘s personal life and career as a Municipal Court Judge of Newark, New Jersey. 
Sharpe James Photograph Collection
Sharpe James Photograph Collection
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176
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198
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This is a small collection of digital photos of Mayor Sharpe James donated to the library by the City of Newark. The photos show the Mayor at various events around the city.
Latino Oral Histories
Latino Oral Histories
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20
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177
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The Latino Oral History Collection is a curated collection compiled by the New Jersey Hispanic Resource and Information Center (NJHRIC). 
ASPIRA Inc. of New Jersey Records
ASPIRA Inc. of New Jersey Records
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104
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261
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ASPIRA, Inc. of New Jersey, founded in 1968 and based at 390 Broad Street in Newark.
Newark Public Library
by African Globe Theatre Works
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Topics: Theaters, Theatrical productions, African Amerians, Newark (N.J.)
Gus Heningburg Collection
by Heningburg, Gus
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A letter from Sharpe James announcing his run for mayor.
Topics: James, Sharpe, 1936-, Events
Harold A. Lett Papers
Harold A. Lett Papers
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115
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461
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Newark Public Library
by Booker Team for Newark
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Cory Booker team flier: Booker, Warren, Rice, Avant, Gonzalez for May 14th election.
Topics: Political Elections, Political candidates, African Americans, Newark (N.J.), Booker, Cory, 1969-,...
Newark Public Library Medieval Manuscripts
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Illuminated Book of Hours. Originally used for Personal Prayer and Devotion. Book of Hours; First section written in Latin; Second section written in French; Book could have originally been two separate books, then bound together for an unknown purpose; Some pages have been cut out; The original owner was most likely a wealthy woman.
Topics: Manuscripts, Medieval, Book of Hours--France--Illustrations, Illumination of books and manuscripts,...
Source: Medieval Books
Newark Public Library
by National Council of Negro Women
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Topics: Newark (N.J.), Women, African Americans
Ironbound Community Corporation
by Ironbound Community Corporation
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This is an event flier for an event that was held at the Ironbound Community School for staff, parents and residents.
Topics: Ironbound Community Corporation, Ironbound (Newark, N.J.), Newark (N.J.), Community organization,...
Barbara J Kukla Papers
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Topics: Newark (N.J.), King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968, Parades and Processions
Newark, NJ Maps
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Note from professor Brendan O'Flaherty: Notice that it has no source; it's just what some church people think is going on. That would be ok if there were no other source of data. But the 1910 census was a pretty good job, and includes both first and second generation. And for the really ambitious, the manuscript census data is available and digitized and somebody could produce a house-by-house map. From the 1910 census, I can see some errors in the beloved 1911 map. The most obvious is in the...
Topics: Newark (N.J.), Maps, New Jersey, Maps, Newark (N.J.)
Newark Public Library
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Newark Kenneth Gibson Collections
by Newark (N.J.). Publicity Office
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Ken Gibson with Councilwoman Marie Villani. Villani is being sworn in as councilwoman.
Topics: Newark (N.J.), Gibson, Kenneth A., 1932-, Mayors, African Americans, Villani, Marie L., City...
Newark Public Library
by Lesbians & Gays of Rutgers Newark
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Topics: Newark (N.J.), LGBTQ people
Newark Public Library
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Bedford Street facing 14th Avenue. Left to right: Preston Stokes, Stephen Brooks, Eric Stokes
Topics: African Americans, Newark (N.J.), Families
Newark Public Library
by Newark Human Rights Commission
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Don't let this happen to you!: ""Sorry folks we ain't got a thing left...!!"" Tune in and turn on with the Newark Human Rights Commission.
Topics: Newark (N.J.), Race relations
Newark, NJ Maps
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Newark Public Library
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Topics: Newark (N.J.), African Americans
Newark School Photographs
by Newark (N.J.). Board of Education.
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Adult females and males seated facing Nativity scene, angel sculpture and Christmas tree, adult male standing facing audience
Topics: Christmas, African Americans, Newark (N.J.), Newark (N.J.)
Newark Public Library
by Phillis Wheatley Literary Club
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Materials related to the Phillis Wheatley Literary Club.
Topics: Associations, institutions, etc., Literature
Newark Public Library
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Topics: Newark (N.J.), Flagg, E. Alma, Dr., African Americans
Newark Community Project for People with AIDs Collection
by Newark Community Project for People with AIDS, Inc.
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Draft of by laws of the Newark Community Project for People with AIDS dated 1/20/1989.
Topics: AIDS (Disease), Community Organization, Newark (N.J.)
Tiny Prince Collection
by Brinson, Carl, 1917-2015
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Judy Weinstein For the Records Record Pool (right), Francois K. Prelude Records (background), Thelma Houston Motown Records (second left), Al Murphy club manager (left).
Topics: African Americans, Music
Alexander Mark Collection
Alexander Mark Collection
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Newark Public Library
by Essex County College
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Topics: Newark (N.J.), Hispanic Americans, Puerto Ricans
Newark Public Library
by Gibson Civic Association
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Flier for Gibson for June 16, 1970 election between Addonizio and Gibson, ""Newark has another chance, don't waste it.""
Topics: Political Elections, Political candidates, African Americans, Newark (N.J.), Gibson, Kenneth A.,...