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Newark School Photographs
Newark School Photographs
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5,853
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62,751
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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...
Newark Eagles Papers
Newark Eagles Papers
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7,742
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28,407
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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
Samuel Berg Photographs
Samuel Berg Photographs
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2,786
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18,390
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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 Yearbooks
Newark Yearbooks
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1,039
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25,956
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Al Henderson Photos
Al Henderson Photos
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7,330
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22,857
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Newark Kenneth Gibson Collections
Newark Kenneth Gibson Collections
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836
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7,400
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Tiny Prince Collection
Tiny Prince Collection
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1,030
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7,697
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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).
La Tribuna Photograph Collection
La Tribuna Photograph Collection
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750
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1,933
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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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4,481
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Newark City Documents
Newark City Documents
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1,834
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12,250
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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...
Pamela Goldstein
Pamela Goldstein
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1,419
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8,890
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Islamic and Oriental Manuscripts
Islamic and Oriental Manuscripts
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121
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3,662
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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...
Ironbound Community Corporation
Ironbound Community Corporation
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1,362
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7,576
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Stanley Winters
Stanley Winters
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1,195
ITEMS
4,108
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Barbara J Kukla Papers
Barbara J Kukla Papers
collection
654
ITEMS
3,517
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Newark, NJ Maps
Newark, NJ Maps
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249
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3,780
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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.
Newark Then and Now
Newark Then and Now
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167
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387
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This collections consists of images of Newark in 1916 and 2016, side by side.
Newark City Directories
Newark City Directories
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119
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3,838
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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/
Newark Public Library Medieval Manuscripts
Newark Public Library Medieval Manuscripts
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65
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2,541
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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/
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Maxine Lisboa Papers
Maxine Lisboa Papers
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605
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1,778
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Maxine Lisboa was researching the history of ASPIRA, Inc. for her doctoral dissertation and donated her research materials. 
Puerto Rican Educators Association Records
Puerto Rican Educators Association Records
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636
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1,428
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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
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This is a small collection of digital photos of Mayor Sharpe James and Cory Booker donated to the library by the City of Newark. The photos show the Mayor at various events around the city.
La Tribuna Newspaper Collection
La Tribuna Newspaper Collection
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454
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1,294
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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). 
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey Records
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey Records
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528
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1,326
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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. 
Newark City News
Newark City News
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549
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3,055
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City News was a newspaper based in Newark, focused on the African American experience. Digitized issues span 1990-2002.
The Edward Colonna Collection
The Edward Colonna Collection
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40
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1,803
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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...
Newark Police Department Collection
Newark Police Department Collection
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176
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1,051
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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.
Hilda A. Hidalgo, PhD Button Collection
Hilda A. Hidalgo, PhD Button Collection
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101
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253
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Community activist, LGBT advocate, educator, social worker, and Rutgers professor. 
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HUD Tenants Coalition has advocated for the rights of tenants since 1981.
Maria Vizcarrondo Papers
Maria Vizcarrondo Papers
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178
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512
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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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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.
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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!
Sister Deborah Humphreys Papers
Sister Deborah Humphreys Papers
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144
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272
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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. 
Newark Area Community Newsletters
Newark Area Community Newsletters
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3,248
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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
Douglas Eldridge Collection
Douglas Eldridge Collection
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283
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1,555
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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.
Alexander Mark Collection
Alexander Mark Collection
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133
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423
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Gus Heningburg Collection
Gus Heningburg Collection
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218
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886
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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.
Newark, NJ African American Newspapers
Newark, NJ African American Newspapers
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124
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1,266
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This collection consists of issues of African-American newspapers published in Newark. Titles include the Newark Herald, Advance, Herald Advance and New Jersey Herald News. These newspapers brought news of the African American community in Newark to surrounding areas from the 1930s to the 1960s. Unfortunately, the full run of this newspaper was not preserved. This digital collection contains all the issues owned by the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center at Newark Public Library....
Essex County Urban League
Essex County Urban League
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483
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2,863
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This collection consists of material on the Essex County Urban League (previously Negro Welfare League).
ASPIRA Inc. of New Jersey Records
ASPIRA Inc. of New Jersey Records
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104
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339
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ASPIRA, Inc. of New Jersey, founded in 1968 and based at 390 Broad Street in Newark.
La Hispanidad Newsletter Collection
La Hispanidad Newsletter Collection
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159
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481
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In 1987, Luz Cardona began the process of incorporating the newsletter La Hispanidad. 
Roy E. Norris Collectiion
Roy E. Norris Collectiion
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213
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928
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This collection contains a selection from Roy Norris and his work with the New Jersey Urban League.
Julio M. Fuentes Papers
Julio M. Fuentes Papers
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102
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416
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In 2000, Julio M. Fuentes was the first Puerto Rican/ Latino appointed to the federal 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. 
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
William M. Ashby Papers
William M. Ashby Papers
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288
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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.
Family Service Bureau of Newark Collection
Family Service Bureau of Newark Collection
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108
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568
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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.
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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!
Latino Oral Histories
Latino Oral Histories
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231
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The Latino Oral History Collection is a curated collection compiled by the New Jersey Hispanic Resource and Information Center (NJHRIC). 
Wynona Lipman Papers
Wynona Lipman Papers
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87
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263
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Wynona Lipman was the first African American woman in the New Jersey State Senate.
Harold A. Lett Papers
Harold A. Lett Papers
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115
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519
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Amilkar Velez-Lopez – Papers
Amilkar Velez-Lopez – Papers
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71
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142
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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. 
Robert Curvin Papers
Robert Curvin Papers
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419
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This collection consists of items from the papers of Newark activist and historian Robert Curvin.
Islamic and Oriental Manuscripts
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From two Sanskrit manuscripts, the smaller an 18th century example containing selections from several Puranas, the larger, of the early 19th century, containing excerpts from the Mahabharata; one a plain book for humble use, the other evidently the work of Kashmir craftsmen done at the order of a prince or some person of means. Both books are written in Devanagari script, and correspond somewhat loosely in purpose to a Latin breviary. Black and Red Ink on Paper; Gold Illumination and Colored...
Topic: Manuscripts, Sanskrit
Islamic and Oriental Manuscripts
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From two Japanese Manuscripts: 1, a Buddhist manuscript of the 14th Century; 2, a copy of the Ise Monogatari. The former (the narrow, yellowed leaf) is from a volume of the Buddhist Canon, and bears the Japanese date corresponding to 1395 A.D. It is written in pure Chinese characters, and the brushwork of the scribe though not notable is scholarly. The paper, made from plant fibres (probably the bark of a mulberry tree), is still tough, and with care likely to endure another five centuries. Ink...
Topics: Manuscripts, Japanese, Manuscripts, Chinese
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.)
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
Newark Eagles Papers
by Rudich, Mark
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Accepts invitation.
Topics: Newark (N.J.), Newark Eagles (Baseball team), Negro leagues, Baseball, Baseball teams, Negro...
Topics: Italian Americans, Newark (N.J.), Organized crime
William M. Ashby Papers
by Ashby, William M. (William Mobile), 1889-1991
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An address by William Ashby delivered to the Frontier's Club February 16, 1972
Topics: Ashby, William M. (William Mobile), 1889-1991, Newark (N.J.), African Americans, Race discrimination
Newark Eagles Papers
by Soden, David F.
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Accepts invitation.
Topics: Newark (N.J.), Newark Eagles (Baseball team), Negro leagues, Baseball, Baseball teams, Negro...
Newark School Photographs
by Newark (N.J.). Board of Education.
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Spanish couple speak with older woman.
Topics: Clinton Place Junior High School (Newark, N.J.), Spanish Americans, Emigration & Immigration,...
Daniel Sutherland Anthony Papers
Daniel Sutherland Anthony Papers
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This collection includes a selection of material from the Daniel Sutherland Anthony Papers. Born in Pennsylvania, Anthony worked for the Newark Human Rights Commission from 1953-1963.
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
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
Hand Lettered and Painted in Medieval Latin Text; Single Page from the Vulgate Bible; From the Collection of Otto F. Ege. The rich black lettering of this manuscript is in the transitional rotunda script and is executed with skill and beauty. It is supplemented by initial letters in rich ultramarine blue and deep cinnabar (vermilion), which colors are reflected in the ornament of the Romanesque capitals. All of these factors combine to indicate that the manuscript was executed in central Italy,...
Topics: Bible--N.T.--Illustrations, Manuscripts, Medieval, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian
Source: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts; Western Europe; 12-16 century. No. 34.
Islamic and Oriental Manuscripts
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From a Nestorian Syriac manuscript of the 16th century, a Book of Prayers. Written with a reed pen on a semi-waterproof paper (in the manufacture of which Damascus was once famous), and distinguished for its bold, clear characters and interesting rubrications.
Topic: Manuscripts, Syrian
Newark Public Library
by Federal Writer's Project
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Photo from the 1930's.
Topics: Newark (N.J.), Hospitals, African Americans, Community Hospital (Newark, N.J.)
Newark Public Library Medieval Manuscripts
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Hand Lettered and Painted in Medieval Latin Text; Single Page from the Bible; From the Collection of Otto F. Ege. This copy of the Latin version by St. Jerome was made during the period when France stood at the height of her medieval glory. A decade or two before, Louis XI (Saint Louis), the strongest monarch of his age, had made France the mightiest power in Europe. This favorable political situation rendered possible the "golden age" of the manuscript, and Paris became the center in...
Topics: Bible--N.T.--Illustrations, Manuscripts, Medieval, Illumination of books and manuscripts, French
Source: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts; Western Europe; 12-16 century. No. 34.
Samuel Berg Photographs
by Berg, Samuel, Dr., c. 1898-1990
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;Marx-Smith; Murphy's; Lafayette; tavern; Collin's; esso; hub bar; row of businesses
Topics: Newark (N.J.), Berg, Samuel, Dr., ca. 1898-1990, Streets, Marx-Smith, Murphy's, Lafayette, tavern,...
Newark Public Library
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40th anniversary parade: share in the honor to St. Patrick, Sunday, March 16, 1975
Topics: Irish Americans, Saint Patrick's Day, 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 Yearbooks
by Barringer High School
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Topics: Barringer High School (Newark, N.J.), Newark (N.J.), Yearbooks
Barbara J Kukla Papers
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Topics: Newark (N.J.), King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968, Parades and Processions
Newark Public Library
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Terrace Ballroom is in Newark Symphony Hall (previously known as the Mosque). Mary Burch founded The Leaguers.
Topics: Newark (N.J.), King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968, Burch, Mary B., 1906-2001, African Americans