Collection Full View

Newark Business Collection (1807 - 2005)
RepositoryNewark Public Library, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center
Collection IDMG Nwk Business
Size0.83 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Collection Description
This collection consists of pamphlets, catalogues, business cards, ink blotters, and other printed material related to the promotion and history of various Newark businesses.

Box 1: contains a general folder (labeled "Business Cards") that includes promotional materials such as brochures, calendars, ink blotters, and cards, many of them printed in color. Businesses represented include Kugler and Rice, photo supply house; Sprague and Doughty, wholesale dealers of oysters and clams; Stoutenburgh and Co., clothiers; T. B. Cryer, heating engineers and contractors; and the Ward Baking Company; among others (1880s-ca. 1940s).

Churchman Funeral Services: photocopy of a 75th anniversary pamphlet, with biographical information on the Churchman family, and the history of the business (1973)

Jacob J. Hockenjos and Company (suppliers of paints, oils, and varnishes): scrapbook (ca. 1870s-1880s) of clippings (many in German), and a few receipts, which related to J. Jacob Hockenjos; the clippings include articles, many in German, advertisements, and letters to the editor by Hockenjos; a catalogue of paints, oil, varnishes and supplies (ca. 1920s); "Perfect Homes Magazine," published for Hockenjos (June 1951); and a letter to the American Paint Journal with a history of J .J. Hockenjos Company (1951)

National Newark and Essex Banking Company: an anniversary publication with an illustrated history of the company (1954); promotional materials; and a letter regarding the death of a cashier, Mr. Carter (4 Dec. 1893)

Whitehead and Hoag Company (designers and manufacturers of advertising, industrial, and fraternal products in plastic, metal, and leather): product sheets, promotional materials, and a history of the company in 3 parts, in Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America, Vol. 47, nos. 2-4 (1996)

Other material in Box 1 includes: "The Home of the Prudential," a brochure with a brief description and many photographs of the Prudential Insurance Company's home office (1917); "The New Jersey Bell," Vol. 2, No. 7, with a description and photographs of New Jersey Bell Telephone Company's new headquarters (1929); S. D. Lauter Company's "Musical Home Journal" (April 1893); Cogswell Realty Group brochures (2004, 2005); and West Side Trust Company steel pens

Box 2: contains a general folder of catalogues, promotional material, and price lists for Howard A. Smith and Company, bicycle supplies (1892-1893); "Stories for Little Ones," Amos H. Van Horn, carpets and furniture; "A Little Book about a Big Firm" [Stoutenburgh]; N. H. White, watches (1878); Theo. F. Johnson and Co., dried fruits and nuts (1874, 1903); William R. Ward, shade and fruit trees (1877); and Byrd Brothers, shade trees (1876)

P. Ballantine and Sons Brewery: correspondence, inter-office notes, and publications, regarding advertising, sales, distribution, and supplies (ca. 1941-1942)

Scrapbook of promotional and business cards, and advertisements, most illustrated and printed in color, and including some cards from Newark businesses, such as Albert and Bayley Fine Shoes, Hayne and Co., etc. (ca. 1880s-1900)

Newark Board of Trade: annual banquet programs (1900-1907)

Renaissance Newark: press release, history, maps of development parcels, brochures, and material entitled "Translating Transit into Growth" (1980-1991)

Folder labeled "Exhibit Catalogues and Directories": includes an exhibit catalogue of "The Newark Jewelry Industry," held at the New Jersey Historical Society (1979); a program, in German, for Bartenbaues der Industrie und Kundt held at A. Haeberle's Bay View Park and Halle on Springfield Avenue, with many advertisements for German businesses in Newark (1895); New Centre Market, Official Souvenir Book of the Opening, with many advertisements and recipes (1924); and Blue Book of the Greater Newark Committee, created to "promote the growth of Newark and the development of its industrial and commercial enterprises," including a membership list (1912)

Newark Center for Commerce and Education: brochure with photographs (ca. 1991)

Newark Mediagroups: material relating to Newark Collaboration Group (1985)

Folder labeled "Business Misc": contains receipts, accounts, a certificate, and printed material (1807-1890)

A general folder containing press releases, announcements, and flyers: Newark Loews Sixplex Theater, groundbreaking (1992); rally to protest Reagan policy; "Newark Welcomes 'The Million Dollar Streamline'," advertisement for the United Drug Co. (1936); St. Joseph Plaza, brochure; Star-Ledger flyers; Tiffany and Company press release announcing Newark plant closing (September 1984); Connection Communications Corporation announcement; Van Fossan Partnership Awards; and Hilton Gateway promotional literature

Folder of pages from a Newark business directory (1800s)
FormatsArtifacts; Textual materials
SubjectsAfrican-American History / Civil Rights; Business / Commerce; German-American History
Time Periods19th Century; 20th Century; 21st Century
Access policyOpen for research
Finding AidYes
Finging Aid URL