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Newark's 300th Anniversary: Scrapbooks (1966 - 1967)
RepositoryNewark Public Library, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center
Collection ID974.932 C11R
Size4 volumes
Collection Description
These scrapbooks, containing newspaper articles, advertisements and images from the Newark Evening News regarding Newark's 300th Anniversary commemoration in 1966, were compiled by Gertrude Calahan, senior librarian of the Newark Public Library. The material in the scrapbooks includes articles regarding various Newark-related history topics, advertisements, and a few articles and reviews of events commemorating the anniversary.

Volume 1: includes an article regarding the Adolf Konrad exhibit of Newark-inspired paintings at the Newark Museum, with full-color images of selected paintings; articles on topics of Newark history, including the Four Corners, theaters and stages, restaurants, stores, public housing, houses of worship, and government, among other topics; and articles regarding immigrants and African-American citizens, such as "Old-World Traditions in City's Melting Pot," and "For the Negro, a Place of Hope."

Volume 2: contains articles on topics of Newark history, including sports; transportation; shipping; banking; education; medicine and public health; industry, including brewing, J. Wiss & Sons, and the Seton Leather Company, among others; and a profile of the Ryerson family, with an extensive interview with Margery Ryerson, a painter of children.

Volumes 3 and 4 are devoted solely to paid advertisements or announcements taken out by banks, department stores, insurance companies and other businesses, religious and educational institutions, civic and cultural organizations, trade unions, etc. from Newark and New Jersey at large, congratulating the City on its anniversary.

Volume 3: Among the advertisers are Military Park Underground Garage; Zimmerman's, "creator of fine hairpieces," on 1242 Raymond Blvd.; the Kiwanas Club; and Lus Americano of 88 Ferry Street,

Volume 4: Among the advertisers are the Ironbound Manufacturers' Association; Allied Printing Trades Council, and Affiliated Unions, including a list of shops; Joseph Spangenberger & Son, Plumbers, and the Roost, a restaurant at 27 Fulton Street.
FormatTextual materials
SubjectsAfrican-American History / Civil Rights; Anniversaries / Commemorations; Business / Commerce; Ethnic History; Fine Arts; Industry / Manufacturing; Museums / Exhibits; Sports; Transportation
Time Period20th Century
Access policyOpen for research