Eldridge, Douglass. "The Rise and Fall of the 'Newark News,': A Personal Perspective," New Jersey History 104(1/2), Spring/Summer 1986, 37- . Available?
Reeves, Richard. "
Newark's Fallen Giant: Euthanasia or Murder?," Columbia Journalism Review 11(4), November/December 1972, 49-55.
Looks at the circumstances surrounding the demise of the Newark News, the "biggest and best newspaper in New Jersey", which ceased publication in August of 1972. Restricted Access
Scudder, Richard B. "
'Newark's Fallen Giant': Untruths, Distortions, Misrepresentations," Columbia Journalism Review 11(6), March/April 1973, 65-67.
Letter to the editor from the former owner/publisher of the Newark News in response to the Reeves article. Restricted Access
Eldridge, Douglass. "
Newark: A Guild View," Columbia Journalism Review 12(1), May/June 1973, 71.
Letter to the editor responding to Scudder. Restricted Access
William Crawford. Editorial Cartoons, 1954-1962
Manuscript collection. Cartoons published in the Newark News relating to state and local politics, especially in Essex and Hudson counties.
Special Collections Call Number: MC 244
Today's Star-Ledger plus a fourteen day archive is available online.
Full-text access to the Newark Star-Ledger is available from 1989 to the present on Access World News (Restricted Access). The Dana Library has the Newark Star-Ledger on microfilm going back to 1980; microfilm reels back to August 1, 1945 are also available from the Rutgers Alexander Library in New Brunswick. The Newark Public Library also has the Star-Ledger in its entirely (1939 forward) as well as its predecessor, the Newark Star Eagle (1916-1939), available on microfilm.
While there is no complete printed or online index to the pre-1989 Star-Ledger, the New Jersey Information Center at the Newark Public Library has the card file Cummings Index to the Star-Ledger from 1971 to 1996, as well as locally compiled Newark News Indexes, 1916-1970. NPL's New Jersey Newspaper & Periodical Index currently includes the Cummings Index to the Star-Ledger from 1971 to about mid-1979, and will eventually include an index to the Newark Evening News Morgue. The Morgue clippings file, arranged by subject, is available on microfilm in the New Jersey Information Center. The Dana Library has the microfilm of the Newark portion of the Newark News clipping file in the NEWARK collection. (Those files which were labeled "Newark- ".)
The Newark Sunday Call, from June 1881 to July 1883, is available online as part of the no longer maintained Google News Archive collection. These issues are browsable but not searchable.
Ethnic newspapers are a valuable source of information on the lives and concerns of immigrant and ethnic groups. The New Jersey Information Center in the Newark Public Library has a large collection of New Jersey Newspapers on Microfilm which includes a number of ethnic Newark newspapers.