Newark (N.J.) African Americans Collection, 1821-1988.
0.42 linear ft. ( 1 Hollinger box). "Articles (Portions of I.F. xeroxed - mostly biographical information from newspapers), Ashby, William (Manuscript of autobiography, "A Morning in Hell," newspaper clippings, etc.), Baraka, Amiri (Newspaper articles), Black Power Conference (Newspaper articles, 1967, forms, press releases, speeches, stickers, etc.), Blacks (Black History Week, Dr. M. Burch honored, 1977, Journal; phamplets; Essex County College, Black History Week Festival, ECCO Supplement, 1980; Black History Month, Proclamation, 1981; Black History Exhibit: "Deep Are Our Roots,"1984, Newark City Hall; Harold Gibson, program; The Francis W. Harper Literary Soc; Material on Cutjoe Banquantue & others, etc.), "Letters to My Father: A Late Correspondence with Harrison M. Sayre (1894-1935), Founder of My Weekly Reader" by Robert E. Sayre, Moorish Science Temple (Material drawn from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, gift of J. Teague, Irvington, N.J.), People of Color Newark 1821 (from tax ratables),"
Newark Public Library Call Number: Main N.J. Ref. MG NWK AFAM Coll (Main)
Listings of African Americans from the Newark City Directories, 1869-1889.
0.42 linear ft. ( 1 Hollinger box). "This collection consists of a copy of listings of African Americans from the Newark City Directories from 1869 to 1889."
Newark Public Library Call Number: Main N.J. Ref. MG NWK African Americans (Main)
Photographer Helen Stummer has been documenting the lives of the poorest of the poor in Newark since the early 1980s. In addition to the above publications, she also has a number of photo collections online: