The Sixties in Newark1967: The Newark "Riots"Into the 70s
Education in New Jersey: Early HistoryHistory of Newark Schools: GeneralNewark Schools: Early History through the 1920sNewark Schools: The 1930s through the 1950sNewark Schools: The 1960s through the 1980sNewark Schools: The 1990s to the PresentThe Newark Public Schools DistrictSpecific Newark Schools
Newark History: GeneralNewark AnniversariesNewark: Early HistoryNewark History: To the 1920sNewark History: The 30s through the 50s
Housing Through the 1950sHousing From the 1960s to the Present
Municipal GovernmentPolitical Life: Early HistoryPolitical Life: 1900 - 1950sTurbulent Times: The 1960s and BeyondAmiri Baraka & the Black Power MovementLeading the City: The MayorsThe City and the Community
General ResourcesGermansIrishItaliansJewsAfrican AmericansChinesePortugueseLatinosOther Ethnic Groups
Public Health, History, Sanitation, & Water SupplyNewark HospitalsEpidemics & DiseasesHealth PlanningEnvironmental HealthHealth Statistics
Shaping the CityPlanning the CityDecline, Development and RenewalThe Community Development CorporationWaterfront DevelopmentLuring People Back: Cultural DevelopmentLuring People Back: Sports Development
Architecture and LandmarksPublic Art and ArtifactsThe Newark Museum1916: The 250th AnniversaryFederal Arts ProjectsKea's ArkDecorative and Industrial ArtsOther Newark Artists
The ArtsParks, Playgrounds, and Other Recreational FacilitiesSports
Crime in NewarkNewark PoliceThe Courts
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Newark on Film

A Walk Through Newark. New York, Thirteen/WNET, 2002.
David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis offer a guided tour of Newark.
Dana Media Call Number: VIDEO 2193

The Once and Future Newark. Newark, Rutgers University, 2006.
Tour of Newark sites chosen for their broad cultural, social and historical significance. Hosted by Dr. Clement Alexander Price.
Dana Media Call Number: DVD 324

Once and Future Newark
YouTube, in 13 segments.

Brick City. First Run Features, 2009.
5 part series documenting several months in the history of Newark. Focuses on several distinct characters, including Mayor Cory Booker and his attempts to rejuvenate the city.
Dana Media Call Number: DVD 492
Streaming Video Rutgers-restricted Access

 

The City

City of Newark, NJ
The official municipal site.
Newark Neighborhoods
Brief overview of each Newark ward, including some historical information.
Newark Ward Boundaries 2000
Newark Landmarks
List of Newark sites (historic districts, buildings, parks, cemeteries, and statuary) included on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places Inventory for Newark, which contains detailed information for each historic site, has been digitized and is available from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Newark: Places to Go
Art, culture, and recreation centers in Newark.
A Day in the Life of Newark: An Exhibit of Photographs and Accompanying Narratives by Students of the Newark Public Schools Depicting Images Seen Around the City of Newark, New Jersey.
Newark, N.J., Newark Public Schools, 2004.
Dana Call Number: F144 .N6D3 2004 [NEWARK plus FOLIO]  Available?
Old Newark
Glen Geisheimer's treasure trove of information on Newark since its inception to the present. "Historical Menu" includes links to photographs (2000+), biographies, business histories, cemetaries, maps, newspaper lists, census information (including lists of orphanage residents), a street and ward index, and indexes to Newark births and marriages. The Your Newark Memories page has over 900 narratives of Newark in former times, while the Newark Immigrants section includes basic information on the history of Newark's Chinese, German, Italian, Irish, and Jewish settlers. Searchable.

The late Charles Cummings' "Knowing Newark" columns, which appeared in the Newark Star-Ledger from March 7, 1996 to December 29, 2005, offer a wealth of information on the history, people, events, institutions, customs, and physical environment of Newark.

Historic Newark: A Collection of the Facts & Traditions About the Most Interesting Sites.
Fidelity Union Trust Company. Newark, 1916.
Dana Call Number: F144 .N6F45 [NEWARK plus STACKS]  Available?
Newark in Focus: A Profile from Census 2000. Part 1. Part 2.
Washington, D.C., Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, 2003.
A Living Cities: The National Community Development Initiative databook. Looks at Newark in the context of the 23 cities in the Living Cities group, as well as within the largest 100 cities in the nation. Demographic and economic data pertaining to population, race and ethnicity, immigration, age, households and families, education, work, commuting, income and poverty, and housing.

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