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Primary Sources at Rutgers University-Newark Archives

The Rutgers University-Newark Archives (RUNA) documents the history of the Rutgers-Newark campus and its impact as an anchor institution in the city of Newark.

Student-generated materials at Rutgers University-Newark Archives

This collection of student publications and artifacts distinguishes RUNA as an archival repository.  The rare materials housed here illuminate how academic life at Rutgers-Newark was grounded in its legacy institutions.  The materials in this group of holdings also provide a glimpse into student extracurricular activities and in particular, a consistent affinity with the arts, humanities and culture through the decades.   


A chronological list of literary and cultural publications and by students of Rutgers-Newark and its legacy institutions.


“?”:  published by students of the College Department of New Jersey Law School, 1928  

Discovery:  the journal of the humanities and social sciences of University College, 1974-1984   

Gallery:  a collection of writings by students of the Newark Colleges of Rutgers, 1948-1983  

The Student Prints:  published by the students of the College Department of New Jersey Law School, 1929  

The Troubadour:  published by the students of the College Department of New Jersey Law School, 1929  

The Pennsée:  published by the Dana College student council, 1933  

The Much Ado:  published by the Dana College student council, 1934  

First Flight:  a collection of writings by students and recent alumni of the University of Newark, 1938, 1940 

Provocateur:  a journal of opinion, 1971-1972  

Untitled:  the literary magazine of University College, 1956-1991 

Untitled:  the literary magazine of Rutgers at Newark, 1992-1995  

Newark Days:  literary magazine published by the students of the Honors College at Rutgers-Newark, 2 issues, 1999, 2002

Student newspapers

The Newark Targum, 2006  

  • Four issues of a student newspaper established in 2006 by the publishers of the Rutgers Daily Targum with a circulation of 5000.  Written and managed by students with a Newark focus.    


  • The Nightwatch, University College – Newark, 1970-1971  
  • Independent Student newspaper published monthly during fall and spring semesters “by and for the students of University College in Newark.”    
  • The Observer, 1939-2019  
  • Rutgers-Newark flagship student newspaper published weekly during fall and spring semesters; managed and written by students.   


Rutgers University College Women's Club scrapbook, 1948-1963 

Rutgers College Women’s Club scrap book documents social activities hosted by the organization, especially student dances and field trips.  The scrapbook contains meeting minutes, news clippings including wedding announcements, and event flyers.   


Student yearbooks

Encore, Newark School of Arts and Sciences, 1936-2019 


Legacy, New Jersey School of Law, 1931-1934 


Seth Boyden School of Business, 1928-1936 


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