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The Newark Experience

Into the 70s

Black Newark
Episode 328 of the WNET series "Black Journal," April 1973.
"Profile of a Ghetto"
George W. Groh. IN The Black Migration: The Journey to Urban America. New York, Weybright and Talley, 1972. Chapter 8, pp.157-248. Available?
"Breakdown in Newark"
Thomas R. Brooks. Dissent 19(1), Winter 1972, 128-137. Reprinted in: The World of the Blue-Collar Worker. Edited by Irving Howe. New York, Quadrangle Books, 1972, pp. 105-119.
Dana Call Number: Periodical, Shelved by Title/NEWARK HD8072 .H88 1972 Available?
From Riot to Recovery : Newark After Ten Years
Compiled and edited by Stanley B. Winters. Washington : University Press of America, c1979. Available?
"Large-Scale Urban Riots and Residential Segregation: A Case Study of the 1960s U.S. Riots"
Noli Brazil. Demography 53(2), April 2016, 567-595.
Uses 1960s U.S. race riot data to investigate trends in black residential segregation levels following large-scale riot activity in seven major U.S. cities, including Newark. Rutgers-restricted Access

Read All About It

Newark Public Library's New Jersey Newspaper & Periodical Index currently includes the Cummings Index to the Star-Ledger from 1971 to about mid-1979.

What They Saw

James Street Commons Historic District
2 photos. 46-58 James Street; 111-117 University Avenue. January 1979.
Bleeker Street Homes
79, 83, and 103 Bleeker Street. 1985. Structures that were scheduled for demolition as part of a proposed expansion the the Rutgers-Newark campus.

Beyond the 70s

See the Decline, Development and Renewal section of this guide.


Fire Insurance Maps from the Sanborn Map Company Archives : Late 19th century to 1990, New Jersey [microform]
Bethesda, MD : University Publications of America, c1992. Includes detailed maps of Newark for 1968 (Reel 15), 1973 (Reels 14, 15, and 16), 1987 (Reel 15), 1988 (Reels 15 and 16), and 1989 (Reel 14).Alex: Microfilm 2754

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