. "The Newark Tercentenary Committee was formed to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the City by highlighting its significance, industrial and commercial achievements, and cultural assets...Contents of the collection include legal documents, planning notes, correspondence, publications, memorabilia, ephemera, and photographs documenting the work of the Committee and reflecting public participation in Tercentenary events." Newark Museum Archives
Rosalie Jayde Uyola. Thesis (Ph.D.) Rutgers University Newark. 2015.
"[E]xplores the relationship between public forms of commemoration and transformations in civic engagement in Newark, New Jersey, over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries...By analyzing whose memories dominated public celebrations during three commemorative episodes—Newark’s celebration of its founding in 1916, its 40th anniversary commemorations of the 1967 civil disturbances, the 1969 student takeover of Rutgers University, and the 2013 remembrance of the deadliest fire in its history—as well as why such memories shaped the development of the city, my dissertation engages with and interprets commemoration and civic engagement as complex processes that have evolved over time in historically specific ways."
NOTE: Access embargoed at author's request. Will become publicly available after May 30th, 2017.
Newark, N.J., New Jersey Historical Society, 1866.
Contents: 1. Historical memoir, by William A. Whitehead.--2. Lyrical poem, by Thomas Ward.--3. Oration, by William B. Kinney.--4. Genealogical notices of the settlers, by Samuel H. Congar.--5. Notes. Available?
Carl Bannwart. Presented to the children of Newark by the Board of Education and the Shade Tree Commission. Arbor Day, Nineteen Sixteen.
"We object to having the trees left out. If this is to be a jubilee year for the people of Newark, we propose that the trees also shall be feted...We can 'put this over' if the children of Newark help."
An Oration Delivered at the Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Settlement of Newark.
William B. Kinney. Newark, New Jersey Historical Society, 1866. Available?
Arthur H. Weberbauer, composer. Newark, Ellis Pub. Co., 1916
Metropolitan Aspirations: Politics and Memory in Progressive Era Newark.
Martin V. Minner. Thesis (Ph.D), Indiana University, 2005.
"[F]ocuses on the 250th anniversary celebration held in Newark in 1916 and the range of media and civic events, such as a pageant, parades, poster and poetry contests, an industrial exhibition, statuary, and plans for a memorial building, that marked this civic celebration. The study argues that this massive commemorative event served primarily to promote civic identity, which in turn served a number of political ends."
Dana Call Number: F144.N65M56 2005a [NEWARK plus STACKS]Available?
American Artist 30 (9), November 1966, 48-53; 75-77.
The six paintings commissioned by Prudential commemorating Newark's 300th anniversary plus earlier paintings exhibited for the occassion. Includes a commentary by the artist on the technique used for the paintings as well as some anecdotes from "painting on the street." Available?
To Commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the City of Newark the Prudential Insurance Company of America Presents an Exhibition of Watercolors by Henry Gasser.
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