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The Newark Experience: Housing Through the 1950s

Housing Authority Homes

Newark Housing Authority Homes
34 photos; 1944 & 1946. From the Gottscho-Schleisner Collection at the Library of Congress.

Pennington Court

History of Pennington Court, 1939-1960
Walter Chambers, 1982.
Located in the Ironbound, Pennington Court may have been the first public housing project in New Jersey.

Newark Housing Through the 1950s

"The Evolution of the Modern Urban Core: The Implications of Newark's Late Nineteenth-Century Housing and Population Patterns,"
Ronald A. Forresta. IN New Jersey's Ethnic Heritage: Papers Presented at the Eight Annual New Jersey History Symposium, December 4, 1976. Edited by Paul A. Stellhorn. Trenton, New Jersey Historical Commission, 1978, pp.72-92. Available?
Housing Report to The City Plan Commission of Newark, N.J..
E.P.Goodrich and George B. Ford. Newark N.J., Press of Matthew Plum, 1913.
"Tent City to Provide Housing?,"
American Architect 115(2262), April 30, 1919, 616.
Proposal to build a 'tent city' to temporarily relieve housing congestion in Newark. Rutgers-restricted Access
"The House Shortage--Newark, New Jersey, Relieves the Situation by Erecting a 'Tent City'
Outlook, June 2, 1920, 218. Photograph Rutgers-restricted Access
Survey of Housing Conditions in Newark
Housing Authority of the City of Newark. Newark, N.J., 1940. Available?
"'But Not Next Door': Housing Discrimination and the Emergence of the 'Second Ghetto' in Newark, New Jersey After World War II"
Yutaka Sasaki. The Japanese Journal of American Studies No. 5, 1993-94, 113-135.
Looks at the forces behind black residential segregation in Newark central city neighborhoods between 1940 and 1960.
Migrant War Workers in Newark
Housing Authority of the City of Newark. Newark, N.J., 1944. Available?
Public Housing in Newark
Housing Authority of the City of Newark, November 1944.
Study of the Social Effects of Public Housing in Newark, N.J..
Housing Authority of the City of Newark. Newark, N.J., 1944. Reprint
Study conducted by Jay Rumney and Sara Shuman for the Housing Authority of the City of Newark. Available?
Family Incomes and Rents of Tenants of Low-Rent Public Housing Projects in Newark, N.J.
Newark, Housing Authority, 1945.
The Cost of Slums in Newark
Housing Authority of the City of Newark. Newark, N.J., 1946 Available?
Integration of Racial Minorities in Public Housing Projects: A Guide for Local Housing Authorities on How To Do It
Edward Rutledge. New York, Public Housing Administration, 1951.
"A preliminary outline suggested for use by LHAs in New York and New Jersey." Uses Newark Housing Authority as the example. Available?
Progress Report on Integration
Housing Authority of the City of Newark. June, 1952.
N.C.N.C.R.
Newark, Newark Commission for Neighborhood Conservation and Rehabilitation, [1958?].
Report of the Newark Commission for Neighborhood Conservation and Rehabilitation, whose "objective is Better Housing For All Of The People Of Newark through law enforcement, slum clearance, neighborhood conservation, additional housing, rehabilitation and education."
Urban Renewal Politics: Slum Clearance in Newark.
Harold Kaplan. New York, N.Y., Columbia University, 1963.
Focuses on the Newark Housing Authority and how they launched nine slum projects during the first 10 years of Title 1 of the 1949 Federal Housing Act. Looks at urban renewal as a political process. Available?

 

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