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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." Available?
Jennifer E. Harmsen. Thesis (M.A.), Rutgers University Newark, October 2015.
"While the Department of Health of the State of New Jersey acted swiftly to the pandemic by issuing mandatory closings of all public gathering
places, the municipality of Newark, under the leadership of Mayor Charles P. Gillen, chose not to adhere entirely to the quarantines. Of the 29,000 Newarkers who were stricken with the flu, 2,800 people died within three months."