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The Ironbound District


The Ironbound

The Ironbound: An Illustrated History of Newark's Down Neck
Edward A. Jardim. Frenchtown, New Jersey, Stone Creek Publications, 2016.
Heavily illustrated. Available?
The Changing Geography of Italian Immigrants in the United States: A Case Study of the Ironbound Colony, Newark, New Jersey.
William J.E. Bolen. Thesis (Ph.D), Rutgers University, 1986.
The impact of Italian immigrants on transforming the cultural landscape, and a detalied analysis of the Italian Ironbound colony in Newark at the turn of the 20th century. Available?
Design to Connect: Complete Connectivity in the Ironbound
Mark D. Hoopes. (M.L.A. Thesis)Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2018.
"Communities that connect with one another and their landscape become functional and strong, enabling them to act together to achieve common goals. This paper explores how landscape design can reinforce this type of connectivity in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, NJ."
Redevelopment Plan for the Ironbound Area: Area Under Investigation: City Tax Block 2040, Lots 1 and 2
Newark, N.J., Mayor's Policy and Development Office, 1978. Available?
Ironbound: Newark, New Jersey, An Urban Portrait
Donald P. Lokuta. 1980.
Photographs. Available?
A New Consciousness: Challenging, Choosing, Changing: The Story of the Ironbound Community Learning Center, Newark, New Jersey
Jeanne Dolan and Tim Parsons. Trenton, N.J., Department of Education, 1974.
A community learning center established in Newark, New Jersey, in 1969.
A History of the Ironbound Children's Center
Paul Schrodt. Newark: Learning Development Center in Newark, Inc., 1973.
An Economic Audit of the Central Business and Ironbound Districts of Newark, New Jersey.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Regional Studies Section, 1973. Available?
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.
"The Ironbound District" : A Study of a District in Newark, N. J.
Willard D. Price for the Neighborhood House, Newark, 1912.

Day Laborers

Ironbound Underground: Wage Theft & Workplace Violations Among Day Laborers in Newark's East Ward
Nicholas Norcia and Rafael Perez Jr. Newark, N.J., Seton Hall University School of Law. Immigrant Workers' Rights Clinic. July 2010.
Issues faced by day laborers that congregate daily in the Ironbound section of Newark to look for work.


Catholic Music in Lusophone New Jersey: Circum-Atlantic Music, Intergroup Dynamics, and Immigrant Struggles in Transnational Communities
Marc Meistrich Gidal. American Music 34(2), 2016, pp. 180-217.
" Music contributes not only to services but to distinguishing, combining, and uniting groups among the Lusophone Catholic parishes of Newark." Rutgers-restricted Access

Ironbound Neighborhood House

Newark Neighborhood House
One page report, circa 1903. The Neighborhood House was opened by the Newark Social Settlement Association in 1905. "The 'Ironbound District' has been chosen for the first settlement partly because of its cosmopolitan nature and partly because it is the heart of the great factory district."
Newark Settlement House, c.1903.

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