About the Collection

This online collection contains a selection of photographs, newspapers, and other documents from the collections of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Special Collections and the New Jersey Hispanic Research Information Center at The Newark Public Library. This collection continues to grow, so check back soon! Many of our collections including the largest Newark newspapers (Star Ledger and Newark News) are not digital.

We have just migrated to a new content management system, so please note that some transition is still in progress. For technical and navigation questions please contact njreference@npl.org.

Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center: For more information about the New Jersey / Newark collections or for Newark or NJ History Questions, please email njreference@npl.org (Newark/NJ), call 973-733-7775 or visit the website of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center. You can also follow us @cfcnjic on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

New Jersey Hispanic Research Information Center : For more information about our Hispanic collections e-mail njhric@npl.org or visit the website of the Hispanic Research and Information Center. You can also follow us @njhric on Twitter and Facebook.

Special Collections : For more information about our Fine Art Special Collections visit the division's website or e-mail specialcollections@npl.org. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Newark Public Library: For general library information including programming and library cards visit our website or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also watch our past programs including history and art programs from the three divisions above on Youtube.

Contribute to the Archive: If you have family photos to contribute to our Community Contributed Collection, if you can identify unidentified people in the collection, please contact njreference@npl.org. To contribute other materials to our digital collection, please email the project manager at specialcollections@npl.org .

This project was made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the author.