Fine Print Collection

About this collection

The Fine Prints Collection in the Special Collections Division contains thousands of items, including many scenes of Newark and New Jersey. This extraordinary collection is made up of over 23,000 works in traditional as well as innovative media.

There are strong holdings of prints by American artists, European graphics from "old masters" through the 20th century, Japanese prints and ehon (picture books) from 1780 to 2001, and many artists who worked in The Garden State.

Prints by noted artists, such as John Sloan, Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Rauschenberg are included. The collection also contains many prints by Puerto Rican artists, the Elizabeth Delson Collection, and the Shahn Estate Collection. Only a small portion has been digitized and catalogued. To inquire about holdings, please contact the Special Collections Librarian.

Bicentennial of the First Landing of Germans in America, Newark N.J.
Celebration along Broad Street in Newark, N.J. commemorating the bicentennial of the arrival of Germans in the United States
Ironbound District
View of the Ironbound section of Newark (N.J.). Gift of Darby Richardson, editor and publisher of the Journal of Finance and Industry (Newark, N.J.) in 1931.
Lincoln Park View
View of Lincoln Park in Newark (N.J.). Gift of Darby Richardson, editor and publisher of the Journal of Finance and Industry (Newark, N.J.) in 1931.
Lincoln Statue by Gutzon Borglum
Group of children around the Seated Lincoln Statue Memorial in Newark, N.J.
Military Park View
View of Military Park in Newark (N.J.). Gift of Darby Richardson, editor and publisher of the Journal of Finance and Industry (Newark, N.J.) in 1931.
Military Park from Newark Athletic Club
View of Military Park in Newark (N.J.). Gift of Darby Richardson, editor and publisher of the Journal of Finance and Industry (Newark, N.J.) in 1931.
Original drawing of the City of Newark seal
Original pen and ink drawing of the City of Newark seal. This rendering is slightly different from the official seal.
Park Place, Military Park
Drawing of Park Place at Military Park. Given to the Newark Public Library by H.W. Wack in 1916.