Newark School Photograph Collection

About this Collection

Newark School Photographs, originally a Newark Board of Education collection, consists of four drawers of small-format photographs. Most are 3" x 5" black and white prints. The bulk of the photographs date from the 1940s to 1960s, with earlier photos included (for later photos of schools try the Bill May Collection!), with many during World War II. The full collection has been digitized.

The photographs include images of schools, interior and exterior, and include classrooms, libraries, cafeterias, and playgrounds, among other images; students and teachers in classrooms, concerts, plays & pageants, dance performances, and other extracurricular activities; and exhibits and displays of student work. There are images related to the subjects of science, social studies, music, art, phys education and more.

Not all the photographs are of Newark schools, students, staff, and faculty, however; some appear to have been acquired for teaching purposes, for example photos of international sites like Guatemala.

To see photos that show the changing population of Newark try these subject terms: African Americans, Emigration & Immigration, and Demography.

We have added to the collection a group of 2018 photos of murals taken by photographer Tim Lee for the Newark Public Schools Historical Preservation Committee

"Ride the Wind" Program WBGO
Two people dressed as Native Americans and one dressed in Victorian era clothing speak at microphone in front of radio station booth.
"Ride the Wind" Program WBGO
Two people dressed as Native Americans speak at microphone. One beats a drum.
"Ride the Wind" Program WBGO
Two people dressed as Native Americans speak at microphone. One beats a drum.
"Ride the Wind" Program WBGO
People, some in costume, read scripts.
"Ride the Wind" Program WBGO
Two people dressed as Native Americans speak at microphone. One beats a drum.