My Newark Story


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About My Newark Story

The Newark Public Library received a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to digitize a portion of its historical materials which document the Great Migration and Latino Immigration experience into Newark, NJ. The project will promote learning and outreach to children throughout Newark.

GirlReadingThe Library is beginning to digitize collections from the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center and the New Jersey Hispanic Research and Information Center and some of these materials are already available in our digital archive.


Baseball group, Woodland Avenue School, April 1951. Mr. Peter Rizzolo, Physical Education Instructor. Source: Newark Board of Education Photographs, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center.




Over the next year, the Newark Public Library will be promoting family literacy initiatives. The Library will be producing and organizing:

Literacy Resources

We encourage participation and if you would like to become involved or if you are interested in arranging a visit to your classroom, please email Karl Schwartz.

If you have any historic photos or other materials which you would like to contribute to our digital collection, please email the project manager.

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