Introducing the Newark Public Library Digital Archive

As part of the My Newark Story project, the Newark Public Library has digitized over 50 collections and 23,000 items related to African American, Latino and Newark history! These include photographs, city directories, documents, objects, newspapers, documents, maps and more!

Check out the archive now at!

Highlights include thousands of photos of Newark Public Schools, the Samuel Berg collection of Newark Street photos, Newark maps and atlases, Newark area newspapers (including the Newark Herald, City News, and La Tribuna!) & so much more!

Collections include items from the Library’s archives on figures like Gus Heningburg, Maria Vizcarrondo , Kenneth Gibson, Tiny Prince, & Hilda Hidalgo. There are items from the library collections on community groups including ASPIRA, the Essex County Urban League, the Ironbound Community Corporation and the Puerto Rican Educator’s Association.

Do you have a historic photo, document, or other item you’d like to contribute to our digital collection? Please email for information on how to preserve your family’s memories in our archive! Or come to our Five Minute Memories program on April 24th, 2018 and bring your items!