Guide to the Record Book of Harmonic Society of Newark 1830-1838 MG 886

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Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Restrictions
Access Points
Related Material
Administrative Information


Guide to the Record Book of Harmonic Society of Newark
1830-1838
MG 886

The New Jersey Historical Society
52 Park Place
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: NJHS Library
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Althea Bernheim as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Danielle Kovacs. February 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harmonic Society of Newark
Title: Harmonic Society of Newark Record Book
Dates: 1830-1838
Abstract: Contains the constitution, bylaws, minutes, and membership list of the Harmonic Society of Newark for April-May 1830.
Quantity: 1 volume
Collection Number: MG 886

Historical Note

This Harmonic Society of Newark was the first choral society in Newark and the second in the country to be formed. A group of people met at the Newark Academy on April 23, 1830 and agreed to establish the Society, naming Albert Holbrook its first chair.

There is no information regarding the disbanding of the Society. However, another Society serving the same purpose as the first and also named the Harmonic Society was begun in 1860 and continued for 28 years. This second Society had no connection to the first.

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Scope and Content Note

This volume contains the constitution, bylaws, minutes, and membership list of the Harmonic Society of Newark for April-May 1830. This volume also includes a fragment of the constitution of the Newark Juvenile Anti-Slavery Society, which was founded on January 9, 1838 as an auxiliary of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Organizations:
Harmonic Society of Newark (Newark, N.J.)
Newark Juvenile Anti-Slavery Society (Newark, N.J.)
Subject Topics:
Antislavery movements–New Jersey–Newark.
Choirs (Music)
Choral music.
Choral societies.
Subject Places:
Newark (N.J.)–History–Sources.
New Jersey–History–1775-1865.
Document Types:
Bylaws.
Constitutions.
Minutes.
Minutes books.

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Related Material

For more collections at the New Jersey Historical Society related to musicians and musical societies in New Jersey see:

Manuscript Group 135, Newark Handel and Haydn Society Records

Manuscript Group 157, The Orpheus (Newark, N.J.) Record Book

Manuscript Group 1022, Joseph A. Fuerstman Papers

Manuscript Group 1318, Louis Arthur Russell Papers

Manuscript Group 1515, O’Fake-Lynch Family Papers

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The source of this collection is unknown.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 886, Harmonic Society of Newark Record Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

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