1930s Newark

The following list contains books and materials in the NJHS Library pertaining to life and people in Newark in the age of the Great Depression. Materials are listed title first, followed by the call number or collection in brackets [ ].

  • The Afro-American Community of Newark, 1917-1947
  • After Winning: The Legacy of the New Jersey Suffragists, 1920-1947
  • Winser, Beatrice
    [1869-1949], Director of the Newark Public Library (1929-1942); Director of the Newark Museum (1929-1947)
    [Biography Vertical File]
  • Diamond Jubilee, St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Newark, New Jersey, 1907-1982
  • Directory of Churches in Essex County (WPA Project)[N280/N421]
  • The Energy People: A History of P S E & G
    [N363.6/C762] – Reading Room
  • Forty-nine Feet on Broad: The Story of the First 150 Years of the National State Bank of Newark, New Jersey, 1812-1962
  • Gateway of Progress 1857-1957 (The Howard Savings Institution)
  • Historical Newark in Bronze
    Includes the tablets erected by The Schoolmen’s Club in the 1930s.
    [N794.91/Es7n162] – Reading Room
  • A History of the Young Republicans of Essex County, New Jersey, 1927-1968
    [N329.6/Si 15]
  • Howard Savings Institution, Newark, New Jersey, 75th Annual Report, December 1931
  • Howard Savings Institution, Newark, New Jersey, 80th Annual Report, December 1937
  • Industrial Directory of New Jersey, 1931, 1934, 1938
  • Industrial Newark
    A number of the listed companies flourished in the 1930s
    [N974.91/Es7n82] – Reading Room
  • Inventory of the Church Archives of New Jersey (WPA project)
    Baha’I Assemblies; Baptist Bodies; Congregational Christian Churches; Evangelical Church; Presbyterians; Protestant Episcopal, Diocese of New Jersey, Diocese of Newark
  • The Italians of Newark: A Community Study
  • The Jersey Game: The History of Modern Baseball
    [N796.3571/D554] – Reading Room
  • Legislative Manual, State of New Jersey, 1931-1939
    Includes 1930 Census Figures, Election Returns, Directory of County Officials, Members of the State Assembly and Members of the State Senate
    [N 328 N]
  • Minutes of the Joint Meeting in the matter of an outlet sewer for the following municipalities in Essex and Union Counties: East Orange, Hillside, Irvington, Maplewood, Millburn, Newark, Roselle Park, South Orange, Summit, Union and West Orange, 1931-1939
  • New Jersey: A Guide to its Present and Past
    WPA guide…chapter on Newark.
    [N974.9/F31721] – Reading Room
  • Newark: A Chronological & Documentary History
    [N974.91/Es7N8] – Reading Room
  • Newark City Directories, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1939
  • Newark Evening News – up to January 31, 1936
  • Newark Museum Association Annual Reports, 1923-1945
  • Newark Photo Files
  • Newark Vertical Files
  • The 1937 Newark Bears: A Baseball Legend
  • The Rutgers University College of Pharmacy: A Centennial History
    [N615.107117492/B677] – Reading Room
  • Sanborn Insurance Maps of Newark 1930,1931
  • St. George Catholic Church, Newark, New Jersey
  • Seventy-five Years: Howard Savings Bank, Newark, New Jersey, 1857-1932
  • Sixty-first Annual Report of the Women’s Auxiliary to the National Council of the Episcopal Church, Diocese of Newark, 1939 (Bound in volume of reports 1924-1942)
  • Some Notes on the History of Christ Church, Newark, New Jersey, 1848-1948
  • A Story of Human Security: The Prudential
    [N368.3/M4515] – Reading Room
  • Swing City: Newark Night Life 1925-1950
  • Who’s Who in New Jersey 1939
    [N920/N421] – Reading Room
  • “William F. Cone Photo Collection.”
    Includes some 1930s Newark items
    [MG 802]
  • Woodland Cemetery Records
    Includes some 1930s internments
    Reading Room

Compiled by Grace-Ellen McCrann, Reference Librarian, 20 October 2000

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