Guide to the Doris Cohn Grossman Collection ca. 1920-1939 MG 1688


Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note:
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Related Material
Administrative Information
Container List

Doris Cohn Grossman Papers

Guide to the Doris Cohn Grossman Collection
ca. 1920-1939

MG 1688

The New Jersey Historical Society
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Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. August 2008. 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: Grossman, Doris Cohn, 1917-2006.
Title:: Doris Cohn Grossman Collection
Dates: ca. 1920s-1939
Abstract: This collection contains the school ephemera of Newark, N.J. resident, Doris Cohn Grossman, including diplomas, brochures, scrapbooks and autograph books.
Quantity: .4 linear feet (1 box + 1 OS)
Collection Number: MG 1688

Biographical Note

Doris Cohn Grossman was born in 1917 and lived at 25 Girard Place in Newark, N.J. Her father Joseph E.Cohn was a prominent attorney with the Lehman Group whose offices were located on Broad Street in Newark. Her mother Clara Cohn was an advocate in pioneering early childhood education. Doris was the eldest of four children. Her younger siblings included Bernice, Walter R., and Marian. Doris attended neighborhood schools in Newark and attended South Side High School. She also attended the New Jersey College for Women at Rutgers. The family spent summers at the New Jersey shore in the Elberon/Asbury Park area where the children participated in the Asbury Park Baby Parade. The family resided in Newark roughly from the years 1915-1938 before moving to New York City.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains school memorabilia of Doris Cohn Grossman, who attended Newark Public Schools, including Madison Junior High, South Side High School (renamed in 1972 Malcolm X. Shabazz High School), New Jersey College for Women (renamed in 1955 Douglass College, Rutgers University), and Columbia University. There are scrapbooks that appear to be created for school assignments. There are diplomas, one of which is severely brittle and damaged. There is Asbury Park ephemera, including items pertaining to Convention Hall and the Asbury Park Baby Parade. There is also “The Hilltop” school publication as well as other published materials that have been separated from the collection for cataloging and placement in the library’s general collections.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.

Subject Names:

Grossman, Doris Cohn, 1917-2006.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.

Subject Organizations:

Convention Hall (Asbury Park, N.J.)
Hawthorne Ave. School (Newark, N.J.)
Madison Junior High School (Newark, N.J.)
Malcolm X. Shabazz High School (Newark, N.J.)
New Jersey College for Women.

Subject Topics:

Commencement ceremonies–New Jersey.
Parades–New Jersey.
Schools–New Jersey.
Students–New Jersey

Subject Places:

Asbury Park (N.J.)
Newark (N.J.)

Document Types:

Autograph albums.

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Related Material

Related Material:

Manuscript Group 1564, Asbury Park Baby Parade Photos

Separated Material:

Bulletin of New Jersey College for Women Rutgers University. New Jersey College for Women Announcement, 1935-1936. New Brunswick, N.J., 1935.

Bulletin of New Jersey College for Women Rutgers University. New Jersey College for Women Announcement, 1936-1937. New Brunswick, N.J., 1936.

Jehl, Francis.Menlo Park : Reminiscences. 3 vols. Dearborn, Mich. : Edison Institute, 1937.

Senior Optimist. South Side High School yearbooks/literary publications. Newark, N.J., 1931-1934.

Twenty-First Annual Report Newark Museum Association. Newark, N.J. : Printed for the Association, 1930.

In Museum Collections: Crepe paper child’s costume, worn in Asbury Park Baby Parade. Museum ID #2006.38.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1688, Doris Cohn Grossman Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Doris Cohn Grossman, 2006.

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Container List

Doris Cohn Grossman Papers

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 “The Hilltop” boys of Hawthorne Avenue School booklets (5) 1928-1930
1 2 School ephemera: South Side High School, Madison Jr. High including “The Pilot” publication, Hawthorne Ave. School, NJ College for Women, Columbia University 1930-1939
1 3 Asbury Park Ephemera/photos ca. 1920s-1930s
1 4 Autograph books, comprised of fellow students’ signatures (2) 1930
1 5 Scrapbook of NJ ephemera/clippings ca. 1930
1 6 Scrapbook of Frankin Delano Roosevelt election clippings (school assignment) 1932
Folder Title Date
OS Doris Cohn school diplomas 1930-1934

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