Guide to the Record Book of Harmonic Society of Newark 1830-1838 MG 886
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The New Jersey Historical Society
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.
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.
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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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 886, Harmonic Society of Newark Record Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.