Guide to the Sager/Simpson Family Papers ca. 1879-1964 MG 1635


Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information

Container List

Sager/Simpson Documents

Guide to the Sager/Simpson Family Papers
ca. 1879-1964
MG 1635
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: NJHS Library
Phone: (973) 596-8500 x249
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Richara Leona Heyward.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. October 2005. 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: Sager/Simpson family.
Title: Sager/Simpson Family Papers
Dates ca. 1879-1964
Abstract: The collection consists of personal and professional documents, mostly certificates and diplomas, belonging to the Sager/Simpson family of Newark, from the years 1879-1964.
Quantity: .66 linear feet (1 box + 1 oversized folder)
Collection Number: MG 1635

Biographical Note

The Sager family lived in the Essex County area at least from the late 19th century through the mid 20th century. Helen Simpson was the daughter of Elizabeth (Mrs. William?) Simpson. Helen married Ralph Sager of 46 Myrtle St., Newark, son of Ida Sager. After their marriage, they seemed to have continued to reside in or around Newark, at one point residing in East Orange. Other family members mentioned in the collection include Allen Sager, Lee H. Sager, Natalie Sager, and Rudolph H.F. Sager, although it is unclear how they are related to Ralph and Helen. There is also several references to members of the Conklin family.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of family papers dating from 1879-1964. This manuscript group includes photographs, newspaper clippings and publications that deal with events and organizations in which family members participated, including professional, educational and civic organizations as well as recreational activities. The collection also includes various diplomas and certificates that document the educational and professional achievements of a few family members, primarily Ralph Sager. Besides these there are also a number of miscellaneous personal papers, which include, a telephone book, a bankbook, handwritten notes and a contract.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Conklin, Ida E..
Sager, Allen.
Sager, Helen Simpson.
Sager, Lee H.
Sager, Natalie.
Sager, Ralph, ca. 1895-1960s.
Sager, Rudolph H.F.
Seagrave, Gordon S., Dr.
Simpson, William F.
Subject Organizations:
Edward J. Kisling Jr. & Co. (Newark, N.J.)
Fairmont Cemetery (Newark, N.J.)
Freemasons. Franklin Lodge, No. 10 (Irvington, N.J.)
Gamma Sigma.
Howard Savings Institution (Newark, N.J.)
Newark Evening News (Newark, N.J.)
Newark Public Schools.
Newark Technical High School (Newark, N.J.)
Veterans’ Administration Hospital (East Orange, N.J.)
Subject Topics:
Education–New Jersey.
Freemasonry–New Jersey.
Public schools–New Jersey.
Students–New Jersey.
Technical institutes–New Jersey.
Voluntarism–New Jersey.
Subject Places:
East Orange (N.J.)
Irvington (N.J.)
Newark (N.J.)
Document Types:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1635, Sager/Simpson Family Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Lynn Persson, March 2004.

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Container List

Sager/Simpson Documents

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Newspaper clippings mentioning various family members and others (includes wedding announcement of Ralph Sager and Helen Simpson). ca. 1908-1927
1 2 Masonic-related material belonging to Ralph Sager, Franklin Lodge No. 10, Irvington, NJ, includes membership lists and event programs. 1951-1953
1 3 Photographs, inidentified: mounted family photo, class photo, and composite baby photo. n.d.
1 4 High school and college related booklets: QED, a publication of the Central Commercial and Manual Training High School of Newark, NJ, and the Pyramid Crescent Magazine, publication of Gamma Sigma Fraternity (Ralph Sager, member). 1913-1921
1 5 Miscellaneous items: William F. Simpson’s Newark Theatrical Stage Employees’ Union membership card, business card, Ralph Sager memo/address book for 1934, order contract for adding information regarding Ida E. Conklin. to the B.S. Sager tombstone (Fairmont Cemetery). ca. 1930s
1 6 Ralph Sager, awards for volunteer service, Veterans Administration Voluntary Service Program. 1963-1964
Box Title Date
OS Newark primary, grammar and technical school certificates and diplomas for Ralph, Rudolph, and Natalie Sager, and Helen Simpson. 1810-1930

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