The Newark History Society encourages original research into all aspects of Newark’s history.

  • The Newark Archives Project’s online, keyword searchable guide to descriptions of over 3,000 archival collections with materials related to Newark is available at
  • The John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers-Newark maintains a very useful online resource guide to primary and secondary sources about Newark, called “The Newark Experience”:
  • The Newark Public Library has created “My Newark Story” with digitized maps, city directories, photographs, and local African American and Latino newspapers at
  • Charles Cummings’ “Knowing Newark” columns that appeared in The Star-Ledger from March 1996 to December 2005 are available online in a keyword searchable database at [Note that this site still in progress.]
  • Newark History Society programs since January 2008 have been videotaped and posted on

This section provides access to the text of several talks presented at Society programs and to other significant research. We invite your suggestions for other materials to make available.

June 18, 2018

Newark’s Celebrated Cider

Timothy J. Crist
President, Newark History Society

April 16, 2018

The Unnatural Political Demise of German Newark

Dan O’Flaherty
Columbia University

November 14, 2017

Historians, Civic Memory, and the Story of Newark

Timothy J. Crist
President, Newark History Society

December 3, 2012

The Newark Communist Party: 1910 to the New Deal

Warren Grover
Author of Nazis in Newark

November 14, 2012

Newark Remembers
John T. Cunningham

Clement Alexander Price, Chad Leinaweaver,
Thomas McCabe, and Timothy J. Crist

November 2, 2012

Remarks at the Centennial Celebration of the Statue of George Washington in Washington Park, Newark

Timothy J. Crist
President, Newark History Society

September 19, 2011

When Princeton was in Newark: Aaron Burr, Sr. and Newark in the 1750s

Timothy J. Crist
President, Newark History Society

June 1, 2011

Lincoln & Newark

Thomas McCabe, Lecturer, Rutgers-Newark

November 9, 2009

Godly Government Puritans and the Founding of Newark

Timothy J. Crist
President, Newark History Society

March 23, 2009

How the Depression Transformed Newark City Government

Dan O’Flaherty, Professor of Economics,
Columbia University

January 24, 2002

Paul Stellhorn and the History of Newark

Professor Clement A. Price
Rutgers University–Newark