Guide to the Reports of the Female Department,Sabbath School for Coloured People1819-1822MG 1003

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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Guide to the Reports of the Female Department,Sabbath School for Coloured People1819-1822MG 1003Inventory prepared by Althea Bernheim as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the Reports of the Female Department,
Sabbath School for Coloured People
1819-1822

MG 1003



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Inventory prepared by Althea Bernheim as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Danielle Kovacs. March 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.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sabbath School for Coloured People
Title: Sabbath School for Coloured People, Female Department Reports
Dates:1819-1822
Abstract: Consists of reports addressed to the teachers and scholars of the Female Department of the Coloured School in Newark Academy.
Quantity: 5 items
Collection Number: MG 1003

Historical Note

Newark Academy was founded in 1774 and as one of the nation's oldest independent secondary schools. On November 21, 1780, British troops under Captain Thomas Ward, a Tory, raided the town of Newark and burnt the Newark Academy. In May of 1775, the town voted for one and a half acres of land to be occupied by an academy. The rebuilding of the school took place in 1792 at Broad and Academy Streets. The school was moved twice more within Newark until 1964 when the Academy made its final move from the city of Newark to its sixy-eight acre campus in suburban Livingston.

The Female Department appears to have been started in 1810 for the education of "young ladies" in all of the regular school subjects. The Sabbath school fulfilled the religious part of the girls' education.

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Scope and Content Note

These are reports addressed to the teachers and scholars of the Female Department of the Coloured School in Newark Academy, covering the years 1819, 1821-1822. These reports were prepared by Moses Smith, who was a Newark tanner and currier, a lieutenant in the Essex Brigade of Militia, and a sheriff of Essex County in 1826.

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Arrangement

The reports are arranged chronologically in one folder.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Organizations:
Newark Academy (N.J.)--Female Dept.
Sabbath School for Coloured People (Newark Academy)
Subject Topics:
African Americans--Education.
Education--United States--History.
Religious education of girls.
Sabbath schools.
Subject Places:
Newark (N.J.)--History.
New Jersey--Religious life and customs.
Document Types:
Reports.
Subject Occupations
Students--New Jersey.
Teachers--New Jersey.

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Related Material

For materials related to Sabbath and Sunday schools in New Jersey located at the New Jersey Historical Society, see:

Manuscript Group 8, High Street Presbyterian Church, (Newark, N.J.) Records

Manuscript Group 524, Methodist-Episcopal Church Sunday School, (Paterson, N.J.) Sunday School Record Book

Manuscript Group 700, Northfield Baptist Church, (Livingston, N.J.) Records

Manuscript Group 710, First Presbyterian Church Sunday School, (Hoboken, N.J.) Records

Manuscript Group 731, Sunday School Lesson Book

Manuscript Group 807, Beach Family Papers

Manuscript Group 1279, Central Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday School Board of Teachers (Newark, N.J.) Records

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1003, Sabbath School for Coloured People (Newark Academy) Female Department Reports, The New Jersey Historical Society

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift of Mrs. Richard Hartshorne.

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