Guide to the Newark Academy Collection 1917-1985MG 1671

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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note:

Scope and Content Note

Access Points

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Container List

Newark Academy Ephemera

Guide to the Newark Academy Collection 1917-1985MG 1671Processed by Evan Panayi.

Guide to the Newark Academy Collection
1917-1985
MG 1671



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Processed by Evan Panayi.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. July 2006. 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: Newark Academy (N.J.)
Title: Newark Academy Collection
Dates 1917-1985
Abstract: This collection contains ephemera from the Newark Academy, a grades 6-12 school that dates back to the pre-Revolutionary era.
Quantity: .04 linear feet (5 folders)
Collection Number: MG 1671

Historical Note:

Newark Academy is the second oldest day school in the state of New Jersey, and one of a handful of pre-Revolutionary schools still operating in the United States. The Academy was founded in 1774 by Alexander Macwhorter, a leading cleric and advisor to George Washington. Temporarily closed in 1780, after being burned by the British during the Revolutionary War, the school reopened in new quarters in 1792. In 1802, the Academy opened a separate division for girls, but the innovative program was closed in 1859. In 1964, the Academy moved from Newark to Livingston, and, in 1971, became fully co-educational. The school is filled with both lower and upper schools; comprising grades six through twelve. The institution continues to flourish into the present day.

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Scope and Content Note

The material from Newark Academy includes various issues of the school newsletter the Newark Academy Alumnus, copies of news clippings, various dinner and event programs, and a student literary magazine.

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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.)
Subject Topics:
Private schools--New Jersey--Newark.
Schools--New Jersey--Newark.
Subject Places:
Livingston (N.J.)
Newark (N.J.)
Document Types:
Letters (Correspondence)
Newsletters.
Progams.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1671, Newark Academy Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Janet C. Jessel, 2004.

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Bibliography

Newark Academy. "About Us: History and Mission" <http://www.newarka.edu/podium/default.aspx?t=28851> 15 September 2006.

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Container List

 

Newark Academy Ephemera

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Newark Academy Programs (Commencement, Retirement, Dinner, Bicentennial Programs) 1917-1974
1 2 Newark Academy Newspaper Clippings (Photocopies) 1972-1974
1 3 Newark Academy "Academe", a publication consisting of student essays, poetry, and art 1966 May
1 4 Newark Academy Alumnus, a school newsletter with articles on school, community, and social issues, alumni information 1971-1978
1 5 Newark Academy Alumnus, a school newsletter with articles on school, community, and social issues, alumni information 1982-1985

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