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|Creator:||Newark Academy (N.J.)|
|Title:||Newark Academy Collection|
|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|
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.
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.
|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Newark Academy (N.J.)|
|Private schools--New Jersey--Newark.|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1671, Newark Academy Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Donated by Janet C. Jessel, 2004.
Newark Academy. "About Us: History and Mission" <http://www.newarka.edu/podium/default.aspx?t=28851> 15 September 2006.
Newark Academy Ephemera
|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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