Stanley B. Winters Papers1944-2011Bulk 1960s-1970sMG 1689

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Series Descriptions and Container List

Series 1: Stanley Winters writings

Series 2: Correspondence, reviews, conference materials, photographs, etc.

Series 3: Newark mayors/organizations/people

Series 4: General Newark Information (historical, urban, race issues).

Series 5: State/national/international issues-- politics, urban preservation, etc.

Series 6: Meeting minutes

Series 7: Court dockets (blight determination case, Stanley B. and Helen Winters are among the Plaintiffs suing the City of Newark over a declaration of blight)

Series 8: Media audio/visual materials

Stanley B. Winters Papers1944-2011Bulk 1960s-1970sMG 1689Inventory prepared by Julia Telonidis.

Stanley B. Winters Papers
1944-2011
Bulk 1960s-1970s

MG 1689



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Inventory prepared by Julia Telonidis.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. October 2011. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Winters, Stanley B.
Title: Stanley B. Winters Papers
Dates 1944-2011
Abstract: Consists of papers, photographs, and audiovisual materials pertaining to Newark, NJ based activist and professor Stanley B. Winters.
Quantity: 2.75 linear feet (7 boxes)
Collection Number: MG 1689

Biographical Note

Stanley Bisguier Winters was a prominent Newark, New Jersey based professor and activist who was known for his scholarship on Newark's urban, race, and political issues during the 1960s and 1970s.

Born in New York City in 1924, Winters graduated from New York University and earned a doctorate from Rutgers University. He taught history at NJIT beginning in 1957. In addition to his teaching and scholarly work, he became a prominent force as a Newark neighborhood-rights, political, and civil rights activist.

He moved to the Clinton Hill section of Newark in the 1940s. In the 1950s, he co-founded the Clinton Hill Neighborhood Council which fought for neighborhood preservation and improvement, and against the urban renewal policies of the time. He was among the plaintiffs in a 1964 lawsuit against the City of Newark over the declaration of parts of the Clinton Hill neighborhood as a blighted area.

Winters was active in the local civil rights movement, serving as a member of the Executive Board of the Newark NAACP. He wrote a weekly column "Inside Newark" for the Newark edition of the New Jersey Afro-American from 1958 to 1964. He was a good friend and advisor to Newark's first black mayor, Kenneth Gibson, and was very active in his political campaign. Winters himself also ran for office twice. He ran once for South Ward Councilman in 1962 and again for Essex County Freeholder in 1965.

Winters was also a noted scholar of the Newark riots of 1967. He organized a 1977 conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the riots. This event led to the publication of his book From Riot to Recovery: Newark After Ten Years.

Winters was also a World War II veteran and served in Eastern Europe. This sparked his interest in the history and culture of the area, particularly that of Czechoslovakia. He became a well known Czech scholar, writing a variety of published articles relating to Czechoslovakia.

Winters retired from NJIT in 1991 and retired to Florida. He died on January 28, 2011.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of papers, photographs, and audiovisual materials pertaining to Stanley B. Winters. Included are many of his writings on urban renewal, and civil rights in Newark. There are essays, reviews, notes, conference materials and clippings of newspaper articles, many of which pertain to race and urban issues. There are also photographs, slides, reel to reel films and floppy disks. There is a small amount of material regarding his scholarly activities pertaining to Eastern Europe, especially Czechoslovakia.

There is correspondence with various prominent Newarkers, including mayors, and various Newark organizations. There is ephemera, including flyers and brochures, and materials relating to local election campaigns, including those of Winters. There are municipal council meeting minutes and dockets from a court case filed against the city of Newark regarding a declaration of neighborhood blight. Overall, the collection offers a representation of Newark in the late 1960s to 1970s and the civil rights, urban, political and redevelopment issues that were prevalent at the time.

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Arrangement

The papers are organized into eight series:

Series 1: Stanley Winters writings, 1953-2007.

Series 2: Correspondence, reviews, conference materials, photographs, etc., 1944- 2008.

Series 3: Newark mayors/organizations/people, 1956-2011.

Series 4: General Newark Information (historical, urban, race issues), 1942-2008.

Series 5: State/national/international issues-- politics, urban preservation, etc., 1967-2010.

Series 6: Meeting Minutes, Municipal Council, City of Newark, 1967-1981.

Series 7: Court dockets (blight determination case, Stanley B. and Helen Winters are among the Plaintiffs suing the City of Newark over a declaration of blight), 1964.

Series 8: Media audio/visual materials, 1961-2001.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Addonizio, Hugh J., 1914-1981.
Aldridge, Doug.
Booker, Cory.
Carlin, Leo P.
Curvin, Bob.
Gibson, Kenneth A.
Grover, Warren.
James, Sharpe, 1936-
Winans, Derek.
Winters, Stanley B.
Subject Organizations:
Clinton Hill Neighborhood Council (Newark, N.J.).
Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest.
New Jersey Historical Society.
New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Newark History Society (Newark, N.J.).
Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee (Newark, N.J.).
Newark Public Library.
Subject Topics:
African-Americans.
Civil rights
Education.
Eminent domain.
Mayors.
Minorities--Employment.
Political activists.
Race relations.
Riots--New Jersey--Newark.
Urban renewal.
Subject Places:
Essex County (N.J.)
Newark (N.J.)
Document Types:
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Ephemera.
Minutes.
Photographs.
Slides.

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Related Material

For other materials related to this collection, see:

MG 1684 Kenneth Gibson Papers, 1955-1984

MG 1673 Derek Winans Papers, 1862-2004

See also the manuscript collections at the Newark Public Library.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1689, Stanley B. Winters Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The papers were donated to The New Jersey Historical Society by Zdenka Müllerová-Winters in 2011.

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Bibliography

NJIT Vector. "In memorial: Stanley B. Winters 1924-2011." http://njitvector.com/2011/02/16/1470/

NJ.com obituary. "Stanley Winters, historian who provided insight into 1967 Newark riots, dies at 86." http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/02/stanley_winters_one_of_first_h.html

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Series Descriptions and Container List

 

Series 1: Stanley Winters writings

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 "The politics of change and civic reform in Newark, 1953-1954" (with correspondence) by Stanley Winters 1953-1954
1 2 Winters writings on his potential candidacy in the South Ward, includes correspondence with Dr. Workman 1962
1 3 "Urban Renewal and Civil Rights" by Stanley Winters (rough draft and final printed version) 1964
1 4 "A profile of Newark, NJ in the Summer of 1971" by Stanley Winters 1971
1 5 "Achievement of Lewis Mumford, NJIT, Newark, October 14-17, 1985" by Stanley B. Winters 1985
1 6 "Civic Reform and the Jewish Community of Newark in the 1950s" by Stanley Winters 2001
1 7 "Kevin Mumford's new book on Newark is worth reading but…" op ed. Piece by Stanley Winters 2007
1 8 Stanley Winters handwritten notes, remarks, meeting minutes, bibliography No date
1 9 Newspaper articles written by Stanley Winters ca. 1958-1982
1 10 Stanley Winters writings on post-riot Newark 1983-2001
1 11 Book: "Newark: an assessment 1967-1977" edited by Stanley Winters (See also Box 2, Folder 8 and Box 2, Folder 9) 1978

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Series 2: Correspondence, reviews, conference materials, photographs, etc.

Box Folder Title Date
2 1 Correspondence--general 1965-2007
2 2 Prof. William B. Gwyn's paper "The failure of the Newark ombudsmen" with correspondence/review by Stanley Winters 1973
2 3 Richard Baldiga's paper "Manufacuring in Newark, problems and promise of the city's economy", with review by Stanley Winters 1984
2 4 Stanley Winters election materials, Board of Chosen Freeholders, Essex County 1965
2 5 Stanley Winters honors/accolades/certificate 1982-1985
2 6 Education related-- courses/workshops ca.1953-1981
2 7 Newark Conference "Community Action for Cooperative Action, Oct. 10. 1973 1973
2 8 Conference: "An Assessment of Newark, 1967-1977" at NJIT, Oct. 1, 1977 (See also Box 1, Folder 11 and Box 2, Folder 9) 1977
2 9 Photographs: "An assessment of Newark, 1967-1977" at NJIT, Oct. 1, 1977 1977
2 10 Photographs: riots and post-riots era Newark, riots damage, politicians, street scenes, NJIT campus ca. 1967-1977
2 11 Photographs: Stanley Winters miscellaneous 1944
2 12 Photographs: Lecture at NJHS; Conference at NPL?; Charles Cummings memorial dedication; (includes photos of Stanley Winters, Clement Price, Warren Grover, Kenneth Gibson, Doug Eldridge, Corey Booker, Liz Del Tufo and others) 2006-2008

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Series 3: Newark mayors/organizations/people

Box Folder Title Date
3 1 Mayor Leo B. Carlin related (correspondence and article) 1956
3 2 Mayor Hugh Addonizio related (clippings) 1962-1970
3 3 Mayor Kenneth Gibson related (correspondence, clippings, photographs, election related) See also Box 2, Folder 12) 1966-2008
3 4 Mayor Sharpe James related (Clippings/correspondence) ca. 1988-2008
3 5 Mayor Corey Booker related (Correspondence/brochure) 2007-2008
3 6 Clinton Hill Neighborhood Council ca. 1957-1960
3 7 Doug Eldridge/Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee related (correspondence/ephemera) ca. 1985-2010
3 8 **RESTRICTED MATERIALS** INACCESSIBLE TO RESEARCHERS UNTIL 2051 No date
3 9 Warren Grover/Jewish Historical Society of Metrowest/Newark History Society related (correspondence, ephemera) ca. 1998-2011
3 10 Newark History Society/ New Jersey Historical Society/Newark Public Library related (correspondence, events, ephemera and Tribute to Stanley Winters-2011 event materials) ca. 1988-2011
3 11 Rebecca Neal Owens/Jean Rae Turner/Derek T. Winans articles/obituaries 1962-2006

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Series 4: General Newark Information (historical, urban, race issues).

Box Folder Title Date
4 1 "The Italians in Newark" by C.W. Churchill: copied chapters from book 1942
4 2 Statistics and information on Newark-history, demographics, facts ca. 1960s-1970s
4 3 Urban renewal in Newark 1959-1979
4 4 Urban Studies Center articles/writings/reports ca. 1962
4 5 Worker training programs reports/analyses 1966-1974
4 6 Segregation/Black power/Race issues/Political activism/Immigration articles/publications (non-Newark specific ca. 1960-2009
4 7 Newark riots jury findings 1967
4 8 Flyers/ephemera regarding Newark politicians ca. 1960s-1970s
4 9 "History of the Hudson Tubes" by Allan V. Lacki (PATH trains) 1975
4 10 Downtown Newark Mixed-Use Development Phase I Assessment by the American City Corp 1982
4 11 Ephemera-flyers, handouts, postcards, invitations, etc ca. 1960s-2008
4 12 Newark watershed/water supply crisis articles 1981
4 13 Newspaper articles, mainly Newark related, housing issues, transportation, race issues, politics, obituaries ca. 1960s-2005

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Series 5: State/national/international issues-- politics, urban preservation, etc.

Box Folder Title Date
5 1 General New Jersey politics articles 1986-1989
5 2 General urban redevelopment/preservation issues articles 2005-2010
5 3 Czech/USSR/ Eastern Europe related articles/clippings, etc ca. 2000-2010

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Series 6: Meeting minutes

Box Folder Title Date
5 4 Municipal Council City of Newark meeting minutes (incomplete runs) 1967-1968
5 5 Municipal Council City of Newark meeting minutes Jan-Jun 1969
5 6 Municipal Council City of Newark meeting minutes Jul-Dec 1969
5 7 Municipal Council City of Newark meeting minutes 1970
5 8 Municipal Council City of Newark meeting minutes 1971
5 9 Municipal Council City of Newark meeting minutes 1976-1978
5 10 Municipal Council City of Newark meeting minutes 1979
5 11 Municipal Council City of Newark meeting minutes 1980-1981

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Series 7: Court dockets (blight determination case, Stanley B. and Helen Winters are among the Plaintiffs suing the City of Newark over a declaration of blight)

Box Folder Title Date
6 1 Supreme court of New Jersey docket no. 4361 brief of plaintiffs-appellants and brief of plaintiff-appellants in opposition of motion to dismiss appeal and reply brief of plaintiffs-appellants ca. 1964
6 2 Supreme court of New Jersey docket no. 4361 Appendix vol. 1 ca. 1964
6 3 Supreme court of New Jersey docket no. 4361 Appendix vol. 2 ca. 1964
6 4 Supreme court of New Jersey docket no. 4362 petition for certification and supplemental appendix ca. 1964
6 5 Supreme court of New Jersey docket no. A-101-62 brief of plaintiffs-appellants ca. 1964

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Series 8: Media audio/visual materials

Box Folder Title Date
7 1 Roundtable on Civil Rights reel-to-reel tape, Bob Curvin, Stanley Winters, Bill Payne, Andy Washington and others, Summer 1962 1962
7 2 2 reel to reel tapes "Save our Homes" urban renewal and eminent domain, Louise Patterson (Pres. Clinton Hill Neighborhood Council), Daniel Lubetkin, Stanley Winters, Mayor Hugh Addonizio Oct. 15 1962 see below also 1962
7 3 Reel to reel in box Reel 1 meeting on Urban renewal in Clinton Hill Oct 15 1962 1962
7 4 Reel to reel 67B containing various film clips-Soviet Union, Eugene McCarthy, Leroy Jones, Malcolm X, etc 1967-1968
7 5 Reel to reel 75 containing various film clips--Police in Newark, Pres. Nixon, Latin time, etc. 1972
7 6 Floppy discs 6 ¼"-NJ history, Civic reform 1950s; Durable City NJIT or assessment?) Kodak-Durable City. 4 ¾ " floppy discs contain Wordperfect6 documents, Civic reform and the Jewish Community in Newark 6/2001 and curriculum vitae, Bohemica SB Winters 4/2001 ca. 1980s-2001
7 7 Slides: "Old Newark" a presentation given by Stanley Winters, accompanied by written notes ca. 1980s?
7 8 8mm movie film of Niagara trip; slides of Czechoslovakia ca. 1960s-1970s
7 9 Plaque-- Stanley Winters 1st president of CHNC from the Executive Committee 1961

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