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|Creator:||Winters, Stanley B.|
|Title:||Stanley B. Winters Papers|
|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|
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.
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.
The papers are organized into eight series:
|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Addonizio, Hugh J., 1914-1981.|
|Carlin, Leo P.|
|Gibson, Kenneth A.|
|James, Sharpe, 1936-|
|Winters, Stanley B.|
|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.|
|Essex County (N.J.)|
For other materials related to this collection, see:
See also the manuscript collections at the Newark Public Library.
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1689, Stanley B. Winters Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The papers were donated to The New Jersey Historical Society by Zdenka Müllerová-Winters in 2011.
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
Series 1: Stanley Winters writings
|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|
Series 2: Correspondence, reviews, conference materials, photographs, etc.
|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|
Series 3: Newark mayors/organizations/people
|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|
Series 4: General Newark Information (historical, urban, race issues).
|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|
Series 5: State/national/international issues-- politics, urban preservation, etc.
|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|
Series 6: Meeting minutes
|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|
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)
|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|
Series 8: Media audio/visual materials
|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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