26 old maps of Newark donated from the Newark Public Library’s New Jersey Information Room have been added to the DANA http://archlib.njit.edu/collections/dana/collections/maps/mapsinlittmanlibrary/index.php
July 1, 2010
April 7, 2010
Atlas of Newark, Volumes 1 & 2 from 1911 and 1912 respectively, are now posted to the DANA, thanks to the generousity of the Newark Public Library. Find them on the “Maps” page http://archlib.njit.edu/collections/dana/collections/maps/index.php
March 26, 2010
Courtesy of the Newark Public Library, this 1889 work is now posted on the DANA at http://archlib.njit.edu/collections/dana/collections/maps/atlasofnewark1889/index.php
March 25, 2010
From the collection of the Newark Public Library http://archlib.njit.edu/collections/dana/collections/maps/robinson-atlas1927-v3/index.php
March 18, 2010
As promised, recently digitized volume 5 of Insurance Maps of Newark, New Jersey (New York: Sanborn map company, 1931) is now linked from the maps collection or you may access it here http://archlib.njit.edu/collections/dana/collections/maps/sanborn-v5/index.php
March 4, 2010
Insurance maps of Newark, New Jersey, Vol. 4 (New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1931), from the Littman Library Rare Book collection, has been digitized and is now available in the DANA maps collection at http://archlib.njit.edu/collections/dana/collections/maps/sanborn-v4/index.php . The rest of the Sanborn map volumes from 1931 will be posted online as the scanning of each is completed.
February 17, 2010
The Newark Public Library graciously agreed to lend their archives for the National Register of Historic Places Inventory, which contains the documentation for numerous Newark Landmarks. The digitization of these documents has begun and they are accessible from http://archlib.njit.edu/collections/dana/collections/articles/Inventory/index.php We will continue to add to this collection until all documents from the NPL are digitized.
Additionally, we have added a link from Princeton University’s Rare Books and Special Collections page where partial digitized Sanborn maps of New Jersey, many of which are from Newark’s Essex County, can be accessed freely. This collection can be linked from the maps page at http://archlib.njit.edu/collections/dana/collections/maps/index.php
December 23, 2009
Newark Waterfront master plan video on YouTube and final presentation, as well as the Newark Visitors Center Competition were submitted by NJIT College of Architecture and Design students Tim Rupp, James Chororos, and Matt Collura http://archlib.njit.edu/collections/dana/collections/studentwork/index.php
The Digital Archive of Newark Architecture is growing rapidly as we continue to add content in the form of new articles, e-books, and government documents. We are now in the process of creating three new pages in the DANA. “Architects” and “Buildings”, are now available, and the other page, “Public Spaces” will soon be an active link. Feel free to check them out at http://archlib.njit.edu/collections/dana/index.php . If you have material you would like to contribute that is related to Newark architects, buildings or public spaces in Newark, please contact Maya Gervits at email@example.com or Jessica O’Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Credit will be given to contributors for any submissions. Thanks for your participation!
February 27, 2008
This post comes from Zemin Zhang, at the blog The Daily Newarker:
Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different waters flow.
Last Sunday, I went to the Grove Street Cemetery to look for the resting place of Louis Danzig. With a cemetery administrator’s instructions, I found only five, perhaps unrelated, Danzig’s. However, I was captured by the aura of hundreds of past Jewish lives, with downtown Newark in the distance under the dim winter sun. I could hear Louis Danzig (“Lou” to his friends), a visionary who died in 1982, telling his dreams, sorrows, and regrets in his life-long battle for Newark’s revitalization.
In 1911, Harry and Rebecca Danzig brought three-year-old Louis to Newark from Lithuania. Starting from Oriental Street at the northern edge of the thriving city, America was a dream of democratic socialism for the Danzig family and thousands of Jews who escaped from the oppressive Tsar and the Old World discrimination. Their countryman Abraham Cahan founded Forward, the most popular Yiddish newspaper newspaper with the motto: Workers all Over the World Unite. Graduating from Central High and New Jersey Law School, Louis started his legal practice in 1930. In the evenings, he went to Columbia and NYU to study housing issues, his life-long passion. More