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A Tribute to John Cotton Dana, Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of His Birth

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Main Library
July 5 - September 2, 2006

Second Floor Gallery
Curated by William J. Dane
and Bruce E. Ford

August 19 marks the sesquicentennial of the birth of John Cotton Dana, the second director of The Newark Public Library, a nationally respected leader in the fields of librarianship and museum studies, and for almost three decades the primary agent for the advancement of education and culture in Newark.

The exhibition will focus on Dana’s multi-faceted contributions to the city of Newark.

View photos from the July 13, 2006 panel discussion, featuring Library Director Wilma J. Grey; Ezra Shales, Alfred University Assistant Professor; Mary Sue Sweeney Price, Director of The Newark Museum; and Steven J. Diner, Rutgers University-Newark Provost.

Read the essay, "A Champion of Individual Liberty: John Cotton Dana, 1856 - 1929," by exhibition co-curator Bruce E. Ford.

Read the Library's pamphlet, A John Cotton Dana Library.

Read the July 23, 2006 Record article - "A Dynamo Who Helped Popularize Libraries Is Honored" from

Read the July 13, 2006 Star Ledger article - "A Man Whose Vision for Libraries Flourishes."


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