Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson Collections

About this Collection

Kenneth Gibson was Newark's first African American Mayor. He was elected in 1970. We have two collections on Gibson, one of photographs and one of papers and other items.

Photos from Mayor Gibson's Publicity Office
This collection contains photographs from Mayor Gibson's publicity office (a selection of those at the library in the collection MG Gibson PO). The photos include parades, oaths of office, and city council members.
Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson Collection
In this collection are some papers from Mayor Gibson (from MG Gibson), including press releases and letters.