Newton Times photographs. 1973-1979. Biography J-K-L-Library
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Newton - ArchivesN NTP 974.44 N48 Box 7Library Use Only

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General Note
Box 7 of 51; Photographs 1183-1335.
General Note
Notable figures identified in photographs (for complete list of names, see inventory sheet in box): Virginia Tashjian, Theodore Mann, Florence Mann, Cathy Garoian, Patricia Waite, Dorothy Reichard, Robert F. Drinan, Henry Jackson, Matthew Jefferson, Hubie Jones, Katherine (Kathy) Jones, James Earl Jones, Monte Basbas, Dusha Scott
Restrictions on Access
Restrictions apply. Contact the library's Reference Department in advance for details.
Collection consists of black and white photographs.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials
Newton Times photographs : Biography J-K-L-Library. Special Collections, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials
Newton Free Library (330 Homer St., Newton, MA 02459), Special Collections.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift;,The Newton Times newspaper.
Biographical or Historical Data
The Newton Times was a prize-winning, liberal weekly newspaper which published in Newton, Massachusetts from 1971 to 1980. It was an alternative voice created by anti-war activists who weren't content with coverage of the issues by local newspapers. It served as a force in the community as it reported on social issues, analyzed city and public school budgets, assessed and endorsed political candidates and published a voters' guide before each election. It pushed for removal of asbestos in Newton North High School and raised awareness of Newton's distinctive neighborhoods. It was forced to close because of reduced advertising revenue taken by competing weeklies. The Newton Free Library has the Newton Times on microfilm (v. 1, #1, Sept. 8, 1971-v. 9, #22, Jan. 23, 1980), as well as 51 boxes of photographs from the newspaper's archive and a collection of mock-up maps used with articles. Collection includes photographs of a few widely known personalities and local developers, Newton city officials, aldermen, school committee members, lawyers, business owners, black leaders, METCO director, string instrument maker. Some associations are included - meetings, speakers or theatrical productions of the League of Women Voters, Newton Jaycees and Citizens for Limited Taxation. Various events and interiors of the Jackson Homestead at 527 Washington Street are pictured as well as Juniper House, a home for people with developmental disabilities at 14 Newtonville Avenue. Businesses included are Langley Food Shop (30 Langley Road). Photographs 1183-1234 show patrons staff and trustees of the Newton Free Library and events at the Main Library and branches in Newton Highlands, Waban, Newton Lower Falls and Nonantum. Events include balls, readings, children's story hour, workshops, lead testing, pet show, book sales, fashion shows, concerts, play rehearsals, artist and author receptions.
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