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Object ID 2006.21.2
Title Local History Box 2
Catalog type Archive
Scope & Content One of three document boxes containing the local history of Leonia. Box 2 contains 7 folders and 1 envelope dating from 1915 through 2014. The material covers a broad range of documentation: Music events (1909-2006), real estate and local history pamphlets (1915-1939), 50th Anniversary events -1944, 300th Anniversary slides -1968, Borough events with photos, millennium events - 2000, welcome to Leonia pamphlets for 1980 & 2004, Community calendars (2005-2013).

Cello poems with photo of musicians Daryl Goldberg & poet Steven Swank (2005); Leonia Chamber Musicians program & bios with photo (2005-2006; Electronic music for an Autum afternoon program with bios; First Concert by the Leonia Choral Club(1909) concert was held at the Grand Ave. Elementary School,program with list of members which included-Rebecca Gismond who taught there, artist Peter Newell, Lorenzo Gismond Leonia's 3rd mayor and Robert Wood Leonia's 4th mayor; First Concert by the Community Chorus of Leonia (1919) program held at Leonia High School; 2nd Sunday Concert Society (1975); 2nd Sunday Concert at Leonia Methodist Church (1992) program and enlarged laminated article from Bergen Record (1999); Leonia Sinfonia held at Sisterhood Congregation Sons of Israel (1994); Leonia Mozart Quartet held at the Leonia Public Library (1995); "Leonia Woodwind Quartet" (2002) photograph of musicians at rehearsal. "Let There Be Lights" concert of classical music at the Anna C. Scott Elementary School (2005), folder 15

Real estate brochures-"Leonia the Logical Place for the College Man to Live" (1915), "Facts About Leonia" 2 pamphlets describing various aspects of Leonia (1915); "Why I Live in Leonia" (1917) pamphlet; History of Bergen County (1630-1923) includes history of Leonia;"The Telephone in Leonia" (1939) brochure history of phone service in the Borough; :Leonia the Place to Make your Home" (circa 1922) real estate pamphlet; "Community House Leonia,N.J." (circa 1922) brochure; "Do You Know Leonia" (circa 1925) 3 copies, brochure; "The Story of the Leonia Community Association" (circa 1930s), brochure. folder 16.

Program of Living History- performance by Leonia Player's Guild (1944); "Churches of Leonia" observe the 50th Anniversary of the Borough program (1944); Program (3 copies) of Gala Concert (1944); Newspaper clippings of semi-centennial events (1944); "Leonia Semi-Centennial 1894-1944" (1944) book detailing history of Borough with photos; folder 17.

300th Anniversary of Leonia-slides of parade down Broad Ave.(1968); envelope 18.

Pamphlet describing Washington's Retreat Route in 1776 through Leonia (1976) re-enactment papers & photos; "Leonia Bloomsday Readers" photographs of participants (1997); "Leonia History Tour Trolley" (2003) guide David Boyd photographs; folder 19.

"Leonia Millennium Celebration" (2000) various flyers,memos from committee preparing events [see also Borough Centennial Box 1 & 2 Bay A Shelf 3] folder 20.

"Welcome to Leonia" (1980s & 2004), 2 pamphlets describing services & businesses in town. folder 21.

Leonia Community calendars (2005-2014) (2013 missing), folder 22.

Creator unknown
Dates of Creation 1915-2013
Collection Local History, Box 2
People DeWitt, Ida
Gismond, Lorenzo
Gismond, Rebecca
Newell, Peter
Wood, Robert
Subjects Local History archives
Music events
Real Estate pamphlets
Borough pamphlets
Borough events
Source Archivist