Browse Items (15 total)

  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey"

Two Seeking Council Seats at Plainfield; Minister, Funeral Director Enter Primaries for Positions on Slate of Republicans Seeking Office


1935-09-07

1935 Two Seeking Council Seats at Plainfield - Minister, Funeral Director Enter Primaries for Positions on Slate of Republicans Seeking Office (New York Amsterdam News)-headline.png
Article in the New York Amsterdam News reporting that the Rev. Egerton E. Hall (Ed.D. 1933) and Joseph B. Judkins are seeking council seats at Plainfield, NJ. The candidates are sponsored by the Plainfield League of Colored Voters. The article…

Organize Group to Combat Bias; Relief Discrimination in Union County Hit


1935-08-03

1935 ORGANIZE GROUP TO COMBAT BIAS.png
Article in the New York Amsterdam News reporting that the Rev. Egerton E. Hall (Ed.D. 1933) presided over a meeting to organize the new Negro Welfare Council. The meeting took place in Elizabeth, NJ. Hall was a pastor in Plainfield, NJ.

Keeps Preparing [graduation announcement for Egerton E. Hall]


1933-06-14

1933 Keeps Preparing-photo.jpg
Article in the New York Amsterdam News reporting that the Rev. Egerton E. Hall of Plainfield, NJ, has earned the degree of Doctor of Education at Rutgers University. A photograph of Hall is included with the announcement.

Veronica Henriksen Wins Scholarship


1942-11-02

1942-11-02-Courier-News-p10-headline.jpg
The Plainfield Courier-News reports that Veronica Henriksen (DC 1944) is the recipient of a state scholarship.

Moorland YMCA Concert Tonight


1940-08-01

1940-08-01-Courier-News-p2.jpg
The Plainfield Courier-News reports about the concert of the Summer School Orchestra of the Moorland Branch YMCA (Plainfield's African American branch of the Young Men's Christian Association), for the benefit of the orchestra library fund. The…

Girl Scouts Visit New York on Tour


1944-06-26

http://scarletandblackproject.com/fileupload/1944-06-26-Courier-News-p2.jpg
The Plainfield Courier-News reports about the activities of Girl Scouts of Troop 29 of the East Fifth Street YWCA (Plainfield's African American branch of the Young Women's Christian Association). Veronica Henriksen (DC 1944) and her sister Charmaine…

Veronica Henriksen Graduating from NJC


1944-06-07

http://scarletandblackproject.com/fileupload/1944-06-07-Courier-News-p6.jpg
The Plainfield Courier-News reports that Veronica Henriksen graduated from the New Jersey College for Women (Douglass College) on June 7, 1944, with a major in sociology and economy. Henriksen "in two weeks will begin an accelerated two years course…

Scouts to Present Fashion Show at Branch YWCA


1944-04-26

http://scarletandblackproject.com/fileupload/1944-04-26-Courier-News-p11.jpg
The Plainfield Courier-News reports about the activities of Girl Scouts of Troop 29 of the East Fifth Street YWCA (Plainfield's African American branch of the Young Women's Christian Association). Genevieve Henriksen, mother of Veronica Henriksen (DC…

Concert Given by Moorland YMCA Group


1940-08-02

http://scarletandblackproject.com/fileupload/1940-08-02-Courier-News-p2.jpg
The Plainfield Courier-News reports about the concert of the Summer School Orchestra of the Moorland Branch YMCA (Plainfield's African American branch of the Young Men's Christian Association), for the benefit of the orchestra library fund. Veronica…

Fantasy to Aid Repair Fund at Moorland 'Y'


1937-12-27

http://scarletandblackproject.com/fileupload/1937-12-27-Courier-News-p11.jpg
The Plainfield Courier-News reports that a Christmas fundraiser show will be staged in Moorland Branch YMCA (Plainfield's African American branch of the Young Men's Christian Association). The show will be presented by the Henriksen Kiddies Dancing…

Veronica Henriksen high school senior photo


1940

1940 Veronica Henriksen senior photo - Plainfield HS yearbook p 27.jpg
Page 27 of the Plainfield High School yearbook for the year 1940, which includes Veronica Henriksen's senior photo. Henriksen is the third known black woman to attend Douglass College, graduating in 1944.

Englehardt Henriksen, World War II draft registration card

United States, Selective Service System
1942-04-25

Englehardt Henriksen WWII draft card front.jpg
Draft registration card for Englehardt Henriksen. The local draft board registrar misidentified Englehardt Henriksen's race and checked off "White" in the race column. This registration card was filled out in April 1942, while Englehardt's daughter…

Englehardt Henriksen, World War I draft registration card

United States, Selective Service System
1917-06-05

Englehardt Henriksen WWI draft card front.jpg
Draft registration card for Englehardt Henriksen, father of Veronica Henriksen (DC class of 1944). The card identifies Henriksen's race as "African" and indicates that he was born in 1893 in "Christiansted, St. Croix, Danish West Indies" (now US…

1930 US Census record for Veronica Henriksen


1930

Veronica Henriksen 1930 census detail.jpg
Veronica Henriksen’s family was listed in the 1930 US census residing in Plainfield, New Jersey. Veronica’s parents were listed at the bottom of page 11A, and 6-year-old Veronica was listed on line 1 at the top of page 11B. The census enumerator…

Choral Club Plans Recital


1948-06-04

1948-06-04 Choral Club Plans Recital - Plainfield Courier-News detail.jpg
The Plainfield Courier-News reports that the Community Choral Club of the East Fifth Street Branch of the YWCA (an African American branch of the Young Women's Christian Association) is planning its second annual recital to take place at the…