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The Arts



(Photograph of Steven Leech, 1982)
Photograph of Steven Leech, 1982.
Chris Oakley collection of alternative press.

The Arts in Newark are often community collaborations, as with the Dreamstreets projects of Steven Leech, the Newark Arts Alliance, or any of the alternative press publications that have flourished in town since the late 1960s in the wake of student activism on the campus of the University of Delaware. Leech, shown here at a 1982 poetry reading, has published Dreamstreets, broadcast on WXDR (now WVUD), and organized public readings in coffee houses and bars in town over the last three decades.

The Newark Arts Alliance formed in 1993 to provide citizens with the opportunity to explore and display their creativity, and to participate in cultural events that build community. It offers workshops, gallery space, sales, programs, networking, and other social opportunities to support the arts in Newark.


Photograph of Steven Leech, 1982 / and Advertising layout for an event featuring e. jean lanyon, 1982.
Chris Oakley collection of alternative press.
Gift of Chris Oakley

(Purgatory Swamp Press, No. 1, 1973)
Purgatory Swamp Press, no. 1, 1973.
Chris Oakley collection of alternative press.

Ephemera from the Newark Arts Alliance.
Archives of the Newark Arts Alliance.
Gift of the Newark Arts Alliance

Dreamstreets, number 35, Eostar 1993.
Archives of Dreamstreets.
Gift of Steven Leech

"Frank Statement" by L. Handloff, president, State Theatre, April 5, 1950, regarding application of freedom of the press to moving picture theatres and the ability to show "Sunday pictures" in Newark.
City issues files from Henry Clay Reed papers.
Gift of Mrs. Henry Clay Reed

The Leisure Times, no. 4, March 1976 / and Viewpoint, February 1975.
Chris Oakley collection of alternative press.
Gift of Chris Oakley

Purgatory Swamp Press, no. 1, 1973.
Chris Oakley collection of alternative press.
Gift of Chris Oakley



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