Historic Red Bank Walking Tours

We hold monthly Red Bank walking tours (excluding the hot summer months), so check in with our calendar to register for one! Or, if you'd rather take your own time, try our self-guided interactive walking tour below.

Historic Newspapers

Asbury Park Press

Dates of Publication: Published under various titles since 1879.
Format: Available in print and online.
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The Echo

The ECHO newspaper was published between 1904 and 1943, with publisher listed as Rock and Howard, originally in Long Branch, NJ and then, after 1910, in Red Bank, NJ. It is described in Vol. 1, # 22, Jan. 12, 1095, as "Published weekly in the interest of the Negro Race," and "The oldest colored paper in New Jersey."

With a grant in by Investors Foundation in 2017, the holdings from between 1904 and 1937 were digitized and is now available on the Red Bank Public Library Web Site. Many issues are fragmented and damaged and the holdings are incomplete.

Click here to access the Echo/Express files online. 

The Mail & Express

It is described as a Historical African-American-owned newspaper covering Red Bank area with Lewis O. Summersett listed as publisher.  With a grant in by Investors Foundation in 2017, material from March 31, 1905 to April 20, 1906 was digitized and is now available on the Red Bank Public Library website. 

Click here to access the Echo/Express files online.

Red Bank Register

Dates of publication: Published under various titles 1878-1991.
Format: Available online.
Access: Available via Red Bank Register Historical Newspapers (fully searchable).

Matawan Independent

Dates of publication: Published since 1970.
Archival Holdings: 1972-2000.
Format: Available online.
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