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Name Hoboken Academy
Details Founded in 1860 for German speaking students. School built at northeast corner of Fifth Street and Willow Ave. School was also known as Hoboken Akademie.

Merged with Stevens Preparatory School in 1934. Combined schools first year of operation as Stevens Hoboken Academy was 1935 when the Prep School moved into the Hoboken Academy's building. Closed 1974. Building demolished 1976.

Name of successor school is sometimes seen hyphenated, Stevens-Hoboken Academy. SHA = Stevens Hoboken Academy.
Number of Archive records 65.0
Number of Object records 14.0
Number of Library records 3.0
Number of Photo records 20.0

Associated Records

Image of Souvenir booklet from the 25th Anniversary of the Hoboken Academie, February 11, 1886. - Pamphlet

Souvenir booklet from the 25th Anniversary of the Hoboken Academie, February 11, 1886. - Pamphlet

Souvenir booklet from the 25th Anniversary of the Hoboken Academie, February 11, 1886. 8-3/8" high x 5-1/2" wide. [12] pp. plus lithographed cover. Four punched holes for original ribbon-tied binding; blue-green fragments are all that remain. Text in german, not translated. PDF on file. A history of this German-language school from its founding, including many names of Hoboken residents, organizations, and school staff. The school was on Fifth Street at the northeast corner of Willow Avenue and Fifth St. Known as the Hoboken Academy, it inaugurated the building shown on the cover on February 10, 1861. It was demolished ca. 1970. The school's founding date was 1860, but this 25th annive

Image of Invitation letter to Common Council of Hoboken for the Inauguration of the new Hoboken Academy building, Feb. 4, 1861. - Documents

Invitation letter to Common Council of Hoboken for the Inauguration of the new Hoboken Academy building, Feb. 4, 1861. - Documents

Holographic ink letter of February 4, 1861 to the Common Council of Hoboken from two officers of the Academic Society requesting, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, the honor of their presence at the Inauguration of the Hoboken Academy building, corner of Fifth & Willow Sts., on Sunday, February 10th [1861] at half past two o'clock. Single sheet 17" wide x 11" high, blue-wove Paris stationery, folded to 8-1/2" x 11". Letter is on page [1]; page [4]: Presented and accepted on February 7, 1861 and filed by the City Clerk. Note official seal of the Academy at the top left.

Image of Program: Third Annual Play Festival, The Waldheim-Stevens Forum, 916 Garden St., Hoboken, May 13, 1952. - Program, Theater

Program: Third Annual Play Festival, The Waldheim-Stevens Forum, 916 Garden St., Hoboken, May 13, 1952. - Program, Theater

Digital images of the program for the Third Annual Play Festival, The Waldheim-Stevens Forum, 916 Garden St., Hoboken, May 13, 1952. Single folio, 4 pp., ca. 8-1/2" high x 5-1/2" wide. A competition between A.J. Demarest High School, Stevens Hoboken Academy and the Academy of the Sacred Heart, all from Hoboken. Original item was found on the verso of leaf 19 of a 1949 scrapbook album of Ken Schultz of Hoboken.

Image of Notebook of Edward J.D. Stover from his Natural History class, Hoboken Academy, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1895. - Papers, Personal

Notebook of Edward J.D. Stover from his Natural History class, Hoboken Academy, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1895. - Papers, Personal

Notebook of Edward J.D. Stover from his Natural History class, Hoboken Academy, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1895. 5-3/8" high x 8-3/8" wide. Ca. 24 lined leaves. Holographic ink in German and English. Cover has his address: 1037 Bloomfield St.

Image of Digital image of newsclipping about merger of Stevens Prep & Hoboken Academy to become Stevens Hoboken Academy. No source, September, 1935. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping about merger of Stevens Prep & Hoboken Academy to become Stevens Hoboken Academy. No source, September, 1935. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping about the merger of Stevens Preparatory School and Hoboken Academy to become Stevens Hoboken Academy. No source, September, 1935. This was start of the first year of operation of the merged schools under its new name. Museum does not own original. See primary record archives 2005.079.0032.

Image of Digital images of Digital image of newsclipping: [Hoboken] Academy Fete for 75th Year on Tomorrow. Hudson Dispatch, Nov. 14, 1935. - Documents

Digital images of Digital image of newsclipping: [Hoboken] Academy Fete for 75th Year on Tomorrow. Hudson Dispatch, Nov. 14, 1935. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping: Academy Fete for 75th Year on Tomorrow. Hudson Dispatch, Nov. 14, 1935. Stevens Hoboken Academy celebration of the anniversary of the old Hoboken Academy which was founded in 1860 and was the original school on the site where merged schools now operated. The events are described and include the names of many students. Museum does not own original. See primary record archives 2005.079.0032.

Image of Digital image of newsclipping editorial: Historic Private Schools Merge in Hoboken. Hudson Dispatch, April 4, 1934. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping editorial: Historic Private Schools Merge in Hoboken. Hudson Dispatch, April 4, 1934. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping editorial: Historic Private Schools Merge in Hoboken. Hudson Dispatch, April 4, 1934. Discusses the changes in Hoboken especially the decline of German culture that led to the merger of Stevens Prep and Hoboken Academy. Museum does not own original. See primary record archives 2005.079.0032.

Image of Digital images of newsclipping: Stevens-Hoboken Academy Directors "Well Equiped". Hudson Dispatch, May 31, 1934. - Documents

Digital images of newsclipping: Stevens-Hoboken Academy Directors "Well Equiped". Hudson Dispatch, May 31, 1934. - Documents

Digital images of newsclipping: Stevens-Hoboken Academy Directors "Well Equiped". Hudson Dispatch, May 31, 1934. Article about Benjamin Frankin Carter, Director of the newly merged schools and Edith Howe, Director of the lower school. Includes photo of each. Museum does not own original. See primary record archives 2005.079.0032.

Image of Digital image of newsclipping: Stevens' seed sprouts into school. Hudson Dispatch, July 10, 1979. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping: Stevens' seed sprouts into school. Hudson Dispatch, July 10, 1979. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping: Stevens' seed sprouts into school. Hudson Dispatch, July 10, 1979. Discuss founding of Mustard Seed Christian School. In 1866 Edwin Stevens deeded land at Sixth St. and Park Avenue to German Evangelical Church and loaned church money to build a parochial school. In 1979 the Community Church of Hoboken was converting the building back to a parochial school. It was used for a time by Stevens Hoboken Academy. HOPES occupied it from July 1966 to 1968-69. Museum does not own original. See primary record archives 2005.079.0032.

Image of Digital image of newsclipping: Educational Conference to be Held Tomorrow. Jersey Observer, March 18, 1937. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping: Educational Conference to be Held Tomorrow. Jersey Observer, March 18, 1937. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping: Educational Conference to be Held Tomorrow. Jersey Observer, March 18, 1937. Re: Hudson County Education Conference to be held at Steven Hoboken Academy. Museum does not own original. See primary record archives 2005.079.0032.

Image of Digital image of newsclipping: Stress Needed Change in Way of Education. Jersey Observer, March 20, 1937. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping: Stress Needed Change in Way of Education. Jersey Observer, March 20, 1937. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping: Stress Needed Change in Way of Education. Jersey Observer, March 20, 1937. Re: Hudson County Education Conference to be held at Steven Hoboken Academy. Museum does not own original. See primary record archives 2005.079.0032.

Image of Newsclipping of captioned photo of demolition underway on Stevens Academy, Hoboken from New York Times, no date, probably May 16, 1976. - Clipping, Newspaper

Newsclipping of captioned photo of demolition underway on Stevens Academy, Hoboken from New York Times, no date, probably May 16, 1976. - Clipping, Newspaper

Newsclipping of captioned photo of demolition underway on Stevens Academy, Hoboken published in The New York Times, no date, probably published May 15 or 16,1976 on a New Jersey page. Text of caption: HOBOKEN LANDMARK DEMOLISHED: Spectators observing progress of the wrecking ball yesterday as demolition began on the 116-year-old Stevens Academy. Efforts by local citizens groups to save the historic structure failed. The site will be used for a drive-in branch of the Garden State National Bank. Also a reference record in photo catalog for image, 2006.014.0004.01. The school was being demolished for a new bank (Garden State National Bank) structure with drive-through (drive-in) window

Image of Yearbook, The Sentry 1970. Published by the Seniors, '70, Stevens Academy, Hoboken, New Jersey. - Yearbook

Yearbook, The Sentry 1970. Published by the Seniors, '70, Stevens Academy, Hoboken, New Jersey. - Yearbook

Yearbook, The Sentry 1970. Published by the Seniors, '70, Stevens Academy, Hoboken, New Jersey. 4to hardcover, 104 pp., photo illustrated. Scanned image of page 87, index, which includes only students; although the index does provide page numbers for where photos of some students are in the book, a random check showed it to be incomplete. This publication was the school's last. It closed in 1970.

Image of Letter, form: "Graduate" (alumnus) of Stevens Academy from Headmaster Howard Bennett re commencement & closing of school, May 29, 1974. - Letter

Letter, form: "Graduate" (alumnus) of Stevens Academy from Headmaster Howard Bennett re commencement & closing of school, May 29, 1974. - Letter

Form letter to "Graduate" (alumnus) of Stevens Academy from Headmaster Howard Bennett re invitation to commencement and the closing of the school, Hoboken, May 28, 1974. Mimeographed on Stevens Academy letterhead with facsimile signature, 8-1/2" x 11" high. The letter states " Dear Graduate, It would be wonderful to see you at the Commencement Exercises for the Class of 1974, the 114th graduating class. Unfortunately, this shall mark the end of Stevens Academy. We are reluctantly closing our doors, another victim of these bewildering times." Postscript below includes information on the gala reception to be held at the Union Club, price and contact person. ---- graduation / ceremon

Image of Newsclipping with photo, Stevens Academy impending demolition, New York Times, Wed. May 12, 1976. - Clipping, Newspaper

Newsclipping with photo, Stevens Academy impending demolition, New York Times, Wed. May 12, 1976. - Clipping, Newspaper

Newsclipping with photo, impending demolition of Stevens Academy, The New York Times, Wed. May 12, 1976. Date is provided from holographic ink notes at the bottom. Also a reference record in photo catalog for image, 2006.014.0003.01. The school was to be demolished for a new bank (Garden State National Bank) structure with drive-through windows. Discusses work of the Hoboken Environment Committee, Helen Manogue is quoted for the group, to stop the demolition which was scheduled to start on Friday (May 14th). Discusses the committee's origins and efforts. Also see 2005.014.0004 and 2005.014.0004.01 for a captioned photo from New York Times (probably May 16, 1976) showing demolition under

Image of Yearbook, The Sentry 1953. Published by the Senior Class of 1953, Stevens Academy, Hoboken, New Jersey. - Yearbook

Yearbook, The Sentry 1953. Published by the Senior Class of 1953, Stevens Academy, Hoboken, New Jersey. - Yearbook

Yearbook, The Sentry 1953. Published by the Seniors, '53, Stevens Academy, Hoboken, New Jersey. 4to hardcover, 80 pp., photo illustrated. Tiffs and PDF are on file.

Image of Yearbook: The 1954 Sentry. Assembled by the Senior Class. Stevens Hoboken Academy, Hoboken, New Jersey. - Yearbook

Yearbook: The 1954 Sentry. Assembled by the Senior Class. Stevens Hoboken Academy, Hoboken, New Jersey. - Yearbook

Yearbook: The 1954 Sentry. Assembled by the Senior Class. Stevens Hoboken Academy, Hoboken, New Jersey. 4to hardcover, 84 pp., photo illustrated. Digital images only. Original copy belonged to Paula Millenthal, a student in the school's Class of 1955. Inscriptions

Hoboken Historic Sites Walking Tour. No date, ca. 1985-86. Issued by Hoboken Professional & Retail Business Assn. - Map

Hoboken Historic Sites Walking Tour. No date, ca. 1985-86. Issued by Hoboken Professional and Retail Business Association. Updated and revised version of 1976 edition. Created by the the Community Development Agency. Single sheet, 18-1/2" high x 24" wide, printed both sides, folded to 9-1/4" x 12". Front panel has logo of business association Full interior (reverse) has printed text with 43 numbered and described sites on the the tour (earlier version had 34). A map with key numbers is at center. Text titled "Preservation Hoboken-Style" on one panel is same text with some small deletions. The three photos that appear in this version were taken by Ken Clare: exterior of Our Lady of Gra

Image of Digital image of graduation diploma of Paula Millenthal (Cantor) from Stevens Hoboken Academy, Hoboken, June 9, 1955. - Diploma

Digital image of graduation diploma of Paula Millenthal (Cantor) from Stevens Hoboken Academy, Hoboken, June 9, 1955. - Diploma

Digital image of graduation diploma of Paula Leonore Millenthal (Cantor) from Stevens Hoboken Academy, Hoboken, June 9, 1955. Original 7" high x 9" wide. Original in presentation folder. Signed by President of the Board of Trustees, Louis J. Garibaldi and Headmaster Douglas Groff Cole.

Image of Digital images of program for 95th annual commencement, Stevens Hoboken Academy, Hoboken, June 9, 1955 belonging to Paula Leonore Millenthal (Cantor). - Program

Digital images of program for 95th annual commencement, Stevens Hoboken Academy, Hoboken, June 9, 1955 belonging to Paula Leonore Millenthal (Cantor). - Program

Digital images of program for ninety-fifth annual commencement, Stevens Hoboken Academy, Hoboken, June 9, 1955 belonging to Paula Leonore Millenthal (Cantor). Original: single cardstock leaf, folded to [4] pages, 6" wide x 9" high. Three copies were in folder; cleanest unstained pages scanned from the three copies. Class of 1955 had 20 members. Millenthal received 5 of the 8 awards listed on the program (as noted on two of the three copies) and was the valedictorian. See archives 2006.014.0010 for her valedictory address.