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Name Overseer of the Poor
Number of Archive records 16.0
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Number of Library records 2.0
Number of Photo records 4.0

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Image of Article: "Hoboken: Portrait of a Sick City" in newspaper, PM, vol 1, no. 40, New York, Monday, August 12, 1940. - Newspaper

Article: "Hoboken: Portrait of a Sick City" in newspaper, PM, vol 1, no. 40, New York, Monday, August 12, 1940. - Newspaper

Article: "Hoboken: Portrait of a Sick City" in newspaper, PM, vol 1, no. 40, New York, Monday, August 12, 1940. Photo and article mentioned on cover; article covers full pages from 12 to 19 (the newspaper did not accept advertising.) Article written by James A. Wechsler and illustrated with photographs taken by staff photographer Margaret Bourke-White except for an aerial and two file photos. It is also available on one DVD-R disk in TIFF format. Topics included: Mayor Bernard N. McFeely; Hoboken government including corruption and intimidation; 1939 election and Fusion ticket; welfare and relief; public health; condition of housing; aerial photo of Hoboken by Fairchild Aerial Survey,

Image of Digital image: holographic note signed to a Sister [Saint Mary Hospital, Hoboken] from Richard Buckley, July 27, 1909 - Letter

Digital image: holographic note signed to a Sister [Saint Mary Hospital, Hoboken] from Richard Buckley, July 27, 1909 - Letter

Digital image: holographic note signed to a Sister [Saint Mary Hospital, Hoboken] from Richard Buckley, Councilman of the 1st Ward, July 27, 1909 requesting that Owen Doughtery be admitted to the hospital, "advising our Mr. Bark to that effort." Note is on letterhead of Richard F. Buckley, Real Estate and Insurance, 61 Newark St., Hoboken. The Mr. Bark was actually Barck, Overseer of the Poor.

Image of Digital image: letter "To Whom it may concern" from Harry L. Barck, Jr., Overseer of Poor, Hoboken, Sept.22, 1899. - Letter

Digital image: letter "To Whom it may concern" from Harry L. Barck, Jr., Overseer of Poor, Hoboken, Sept.22, 1899. - Letter

Digital image: letter "To Whom it may concern" from Harry L. Barck, Jr., Overseer of Poor, Hoboken, September 22, 1899 certifying that his office will pay 1 month's rent for the bearer, Mrs. Lyons, not to exceed Six Dollars by order committee on Alms. Printed letterhead with holographic text; official seal of Overseer on dollar amount at lower left. Essentially a warrant for the amount certified.

Image of Note from H.Kohlmann, 1101 Washington St., to Mr. Barck (Overseer of the Poor) regarding an overdue bill, June 8, 1900. - Invoice

Note from H.Kohlmann, 1101 Washington St., to Mr. Barck (Overseer of the Poor) regarding an overdue bill, June 8, 1900. - Invoice

Note on billhead from H.Kohlmann, Dealer in Fine Family Groceries, 1101 Washington St., to Mr. Barck [Harry Barck, Overseer of the Poor], June 8, 1900, regarding an overdue bill. Printed billhead with holographic note signed by Henry Kohlmann. Note refers to enclosed items: relief ticket and itemized bill. They are not present.

Image of Note from Anthony Capelli, Commissioner, to "Friend" for bearer to use at St. Mary Hospital, Dec. 6, 1905. - Letter

Note from Anthony Capelli, Commissioner, to "Friend" for bearer to use at St. Mary Hospital, Dec. 6, 1905. - Letter

Note from Anthony Capelli, Commissioner, Board of Police Commissioners, to "Friend" for bearer to use at St. Mary Hospital, Dec. 6, 1905. Printed note stationery with holographic text, signed by Capelli. "Dear Friend, Harry Bark (sic - Barck), Over Seer of Poor, you will oblige by giving the bearer Mr. Benjamin Rooney a P[not legible] to St. Mary Hospital you will oblige."

Image of Bill from E. Nelson,  210, 212 & 214 Washington St., Hoboken to Mr. Barck for clothing & fabric, May 23, 1908. - Invoice

Bill from E. Nelson, 210, 212 & 214 Washington St., Hoboken to Mr. Barck for clothing & fabric, May 23, 1908. - Invoice

Bill from E. Nelson, Successor to Isaac Simon, Dealer in Dry Goods, Fancy Goods, Gent's Furnishings, Hosiery and Notions Dressmakers' Supplies, 210, 212 & 214 Washington St., Hoboken to Mr. Barck [Harry Barck, Overseer of the Poor], for clothing and fabric, May 23, 1908.

Image of City of Hoboken documents: Paid Alms Claims, Dec. 14, 1910 - April 26, 1911. - File, Document

City of Hoboken documents: Paid Alms Claims, Dec. 14, 1910 - April 26, 1911. - File, Document

City of Hoboken documents: Paid Alms Claims, Dec. 14, 1910 - April 26, 1911. 88 items. Printed forms with holographic or typed entries; multiple attachments. Folded. See notes for other details. Related to: Office of the City Clerk; City Council; Committee On Alms; Overseer of the Poor, Harry L. Barck. As received, some documents were missing. The original label on its storage container (which was not retained due to unusable condition) listed the contents as from October 26, 1910 to April 26, 1911. Documents prior to Dec. 14, 1910 are missing. Breaks are noted below. No. 1299 is imaged as typical plus some details from three others. F1299 H[erman]. Bruns, Second & Willow, groceri

Image of Document: Oath of Joseph Wood as an Overseer of the Poor, Township of Hoboken, NJ, April 16, 1849. - Documents

Document: Oath of Joseph Wood as an Overseer of the Poor, Township of Hoboken, NJ, April 16, 1849. - Documents

Oath of Joseph Wood, "one of the Overseers of the Poor," Township of Hoboken, NJ, April 16, 1849. Single leaf, 8" wide x 5-1/2" high, folded; holographic ink. Apparently at that time there was more than one overseer of the poor. Township file copy with later City Clerk's file location ink stamp. Joseph J. G. Sturges, Justice of the Peace.

Image of Records: Orders, 4, from Overseer of the Poor for burial of deceased Hoboken residents, v.d., July 1884. - Form

Records: Orders, 4, from Overseer of the Poor for burial of deceased Hoboken residents, v.d., July 1884. - Form

Records: Orders from the Office of the Overseer of the Poor (Hoboken) for the interment of deceased Hoboken residents, various dates, July 1884. Printed form with holographic entries, 3-3/4" high x 6-1/2" wide; group of four adhered with adhesive at upper left corner. All were sent to John F. O'Hara, Undertaker (a Hoboken funeral director) and each one was signed by Overseer of the Poor, Andrew Miller. Committee on Alms. Note street addresses are in the old numbering system. Listed in order as attached. No. 13. July 30, 1884. Christian Oberlie, age 49, late residence, St. Marys(sic) Hospital. No. 12. July 28, 1884. John Foley, Age 36, late residence, St. Mary's Hospital. No. 11

Image of Document: Order of Commitment to St. Mary's Hospital, Hoboken, No. 263, Overseer of the Poor, Oct. 13, 1909. - Form

Document: Order of Commitment to St. Mary's Hospital, Hoboken, No. 263, Overseer of the Poor, Oct. 13, 1909. - Form

Order of Commitment to St. Mary's Hospital, Hoboken, N.J. No. 263, Overseer of the Poor, Oct. 13, 1909. Printed form, press numbered, edge perforations; 3-3/4" high x 6-3/16" wide; holographic ink entries. Bearer was Adolph Frank of 211 Park Ave. Recommended by Dr. Muncie(?) Signed by Harry L. Barck. Hospital charges would be paid by the City of Hoboken. Case was cancelled as the line "When Discharged" is blank. Below that line is "This voucher to be returned with bill to Overseer of the Poor." This voucher was in a 1910 group with an envelope labeled "Sick & Indigent Poor" "Canceled Cases." See archives 2010.010.0068 for that group.

Image of Documents: 4 Orders of Commitment to St. Mary's Hospital, Hoboken, Overseer of the Poor, v.d., 1910 - Form, Order

Documents: 4 Orders of Commitment to St. Mary's Hospital, Hoboken, Overseer of the Poor, v.d., 1910 - Form, Order

Order of Commitment to St. Mary's Hospital, Hoboken, N.J. Overseer of the Poor, four each, various dates in 1910. Printed form, press numbered, edge perforations; 3-3/4" high x 6-3/16" wide; holographic ink entries. With printed envelope: City of Hoboken, Harry L. Barck, Jr., Overseer of the Poor. No. 293. Feb. 4, bearer Patricia (or Patrick) Martens(?), 69 Madison St.; recommended by Doctor Drassnel. No. 294. Feb 4, 5, bearer Archibald Emerson, 69 Jefferson St.; Dr. not legible. No. 295. Feb. 11, bearer John Ralph, 129 Washington St.; Dr. not legible. No. 300. March 4, bearer Lizzie Velmer (or Vehmer), 463 First St.; Dr. not legible Hospital charges would be paid by the C

Image of Bill for groceries from A.H. Brandt, Fancy Groceries, Etc., 532 Washington St., Hoboken, July 7(?), 1905. - Bill of Sale

Bill for groceries from A.H. Brandt, Fancy Groceries, Etc., 532 Washington St., Hoboken, July 7(?), 1905. - Bill of Sale

Bill for groceries from A.H. Brandt, Fancy Groceries, Etc., 532 Washington St., Hoboken, July 7(?), 1905. Printed billhead, 4-1/4" wide x 8-1/2" high. Staple present below center right A pre-printed form advertising Washburn-Crosby's Gold Medal Flour with flour sack (a bag) depicted along with other text; printed in blue and gold. Brandt's imprint was an ink stamp. Itemized food and domestic items (wood?) with prices totaled $3.00 and was sold to a Mrs. Lohr, 316 Grand St. See notes.

Image of Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic & Charitable Organizations, Churches & Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. 1911. - Directory

Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic & Charitable Organizations, Churches & Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. 1911. - Directory

A Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic and Charitable Organizations, Churches and Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. Prepared by the Robert L. Stevens Fund for Municipal Research in Hoboken, Hudson Trust Building, 1911. Booklet, 6" x 9", 55 pp. Ex-library copy. Fully imaged; PDF (small & large) on file; full text as .rtf document and in notes. (Note to online users: text in notes only shown in this record to page 36 - see archives 2011.005.0166.01 - text reference record for pp. 35 to end.) A useful resource. Pages 43-55: "Name List or "Who's Who" in Hoboken's Uplift Work" plus the index of major organizations included (churches only in general by denominatio

Image of Letter from Mayor Edward R. Stanton, Hoboken, to City Council with letter from Dr. Bernard Clausen about a Free Dispensary on Willow Ave, June 27, 1892. - Correspondence

Letter from Mayor Edward R. Stanton, Hoboken, to City Council with letter from Dr. Bernard Clausen about a Free Dispensary on Willow Ave, June 27, 1892. - Correspondence

Letter from Mayor Edward R. Stanton, Hoboken, to City Council with letter from Dr. Bernard Clausen about a Free Dispensary on Willow Ave, June 27, 1892. Two documents: 1: Mayor's holographic transmittal letter 2: Attached holographic letter by Clausen, June 22, 1892. Full text is in notes. City of Hoboken document with City Clerk file notations.

Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic & Charitable Organizations, Churches & Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. 1911. Text reference record pp 35 to end. - Directory

A Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic and Charitable Organizations, Churches and Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. Prepared by the Robert L. Stevens Fund for Municipal Research in Hoboken, Hudson Trust Building, 1911. This is a text reference record only. It holds text in notes for online users for pages 35 to end - see primary record 2011.005.0166 for online text from beginning to page 35 in notes. (That record does hold all page images, full text and media attachments.) A useful resource. Pages 43-55: "Name List or "Who's Who" in Hoboken's Uplift Work" plus the index of major organizations included (churches only in general by denomination.) This Who's Who

Image of Vouchers, two, issued by the Overseer of Poor, City of Hoboken, for purchase of groceries by named bearers, Aug. 1900.
 - Voucher

Vouchers, two, issued by the Overseer of Poor, City of Hoboken, for purchase of groceries by named bearers, Aug. 1900. - Voucher

Vouchers, two, issued by the Overseer of Poor, City of Hoboken, for purchase of groceries by named bearers, August 1900. Heavy cardstock 3-3/16" high x 5-5/16" wide; printed form on front with holographic ink entries; reverse had inkstamped conditions and list of authorized items. See notes for full text. 1: authorized August 27, 1900 to be used at Mr. Van Seggeren, by Mrs. Prius, up to $3.00, groceries, signed by Harry L. Barck, Jr., Overseer of Poor. 2: authorized August 30, 1900 to be used at Mr. Bruns, by Mrs. Griffith, up to $3.00, groceries, signed by Harry L. Barck, Jr., Overseer of Poor. ---- warrant / welfare / charity / public assistance

Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression. - Book

Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression. By Holly Metz. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, [2012]. First edition. 8vo hardcover, dustjacket. pp. x, 308; map; photographs; indexed. Copy 1. A non-fiction examination of the murder of a Hoboken, N.J. city officer, the Overseer of the Poor, Harry L. Barck. Text, dustjacket, front flap: On February 25, 1938, Hoboken's reviled poormaster, Harry Barck - wielding power over who would receive public aid - died from a paper spike thrust into his heart. Barck was murdered, the prosecution would assert by an unemployed mason named Joe Scutellaro. In denying Scutellaro money, Barck had suggested that t

Image of B+W photo of Anna Scutellaro, wife of Joseph Scutellaro, with children, Marie & Joseph, Jr., in apartment kitchen, 611 Monroe St., Hoboken, N.J., Feb. 25, 1938.  - Print, Photographic

B+W photo of Anna Scutellaro, wife of Joseph Scutellaro, with children, Marie & Joseph, Jr., in apartment kitchen, 611 Monroe St., Hoboken, N.J., Feb. 25, 1938. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white photo of Anna Scutellaro, wife of Joseph Scutellaro, with children, Marie and Joseph, Jr., in apartment kitchen, 611 Monroe St., Hoboken, N.J., February 25, 1938. 6" x 8" wide print. Photograph taken by Acme Newspictures, Inc., N.Y. (credit inkstamp on back). Also on reverse: dated inkstamp: REF. DEPT. 3-2-38 N.E.A. [Newspaper Editors Association]; caption. Text of caption back: 435308 DAD HELD IN RELIEF OFFICE SLAYING When Harry L. Barck, 74-year-old Overseer of the Poor in Hoboken, N.J., was stabbed to death in his office, Feb. 25, Joseph Scutellaro, 36, unemployed carpenter and father of two children was held for the crime. Barck was fatally injured during an ar

Image of B+W photo of Eleanor Hartmann in office of murdered Overseer of the Poor Harry L. Barck, Hoboken City Hall, with Prosecutor Martin Faber & Police Detective Peter Smith, Feb. 25, 1938. - Print, Photographic

B+W photo of Eleanor Hartmann in office of murdered Overseer of the Poor Harry L. Barck, Hoboken City Hall, with Prosecutor Martin Faber & Police Detective Peter Smith, Feb. 25, 1938. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white photo of Eleanor Hartmann in office of murdered Overseer of the Poor Harry L. Barck, Hoboken City Hall, with Prosecutor Martin Faber (left) and Police Detective Peter Smith, February 25, 1938. 6" x 8" wide print. Photograph taken by Acme Newspictures, Inc., N.Y. (credit inkstamp on back). Also on reverse: dated inkstamp: REF. DEPT. 3-2-38 N.E.A. [Newspaper Editors Association]; caption. Text of caption back: 435309 SECRETARY EXPLAINS RELIEF OFFICE SLAYING When Harry L. Barck, 74-year-old Overseer of the Poor in Hoboken, N.J., was stabbed to death in his office, Feb. 25, Joseph Scutellaro, 36, unemployed carpenter and father of two children was held for the crime. B

Image of B+W photo of Joseph Scutellaro after his arrest for murder of Harry L. Barck, Overseer of the Poor, Hoboken, February 25, 1938.
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B+W photo of Joseph Scutellaro after his arrest for murder of Harry L. Barck, Overseer of the Poor, Hoboken, February 25, 1938. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white photograph of Joseph Scutellaro after his arrest for the murder of Harry L. Barck, Overseer of the Poor, Hoboken, February 25, 1938. 6" x 8" high print. Press photograph taken by Acme Newpictures. Duplicated caption on reverse; dated file inkstamp: REF. DEPT 2-28 '38 N.E.A.[Newspaper Editors Association.] Text on reverse: TEL435300 HELD IN POOR OVERSEER'S SLAYING Hoboken, N.J. -- When Harry L. Barck, 74, overseer of the poor here was fatally stabbed during a scuffle in his office Feb. 25, Joseph Scutellaro, 36, a jobless carpenter and father of two children, was held for the crime. Barck, recently under fire because of alleged "abominable treatment" of relief client