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Conklin Hall

Conklin Hall (175 University Ave) is home to several departments including History and African-American and African Studies, classrooms, labs, and conference rooms.

Franklin Conklin Jr. was the first president of the board of Rutgers-Newark's predecessor, the University of Newark. Conklin was also a well-known civic leader in Newark. He attended Princeton from 1903-04 and later headed the Flood and Conklin Manufacturing Co. He was also a member and past president of the Essex County Park Commission, past president of The Newark Museum (1943-64). He was founder and first president of the board of Newark University.