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Our historical collections include Plainfield history, fine art, genealogy, diversity studies, oral history, personal papers & manuscripts, records of local organizations, Jerseyana, and United States history, as well as the original Library collection from the 1800’s. There is also an additional set of books on subjects that support our collections such as photography, art, architecture, and historic preservation.
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The Local History, Genealogy and Special Collections
are held in closed stacks. Collecton items do not circulate and may only be viewed in the Plainfield Room
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Library Newsletter - Local History
Special Edition, October 2014
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The Local History Department is supported by funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State; the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs;
the Plainfield Foundation; the Plainfield Cultural & Heritage Commission; and the Friends of the Plainfield Public Library.