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Local History, Genealogy, and Special Collectons

Our Local History Collection, the largest in Union County, is composed of books, documents, photographs, blueprints, maps, newspapers, personal papers, and local organizations' records of significance in Plainfield and the surrounding communities. In addition to County and State histories. We also have publications on the American Revolution and the Civil War. Our unique collections include Local Authors and Diversity Studies.

Our digital image collections are constantly growing, and are composed of over 55,000 photographs, postcards, blueprints, maps, and fine art. Many of these records are viewable online.

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.

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