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Historical Plainfield Scrapbooks

Plainfield Public Library holds a large collection of scrapbooks created by past Plainfield residents as well as local clubs and organizations. The books may contain everything from letters, business records, photographs and postcards to a variety of ephemera and newspaper clIppings. Viewing of the historical scrapbooks is by appointment only. Please contact the Local History Department at 908-757-1111 Ext. 136 to schedule an appointment.

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Selections from Vivian Pearson's Scrapbook, 1920-1931.

Scrapbook Dates Extent Collection
Carol Ann Gilbert 1959-1962 1 volume Scrapbooks
Frederick Leneper, an artist's scrapbook 1960s 1 volume Scrapbooks
Vivian Pearson, A School Girl's Record Book
shown in video above
1920-1931 1 volume Scrapbooks
Philip Stiehl Diary 1909-1911 1 volume Marjorie & Roger Vail Collection (closed collection)
Jonah Vail's Day Book 1825-1831 1 volume Marjorie & Roger Vail Collection (closed collection)
Marjorie Vail's School Scrapbook 1944-1946 1 volume Marjorie & Roger Vail Collection (closed collection)
Vail Family Ledger Ledger, 1820-1824
Clippings, 1898-1916
1 volume Marjorie & Roger Vail Collection (closed collection)
Vail Family WWI Scrapbook 1917 1 volume Marjorie & Roger Vail Collection (closed collection)
Mayor John W. Zerega 1946-1948 2 volumes Scrapbooks
Dime Savings Bank 1899-1952 1 volume Plainfield Reference
Plainfield News Clippings (PPL) 1880-1964 17 volumes Plainfield Reference
Catholic Women's Club of the Plainfields 1940-1986 6 volumes Local Clubs & Organizations
Cosmopolitan Club of the Plainfield Area 1944-1996 2 volumes Local Clubs & Organizations
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) - Continental Chapter 1895-1997 11 volumes Local Clubs & Organizations
Plainfield Area Y.M.C.A. 1918-1927 2 volumes Local Clubs & Organizations
Plainfield Seminary 1867-1923 3 volumes Local Clubs & Organizations
Laurel League 1935-1986 6 volumes Local Clubs & Organizations
Masonic Temple - Free and Accepted Masons, Jerusalem Lodge 1940-1943 1 volume Local Clubs & Organizations
Monday Afternoon Club 1940-1960 6 volumes Local Clubs & Organizations
Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association 1904-1995 5 volumes Local Clubs & Organizations
Plainfield Garden Club 1915-1990 8 volumes Local Clubs & Organizations
Plainfield Music Club 1936-1992 6 volumes Local Clubs & Organizations
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