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Charles F. Cummings

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Charles F. Cummings, The Newark Public Library’s Assistant Director for Special Collections and Statewide Outreach, passed away on December 21, 2005. A valued employee since joining the library on July 15, 1963, he served as Newark City Historian since 1988.

In addition to being the expert source for "everything Newark" as head of the library’s New Jersey Information Center, Mr. Cummings curated/co-curated many exhibitions and authored/coauthored several books, including Remembering Essex: A Pictorial History of Essex County, New Jersey; Newark, The Golden Age; Newark, An American City; and History of Newark, New Jersey, 1666-2002. Additionally, he provided valuable assistance to countless other authors’ published works. His “Knowing Newark” feature articles appeared regularly in the Star-Ledger’s "Newark This Week" section.

 

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