Historical Plainfield Materials Digitized
The Plainfield Public Library announces our newly available digitized audio and film. Thanks to a 2018 grant from the Plainfield Foundation, the Library’s Local History Department was able to have four items in our historical collections digitized: two vinyl records (45 rpm) and two reels of 16mm film. The 45’s include “The Plainfield Jingle,” a 1959 Chambers of Commerce of The Plainfields community promotion; and a 1965 edition of “Plainfield, We Revere Thee,” the Plainfield High School alma mater, written by Clarence Mowen (PHS class of 1922) and recorded by the PHS Band and Chorus. Additionally, there is a recording of a 1977 football game between PHS and Scotch Plains High School. The recording on two reels of 16mm film totals about 23 minutes. (SPOILER: Plainfield wins!)
“The Plainfields Jingle” record was donated by Scott Lawson in 2015. The Plainfield High School materials were donated to the Library by well-known Plainfielder Martin P. Cox and the PHS Alumni Association. Martin is a long-time supporter of the library and local history department.
The materials are now accessible online for free through the Library’s digital content management system (CLICK HERE).
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