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Joseph Hugh Da Rold

Joseph Hugh Da Rold, library director, museum director. Certified Grantsmanship Training Center, 1977. Named Library of the Year, New Jersey Library. Association, 2010; recipient History award, New Jersey History Commission, 2004, Excellence in Leadership award, Nubian Cultural Center, 2008, Gertie award, Rancho Santa Gertrudis History Society, Raices award, Service Hispanic Community New Jersey, 2009.


  • Rold, Joseph Hugh Da was born on November 27, 1942 in New York City. Son of Joseph John Darold and Julia Dolores Fox.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1964. Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1965.


    • Senior library Los Angeles County Public Library. Systems, 1966—1973; director Santa Fe Springs City Library., 1974—1980. Director public relations Abraxas Art Gallery, Newport Beach, 1981—1982.

      Executive director Whittier History Society & Museum, 1983—1990. Deputy director Hathaway Ranch Museum, Santa Fe Springs, 1991—1992. Head library Warner Research Library., Burbank, 1992.

      Principal library Burbank Public Library., 1993. Library director Plainfield Public Library., New Jersey, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Grantsmanship Training Center, 1977.


    • Contributor monographs.


    President Plainfield Cultural & Heritage Commission, 2002—2007, Rotary Club, Plainfield, 1999—2000. Member of New Jersey Library. Association (executive board member since 2008, Susan G. Swartzburg Preservation award 2007), Watchung Book Club (president 2001-2004, since 2009).



    Reading, art.


    • father: Joseph John Darold
    • mother: Julia Dolores Fox
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    Born November 27, 1942
    (age 74)
    • 1964
      Rutgers University
    • 1965
      Rutgers University
    • 1966 - 1973
      Senior, library Los Angeles County Public Library Systems
    • 1974 - 1980
      director, Santa Fe Springs City Library
    • 1981 - 1982
      director, public relations Abraxas Art Gallery
      Newport Beach, California, United States
    • 1983 - 1990
      executive, director Whittier History Society & Museum
    • 1991 - 1992
      deputy director, Hathaway Ranch Museum
      Santa Fe Springs, California, United States
    • 1992
      head, library Warner Research Library
      Burbank, California, United States
    • 1993
      principal library Burbank Public Library
    • 1994
      library director, Plainfield Public Library
      New Jersey, United States
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