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Division notes passing of Collections Committee member Joe Gates


The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs notes, with sadness, the passing of Joe Gates who served from 2008 to 2018 as a volunteer on the agency’s Collections Committee which is responsible for the review and approval of all acquisitions of Delaware-related objects and artifacts for the state’s collections.

Joe Gates
Joe Gates

Originally from Finleyville, Pa., Gates lived in Delaware for many years where he served in a variety of positions including social-studies teacher, principal and librarian. His work helped bring history alive for Delaware students at Laurel Middle School; and at William Henry Middle School and Delaware Technical Community College in Dover. As a collector, he had a special interest in, among other things, bookmarks and Dover postcards.

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