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RIP: Stephen Crook

Isaac Gewirtz, of the New York Public Library, has asked that this sad news be forwarded to APHA members.

On December 8, Stephen G. Crook, a long-time member and Executive Secretary of APHA, who retired from the New York Public Library’s Berg Collection in 2010, died. A memorial for him will be held on a weekday evening, at NYPL, in late January or February. The APHA membership will be notified as soon as arrangements have been finalized.

For twenty-one years, Steve brought passionate commitment, broad knowledge of English and American literature, careful attention, and a highly developed set of reference and descriptive skills to his work as a librarian in the Berg Collection, which was his calling. Legions of researchers benefited from his wise guidance. It was a privilege to work with him.

Isaac Gewirtz
Curator of the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection
of English and American Literature


  1. Stephen D O'Brien 9 August, 2019 at 1:16 am

    I attended Seminary with Stephen in the 60s. I wanted so munch to reunite with him in 2019. My grandson will attend University of Hawaii at Monoa Valley in 2019. I wanted to introduce Stephen to my grandson. Have a person in Honolulu for him to reach out to…. LIFE
    Love and The Everything

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