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The Atlantic City Free Public Library (ACFPL) conducted oral history interviews in 1978, at the advent of casino gambling in Atlantic City. The interviews were conducted with grant funding from the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), a program of the United States Department of Labor. ACFPL employee Cynthia Ringe was the project supervisor and conducted most of the interviews, with project assistants Marie Cooney and Sandra Miller. Dian Spitler, ACFPL Reference Librarian, summed up the purpose of the Living History Project: "[The Oral History Project serves] to capture the color and the atmosphere and the flavor of the times...[T]he way it felt to be alive at a time when the city was the Queen of Resorts...[W]e are going to shift our focus and start capturing now - ...the people like me, like you, who are watching the city go through its other transformation into, we hope again, the Queen of Resorts, and the city will be known all over the world again, with good connotations."

From the description of Atlantic City Free Public Library Living History Project, 1977-1978. (Atlantic City Free Public Library). WorldCat record id: 432721771

In October 2007 the Atlantic City Free Public Library hired Artist In the Sky, an aerial photography company from Lake Village, Indiana, to make a visual record of Atlantic City. The Library determined to do this as many changes were occurring in Atlantic City at the time; the Sands Casino was demolished just days after the photo shoot and Revel Entertainment was clearing land in the Inlet area for a new casino. Artist In the Sky captured the digital photographs in this collection on October 15, 2007 from a Cessna airplane using a Canon EOS-5D camera.

From the description of Atlantic City Free Public Library Collection of Atlantic City Photographs : 2007 Aerial Photographs. (Atlantic City Free Public Library). WorldCat record id: 423365620

The Atlantic City Free Public Library (ACFPL) is a service of the City of Atlantic City. The ACFPL Alfred M. Heston Collection houses information and research materials about Atlantic City's unique cultural, economic, social and historical development. The ACFPL contracted with Dr. James Karmel of History Expressions to conduct an oral history project in 2008. Dr. James Karmel is a professional historian and author of "Gambling on the American Dream: Atlantic City and the Casino Era", which is based on oral history interviews he conducted from 2000-2006. He is an associate professor of history at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland. Dr. Karmel has written or presented four other papers on Atlantic City and the casino era. Dr. Karmel received his Ph.D. in History from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is Associate Professor of History at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland.

From the description of "30 Years, 30 Voices" Atlantic City Free Public Library Oral History Project. (Atlantic City Free Public Library). WorldCat record id: 493445212

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associatedWith Artist In the Sky. corporateBody
associatedWith Atlantic City Beach Patrol. corporateBody
associatedWith Atlantic City Fire Department. corporateBody
associatedWith Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Atlantic City Police Department. corporateBody
associatedWith Atlantic City Rescue Mission. corporateBody
associatedWith Bally's Park Place Casino Hotel (Atlantic City, N.J.). corporateBody
associatedWith Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. corporateBody
associatedWith Carver, Tom. person
associatedWith Casey, William F. person
associatedWith Chicken Bone Beach. corporateBody
associatedWith Colombo, Chris. person
associatedWith Davis, Ed. person
associatedWith Fischer Flowers. corporateBody
associatedWith Fischer Flowers. corporateBody
associatedWith Fralinger's Salt Water Taffy. corporateBody
associatedWith Gormley, Bill. person
associatedWith Gormley Funeral Home. corporateBody
associatedWith Hackney, Joseph, 1898 - . person
associatedWith Havens, Frank. person
associatedWith Hudgins, Barbara. person
associatedWith Kemp, Franklin W. person
associatedWith Knife and Fork Inn. corporateBody
associatedWith Knife and Fork Inn. corporateBody
associatedWith Kornblau's Restaurant. corporateBody
associatedWith Langford, Lorenzo. person
associatedWith New Jersey. Casino Control Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith New Jersey. Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. corporateBody
associatedWith Norton, Steve. person
associatedWith Our Lady Star of the Sea School. corporateBody
associatedWith Resorts Atlantic City. corporateBody
associatedWith Spanish Community Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Spitler, Dian. person
associatedWith United States Post Office corporateBody
associatedWith Ward, Bruce. person
associatedWith White House Sub Shop. corporateBody
associatedWith Wise, Leo. person
associatedWith Zeitz, Carl. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Atlantic City (N.J.)
New Jersey--Atlantic City
Atlantic City (N.J.)
New Jersey--Atlantic City
Atlantic City (N.J.)
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Diving Horse
Panoramas
Beaches
Casinos--Photography
Tourism--History
Crime
Oral History
Immigrants
Casino gambling--History
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Active 1977

Active 1978

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