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Ocean City History Subject Guide

A guide that's designed to educate people about the history of Ocean City.

Electronic Resources

Ancestry Library Edition
A new genealogy research tool created for the library market. It provides patrons with instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research, including information on Ocean City residents.

The Press of Atlantic City (1989-Current)
Complete full text content of the Press of Atlantic City, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are not included.

As an alternative to microfilm, the following newspapers have been digitized and are available for viewing at http://newspapers.oceancitylibrary.org/:
Cape May County Gazette (1915)
The Daily Sentinel (1929-1942)
Ocean City Daily Reporter (1898-1901)
Ocean City Ledger/Sentinel (1893-1993)

World Wide Web Resources

Ocean City Council Minutes
Ocean City Historical Images
Ocean City Historical Museum
Ocean City Movie Theatres
Ocean City Tabernacle
Ocean City Tax Records
New Jersey History – American Local History Network

Newspaper Archives

Ocean City Sentinel website

The Library also has access to digitized scans of all old Ocean City newspapers.  To access the archive, visit http://newspapers.oceancitylibrary.org

Print Resources


Cain, Tim Peck's Beach : a pictorial history of Ocean City, New Jersey Harvey Cedars, NJ : Down the Shore Pub. ; Surf City, NJ : The SandPaper, c1988.  Call #  R LHC 974.998 CAI      *also available in non fiction section*

Lee, Harold A history of Ocean City, New Jersey [Ocean City, NJ] : Friends of the Ocean City Historical Museum, [c1965]. Call # R LHC 974.998 LE    *also available in non fiction section*

Miller, Fred Ocean City : America's greatest family resort Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2003. Call # R LHC 974.9 MI      *also available in non fiction section*

Miller, Fred Ocean City : 1950 - 1980 Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2006. Call # R 974.9 MI    *also available in non fiction section*

Rothe Partnership, P.A. Guidelines and recommendations for architectural review in the Ocean City Historic District Ramsey, NJ : Rothe Partnership, P.A., c2000. Call # R LHC 974.998 RO     

Rush, Mary Townsend Ocean City guide book and directory : containing a list of permanent and temporary residents, street directory, historical and biographical sketches, wrecks, etc. [Ocean City, NJ : Sentinel Printing House], c1893. Call # 974.998 RUS     *Historical Museum Location*

Smith, Dan Bench stories of Ocean City [NJ] : Dan Smith, c2003. Call # R  LHC 974.99 SM    *also available in non fiction section*

Non Fiction

McLaughlin, Mark Ocean City, New Jersey Arcadia Press, c1999. Call # 974.998 McL     

Miller, Fred Ocean City beach patrol Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2004. Call #  974.9 MI   

Mott, Joel A., Jr. 10 North Broadway : A Quartet, c1999. Call # B MOTT

Walker, Robert C. Old Ocean City : the journal and photographs of Robert Craighead Walker, 1904-1916 Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2001. Call # 975.22 WA


Swain, Wes Rogue [United States] : Xlibris, c2001. Call # F SWA

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