Research

References, Literature, and Photographs

Here are some examples of the reference materials available at the museum for research, or for simply browsing:

    – A set of more than 50 binders with photos showing a variety of aspects of Sea Isle history

    – Articles describing the early days of Sea Isle’s prosperity as a “vacationer’s paradise,” with its large scale hotels and beachfront pavilions, and the railroads that served them

    – A ten-drawer map cabinet containing historical property deeds, city and county maps, and Sea Isle City views

    – A set of about 60 volumes with photographs describing the history of organizations in the city, including businesses, churches, schools, clubs, etc.

    – A collection of local newspapers dating from the 19th century – on hard copy and on microfilm

    – Nearly 200 Family Albums devoted to past and present residents of the city – from Abrams to Zizak

    – An extensive collection of photographs and memoirs recounting the devastating 1962 storm

    – Personal histories by Sea Isle residents, dating from the 1920s

    – A collection of DVDs comprised of photographs, personal interviews, and past events

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