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Special Collections: Bernard Sless Collection

Bernard Sless Collection

The Bernard Sless Collection has a vast assortment of materials that explores the development of casinos in Atlantic City from its inception up to 1993.

Born in Atlantic City, Bernard Sless saw the oncoming casinos to his city as an opportunity to record history. He became deeply involved in the industry by becoming President of the Casino Research Information Bureau, and from his involvement collected information about the casinos to the time of his death in 1993.

Digital Collection

 

 

 

About the Bernard Sless Collection

The collection is arranged according to the following series:

  • Series 1: Administrative Records
  • Series 2: Publications
  • Series 3: Clippings Scrapbooks

Sless’s documents also contained quarterly and annual reports from 15 casinos that were located in Atlantic City at the time. These documents give detail view in the financial workings of the casinos from 1980-1993. 

Series 1: Administrative Records

Bookshelf 1, Shelf 5  

Quarterly and Annual Reports: 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
131 items

Bookshelf 2, Shelf 1   

Casino Control Commission Press Releases: May 1983 – March 1994
4 boxes

Bookshelf 2, Shelf 1  

Casino Association of New Jersey Press Releases: 1989-1995
1 box

Bookshelf 2, Shelf 1 

Miscellaneous Press Releases
1 box

Bookshelf 2, Shelf 1 

Miscellaneous Financial Reports
2 boxes

Bookshelf 2, Shelf 2 
Public hearing on ACR – 126, which proposes an amendment to the Constitution to permit gambling casinos in Atlantic City; April 14, 1976
1 item

Bookshelf 2, Shelf 2 
Public Hearing – Assembly Bill 2366 – Casino Control Act; December 15, 1976
1 item

 

Series 2: Publications

Bookshelf 2, Shelf 2  

New Jersey Casino Journal; 1993-1996
9 items

Bookshelf 2, Shelf 2 

Casino Reports
36 items

Bookshelf 2, Shelf 2 

New Jersey Expressway Authority Reports; October 15, 1981 – December 10, 1982
1 item

Series 3: Clippings Scrapbooks

Bookshelf 1, Shelf 1   

Binders; Clippings; Articles


Bookshelf 1, Shelf 2   

Binders; Clippings; Articles


Bookshelf 1, Shelf 3   

Binders; Clippings; Articles


Bookshelf 1, Shelf 4   

Binders; Clippings; Articles

58 items

Copyright Notice

While Stockton University’s Bjork Library’s Special Collection and Archives owns the collection; Stockton may not own the copyright for all of the items. Researchers wishing to reproduce materials are responsible for obtaining the proper permissions.