Johnson Park Restoration

Links to Camden History Sites

Camden Community Site
The Camden Community Site, 50 Years of Community Building in Camden, seeks to tell the story of Camden, NJ, as written by people who lived it.
All residents of Camden, NJ, past and present are invited to contribute to this site.

Camden County Historical Commission
The Camden County  Cultural and Heritage Commission participates in the grant programs of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and offers technical assistance workshops and networking opportunities for county arts and cultural organizations.

Camden County Historical Society
Located on Camden's eastern border with Collingswood, the three-building Camden County Historical Society (CCHS) complex is one of the area's largest public history facilities. CCHS is dedicated to perserving, celebrating and educating the public about the county's richly diverse history.

City of Camden (B.J. Swartz)
Extensive website with links to everything you may want to know about Camden: its history, commerce, government, art, community, social services, health care, education, and much, much more.

Eldridge R. Johnson and the Victor Talking Machine Company
History of RCA in Camden. (The David Sarnoff Library, Princeton)

Heritage Landscapes Preservation Landscape Architects & Planners
Johnson Park, Camden, NJ: Phase 1 - Preservation Plan

History of Camden (Camden City Postcard Gallery)
Collection of old postcards - with enlargements.

Invincible Cities - Images as a Tool of Discovery
(Camilo Jose Vergara)

"Vergara acknowledges the importance of images to how we understand and give meaning to cities. His main concern is the disinvestment and physical decay that triggered the need for reinvestment. More specifically, he asks his readers to consider how the past and present figure into our understandings of a city in decline and the importance of looking within, rather than without, for the seeds of renewal."
From: Images of Renewal and Decline pdf iconby Robert A. Beauregard

Johnson Park Historic Preservation Bond Program
A NJ Historic Trust grant helped fund the restoration of walkways, statues and the rehabilitation of decorative foundations.

New Jersey Historic Trust
The New Jersey Historic Trust is the only nonprofit historic preservation organization in New Jersey created by State law. The Trust provides financial support, protection and technical assistance.

RCA and the Development of Communication Technology
(REAL PLAYER - 1:20 min)

Streaming video about the development of RCA's revolutionary technology, featured on the Camden County Historical Society's website.
>>> Fred Barnum's talk about RCA History at the Cherry Hill Library

Rutgers University - Camden
Rutgers University at Camden is a small campus within a large university system. Rutgers-Camden provides its students all the benefits of a small liberal art college and the advantages of a large research university with an international reputation for teaching, research, and service. Our small size enables the faculty to give our students special attention in a comfortable intellectual setting, where they receive excellent preparation for graduate education, professional school, and the workplace.

Walt Whitman Arts Center
The Walt Whitman Arts Center is a non-profit, multi-cultural literary, performing and visual arts center in Camden, New Jersey, dedicated to continuing its namesake's legacy of artistic excellence and committed to ensuring that its programming is accessible to residents of Camden and its surrounding communities.

Johnson Park plan
The Johnson Park Rehabilitation Project is financed by the Camden Redevelopment Agency, the Economic Recovery Board for Camden (ERB), and the State of New Jersey Green Acres Program. The Cooper's Ferry Development Association and Rutgers University are overseeing the project.

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