British Government Documents in the Microform Reading Room
Compiled by: Charles W. Bean
Library of Congress, Serial and Government Publications Division
Government Publications Section May, 1991
This finding aid contains selected microform collections in the
Library of Congress Microform Reading Room that contain Brtish government
publications and documents. Arranged alphabetically, it is actually
a subset (with some new additions) of the Microform Reading Room's
list entitled Microform Collections and Selected Titles in Microform
in the Microform Reading Room, also known as "K-3", (the third edition
of Lois Korzendorfer's original bibliography). For this revision
I have also added four new titles from "K-4."
The following criteria were followed in delineating the boundaries
of this list.
(1) A British government publication is defined as a publication
from one of the organizations listed in Stephen Richard's Directory
of British Official Publications London: Her Majesty's Stationery
Office (HMSO), 1984. They include: "[British] central government
departments and those organizations funded directly by Parliament
through the Annual Vote; organizations which form an integral part
of, or are directly maintained by a government department or other
oranizations directly financed by Parliament or a government department;
and finally organizations which were originally formed by government
action (whether by Statute, delegated legislation or other exercise
of ministerial authority) or government bodies which maintain a
direct link by reporting, representational of financial arrangements
with the parent organization."
(2) Included are documents "prepared from official records" or
"with the assistance of H. M. Government" even though the publisher
may be other than Her Majesty's Stationary Office (HMSO). Also included
are large British Public Record Office collections of correspondence
between the central British government and colonial governments.
(3) Britain includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland,
and Ireland when it was part of the United Kingdom (1800-1921).
Direct publications of the governments of colonies and former colonies,
British local government documents and church documents (parish
registers, etc.) are excluded.
It should be noted that this finding aid does not contain all British
government publications in the Microform Reading Room. It is a selected
list of only the most substantial collections.
Other specific titles before 1981 may be found in the card catalogs
of the Microform Reading Room as well as the Main Reading Room Catalog.
However, the most comprehensive tool for finding the information
you need is the Library of Congress' on-line computer catalog. It
contains those microform collections cataloged after 1981. A reference
librarian can assist you in using the system. It is useful to know
that all those titles cataloged for the Microform Reading Room after
January, 1983, contain the word "microform" in the title field.
Therefore, the MUMS search "find t microform and britain" should
yield all those publications on microform after January 1983 with
the word Britain somewhere in the title. (MUMS= Multiple Use Marc
Each record of this bibliography contains seven areas or "fields"
of information. These include title, contents, Microform Reading
Room control number, guides available in the Microform Reading Room,
Library of Congress number and methods of access. A typical entry
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Title: British official publications not published by HMSO. --
Cambridge : Chadwyck-Healey, - . -- < > microfiches
; 11 x 15 cm. + catalog (< > v. ; 30 cm.)
Contents: Publications from over 350 organizations, financed or
controlled completely or partially by the British
government, and not published by Her Majesty's Stationery
Office, from 1980. The collection excludes highly
technical and ephemeral material and internal
publications (e.g. memoranda); it includes reports and
studies, periodicals, newsletters, leaflets, publicity
number: Microfiche (o) 83/403
Guide: GUIDE: Catalogue of British Official Publications
NotPublished by HMSO, Z2009.C357 MicRR, lists titles in
alphabetical order by publishing body, with index by
subject and name.
Access: Not all publications listed in the catalog are on
microfiche; where microfiche is available, the number of
fiche and the microfiche identification number are noted.
Request by year and entry number from the Catalogue.
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I have tried to keep TITLES the same as the one used in the
cataloged record, unless several parts of the collection are
cataloged separately, in which case the series title is used. Some
entries have not yet been cataloged. In this case the most likely
title was was chosen by the bibliographer.
The CONTENTS area gives a synopsis of what is included in the
The SHELF NUMBER area gives the number or numbers needed to
retrieve the collection.
The GUIDE information indicates the presence of a specific
guide in the Microform Reading Room. In some cases these are
photocopies of guides found on the first reels of a collection.
The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOG NUMBER gives you immediate
access to the computer record of this entry on MUMS using the pcrd
The ACCESS area explains the best method of retrieving a
particular section of the collection, by date, reel number, etc. It
also gives related reference works and their locations.
I would like to thank the staff of the Microform Reading Room
as well as Josephus Nelson of the General Reading Rooms Division
who drafted many of the entries included in this bibliography.
1. Anti-slavery collection, 18th-19th centuries : from the Library of the
Society of Friends. -- London, England : World Microfilms, 1978.
25 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. + guide ( p. ; 30 cm.)
The Anti-Slavery Collection of London's Society of Friends Library
contains all its anti-slavery materials, including tracts,
miscellaneous pamphlets, and other ephemeral documents, and some
rare, early periodicals of the Thomspon-Clarkson Collection, on
which Thomas Clarkson based his History of the Abolition of
Slavery; and items from the typescript "Chronological Bibliography
of Anti-Slavery Tracts", based on materials found in several
The collection also contains many parliamentary bills, votes and
debates on slavery.
Microfilm 82/534 (H)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 86 is a reel guide listing the contents of
each reel. At the beginning of every reel there is also a list of
contents for that reel.
Library of Congress card number: 82-197665
2. Arab Bureau Papers [1911-1919]. -- Nendeln, Liechtenstein:
Kraus-Thomson Organization, 1970. -- 16 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
-- (Public Records of Great Britain, Series 2, 1973).
This collection includes the documents of Public Record Office
Collection F.O. 882. It contains correspondence between the
Foreign Office Arab Bureau and British military and diplomatic
officials in the Middle East (in this case, the "Middle East"
extends from India to the Sudan). It also contains a "secret"
intelligence publication entitled the Arab Bulletin. The first
number was submitted to the Arab Bureau by Captain T.E. Lawrence.
Access is provided through a Public Record Office Register at the
beginning of reel 1. It lists the PRO file number, inclusive
dates, a description and a volume number. Following the register
is a list of documents within each volume including the date,
the origin of the document, the subject and a series number.
Request by file number.
3. Art exhibition catalogues on microfiche. -- Bishops Storford,
Herts : Chadwyck-Healey ; Teaneck, N.J. : Somerset House,
1975-<1982> -- <5,261> microfiches : ill. ; 11 x 15 cm.
An important art reference tool for researchers. This collection
consists of over 3,000 exhibition catalogs from galleries and
museums in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. The collection
includes catalogs from 1900 or later with the important exception
of the Paris Salon for which the collection includes catalogs back
It also includes several catalogs published by the Arts Council
of Great Britain.
Microfiche 83/15 (N)
GUIDE: Subject Index to Art Exhibition Catalogues on Microfiche,
Microfiche (w) 83/23 .
Access is provided by a subject index on microfiche which is
divided into 4 parts: (1) a listing by the author of the catalog,
(2) a listing by title, (3) a listing by agents of publication
(i.e. museum or gallery) and (4) a listing by subject, including
artist's names. For each entry there is a corresponding three-part
number (e.g. 019. 243. 011) which is needed when ordering.
Library of Congress card number: 83-218980
4. Banks genealogical collection. -- Washington, D.C. : Library of
Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1978. -- 11 microfilm reels ;
A collection of primarily genealogical and historical records
relating to American families, found in the library of Col.
Charles E. Banks at the time of his death in 1931. It includes
some printed but mostly handwritten and typewritten manuscripts.
The originals are in the Library of Congress Rare Book and Special
Collections Division. The collection includes some periodical
articles and book pages, lists, subsidies, parish registers,
photos, letters and postcards, some maps, genealogies and other
Although this is not a British government publication, it
contains many references to Col. Banks' Public Record Office
sources, useful for someone trying to locate PRO sources on a
particular family name.
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 9.
A list of items filmed appears at the beginning of each reel.
Library of Congress card number: 84-187195
5. British Broadcasting Service. Monitoring Service.
Summary of world broadcasts. -- Caversham, England : Monitoring
Service of the British Broadcasting Corp., [1939?]-. -- < > v. ;
26 cm. -- Daily. -- Microfiche. [Ann Arbor, Mich.] : University
Microfilms International, [19--]- . -- < > microfiches ; 11 x 15
Daily summaries of world broadcasts since 1939. The coverage and
format have varied, but recent broadcast summaries are arranged in
four parts: part 1, the USSR; part 2, Eastern Europe; part 3, the
Far East; and part 4, the Middle East. Each report consists of an
introduction, and sections for international affairs, internal
affairs, and for special occasions. Sources (press agencies and
services) are usually cited; in addition to straight news, there
are interviews, full texts of speeches, reports and proceedings of
Microfilm 51567 and Microfiche 5174
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 42.
Request by part and by date. The Library also gets the summaries
in paper; they are located in the Newspaper and Current Periodical
Reading Room. The microfiche collection may lag 1-2 years or more.
6. British Library. Reference Division.
Official publications in the British Library Reference Division.
-- [London : The British Library, 1976] -- 13 microfilm reels ;
Consists of temporary catalog cards, arranged by corporate author,
for official (government) publications from Great Britain, its
Colonial Office, the Commonwealth and former Commonwealth
countries, the U.S. (including Liberia and the Philippines),
Japan, Spanish-, Portuguese-, and French-speaking countries,
German, Dutch, and Scandinavian language areas, and international
organizations, held in the collection of the British Library
Reference Division. The collection includes both monographs and
serials, for years spanning many decades, through the mid-1970's.
Readers may find the collection useful in identifying
miscellaneous foreign government publications.
The last reel consists of serial titles, reproduced from the
Library's visible file labels. Reproductions of both cards and
visible file labels are sometimes difficult to read.
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 18, Official publications in the British
Library Reference Division, lists countries for which publications
are cataloged, and indicates where they fall in filing
Microfilm 69003 (Z)
Library of Congress card number: 84-119015
7. British Library Research Division Reports. -- Boston Spa,
Wetherby, West Yorkshire : British Library Lending Division,
[1967- ]. -- < > microfiche : negative; 11 x 15 cm.
The Library of Congress collection of this continuously
numbered series begins with reports from the Office of Scientific
and Technical Information (OSTI). The series was changed to
British Library Research Division (BLRD) Reports in 1973 with the
formation of the British Library. They include technical reports
on library and information science research usually funded by the
Microfiche 2502, no.
Access is provided by an abstract and table of contents at the
beginning of each separately numbered fiche.
8. British manuscripts project. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University
Microfilms, [1941-1945] -- 2,652 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
A joint project of the American Council of Learned Societies and
the Library of Congress, the collection consists of reproductions
of nearly five million pages of manuscripts and, in a few
instances, rare printed materials found in some of the major
public and private collections of England and Wales. American
scholars in many fields of knowledge selected the works for their
intrinsic importance to learned studies. The collection spans
several centuries; it includes many types of works (letters,
treaties, public records, grants, papal indulgences, speeches,
stories, poems, pedigrees, deeds, tracts, court cases, treasurer's
accounts, journals, petitions, homilies, and commentaries), and
covers a wide range of subjects (politics, religion, philosophy,
literature, science, history), in many languages (English, Latin,
Greek, Arabic, Welsh, French, etc.).
This collection contains many important collections from the
British Museum as well as the Public Record Office.
Microfilm 041 (A)
GUIDE: British Manuscripts Project, a Checklist, Z6620.G7U5
Arrangement of the checklist is by manuscript collection, with an
index by author.
Library of Congress card number: 83-205657
9. British official documents colonial Africa. -- Wakefield,
Yorkshire : EP Microform, 1978. -- > microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
These are individual late 19th and early 20th century British
government documents produced by and for British government
offices interested in the African colonies. Many of them are
consolidated synopses of larger reports.
Microfiche 83/5 (D) and others MicRR>
GUIDE: No separate guide.
The reports and documents have been individually cataloged on MUMS,
and must be retrieved by title or author.
Library of Congress card number: 83-145761 and others.
10. British official publications not published by HMSO.
-- Cambridge : Chadwyck-Healey, - . -- < > microfiches ;
11 x 15 cm. + catalog (< > v. ; 30 cm.)
Publications from over 350 organizations, financed or controlled
completely or partially by the British government, and not
published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, from 1980. The
collection excludes highly technical and ephemeral material and
internal publications (e.g. memoranda); it includes reports and
studies, periodicals, newsletters, leaflets, publicity materials,
Microfiche (o) 83/403
GUIDE: Catalogue of British Official Publications Not Published by
HMSO, Z2009.C357 MicRR lists titles in alphabetical order by
publishing body, with index by subject and name.
Not all publications listed in the catalog are on microfiche;
where microfiche is available, the number of fiche and the
microfiche identification number are noted.
Request by year and entry number from the Catalogue.
11. British Parliamentary Papers on Central and South America
1800-1899. -- Dublin, Ireland:Irish Microforms, 1974. -- 416
microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
This collection is part of the Irish Microfilms Area Studies
Series. It includes 33,000 pages of British parliamentary papers
pertinent to Central and South America. It is organized as
Vol. I: Catalogue, General Affairs, Argentina,
Vol. II: Brazil.
Vol. IV: British Guiana, British Honduras, Chile.
Vol. V: Columbia, Costa Rica, Dutch Guiana, Ecuador,
Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras/El Salvador.
Vol. VI: Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay (see Bolivia), Peru,
Vol VII: Venezuela.
Microfiche 5087 (F)
Access is by a table of contents at the beginning of each
country's section. The British Sessional Paper citation is listed
at the top of each fiche. Request by volume number.
Library of Congress card number: 87-890033
12. Cabinet reports by prime ministers to the Crown. -- Hassocks,
Sussex : Harvester, -c1978. -- 18 microfilm reels ;35 mm. --
Contents: 1837-1867 -- 1868-1916 ; inventories appear at the
beginning of certain reels.
This collection brings together the British Prime Minister's
handwritten reports to the sovereign on Cabinet meetings between
1837 and 1916. These reports represent the sole official records
of the deliberations of the Cabinet, the highest executive body of
state. The letters are helpful for an understanding of the genesis
of government decisions, the character and authority of prime
ministers, and the development of political issues. These letters
reflect the prime minister's view of government issues and his
view of what the sovereign needed to know about government
Microfilm 49532 (J)
GUIDE: Guide No. 76, Cabinet Letters at Windsor, copied from
the microfilm by MicRR staff.
A complete chronological listing of the letters appears at the
beginning of each reel. Each letter has a Cabinet Number, the date
of the letter, a brief description of the letter, and a Royal
Archives Reference Number. Reports are located by date rather than
Cabinet or Royal Archives number. The handwriting of the prime
ministers is not easy to read. The brief descriptions of the
letters do not provide much information. There is no subject
Library of Congress card number: 84-166500
13. Census 1981. Economic Activity [county]. -- [London, England:
HMSO : Government Statistical Service, 1984. < > microfiche :
negative ; 11 x 15 cm. + 1 pamphlet ( p. ; 30 cm.)
Each pamphlet begins with the title "Census 1981, Economic
Activity ... [county]." Inside, a microfiche report contains
statistics on the economic activity of the population of the
designated county, based on a 10 per cent sample of the 1981
census returns. Tables cover the classifications of economic
position, employment status, occupation, industry, social class,
and socio-economic groups.
Microfiche (w) 85/40, EA code, (H)
No guide to the series.
Access is aided by the pamphlet that houses each fiche. Request
by EA (economic activity) code, supplied on each individually
analyzed computer catalog record.
Library of Congress card number: 85-890020 and others.
14. Census 1981. Scotland. Economic Activity (10 [per cent] Sample)
... [geographic area]. -- HMSO [London, England : HMSO :
Government Statistical Service, 1984. < > microfiche : negative ;
11 x 15 cm. + 1 pamphlet ( p. ; 30 cm.)
Each pamphlet begins with the title "Census 1981, Economic
Activity ... [geographic area]." Inside, a microfiche report
contains statistics on the economic activity of the population of
the designated area, based on a 10-per cent sample of the 1981
census returns. Tables cover the classifications of economic
position, employment status, occupation, industry, social class,
and socio-economic groups.
Microfiche (w) 85/40, EA code, (H)
No guide to the series.
Access is aided by the pamphlet that houses each fiche. Request by
EA (economic activity) code, supplied on each individually
analyzed computer catalog record.
Library of Congress card numbers: 85-890038, 85-890437, 85-890835,
85-89036, 85-89134, 85-891148, 85-891602.
15. Diplomatic correspondence of British ministers to the Russian
court at St. Petersburg, 1704-1776. -- Bishops Storford, England:
Chadwyck-Healey, 1973. -- 100 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
GUIDE: Chronological index. DA47.G5D56
Microfiche of volumes 12, 19, 39, 50, 61, 66, 76, 80, 85, 91, 99,
102-103, 110, and 148 of the Sbornik of the Russkoe istoricheskoe
istoricheskoe obshchestvo are in English and Russian.
16. Documents on British policy overseas. -- London : H.M.S.O., 1984- .
v. <1 > : ill. ; 26 cm. + 26 microfiche.
Series I: 1945-1950.
Volume I: Conference at Potsdam, July-August 1945.
Volume II: Conferences and Conversations 1945: London,
Washington and Moscow.
The Microform Reading Room has the first three volumes of this
series, a detailed collection of documents from World War II
conferences. It contains correspondence, memos, instructions on
the execution of British foreign policy, reports of business
transacted and proceedings.
Series II: 1950-1955.
Volume I: The Schuman Plan, the Council of Europe and Western
European Integration. May, 1950 - December, 1952.
Access is provided by summaries at the beginning of each volume.
The arrangement is chronological. Some of the documents are
supplemented by microcopies of further related documents. The
contents of the additional documents on microfiche are briefly
indicated in the summaries at the beginning of each book. In the
text, a microfiche supplement is indicated by square brackets.
17. Early English books, 1475-1640. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University
Microfilms International, - . -- 1782 microfilm reels ; 35
mm. + guide.
This collection is based primarily on A. W. Pollard's and G. R.
Redgrave's Short Title Catalogue (STC) of books printed in England
and English books printed elsewhere from the advent of printing in
England in 1475 through 1640. Almost all the titles in the STC and
many more not listed there will eventually be included in the
completed collection. Because of the intended scope of this
collection, most books are in English, but there are a number in
other languages. The books cover a very wide range of subjects and
include numerous ancient and medieval authors. The collection also
contains many parliamentary documents.
Each reel contains several titles arranged in STC number order.
The filming, however, has not been systematic from beginning to
end. Instead, books have been filmed as they have been located in
various libraries. Published guides for each unit filmed are
periodically cumulated as well as the Cross-Index from STC number
to reel number. This collection is continued by Early English
Microfilm 040 (P)
GUIDE: A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England,
Scotland, and Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad,
1475-1640, Z2002.P7 MicRR and Z2007.P7 suppl., microfilm reel
Library of Congress card number: 84-127515
18. Early English books, 1641-1700. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University
Microfilms International, [1961- ]. -- 1452 microfilm reels ; 35
mm. + guides.
This collection is based on Donald G. Wing's A Short-Title
Catalogue from which selected titles are filmed. In addition, a
number of new titles reported since the bibliography was published
are to be included. Titles are not filmed in Wing number order,
but are filmed as they are located in various libraries. Primarily
in English but also including a few books in other languages, this
collection covers a wide range of subjects. It includes many
Published guides and cross-indexes from Wing number to reel
number for each unit filmed are periodically cumulated. The
collection is a continuation of Early English Books, 1475-1640.
Microfilm 05018 (P)
GUIDES: Accessing Early English Books, 1641-1700, Z2002.U586 1981
MicRR (guide to the microfilm collection); also, A Short-Title
Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales,
and British America, and of English Books Printed in other
Countries, 1641-1700, Z2002.W5 MicRR.
Note: This collection partially duplicates the Thomason Tracts
collection; guides to the Thomason Tracts include a cross-index
from Wing number to Thomason tract number.
Library of Congress card number: 89-894010
19. The Eighteenth century. -- Woodbridge, Conn. : Research
Publications, -<1989>. -- <3,653 > m> microfilm reels :
ill. ; 35 mm. + 1 guide (loose-leaf ; 28 cm.)
Based on the British Library's Eighteenth Century Short Title
Catalog (ESTC) this collection (upon completion) will consist of
approximately 200,000 titles selected from the 500,000 titles
printed in Great Britain and its colonies or printed in English
anywhere else in the world from 1701-1800. In addition, the
collection contains a number of books by authors in other
languages than English. It covers a wide variety of literary,
historical, scientific, religious, military, and other subjects.
It includes British government documents.
Microfilm (o) 83/400 (P)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 52.
Library of Congress card number: 89-894004
20. The Eighteenth Century Short Title Catalog, the British Library
Collection (ESTC). -- London : The British Library, 1983. --
113 microfiches : negative ; 11 x 15 cm. + guide (22 p. ; 30
The ESTC is essentially a union catalog of 18th century British
imprints and English language publications from all over the
world. It is being produced in the form of a machine readable
database, from which this microfiche version was produced. All
items included have been physically located.
The main body of this fiche catalog is an alphabetical list of
personal, corporate or pseudonymous headings interfiled with
titles. There are indexes by date of publication, place of
publication and by genre (eg: almanacs, directories, prospectuses
Microfiche (w) 85/801 (Z)
GUIDE: There is an accompanying pamphlet also entitled The
Eighteenth Century Short Title Catalog, the British Library
Copies available on loan from the British Library Lending
Division at Boston Spa, Yorkshire, England, have a shelf-mark
beginning E/ and are noted as (LOAN COPY).
Many of the items listed in this catalog may be found in The
Eighteenth Century, (Microfilm (o) 83/400 , MicRR Guide No.
Library of Congress card number: 85-113276
21. English literary periodicals. -- Ann Arbor, Mich.: University
Microfilms, l95l-[l977] -- 969 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
More than 340 titles published in England, Ireland and Scotland,
1681-1914. Literary reviews and miscellanies predominate, but also
included are essays, book reviews, poetry, serialized fiction, and
articles on contemporary subjects. Theatrical, humor, political,
religious, and women's magazines are also represented. Among the
authors and editors are Defoe, Steele, Addison, Swift, Fielding,
Johnson, Burke, Smollett, Coleridge, George Eliot, Dickens,
Thackeray, the Rossettis, J. S. Mill, Hunt, C. Clarke, and
Tennyson. Famous journal titles include the Tatler, the Spectator,
the Guardian, the Rambler, the Monthly Review, Lloyd's
Magazine, the New London Magazine and Cobbett's Weekly
Microfilm 01105 (P)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 56, Accessing English Periodicals: A Guide
to the Microfilm Collection, with Title, Subject, Editor, and Reel
Number Indexes, 1981. Z692.S5U56 1981. The title index includes brief
description of each title's contents and history, and reel numbers
assigned to each year of issue.
Related reference works: Poole's Index to Periodical Literature,
AI3.P7 1938 (in hall outside MicRR and MRR circle), indexes 25 of
the titles in this collection; The Wellesley Index to Victorian
Periodicals, AI3.W45 MRR Alc, indexes 13 titles; also see English
Literary Periodicals, PN5124.P4 G73 MicRR; and Victorian
Periodicals: A Guide to Research, PN5124.P4V5 MRR Alc.
Library of Congress card number: 83-205590
22. Gerritsen collection of women's history. -- Glen Rock, N.J. :
Microfilming Corp. of America, c1975. -- 17,556 microfiches ; 11 x
The collection consists of over 4500 European and American books,
periodicals, and pamphlets, spanning the years 1543-1945, forming
a rich source for the study of international women's history and
the feminist movement. It also includes bills and acts of the
British Parliament as well as other British government
publications that deal with women's rights.
The Gerritsen Collection was begun in the late 19th century by
Dr. Aletta Jacobs (a doctor as well as a leader in the Dutch and
international suffrage and pacifist movements), and her husband,
Carl Gerritsen. The Crerar Library (Chicago) bought the collection
and added to it many titles concerning American women, especially
those published between 1880-1920 in the Midwest. Most of the
collection has since been acquired by the University of Kansas.
In addition, this microform collection was supplemented by titles
from the Woman's Collection of the Jackson Library at the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Subjects well represented include women's rights, the nature and
role of women, prostitution, education, biography, marriage and
the family, employment, religion, and voluntary associations. Most
titles date from the 19th and 20th centuries; languages include
fourteen European languages, as well as Arabic, Greek, and Latin.
Analytics for serial titles are available on MUMS.
Microfiche (w) 82/12
GUIDE: The Gerritsen Collection of Women's History, 1543-1945: A
Bibliographic Guide to the Microform Collection, HQ1121.G47 1983
MicRR and MRR.
The guide lists titles by language and author, with indexes by
title, subject, and chronology. Serials are listed and numbered
separately at the back of volume 2.
Library of Congress card number: 82-201010
23. Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature. -- New Haven,
Conn. : Research Publications, - . -- <3764> microfilm reels
: ill., maps ; 35 mm. + guide (<3> v. ; 29 cm.).
Monographs published before 1850, and serials, published until
1906, from the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the
University of London, and the Kress Library of Business and
Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Business
Administration in Boston; supplemented by material from the
libraries of Columbia and Yale Universities. The material is in
more than ten European languages.
Political and social history is richly covered by this large
collection of early "economic" literature. The subjects
represented include mercantilism, slavery, social conditions,
European colonialism, Chartism, technological advances,
demography, political theory, and Irish-English relations.
It also includes selected laws and acts of Parliament.
Microfilm 51560 (H)
GUIDES: Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature: A Guide
to ...the Microfilm Collection, Z7164.E2 G64 v.1-4 (MicRR), covers
the period from the 16th century through 1820. Temporary reel
guides on 16mm. and 35mm. microfilm cover 1821-1840 and printed
books through 1850. Final reel guides will be in six volumes, with
a seventh volume listing all titles alphabetically by main entry.
Titles are arranged alphabetically for each year under broad
subject headings, following the practice of the Goldsmith's
Related reference works: Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' Library of
Economic Literature, Z7164.E2L65 SSRR; and The Kress Library of
Business and Economics: Catalogue with Data Upon Cognate Items in
other Harvard Libraries, Z7166.H33 SSRR.
Request by reel number.
Library of Congress card number: 83-132128
24. Great Britain. Cabinet Office.
Cabinet minutes and memoranda, 1916-1939. -- Millwood, N.Y. :
KTO Microform, 1977. -- 256 microform reels ; 35 mm. -- Contents:
CAB/23 (minutes) reels 1-58 -- CAB/24 (memoranda) reels 1-198.
This collection of 256 microfilm reels contains two British Public
Record Office groups of papers. Each CAB group begins with a
consolidated group of indexes.
CAB 23 contains indexes for 1916-1939; War Cabinet Minutes,
1916-1923; the "A" Minutes, 1917-1918; the "X" Minutes for 1918;
records of the Conferences of Ministers, 1919-1922; and the
Peacetime Cabinet Conclusions, 1919-1939
CAB 24 contains indexes for 1917-1936, and the following Series
of Memoranda: "G" 1915-1920, "GT" 1917-1919, "CP" 1919-1939. It
also contains a group of War Cabinet Reports 1917-1922.
Microfilm 87135 (D)
GUIDE: Guide No. 169
Request by CAB number and reel numbers provided in Guide 169.
Please note, the reel number is the last in a series of numbers on
the microfilm box label.
Library of Congress card number: 86-893498
25. Great Britain. Colonial Office.
Africa confidential print, C.O. 879. -- [London, England] : Public
Record Office, 1848- . -- < > microfilm reels ; 35 mm. --
Microfilmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service.
This collection includes British Public Record Office C.O. 879, a
collection of selected correspondence, memoranda and other
documents copied for internal use in the Colonial Office or, in
some cases, for circulation to the Cabinet. Many of these
documents were also edited for publication as Parliamentary
Command Papers. This collection would be useful to historians
studying the effects of British colonial rule on Africa.
GUIDE: Books 1-116 are indexed in the List of Colonial Office
Confidential Print to 1916. -- London, England : HMSO, 1965. --
179 p. -- (Public Record Office Handbooks no. 8), CD 1052.A55.
The Library of Congress has books 1-12; 1848-1923. Request by
reel number after the slash at the beginning of each section. For
C.O. 879/78, write 03759 78.
26. Great Britain. Colonial Office.
Colonial reports--annual. nos. 1-1936. -- London : H.M.
Stationery Office, 1891-1940. -- 35 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Annual reports of British colonial administrators are contained
in this collection. The administrators of each Crown colony or
protectorate drew up detailed reports for the Colonial Office in
which yearly social and economic progress was charted. Statistics
and general information about production, population, health care,
public works, housing, and other areas of colonial life can be
found in these reports. Covering the years 1889-1938 the reports
provide a summary of the state of each colony.
The 1936 reports in this collection are numbered consecutively.
At the beginning of each reel are two charts. The first one
includes the report numbers, the years covered as well as reel
numbers. Chart 2 has the chronological reel number, report
number, the title of the report, and the year that the specific
report was issued. Some of these reports can also be found in the
Main Catalog under the heading GREAT BRITAIN. COLONIAL OFFICE.
27. Great Britain. Colonial Office.
Palestine correspondence. -- Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources,
1978-1979. -- 165 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. + 2 guides (2 v. ; 28 cm.)
Microfilmed from the holdings of the Public Record Office CO 733
v. 130-254 (documents) and CO 793 (registers). Registers
1927-1934, reels 1-12 -- Original correspondence 1927-1930 -- Original
This collection documents British involvement in the Middle
East region before World War II, including development policies
and projects; British governance of the mandate; political,
educational, and religious organizations; immigration, domestic
disturbances; archaeological excavations, etc.
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 162a and 162b. The guides are correspondence
dockets for the two periods covered (1927-30 and 1931-34).
Library of Congress card number: 86-890015
28. Great Britain. Foreign Office.
British Foreign Office, Russian correspondence. -- Wilmington,
Del. : Scholarly Resources, 1981. -- 983 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
+ guides (<2> v. ; 28 cm.)
Includes all foreign and domestic communications regarding Russia,
bound by the British Foreign Office Library and deposited in the
Public Record Office (London), 1883-1948 (F.O. 65 contains
material from 1883-1905; F.O. 371, from 1906-1948). Registers of
correspondence for 1883-1940 are also included (F.O. 566). The
correspondence describes governmental, political, military and
economic affairs in Russia, and policies and events in
Anglo-Russian relations. Most of the material consists of
communications between the Foreign Office and British embassies
Microfilm 60300 (D)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 6, pts. 1-8. British Foreign Office:
Russian Correspondence. Guide to the Scholarly Resources Microfilm
Edition of the Public Record Office Collection.
The guide is arranged chronologically, with a brief description of
the subject of each file. It also provides reel and volume
numbers. Request film by year and reel number.
Library of Congress card number: 84-108094
29. Great Britain. Foreign Office.
Japan Correspondence. -- Wilmington, Delaware: Microfilmed for
Scholarly Resources, Inc. by the Public Record Office, under
special arrangement with HMSO, 1974. -- < > 484 microfilm
reels ; 35 mm.
This collection contains documents from Public Record Office
collections F.O. 46 (1856-1905) and F.O. 371 (1930-1945). They
are primarily communications between the Foreign Office and
British embassies and consulates in Japan. F.O. 371 also includes
"proclamations by various national leaders, governments and
organizations, communications with foreign governments, personal
requests made of the Foreign Office by private citizens and
groups and records of questions asked by Members of Parliament
directed to the Foreign Office."
GUIDES: (1) British Foreign Office. Japan: Correspondence
1856-1905, DA47.9.J3B75. This guide contains indexes by person
(1856-1890), subject (1856-1890), and Japan cases (1862-1881). It
also has chronological guides to the microfilmed Registers with
columns referring to the microfilm reels.
(2) British Foreign Office : Japan Correspondence 1930-1940,
DA47.9.J3 B75827. This guide is chronological only. It "lists
each file in the order in which it appears in the volumes of
correspondence, followed by a condensed description."
The first collection, F.O. 46 (1856-1905), is not easy to use. The
guides to the microfilmed registers are the only place you will
find the reel number you need for retrieval. They are in the
column labeled "text roll". Furthermore, these guides are
approximate. The Subject or Person index (1856-1890 only) may tell
you that you want volume 6, page 23 of the original register. The
"Guide to the Register" tells you only that page 22 begins on reel
197. Request by "text roll" (microfilm reel) number and text
F.O. 371 (1930-1940) is more straightforward. Request by date
and reel number.
Library of Congress card number: 83-216698
30. Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons.
British sessional papers, 1731-1900. -- New York, N.Y. : Readex
Microprint, 1960- . -- < > microopaques ; 22 x 14 cm.
The microprint edition of the House of Commons Sessional papers
includes both the Abbott (1731-1800) and Hansard (1801-1900)
collections. The Abbott collection is made up of three parts:
Bills (vols. 1-30); Reports (vols. 31-68); and Accounts and Papers
(vols. 69-110). The Accounts and Papers consist of narratives of
treaties, diplomatic correspondence, reports of the East India
Company, and other publications that are not directly proceedings
of the House.
The Hansard collection also consists of three parts: House of
Commons (HC) papers; Papers by Command; and all other bills,
accounts, papers, reports, and state papers, except the Journal of
the House of Commons, and Votes and Proceedings.
GUIDES: (1) MicRR Guide No. 13 describes how this collection
relates to other collections of British Sessional Papers in the
Library of Congress. (2) Hansard's Catalogue of Parliamentary
Reports, and a Breviate of their Contents...1696-1834, Z2019.I74
MRR Alc, arranges summaries of the papers by broad subject (e.g.
education and charities; colonies and slavery; population), with
an index by specific subjects and names. (3) The Checklist of
British Parliamentary Papers, 1801-1899, Z2019.I73 MicRR,
contains a chronological list of volumes, a list by broad subject,
and a key-word title index.
Library of Congress card number: 84-148012
31. Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons.
Parliamentary papers (House of Commons and Command) -- Microfilm.
London : British Library, Reference Division, Reprographic
Section, [19--]- . < > microfilm reels ; 35 mm. Microfiche.
House of Commons Parliamentary papers. -- Cambridge :
Chadwyck-Healey, 1980- . -- < > microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
House of Commons (HC) Papers, Bills, and Command Papers, 1972 to
date, with 1972/3-1974/5 on Microfilm (o) 83/401, and 1975/6 to
date on Microfiche (o) 83/400.
The House of Commons Papers include all reports required to be
printed by the House of Commons, including minutes of hearings on
bills, answers to requests for information, special inquiries,
etc. Papers presented to both Houses are included in this series.
Command papers may be printed without orders from the House and
are often policy or background papers issued by various
departments. Annual reports and papers presented by the Foreign
Office are also included, as are treaties and reports of Royal
Commissions. Bills are published in all drafts and versions.
Microfilm (o) 83/401 and Microfiche (o) 83/400
GUIDE: Catalogue of Government Publications, (Her Majesty's
Stationery Office), Z2009.G822 MicRR and MRR Alc. The Catalogue
is issued monthly with annual cumulations. Parliamentary papers,
arranged by session and paper number, are in the first section,
and non-parliamentary papers are listed under agency names in the
second section. Indexes by author, title and subject. After 1985,
refer to the House of Commons Sessional Papers, Index (Microfiche
(w)86/102). Also, Paul Boswell`s Guide to British Government
Publications in the Library of Congress outlines the Library`s
holdings of British Sessional Papers quite nicely. Ask your
reference librarian for a copy.
Request by year or session, Bill, HC, or Cmnd number, or when
available, by volume and page number.
32. Great Britain. Prime Minister.
British Cabinet papers, 1880-1916 : Public Record Office class CAB
37. -- Brighton, Sussex : Harvester Press, 1980. -- 49 microfilm
reels ; 35 mm.
This collection contains a wide-ranging assortment of letters,
memoranda, and special reports written by Crown representatives
throughout the British empire, and made available to Cabinet
ministers during the years 1880-1916. This prime collection of
documents reflects the kind of information and the many sources of
information used by the government in making domestic and foreign
Nearly 5,000 letters, memoranda, and special reports, written
between 1880-1916, have been pulled together in this collection.
These documents--coming from all over the empire--were circulated
within the Cabinet in order to inform and influence decisions.
Although covering all the major issues confronting the government,
they vary in length and detail. Letters treating such minor issues
as the retirement pay of a royal duke are part of this collection
as well as those which discuss issues as important as the
continuing menace of the "Russian Bogie" and the Boer war. A
casual perusal of the collection makes the researcher aware of the
many complex issues facing the Cabinet during these years. These
documents are taken from the Public Record Office, the Royal
Archives at Windsor, and the private collections of a number of
Microfilm 83/1018 (J)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 75, British Cabinet Papers, 1880-1916. See
also, Cabinet Reports by Prime Ministers to the Crown, 1868-1916,
MicRR Guide No. 25; and List of Cabinet Papers, 1915 and 1916,
The collection will be best used by the researcher who is very
familiar with the period. At the beginning of each reel is a
complete listing of the forty-nine reels in the set, and a listing
of the volumes contained in each reel. Each of the documents in
the set has a Cabinet number, a date, and a specific item number.
Some of the documents also have brief titles such as "Minutes on
the Law Officers Report of November 28, 1899." However, of the
above, only the date is helpful. If researchers know that the
Cabinet is likely to have discussed Zanzibar's revenue in 1899,
then they can examine the volumes for that year to see if they can
find letters or reports.
Only if researchers know the year in which an issue surfaces will
they be able to find anything in this collection. There are no
indexes. Knowledge of the history, politics and statesmen of the
period is almost mandatory.
Library of Congress card number: 83-229486
33. Hanoverian state papers, domestic, 1714-1782. -- Sussex, England :
Harvester Press, c1982. -- 164 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
This collection contains the surviving records of the
administration and constitution of England, trade and shipping,
naval and military affairs, social and religious life, crime,
rebellion and discontent, during the reigns of George I, II, and
III, (1714-1782). It has been reproduced form British Public
Records Office collection SP 35 - SP 37
The collection is divided into seven parts, each with the same
Part I. The State Papers Domestic for the years 1714-1722 of the
reign of George I. SP 31/1 - SP 35/34, begins on reel 1.
Part II.1722-1727 (George I). SP 35/35 - SP 35/78. Reel 26.
Part III. 1727-1736 (George II). SP 36/1 - SP 36/39. Reel 54.
Part IV. 1737-1745 (George II). SP 36/40 - SP 36/79. Reel 76.
Part V. 1746-1750 (George II). SP 36/80 - SP 36/115. Reel 101.
Part VI. 1751-1760 (George II). SP 36/116 - SP 36/163. Reel 121.
Part VII. 1760-1782 (George III). SP 37/1 - SP 37/27. Reel 146.
Microfilm 84/310 (D)
Access is provided by a reel guide at the beginning of each reel.
Reel 1 also contains a Public Record Office document entitled a
Descriptive List of State Papers Domestic. George I. It
chronologically lists the documents in SP 35/volumes 1-78. SP
36-37 are covered by reel guides produced by Harvester. Part
information is not provided on the reel labels. Request by reel
number or SP and volume number (eg: SP 36/80).
Library of Congress card number: 84-122753
34. History of the ministry of munitions. -- Hassocks, Sussex,
England: Harvester, 1976. -- 88 microfiches ; positive ;
11 x 15 cm.
This collection contains the official history of the British
Ministry of Munitions, June 9, 1915 to March 31, 1921. The history
was completed in 1923. It contains 58 separate parts grouped into
Vol. I: Industrial Mobilization 1914-1915.
Vol. II: General Organization for Munitions Supply.
Vol. III: Finance and Controls.
Vol. IV: Supply and Control of Labour 1915-16.
Vol. V: Wages and Welfare.
Vol. VI: Manpower and Dilution.
Vol. VII: Control of Materials.
Vol. VIII: Control of Industrial Capacity and Equipment
Vol. IX: Review of Munitions Supply.
Vol. X: Supply of Munitions.
GUIDE: Handbook with index, 106 p.: PRO, 1970; and a new
introduction by Cameron Hazelhurst, [c 1976], 14 p.
Access is provided by a general index to titles and headings of
volumes, parts and sections. This is located on the first fiche.
It is followed by an Introduction to the History of the Ministry
of Munitions. Fiche 2-3 contain a handbook entitled Records of the
Ministry of Munitions, Public Record Office, 1970. This includes
a list of classes in the Munitions Group in the PRO as well as a
history of the successors to the Ministry of Munitions through
Library of Congress card number: 86-890018
35. History of women. -- New Haven, Conn. : Research Publications,
1975- -- 1,248 microfilm reels : ill. ; 35 mm.
Literature by and about women; the collection includes printed
books, pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts, and photographs from
nine American libraries and archives. It emphasizes American and
modern European women (through 1920), with some material included
on ancient, medieval, and Renaissance women. Most of the
monographs are in English; some are in other European languages.
This collection is particularly strong in social and popular
history, but the subjects represented range from Antigone to
contemporary poetry and include government publications,
biographies, essays, sermons, letters and ephemera.
Microfilm 51565 (H)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 47, History of Women: Guide to the
Microfilm Collection, lists monographs and pamphlets by main
entry, with subject index. Separate lists at the back identify
periodicals, manuscripts, and photographs.
Related Reference Works: The Manuscript Inventories and the
Catalogs of Manuscripts. Books, and Pictures, Z7965.A78 (MRR); and
Catalogs of the Sophia Smith Collection, Women's History Archive,
Request monographs and pamphlets by item number from guide.
Photographs are on Reel 963; manuscripts m1-m32 are separately
filmed and numbered; periodicals are also on a separate group of
reels, numbered 1-253.
Library of Congress card number: 83-124988
36. Home Office papers and records: order and authority in England :
series one, Home Office class HO 42 (George III, correspondence,
1782-1820). -- Brighton, Sussex, England : Harvester, 1981-.
-- < > microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
This collection chronologically follows the Hanoverian State
Papers, Domestic, 1714-1782 (entry number 27). It documents
various levels of British social and political life. It covers the
long period of war with revolutionary France, domestic unrest,
(including the Luddite actions, food riots and labor disturbances)
as well as the assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in
(o) 84/209 (J)
The arrangement is chronological. Access is provided by the
overall Public Record Office box guide for HO 42 located at the
beginning of each part. This section is always followed by a reel
guide produced for each part by Harvester.
Contents: Pt. 1 HO 42, boxes 1-23, 1782-1792 -- Pt. 2. HO 42,
boxes 24-41, 1783-1797 -- Pt. 3. HO 42, boxes 42-66, 1793-1802 --
Pt. 4. HO 42, boxes 67-99, 1803-1809 -- Pt. 5. HO 42, boxes
100-131, 1810-1812 -- Pt. 6. HO 42, boxes 132-147, 1813-1815 --
Pt. 7 HO 42, boxes 148-172, 1816-1817.
Therefore, if you want to see the reel guide for Pt. 2, you need
to go to box 24.
Library of Congress card number: 84-248080
37. The Home service nine o`clock news, 1939-1945 / British
Broadcasting Corporation. -- Cambridge, England : Chadwyck-Healey,
1978. -- 744 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
This is a reproduction of the newsreaders' typescripts for the BBC
Home Service Nine O`Clock News 1939-1945. In some cases missing
pages have been replaced by another bulletin for that day (the 6
p.m. or midnight bulletin where possible). Sometimes there are no
extant bulletins in which case an explanatory caption is
Microfiche 85/256 (T)
Library of Congress card number: 85-891348
38. Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
Women at work collection, from the Imperial War Museum. --
Lambeth, London. -- Brighton, Sussex : Harvester Microfilms,
1984- . -- <91> microfilm reels; 35 mm.
Part 1: The army, Belgium, and Benevolent organizations.
Part 2: The British Red Cross, colonies, decorations and honours,
Part 3: Employment.
Part 4: Food files, France, India, Italy, Roumania, Switzerland
local records files.
Part 5: Munitions I-VII files; prisoners I-IV; relief funds
I-II; Russia files; Serbia files; suffrage & politics I-III;
USA files; volunteer corps; welfare files; WRAF files; WRNS
Microfilm 85/810 (H)
GUIDE: MicRR guide No. 157.
Library of Congress card number: 85-890932
39. Index to the Towns and Townlands of Ireland. -- Dublin, Ireland :
Irish University Press, 19--. -- 11 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
This microform version of the General Topographical Index ... to
the Townlands and Towns of Ireland, was published for HMSO in
Dublin, 1904. Three editions were published, based on the
censuses of 1851, 1871, and 1901. This Irish University Press
edition is based on the 1901 census, also held (in paper) by the
Geography and Map Division, where the Irish Ordnance Survey Maps
to which the index refers may be found. The index tells what
county, barony, civil parish, and county electoral district each
town or townland belongs to and on which map sheet it is
Access is provided by a table of contents at the beginning of the
40. Irish Genealogy. -- [Dublin : Genealogical Society of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1949] -- 127 microfilm reels
; 35 mm.
An unindexed collection of Irish genealogical records filmed at
the National Library of Ireland, covering the period from the
Middle Ages to the present. Materials include pedigrees, wills,
visitations, parish registers, family histories, records of
births, marriages and deaths, funeral entries, obituaries,
marriage licenses, army lists, militia lists, chancery bills,
lists of high sheriffs, peers, nobility, knights dubbed, royal
warrants, coats of arms, tax rolls and changes of name.
Included with the handwritten guide are photocopies of articles
relevant to Irish and Scottish genealogical research.
Microfilm 1616 and 1617
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 97, Irish Genealogy Index.
The guide lists some family names, but most materials are grouped
under generic titles, and whole sections must be skimmed to ferret
41. Library and Information Research Reports. -- Boston Spa, Wetherby,
West Yorkshire : British Library, 19--. -- < > microfiche :
negative ; 11 x 15 cm.
This series of reports published by the British Library contains
reports on Library and information science research funded by the
Microfiche (o) 85/300, no. < > (Z)
Access is provided by an abstract and table of contents at the
beginning of each separately numbered fiche.
Library of Congress card numbers: 85-113727, 85-113801, 85-113912,
85-114107, 85-114390, 85-114409.
42. Library of American civilization. -- Chicago : Library Resources,
1971-1972, c1970. -- 12,474 microfiches : ill. ; 8 x 13 cm. +
catalogs (4 v. ; 28 cm.). -- Very high reduction.
A microfiche collection whose scope of materials covers all
aspects and endeavors of American life, ranging from the 15th
century up to World War I. The collection includes pamphlets,
periodicals, government documents, biographies and
autobiographies, fictional works, poetry, and collected writings
of various kinds.
Microfiche 1008 (A)
GUIDE: Microbook Library of American Civilization, Author Catalog,
Bibliographic Index, Subject Catalog, and/or Title Catalog, Z1236
Access is provided by the catalogs and index listed above which
give imprint information as well as an LAC entry number by which
the microfiche is retrieved.
Library of Congress card number: 83-126245
43. Mortality statistics : microfiche : review of the Register General
on deaths by area of usual residence in England and Wales, 1983.
-- London : HMSO : Government Statistical Service, 1984. --
13 microfiches : negative ; 11 x 15 cm. + 1 pamphlet (20 p. ; 30
cm.). -- (Series D45; no. 10)
Lists estimated home population, sex and age group as of June 30,
1983, death rates per 1000, mortality ratios and causes of
(w) 85/100 (H) <2,311>
microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
This collection contains finding aids that list the contents of
archives and manuscript collections in British County Record
Offices, university libraries, public libraries, specialist and
private repositories. It is useful to researchers identifying
British collections likely to be of use. The National Inventory is
issued in units, each containing several hundred finding aids.
Each new unit is accompanied by a new index cumulating all
previous indexes. Those units already published are listed in
MicRR Guide No. 101.
Microfiche 85/235 (Z)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 101.
Access is provided by MicRR Guide 101, a microfiche index. It
includes a Name and Subject Index that lead to a Main Entry Number
listed by institution, (the Bodleian Library, for example). The
Main Entry gives a microfiche number for location of the fiche
containing the finding aids themselves.
Library of Congress card number: 85-891349
45. Northern Ireland Parliamentary papers, 1921-1972. -- Belfast :
HMSO, 1921-1972. -- Microfilm. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Trans-Media
Publishing, 1983. <34> microfilm reels ; 35 mm. + guide.
This collection consists of Command Papers, House of Commons
Papers, and Senate Papers of the Northern Ireland Parliament from
1921 to 1972. In 1972 the Northern Ireland Parliament was closed
and total responsibility for Northern Ireland was transferred to
the British Parliament in London. Of interest to students of
Anglo-Irish relations and the Irish civil wars are the Command
Papers dealing with civil disturbances, violence, and political
Microfilm 05527 (J)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 21a, Northern Ireland Parliamentary Papers
1921 to 1972..., and MicRR Guide No. 21, Northern Ireland
Guide 21a is a subject index that gives reel numbers for
corresponding items. Guide 21 is a reel index.
Library of Congress card number: 84-110899
46. OSS London, Special Operations Branch and Secret Intelligence
Branch, war diaries. -- Frederick, Md. : University Publications
of America, 1985. -- 8 microfilm reels; 35 mm.
Microfilm 86/209 (E)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 105-103.
Library of Congress card number: 86-893441
47. The papers of Charles James Fox. -- Brighton, Sussex, England :
Harvester Press Microform Publications, c1984. -- 15 microfilm
reels ; 35 mm.
This collection includes the central political papers of Charles
James Fox taken from the British Library Additional Manuscript
Series (47559-47581). It also includes the more recently deposited
supplementary papers from the Holland House Papers, Additional
Manuscripts (51457-51475). The collection includes correspondence
with George III, copies of Cabinet minutes, correspondence with
Lord North, among others. It also includes family correspondence
as well as the journals of C.J. Fox for 1802.
Microfilm 85/429 (J)
Access is by the reel guide located at the beginning of each
Library of Congress card number: 85-196774
48. Papers of the Prime Ministers of Great Britain ; Series 1-4. --
Brighton, Sussex : Harvester Microform, 1981 - <1984>. --
< > microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
This is a continuing series published by Harvester of the
correspondence of the great British Prime Ministers. They contain
copies of drafts of letters of historical importance, often
revealing the thought behind the actions of each Prime Minister.
Series 1. The papers of William Pitt the Younger contains volumes
101-363 of Public Record Office class 30/8.
Here in six parts are the private and official papers of William
Pitt. Parts 1,2, and 3 contain the many letters written or
received by Pitt. Part 4 has Pitt`s official working papers, Army
papers and Admiralty papers. Part 5 comprises papers treating
Britain`s revenue and finances, and Part 6 has those papers
relating to Britain`s imperial role in North and South America,
the West Indies, India, Africa, and other countries. Papers
relating to Scotland, Ireland and Europe are also included in Part
John Brooke`s The Prime Ministers` Papers 1801-1902 (CD1064.B7)
lists Pitt depositories, important Pitt correspondents, and nine
published sources on Pitt`s papers.
Series 2. The papers of Sir Robert Peel. Pt. 1. British Library
additional mss. 40432-40461 -- Pt. 2. 40462-40484 -- Pt. 3.
40485-40521 -- Pt. 4. 40522-40556 - Pt. 5. 40557-40581 -- Pt. 6.
Series 3. The papers of Lord Liverpool. Pt. 1. British Library
additional mss. 38190-38196 & 38237-38268 -- Pt. 2. 38269-38302.
Series 4. The Newcastle papers from the British Library,
London. British Library additional mss. 32686-32701. Home
correspondence, 1724-1743 -- Pt. 2. additional mss. 32701-32719.
Home correspondence, 1744-1749 -- Pt. 3. additional mss.
32720-32737. Home correspondence, 1750-1754.
Microfilm (o) 84/208 (J)
Access is provided by a reel guide at the beginning of reel 1 for
Library of Congress card numbers: Series 1 = 84-246688, 2 =
84-246774, 3 = 84-246811, 4 = 84-246854
49. Politics and administration of Tudor and Stuart England /
reproduced from the Lansdowne Collection in the British Library in
London ; editorial direction by Michael Hawkins. -- Sussex,
England : Harvester Press, c1976. -- 163 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
+ guide (2 v. ; 23 cm.)
The Lansdowne Collection contains more than 1200 volumes of
manuscripts acquired by Lord Lansdowne, first Earl of Shelburne,
in the eighteenth century. Approximately 400 of these volumes,
pertaining principally to the years 1540-1660, are reproduced in
the microform collection. Figures whose papers are particularly
represented are Sir William Cecil, first Lord Burghley (122
volumes), and Sir Julius Caesar, Judge of the Court of Admiralty
under Elizabeth (51 volumes). Other figures are the Reverend John
Strype, church historian Gervase Holles, antiquarians Bishop
Kennett and James West, and Dr. John Pell, Protector's agent for
the protestant cantons of Switzerland. The primary sources offered
by this collection represent most currents of thought for the
Microfilm 60301 (E)
GUIDES: (1) MicRR Guide No. 44 indicates on which reel of film the
desired volume may be found. (2) A printed catalog to the entire
Lansdowne Collection, A Catalogue of the Lansdowne Manuscripts in
the British Museum, With Indexes of Persons, Places, and Matters,
Z6621.B85L3 1974 MicRR, describes each document and indicates in
which volume it appears.
Library of Congress card number: 83-144853
50. Public Records in Ireland; Annual Reports of the Deputy Keeper of
the Public Records in Ireland. -- Dublin, Ireland: Irish
Microforms, [19--]. -- 96 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
This 13 volume, 6,000 page collection contains information on the
Courts, Customs Houses, original wills, Pipe Rolls and
parliamentary records of Ireland from 1869-1931. The reports of
the Deputy Keepers of the Public Record Office (Numbers 1-56)
provide a continuous account of administration and acquisitions of
the Office. Of particular interest to genealogists are the
particulars of several thousand wills made over the last 300
Microfiche 6002 (J)
Access chronologically. There are two binders of fiche; Reports
1869-1894 and Reports 1894-1931. There is no index.
Library of Congress card number: 87-890225
51. The Russian Empire. -- Dublin, Ireland : Irish Microforms,
<1975- >. -- <229> microfiches; 11 x 15 cm. + 2 binders, boxed
(11 x 16 cm.) -- (British diplomatic blue book series)
This collection of British Diplomatic "Blue Books" is grouped into
seven sections covering different aspects of British overseas
policies with Russia, 1801-1899. The collection contains the
following sections: II. Turkish affairs, Crimean War, fiches
1-104. III. Polish affairs, fiches 1-6. IV. Affairs of central
Asia, fiches 1-18. V. The Hague Peace Conference, fiches 1-4. VI.
Miscellaneous papers, fiches 1-12. VII. Commercial reports, fiches
Microfiche (w) 84/2026
Microfiche (w) 81/3 (second set)
Arrangement is chronological within each section. Request by reel
Library of Congress card number: 84-164706
52. Slave trade Africa : FO 84, general correspondence before 1906,
slave trade 1816-1892. -- Millwood, N.Y. : KTO Microform, 1976. --
1223 microfilm reels : negative ; 35 mm. -- (Public records of
Great Britain series ; 5)
The collection includes dispatches, drafts, telegrams, a few
treaties, and other items of consular correspondence from
consulates in European, Asian, African and American cities to the
Foreign Office in London. The Microform Reading Room has the
correspondence section of the collection only, covering the period
1879 to 1888.
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 64, Slave Trade Africa Parts I and II.
Part I lists correspondents by reference numbers. Part II is a
reel index. A reader must find the reference number first in Part
I (e.g. F.O. 84/1531), then check Part II for the correct reel
Library of Congress card number: 83-108535
53. Slavery. -- [Sanford, N.C.] : Microfilming Corp. of America,
 -- 6,720 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
This is a microfiche collection of primary printed sources on the
subject of slavery. It includes pamphlets, books, periodicals and
government documents that pertain to slavery, primarily in the
GUIDE: Slavery: A Bibliographic Guide to the Microfiche
Collection, Z7164.S6 M53 1983 MicRR.
The guide is arranged by author or other main entry under 31
subject headings, each of which is assigned a letter code (e.g.
SN=Slave Narratives, HF=Harpers Ferry, AS=Anti-Slavery). There are
indexes by main entry, by title, and by subject. Each entry is
assigned an alphanumeric code based on this subject code (e.g. SN
48) which is used to request that item.
Library of Congress card number: 84-172245
54. Slavery tracts & pamphlets from the West India Committee
collection now at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. -- London
: World Microfilms Publications, 1982, c1983. -- 28 microfilm
reels ; 35 mm. + index ( p. ; 21 cm.)
A collection of tracts and pamphlets about slavery, containing 375
titles. The collection consists mainly of early 19th century
publications published in England and the West Indies, and it
includes works by George Canning; the parliaments of Great
Britain, Jamaica, the Bahamas, St. Vincent, and Barbados as well
as various bible societies, and noteworthy proponents and
opponents of the continuation of slavery in the West Indies. Some
of the titles duplicate titles in the microfiche collection,
Slavery, microfiche 1021.
Microfilm 83/425 (F)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 69.
The guide lists the contents of all reels. Each reel begins with
its own list of contents.
Library of Congress card number: 83-177226
55. Social and economic development plans : microfiche project. -- Zug,
Switzerland : Inter Documentation Co., 1969- . -- < > microfiches ;
11 x 15 cm.
Economic and social development plans from many nations (including
Great Britain) dating from the 1940s to present. The project to
film these documents was developed in cooperation with the
libraries of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the
International Labour Office, the U.N. and the Pan-American Union.
Each report is written in the language of the report title, as
listed in the guide.
These documents are primary source materials for the study of
business and economics, sociology, political science, and
contemporary history, particularly in less-developed countries.
Microfiche 5177 and 5182 (H)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 4, National Development Plans, lists plans
by world area and country.
There is no subject index to the collection, though some reports
have detailed tables of contents. The plans are being separately
cataloged and are searchable on MUMS.
Library of Congress card number: 83-132677
56. Spanish Civil War : F.O. 849, Foreign Office, International
Committee for the Application of the Agreement regarding
Non-Intervention in Spain, 1936-1939. -- Nendeln, Liechtenstein :
Kraus Thomson Organization, . -- 24 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
-- (Public records of Great Britain, Series 1, 1972.)
This collection includes the documents of Public Record Office
Collection F.O. 849. It contains (1) the stenographic notes of
the 1st through 30th meetings of the International Committee for
the Application of the Agreement Regarding Non-Intervention in
Spain (September 9, 1936 - April 20, 1939), (2) the International
Board for Non-Intervention memoranda (March 17, 1937 - March 23,
1939), (3) Proceedings of the Chairman's Sub-Committee (September
15, 1936 - October 15, 1938) and (4) Proceedings of the Technical
Advisory Sub-Committee, plus (5) miscellaneous memoranda.
Microfilm 85/247 (D)
Access is provided through a Public Record Office Register at the
beginning of reel 1. It lists the collection number, inclusive
dates, a description and a volume number. At the beginning of
each of the numbered collections is a list of each meeting, a
description, and the date it was held. Request by reel number,
then collection number. Unfortunately, no reel guide is included.
The only indication of which collections are on which reels are on
the reel boxes themselves.
Library of Congress card number: 85-891328
57. Thomason tracts. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms
International, 1977-1981. -- 256 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. + 1
index (2 v. ; 24 cm.)
Between 20-30,000 tracts and pamphlets collected by George
Thomason, a London publisher and bookseller, representing very
nearly everything published in England between 1640 and 1661.
The materials include all kinds of political writings, speeches,
religious tracts, songs and jokes, sermons, diatribes, news
reports and accounts of battles, negotiations, and plain gossip.
Some of the reports such as Mercurius Politicus and the Weekly
Intelligencer became regular enough to be considered predecessors
of today's newspapers. The collection, while a superb source for
military and political study, is also unparalleled as a source for
those doing social, religious, constitutional and other research
on this period.
Microfilm 69001 (D)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 70, shelved with Z2018.B85 1977 MicRR, The
Thomason Tracts 1640-1661: An Index to the Microfilm Edition of
the Thomason Collection of the British Library, provides film reel
numbers by Thomason Tract number and Wing identification number
(for those tracts also listed in Donald Wing's bibliography of
17th c. English imprints, the Short-Title Catalogue).
For access by date, use the Catalogue of the Pamphlets, Books,
Newspapers, and Manuscripts Relating to the Civil War, the
Commonwealth, and Restoration, Collected by George Thomason,
1640-1661, Z2018.B85 1977 MicRR, which also gives a brief title
and the author of each tract; volume 2, part 2 of this catalog
also has a separate list of newspapers, and an index to the tracts
by author, subject, and title.
Library of Congress card number: 83-200742.
58. ULTRA : main series of signals conveying intelligence to Allied
commands based on intercepted radio messages. -- London : Public
Record Office ; New York, N.Y. : Clearwater [distributor],
1979-1983. -- 104 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. + 1 microfiche
(negative ; 11 x 15 cm.) + 1 inventory ( p. ; 28 cm.)
One hundred four microfilm reels of German military messages
intercepted by the British during World War II and deciphered with
the aid of secretly captured German Enigma machines. Messages on
the reels are in English translation and many include the
frequency on which the originals were sent, German time of
transmission, time of interception, identification of German
sender and the time at which the translation became available to
the British Operational Intelligence Centre.
Microfilm 06987 (D)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 51, ULTRA -- Class List DEFE 3:
Intelligence from Enemy Radio Communications 1939-1945, lists
messages by date and hour of German transmission. The guide also
contains a microfiche index which provides an inventory of the
messages in batch-number sequence.
Library of Congress card number: 82-172263
59. Unpublished state papers of the English Civil War and Interregnum
/ editorial direction by Michael Hawkins in association with the
Public Record Office in London. -- Hassocks, Sussex : Harvester
Press, <1973-c1977>. -- 89 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. + guide (74 p.
; 21 cm.)
Covers the years of the Civil War and details the sale and
disposal of Crown property by the Parliament.
This collection of documents detailing the disposal of Crown
lands is divided into five parts (Microform Reading Room has only
parts 1, 3-5). Part I contains a variety of documents which
recount the work of the parliamentary committees, especially those
having financial responsibilities (Delinquent Estates, and
Indemnity). Part III has the materials growing out of the actual
sale of the Crown estates: descriptions of the property arranged
by county, and certificates of the premises which provide such
information as property value, previous grants and arrangements
for payment. Part IV contains documents which relate the sale of
the Crown's fee-farm rents. Taken as a whole this collection
provides excellent material for a study of the fiscal policy of
the Parliament and for a study of the disposition of the lands of
the royal family.
Microfilm 45976 (D)
GUIDE: Unpublished State Papers of the English Civil War and
Interregnum, Parts I-V, Z2018.U56 MicRR, provides descriptions of
the reel contents.
Library of Congress card number: 83-228908
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