Using Books in Microform
Compiled by: Laurie R. Serikaku and Pablo A. Calvan 1995
The Library of Congress collections include a very large and
growing number of books in microform. This guide is intended to
call your attention to a considerable research resource--in this
case, books in microform--and give you some suggestions and other
information to help you use it (See also Research Guide #16,
"Using Research Materials in Microform").
Books in microform are added to the collections through
purchase, copyright, exchange, gift, and the Library's vast
preservation microfilming project. Many are single titles
microfilmed individually. The majority are titles that have been
microfilmed as items in discrete collections of varying sizes.
These books range widely in date and place of publication,
language, and subject matter. While a number of these books
duplicate titles in the Library's paper collection, many others
are available only in microform. This means that whether you are
looking for a book that LC owns, but which is not on the shelf,
or a book not owned by LC, it is a good idea to check and see if
LC owns a microfilmed copy of it.
This guide primarily lists materials in the Microform
Reading Room (MicRR),which has custody of and services the
majority of books in microform, whether as single titles or as
items within a collection. Keep in mind, however, that research
materials in microform --including books in microform--are found
in several locations throughout the Library. The general rule is
that a microfilmed book is in the custody of and serviced by the
same section or reading room that would have custody and service
of the book if it were on paper. For example, a law book would go
to the Law Library regardless of the format; a book in Japanese
would go to the Asian Division regardless of the format, and so
forth. A few representative titles available at some of these
other locations have been listed. Although the finding tools and
research techniques are generally the same for finding books in
microform in these other locations, you should also consult the
reference librarians and special finding aids available there.
FINDING SINGLE TITLES: Practically all single titles in microform
can be found by doing standard searches in the Library's catalogs
(card, printed book, computer). You may have to search more than
one catalog. Since not all titles in microform receive full
cataloging, subject searches will miss some titles. Keyword
searches can be a good substitute. Some single titles filmed
before 1982 are listed only in the Microform Reading Room's card
catalog or only in the Main Card Catalog (this will be so for
some time to come).
FINDING TITLES IN COLLECTIONS: Using the same tools and
techniques suggested above for finding single titles will also
yield many titles that are part of collections. However, since
all microform collections have not yet been fully analyzed, many
other books in these collections are not listed in the Library's
catalogs. To find these books you first have to search for one or
more relevant microform collections that include books and then
use the guide to the collection's contents to see if your title
is listed. (In rare instances a collection does not have a guide
and it is necessary to browse the collection itself.)
FINDING RELEVANT COLLECTIONS: To identify one or more microform
collections that are likely to include the book(s) you need, you
may start by reviewing the collections listed in this guide. You
may then want to consult Microform Collections and Selected
Titles in the Microform Reading Room (3rd ed., "K-3"; and its
supplement, "K-4"; future editions); look in the index under
"Books," appropriate subject headings, and/or browse the list of
titles. Copies are available on reference in the various reading
rooms. Since the previous two sources are not all inclusive, you
may also need to search the Library's computerized catalog.
Practically all microform collections are now listed there. If
you do not know the name of a relevant collection, doing title
keyword searches is a good strategy since collection titles tend
to be descriptive; adding "and t microform" to your search
statement will limit your search results to mostly microforms. It
is also useful to browse through the printed set of numbered or
cataloged guides to the collections in the Microform Reading
LIST OF MICROFORM COLLECTIONS THAT CONTAIN BOOKS
This list is representative rather than exhaustive. It
includes many of the largest and/or more frequently consulted
microform collections of this kind, as well as numerous other
collections whose size, subject, provenance, language, etc.,
illustrate the breadth and variety of these materials. Some of
the collections consist of books only, while others include a
variety of materials.
American architectural books : based on the Henry-Russell
Hitchcock bibliography. -- New Haven, Conn. : Research
Publications, 1973. -- 114 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 69000 (N)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. Z5944.U5 E44.
Some nine hundred titles printed in Europe and America before
1895. Most of the titles are in English.
American culture series. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University
Microfilms, 1956-1976. -- 643 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 02191 (E)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No.: Z1215.A5 B3.
Contains approximately five thousand titles printed in North
America between 1493 and 1875, primarily in English.
American fiction : based on the bibliography by Lyle H. Wright.
-- New Haven, Conn. : Research Publications, 1971. -- <1,568>
microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 51559 (P)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No.: Z1231.F4 R4 1974. Contains
approximately 11,000 titles in English printed in North America
between 1774 and 1910.
American primers. -- [Frederick, Md.] : UPA, c1990. -- 1401
microfiches : negative, ill. ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche 91/7009 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guide with introductory essay by
Richard L. Venezky. MicRR Guide No.: 105-248.
These eight hundred and forty-four titles are intended
primarily for use with children.
Bibliotheca Palatina : Druckschriften = stampati Palatini =
printed books / [herausgegeben von Leonard Boyle, Elmar Mittler].
-- Mnchen ; New York : K.G. Saur, -<1993 >. -- microfiches : ill.
Microfiche 93/44 (A)
GUIDE: Accompanied by preliminary index on 32 fiches, with
header title: Bibliotheca Palatina. Vorlufiger alphabetischer
Index = Temporary Alphabetical Index; index includes printed
introduction in German with English on inverted pages.
Preliminary index inserted at beginning of microfiche collection.
This collection, which originated in Heidelberg and was
transferred to the Vatican in 1623 consists of some 8,000 rare
titles primarily from the fifteenth through the seventeenth
centuries. It includes Kepler's Astronomia Nova, and a 1467
edition of the Parisian Bible.
Black biographical dictionaries, 1790-1950. -- Alexandria, Va. :
Chadwyck-Healey, 1987. -- ca. 1070 microfiches : ill.
Microfiche 93/2 (Z)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guide: Black Biographical
Dictionaries, 1790-1950 : Handlist of Titles. MicRR Guide No.:
292. Indexed in Black Biography, 1790-1950: A Cumulative Index /
editors Randall K. Burkett and others. Z1361.N39 B52 1990 .
Approximately three hundred English titles are included here.
Civil War unit histories : regimental histories and personal
narratives / project editors, Robert E. Lester, Gary Hoag. --
Bethesda, Md. : University Publications of America, c1990-. --
<6,347 > microfiches : negative.
Microfiche 93/1 (E)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guide entitled: A Guide to the
Microfiche Edition of Civil War Unit Histories / compiled by
Blair D. Hydrick, edited by Robert E. Lester. MicRR Guide No.:
Colecci¢n de libros Cubanos. -- [Millwood, N.Y. : Kraus
Microfilms, 1970?]. -- 40 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche 5088 (F)
GUIDE: No guide.
These twenty-three titles were printed in Cuba before 1960.
[La Collection Mangons]. -- [S.l. : s.n., 19--]. -- 23 microfilm
reels ; 16 mm.
Microfilm 45605 (F)
GUIDE: Separately published guide: Catalogue de la collection
Mangons, Ptionville, Hati / Ira P. Lowenthal and Drexel G.
Woodson -- New Haven, Conn. : Antilles Research Program, Yale
University, c1974. MicRR Guide No.: Z1534.L68.
Contains selected items, mostly in French, from the Mangons
collection of monographs, manuscripts and serials about Haiti and
the Caribbean. Poor film production makes it difficult to read
Collection of books and pamphlets obtained in 1956-1966 in Lower
Congo. -- Chicago : University of Chicago, [n.d.]. -- 1 reel of
GUIDE: No guide available.
Includes several non-fiction titles printed in Africa during
the second half of the twentieth century. Most of the titles
focus on history and religion and are in indigenous languages.
Collection of Spanish plays. -- Washington : Library of Congress,
Photoduplication Service, 1980. -- 161 microfilm reels : ill. ;
Microfilm 80000 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by typed guide. MicRR Guide No.: 59.
These eight thousand titles, primarily in Spanish, were published
in Spain between 1830 and 1920.
Corefiche. EGLI. -- [Great Neck, NY : Core Collection
Micropublications], 1984-<1990 >. -- <1964 > microfiches :
negatives, ill. ; 35 mm.
Microfiche 89/9000 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by: Roth's Essay Index. MicRR Guide No.:
Reproduces hundreds of books listed in the Essay and General
Literature Index [EGLI], which contain essays on a wide variety
Corefiche. Poetry in Granger. -- [Great Neck, NY : Core
Collection Micropublications], 1985-. -- <1286> microfiches :
negative, ill. ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche 89/9001 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed reel guide: Master Index to
Poetry. MicRR Guide No.: PN1022.M37 1988.
Contains 1,032 poetry books (in 1,079 volumes) or approximately
Corefiche. Short stories. -- [Great Neck, NY] : Core Collection
Micropublications, 1988. -- 348 microfiches : negative ; 11 x 15
Microfiche 90/7060 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by guide, prepared by the Editorial Board,
Roth Publishing, entitled: Roth's Index to Short Stories. MicRR
Guide No.: 241.
These 304 books contain nearly 4,000 short stories by
approximately 900 authors.
Corefiche. World's best drama. -- [Great Neck, NY : Roth
Publishing, Inc., c1989]. -- 160 microfiches : negative ; 11 x 15
Microfiche 90/7072 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by guide: World's Best Drama Index. MicRR
Guide No.: 246.
This collection contains over 800 familiar and lesser known
works of 245 dramatists distributed from classical Greece to the
early twentieth century (all in English). Authors are included
from Europe, America, India, Asia, and Russia, etc.
Wiederaenders, Robert C.
Corpus of American Lutheranism / [edited by Robert C.
Wiederaenders]. -- Chicago : Microfilm corpus of American
Lutheranism. -- 35 reels of microfilm.
GUIDE: Index guide available. MicRR Guide No.: Z7845.L9 W54,
Microfilm Corpus of American Lutheranism.
This collection covers the years from 1704 to 1874 in the form
of books, pamphlets, sermons, journals, hymns, addresses, synod
reports, and early editions of Luther's catechism. This wide
range of formats allows the researcher a rare glimpse of
Lutheranism in America for this time period.
Dime novels : escape fiction of the nineteenth century. -- Ann
Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1980. -- 73
microfilm reels : ill. ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 51570 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guide entitled: Dime Novels:
Escape Fiction of the Nineteenth Century. MicRR Guide No.:
This collection consists of three thousand titles published by
Beadle and Adams.
[Dime novels from the rare book collections of the Library of
Congress]. -- Washington : Library of Congress Photoduplication
Service,1976-. -- <82) microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 14 lists novels filmed by series
title, with numerical checklists for each series.
Contains 29 series of dime novels published in the nineteenth
and twentieth centuries by Beadle and Adams, Street and Smith,
Frank Tousey, George Munro, and Norman Munro.
Early American imprints, 1639-1800 / edited by American
Antiquarian Society. -- New York : Readex, 1981-1982. -- 22,000
microfiches : negative, ill. ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche 85/431 (Z)
GUIDE: Accompanied by guide with title: National Index of
American Imprints Through 1800 : The Short-Title Evans / Clifford
K. Shipton, James E. Mooney. MicRR Guide No.: Z1215.S495.
This collection of more than 40,000 titles includes thousands
of books, primarily in English.
Early American imprints, 1801-1819 / ed. by American Antiquarian
Soc. -- New York : Readex, 1985-. -- ca. 40,480 microfiches
: negative, ill.
Microfiche 90/7049 (Z)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guides: American Bibliography : A
Preliminary Checklist for 1801-1819 / compiled by Ralph R. Shaw
and Richard H. Shoemaker. American Bibliography : A Preliminary
Checklist for 1801-1819 : Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker
: printers, publishers, and booksellers index, geographical index
/ compiled by Frances P. Newton. MicRR Guide Nos.: Z1215.S48, and
This collection of more than fifty thousand titles includes
thousands of books, primarily in English.
Early English books, 1475-1640. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University
Microfilms International, [1937?]-<1993 >. -- <1-2034 > microfilm
reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 040 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guides and indexes, some
cataloged separately. MicRR Guide Nos.: Z2002.P47, Z2002.P77,
"Selected from Pollard, A.W. and G.R. Redgrave, A Short-Title
Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of
English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640. London : The
Bibliographical Society, 1948; and the second edition, revised,
1975." This is an ongoing project of microfilming thousands of
titles of fiction and non-fiction books, primarily in English.
Early English books, 1641-1700. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University
Microfilms International, [1975?]-<1994 >. -- <1-2143, 2165-2242
> microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 05018 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guides and indexes, some
cataloged separately. MicRR Guide Nos.: Z2002.E22, Z2002.U586,
"Selected from Wing, Donald. 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." This is an ongoing project of microfilming thousands
of titles of fiction and non-fiction books, primarily in English.
Early printed Bibles : printed Bibles and Bible translations in
the 15th and 16th centuries / edited by Fritz Bsser and
Christoph Weichert. -- Zurich : Inter Documentation Co., 1988-.
-- <1500> microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche 94/2140 (b)
GUIDE : Accompanied by printed guide. MicRR Guide No.: 340.
Includes polyglot Bibles and Bibles in Hebrew, Latin, Syriac,
German, and many other languages.
Early science fiction novels : a microfiche collection / [edited
by Thomas D. Clareson]. -- Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press,
. -- 382 microfiches : ill. ; 11 x 15 cm. +guide (16 p. ;
Microfiche 85/232 (P)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No.: 100
These ninety-eight science fiction novels were published from
the 1870s to the 1930s.
The Eighteenth century. -- Woodbridge, Conn. : Research
Publications, -<1994 >. -- <1-3197, 3200-3201, 3205,
3207-3214, 3216-3233, 3235-3253, 3255-6551, 6554-6720 > microfilm
reels : ill. ; 35 mm.
Microfilm (o) 83/400 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guide in loose-leaf binder for
updating, then formally bound. MicRR Guide No.: 52.
Will consist of approximately 200,000 titles printed in Great
Britain and its colonies (or elsewhere) in English from
1701-1800. The collection is based on the Eighteenth Century
Short Title Catalogue [ESTC], an online database created by the
British Library and ESTC/North America.
The Fowler collection of early architectural books. -- New Haven,
Conn. : Research Publications, [1978?]. -- 86 microfilm reels :
ill. ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 49805 (N)
GUIDE: Accompanied by guide: The Fowler Architectural
Collection of the Johns Hopkins University / compiled by Laurence
Hall Fowler. MicRR Guide No.: Z5945.J6 1982.
Some five hundred titles are included here, which were printed
in Europe before 1800 in a variety of languages.
Francis Longe collection. -- Washington : Library of Congress
Photoduplication Service, 1981. -- 56 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 84624 (P)
GUIDE: Index filmed on first reel.
A collection of English theatrical works, previously published
between 1607 and 1812, assembled by the Longe family of Norfolk,
England, and bound together in 325 vols. DLC copy imperfect: vol.
French Revolution research collection. -- Oxford ; New York :
Pergamon Press ; [Boston, Mass. : distributed by G.K. Hall]
c1989-. -- sections <1-3,5,8 > (<7,861 microfiches>) :
ill.; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche 91/2095 (D)
GUIDE: Each section is accompanied by a printed guide compiled
by the section editor; guides have parallel text in English and
French. MicRR Guide No.: 281.
Contains microform reproductions of books, periodicals, and
documents issued between ca. 1783 and ca. 1897. Many monographs,
primarily in French, are included.
Genealogy & local history : GLH. -- Pt. 1- . -- microfiches :
negative, ill.[Sanford, N.C.] : Microfilming Corp. of America,
Microfiche (o) 92/6930
GUIDE: Accompanied by a user's guide with the same title. Each
microfiche has also a distinctive title. MicRR Guide No.:
An ongoing collection including thousands of titles, primarily
in English, printed in America during the nineteenth and
German and Austrian drama / [edited by Rita B. Balasco]. --
Woodbridge, Conn. : Research Publications, c1984. -- 113
microfilm reels : ill. ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 84/2220 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by guide, compiled by James E. Walsh, with
title: German and Austrian Drama in the Houghton Library, Harvard
University. MicRR Guide No.: 93.
Contains over 2,500 dramatic texts published in the eighteenth
century in the Austrian empire, Germany, and Switzerland. Works
are primarily in German, but some are in French and Italian. The
collection includes works by Goethe, Wieland, Lessing, Schiller,
Voltaire, Shakespeare, Molire, and many others.
German anti-Semitic propaganda. -- Washington : Library of
Congress Photoduplication Service, 1943. -- 11 microfilm reels :
Microfilm 442 (D) .
GUIDE: None. All titles have been cataloged by the Library of
Approximately two hundred titles of books and pamphlets are
collected here. The works are principally Anti-Semitic, but
include writings on other groups, including Jehovah's Witnesses,
the Jesuits, and the Freemasons. Also included are history,
pseudo-history, and fiction. The collection demonstrates that
anti-Semitism can be an issue in politics, economics, religion,
and education. Most of the writings date from the 1920s and 1930s
and many are directly connected with Nazi groups.
The Gerritsen collection of women's history. -- Glen Rock, N.J. :
Microfilming Corp. of America, . -- 17,556 microfiches ; 11
x 15 cm. +241 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfiche (w) 82/12 (H)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guide. MicRR Guide No.:
Some 4,000 non-fiction titles, printed in Europe, America,
Australia, and New Zealand from the sixteenth through the
twentieth centuries are collected here. The titles are in a
variety of languages.
Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature. -- New Haven,
Conn. : Research Publications, -1989. -- 4,267 microfilm
reels : ill. ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 51560 (H)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No.: Z7164.E2 G64.
Contains the combined holdings of Goldsmiths' Library of
Economic Literature, University of London, and the Kress Library
of Business and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Business
Administration, Boston, from the fifteenth century through 1850.
Thousands of books, printed in Europe and America in a variety of
languages, are included.
Harvard College Library Hebraica. -- Munich : New York ; Saur,
[1990-]. -- <8019 > microfiches.
Microfiche Orien Hebr 6 (Z)
Consists of works in Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian, and
Contents: pt. 1. Rabbinical works: Homiletics. Religious
ethics. Codes of Jewish law. Rabbinic texts and commentaries.
Biblical commentaries. Kabbalah and Hasidism. Haggadoth and
liturgy -- pt. 2. Secular works: Philosophy and theology. Belles
lettres. Biography. History. Ladino. Hebrew language and grammar.
Hindi novels, 1850-1950. Part 1. -- New Delhi : Library of
Congress Office ; Washington : Library of Congress
Photoduplication Service, 1993. -- 26 microfiches. -- (South Asia
ephemera collection. India ; I-CLR-214.1)
Microfiche 93/60197 (P)
GUIDE: Contents list arranged alphabetically by title.
Includes index by author/editor and title.
Historical materials on Baptists and other evangelicals in Soviet
Russia and other Eastern European countries. -- Nashville :
Historical Commission, [Southern Baptist Convention], 1981. --
221 microfilm reels : ill., 35 mm.
Microfilm 84/238 (B)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed reel guide. MicRR Guide No.: 176.
Includes many books in Russian, English, and German.
The History of nursing. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University
Microfilms International, 1981-1983. -- 8,085 microfiches : 11 x
Microfiche 85/168 (R)
GUIDE: Accompanied by guide with same title: MicRR Guide No.:
History of photography. -- Woodbridge, Conn. : Research
Publications, 1980-1982. -- 489 microfilm reels : ill. ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 82/900 (T)
GUIDE: Accompanied by MicRR Guide No.: TR15.H573 1982.
This is a collection of approximately 2100 monographs and
pamphlets and close to 125 periodicals for research on the
history, technology, and aesthetics of photography. The books, in
English and other languages, were printed in Europe and America
between 1830 and the early 1900s.
History of women. -- New Haven, Conn. : Research Publications,
1975-. -- 1248 microfilm reels : ill ; 35 mm. +1 guide.
Microfilm 51565 (H)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No.: 47.
Contains a comprehensive collection of literature by and about
women encompassing American, Medieval, and Western European women
through 1920. Approximately 8,500 non-fiction titles printed in
Europe and America before 1920, mostly in English, are included.
[Jeffersonian Americana / editor William H. Runge]. -- [Bethesda,
Md. : University Publications of America, 198-?]. -- 1,999
microfiches : ill., maps.
Microfiche 94/2019 (E)
GUIDE: Author and title indexing for the collection available
in Index to Microform Collections, edited by Ann Niles (Westport,
Ct. : Meckler Pub., c1984). MicRR Guide No.: 358.
Contains 708 rare books and pamphlets, originally printed
between 1485 and 1836, relating to the colonial, revolutionary
and federal periods in American history selected from the
University of Virginia Library. Several of the titles are in
Spanish, Latin, and French. These items are cited in J. Sabin's
Dictionary of Books Relating to America (Bibliotheca Americana).
Latin American imprints before 1800 : selected from
bibliographies of Jos Toribio Medina. -- Providence, R.I. :
Brown University Library, 1942. -- 249 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 0305 (D)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guide with title: List of Latin
American Imprints Before 1800. MicRR Guide No.: Z1610.B695.
Approximately 2,000 titles primarily in Spanish, but some in
Latin, are included here.
Millerites and early Adventists. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University
Microfilms International, 1977. -- 60 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 84507 (B)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No.: Z7845.A35 M54.
Based on a bibliography by Carner, Kubo and Rice which includes
early books, pamphlets, rare periodicals, and letters from early
Adventist leaders, the collection contains approximately one
thousand non-fiction titles printed in America during the
Oneida Community : books, pamphlets, and serials, 1834-1972 /
edited by Jack T. Ericson. -- Glen Rock, N.J. : Microfilming
Corp. of America, 1973-. -- Microfilm reels <1-4 > : ill ; 35 mm.
+ guide (v, 35 p. ; 28 cm.).
Microfilm 60282 (B)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No. 118.
Contains sixty-nine books and pamphlets by and about the
Oneida community published between 1848 and 1972.
The Opie collection of children's literature. -- [Ann Arbor,
Mich.] : UMI, c1990-. -- <161 > microfiches ; ill.
Microfiche 93/23 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guide to each unit. MicRR Guide
No.: Z1037.O74 1990.
Chiefly British children's books, from the earliest period to
the present, collected by Iona and Peter Opie, and housed in the
Bodleian Library of Oxford University.
Parker Society (Great Britain).
The Parker Society for the publication of the works of the
fathers and early writers of the reformed English church :
publications. -- Cambridge, Eng. : Printed at the University
Press, 1841-1855. -- 55 v. : ill. ; 16-27 cm.Microfiche90/7002 (B)
GUIDE: Accompanied by guide. MicRR Guide No.: 237.
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374.
[Selected volumes from the Petrarch collection at Cornell
University]. -- [Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University for the
Library of Congress, 1957?]. -- 178 microfilm reels.
Microfilm 5038 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by guide: Catalogue of the Petrarch
Collection Bequeathed by Willard Fiske. MicRR Guide No.:
Among the volumes filmed are a 1581 edition of Petrarch's
complete works, a 1503 collection of his Latin works, and a
fifteenth century Italian manuscript of his Rime.
Pre-1900 Canadiana : microfiche edition. -- [Ottawa, Ont.] :
Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions ; Ann Arbor,
Mich. : University Microfilms International [distributor],
1979-<1987 >. -- <53,212 > microfiches : ill. ; 11 x 15 cm. --
(CIHM/ICMH microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de
Microfiche (o) 82/203 (Z)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed reel guide. MicRR Guide No.: 88.
Primary sources for the history of pharmacy in the United States.
-- Ann Arbor : University Microfilms International, c1986. -- 396
microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche 88/202 (Z)
GUIDE: Accompanied by a printed reel guide, edited by Mary E.
Morrison. MicRR Guide No.: Z6675.P5 M67 1986.
Some eighty non-fiction titles in English, including textbooks
and formula books, are contained in this collection.
Published American colonial records. -- New Haven, Conn. :
Research Publications, . -- 166 microfilm reels : ill. ; 35
mm. + guide.
GUIDE: In Law Library.
Includes sixty-eight of the more important published colonial
and state records.
[Reformed Protestantism : sources of the 16th and 17th centuries
on microfiche / edited by Fritz Bsser]. -- Zug, Switzerland :
Inter Documentation Co., 1985- . -- <1,107 > microfiches ; 11 x
Microfiche 88/200 (B)
GUIDE: Accompanied by a printed reel guide. MicRR Guide No.:
Includes early books in several languages such as Latin,
German, and French.
Reproductions of manuscripts and rare printed books. -- New York
: Modern Language Association, [192-?-1950?] ; Washington :
Library of Congress Photoduplication Service [distributor]. -- <
> microfilm reels ; 35 mm. + < > albums (photoprints ; size
Microfilm 01000 (P)
GUIDE: Guide published in Publications of the Modern Language
Association, Vol. 65 (Apr. 1950) ; p. 289-338. MicRR Guide No.:
PB6.M6, v. 65.
Many early printed works of fiction by important authors in
Europe and America are included.
Revolutionary War orderly books at the Massachusetts Historical
Society. -- Boston : Massachusetts Historical Society, c1991. --
6 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 92/3 (E)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed reel guide sponsored by the
Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati. MicRR Guide No.: 289.
The guide is also reproduced on first reel.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Royal Institute of British Architects rare books collection. --
London : World Microfilms Publications, c1975-1977. -- 35
microfilm reels : 35 mm.
Microfilm 49533 (N)
GUIDE: MicRR Guide No.: 83. Reel Index lists the contents of
This collection of rare books includes seventy-three titles in
several languages printed in Europe between the fifteenth and
Russian history and culture : scarce books on 19th and 20th
century Russia from the Helsinki University Library. -- Ann
Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1978-<1993 >.
-- microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche 5110 (D)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guides: interim guide issued as
loose-leaf for updating with title: Russian History and Culture
Index; bound vol. covering units <1-20, 23, 25>. MicRR Guide No.:
Z2509.U54 1978 (loose-leaf); MicRR Guide No.: 186 (bound).
Russian revolutionary literature at Houghton Library of Harvard
University. -- New Haven, Conn. : Research Publications, c1973.
-- 47 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 51556 (D)
GUIDE: Accompanied by guide entitled: Russian Revolutionary
Literature Collection. MicRR Guide No.: Z2509.H3.
Contents: Section 1. Books and pamphlets before 1917 -- Section
2. Broadsides issued before 1917 -- Section 3. Broadsides issued
by monarchist groups -- Section 4. Periodicals -- Section 5.
Tsarist publications -- Section 6. Broadsides issued during and
Shakespeariana. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms
International, <1988- >. -- <850 > microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche 90/7067 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guide. MicRR Guide No.: 259.
These books include early printed editions of Shakespeare's
South Carolinians through the 19th century : pre-1915 family
histories, biographies, and related imprints from the collections
of the South Carolina Historical Society and the South
Caroliniana Library. -- Charleston, S.C. : South Carolina
Historical Society, 1989? -- 1,289 microfiches : ill.
Microfiche 93/131 (F)
GUIDE: Accompanied by a printed guide. MicRR Guide No.: 296.
Spanish drama of the Golden Age : the comedia collection in the
University of Pennsylvania libraries. -- New Haven, Conn. :
Research Publications, . -- 86 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 51557 (P)
GUIDE: Accompanied by guide with same title, by Jos M.
Regueiro. MicRR Guide No.: Z2694.D7 R37.
Contains approximately 3,000 early editions of the works of
more than two hundred authors of the Spanish Siglo de Oro (Golden
Age) including Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Calder¢n, Gongora,
Zamora, and Lope de Rueda.
Texas as province and republic, 1795-1845 : as based on the
bibliography by Thomas W. Streeter. -- New Haven, Conn. :
Research Publications, 1978-79. -- 33 microfilm reels : ill. ; 35
Microfilm 84533 (F)
GUIDE: Accompanied by guide. MicRR Guide No.: 128.
Includes a large number of contemporaneously printed books in
English, Spanish, and French. The titles were microfilmed in
chronological order in three sections: Texas imprints, Mexican
imprints, and U.S. and European imprints. This shorter version
has been edited to avoid duplication of materials also included
in Research Publication's collection, Western Americana.
Thomason, George, d. 1666.
Thomason tracts. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms
International, 1977-1981. -- 256 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 69001 (D)
GUIDE: Accompanied by guide with title: The Thomason Tracts,
1640-1661: An Index to the Microfilm Edition of the Thomason
Collection of the British Library. MicRR Guide No.: 70, shelved
with Z2018.B85 1977.
Includes many titles, primarily nonfiction, printed in Great
Western Americana, 1550-1900 : frontier history of the
trans-Mississippi West. -- New Haven, Conn. : Research
Publication, . -- 617 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 51566 (F)
GUIDE: Accompanied by guide. MicRR Guide No.: Z1251.W5 W48.
Most of the titles are in English, but there are also works in
Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Russian. Approximately
6,000 titles are included.
Western Reserve Historical Society Shaker collection. -- Sanford,
N.C. : Microfilming Corp. of America, . -- 973 microfiches
; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche 5129 (B)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guide: The Shaker Collection of
the Western Reserve Historical Society. MicRR Guide No.: Z7845.S5
Approximately eight hundred non-fiction titles in English,
printed primarily in the nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries, are collected here.
Witchcraft in Europe and America. -- Woodbridge, Conn. : Research
Publications, . -- 104 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 83/214 (B)
GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guide: Witchcraft in Europe and
America : A Guide to the Microfilm Collection. MicRR Guide No.:
Z6878.W8 R47 1983.
Contains some one thousand non-fiction titles primarily printed
in Europe between the fifteenth and the twentieth centuries.
Witchcraft in New England / prepared in cooperation with the
Danvers Archival Center. -- Wooster, Ohio : Bell & Howell ; Ann
Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, distributor,
[1980?]. -- 3 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 89/9006 (B)
GUIDE: Accompanied by a printed guide, with an introduction by
Richard B. Trask. MicRR Guide No.: 272.
Includes some forty hard-to-find books in English.
Yoruba collection of William & Berta Bascom, Univ. of Calif.,
Berkeley. -- New York : Norman Ross Publ., 1993. -- ca. 700
microfiches : ill.
Microfiche 94/2136 (D)
GUIDE: Accompanied by a printed guide, edited by Norman A.
Ross, entitled: The Yoruba Collection of William and Berta Bascom
from the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley :
Guide to the Microfiche Edition. MicRR Guide No.: 345.
Reproduces the collection of 470 rare books mainly on the
Yoruba language, but also featuring biographies, novels, hymnals,
literary criticism, folklore, histories, etc., by various
authors, dated from 1841 to 1973, which is held in the Bancroft
Library, University of California, Berkeley.
[Zernova collection]. -- [Moscow] : Gosudarstvennaia Biblioteka
SSSR im. V.I. Lenina, [195-?]. -- 502 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
GUIDE: Title based on bibliography of early Russian and
Slavonic books by Antonina Sergeevna Zernova: Knigi kirillovskoi
pechati, Moscow, 1958, MicRR Guide No.: Z7044.C4Z4.
This collection of some five hundred titles of church
literature in Cyrillic type printed in Russia in the sixteenth
and seventeenth centuries is based on Zernova's bibliography of
books in the six largest Russian libraries.
OF RELATED INTEREST:
The Microform Reading Room also includes in its collection a
number of microfilmed catalogs of other libraries, archives, and
universities. Practically all of these have been cataloged and
can be found through regular computer searches, e.g., by
searching under the name of the institution. Be aware, however,
that some of these catalogs have been cataloged as monographs and
some as serials so you may need to check both of these computer