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  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E560
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Libraries & Subjects
last updated: 8/16/2011

Selected Microfilm Collections

While primary sources are increasingly available in a digital format, many resources are still only available as microfilm. This is a selection of microfilm related to the study of history arranged by topic. The list is based on some of our holdings from the publishers Adam Matthew, Gale, and Lexis Nexis. This page should give you a sample of the type of history related materials that we have to offer in this format.

IUB has many more microfilm collections, including those by additional publishers.  Here is how to search for microfilm at IUB using WorldCat.

Microfilm and microfilm readers are located on the second floor of the Wells Library east tower. There you can browse guides to microfilm collections. You can find the call number for a microfilm collection by searching IUCAT


African American History | American Indian History | American Military History | Asia | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | United Kingdom | Women's History | World War II

African American History
Abolition and Emancipation (Guide: Part 1, Parts 2 & 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6)
ACLU Archives, 1950-1990 (Guide)
African American Baptist Annual Reports, 1865-1990s, Illinois (roll 42), Indiana/Iowa (roll 43), Pre-National Bodies/Western Regional Bodies (roll 104) (Guide)
Anti-Slavery Propaganda in the Oberlin College Library (Introduction)
The Bethune Foundation Collection, Part 1 (Guide)
The Black Power Movement (Guide: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)
Claude A. Barnett Papers (Guide: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
The Freedman's Hospital, 1872-1971 (Guide)
The Ivy Leaf, 1921-1998 (Guide)
Mary Macleod Bethune Papers, the Bethune-Cookman College Collection, 1922-1955 (Guide)
New Deal Agencies and Black America (Guide)
Papers of A. Philip Randolph (Guide)
Papers of Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (Guide)
Papers of Charlotte Hawkins Brown, 1883-1961 (Collection Description)
Papers of Countee Cullen, 1921-1969 (Guide)
Papers of NAACP (Guide)
Race, Slavery, and Free Blacks, Series I, Petitions to Southern Legislatures, 1777-1867 (Guide)
Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (Guide: Part 1, Part 2)
Records of the National Negro Business League (Guide: Part 1, Part 2)
Records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Guide: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)
Records of U.S. Colored Troops (Guide)

American Indian History
American Indian Periodicals (Guide: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
Benjamin Lee Worf Papers, 1914-1957 (Collection Description)
Dakota Conflict of 1862: Manuscript Collections (Guide)
Iroquois Indians: A Documentary History (Introduction)
The Lake Mohonk Conference of Friends of the Indian 
Native Americans and the New Deal (Guide)
Survey of Indian Reservations (Guide)

American Military History [See World War II below]
Dakota Conflict of 1862: Manuscript Collections (Guide)
Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America (Also available electronically through LexisNexis Congressional)
United States and the Russian Civil War: The Betty Miller Unterberger Collection (Collection Description)
Vietnam, the Media, and Public Support for the War (Guide)

China Inland Mission, 1865-1951 (Guide: Parts 1 & 2, Parts 3 & 4)
China Through Western Eyes (Guide: Parts 1-3, Parts 4 & 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9)
India During the Raj: Eyewitness Accounts, Parts 1 & 2 (Guide)
India During the Age of Empire (Guide)
Indian Newspaper Reports, c. 1868-1942, Part 1 (Guide)
Japan Through Western Eyes (Guide: Part 1, Parts 2-5, Part 6, Parts 7 & 8, Part 9, Part 10)
The Empire Writes Back (Guide: Part 1, Part 2)

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Archives of the Royal College of Physicians (Guide: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
Dana Family Papers, 1859-1925 (Collection Description)
Eli Whitney Papers (Collection Description)
History of Science and Technology [Adam Matthew], Series One (Guide: Parts 2 & 3, Parts 4 & 5, Parts 6 & 7, Part 8)

History of Science and Technology [Adam Matthew], Series Two (Guide: Parts 1-3, Part 4)

History of Science and Technology [Adam Matthew], Series Three (Guide)
Nightingale, Public Health, and Victorian Society (Guide)
Othniel C. Marsh Papers, 1817-1899 (Collection Description)
Women and Medicine: Remedy Books, 1533-1865 from the Wellcome Library (Collection Description)

United Kingdom
Anarchist Press in Britain (Collection Description)
Anti-Slavery Propaganda in the Oberlin College Library (Introduction)
Britain and Europe since 1945 (Collection Description)
Chronicles and Documents of Medieval England, c1150-c1500 (Introduction)
Church, State and Politics in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England (Collection Description)
Colonial Discourses: Series Three: Imperial Adventures and Explorers, Parts 1 & 2 (Guide)
Crown Servants: Series One (Guide)

Crown Servants: Series Two (Guide)

Crown Servants: Series Three (Guide)
Foxe and the English Reformation, c1539-1587 (Guide)
History of England the Reigns of King William, Queen Anne, and King George I (Collection Description)
Industrial Revolution (Guide: Series One, Part 1, Part 2, Series Three)

Papers of Richard Burton (1821-1890) from Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office

Police Gazette, Part 1 (Guide)
Politics, Religion and Society in England, 1650-1750 (Collection Description)
Public Order, Discontent, and Protest in 19th Century England, 1820-1850 (Collection Description)
Radical Right and Patriotic Movements in Britain (Collection Description)
Ruskin and Victorian Intellectual Life (Guide)

The Making of Modern London (Collection Description)

Women's History
Aristocratic Women (Guide: Part 1, Part 2)
Colonial Discourses, Series One: Women, Travel & Empire, 1660-1914 (Guide: Part 1, Parts 2-4)
European Women's Periodicals (Collection Description)
Grassroots Women's Organizations (Guide: Wisconsin, Part 1, Part 2, Minnesota)
Herstory (Collection Description, 1956-1974 on Microfilm, 1984-2001 available online through GenderWatch)
History of Women (Introduction)
Ladies of Llangollen (Guide)
Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, 1895-1992 (Guide: Part 1, Part 2)

Southern Women and their Families (Guide: Series A, Series B, Series C, Series D, Series E, Series FSeries G, Series H)

Women Advising Women (Guide: Part 1, Parts 2-4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7)
Women and Victorian Values, 1837-1910 (Guide: Parts 1-4, Parts 5-7)
Women, Emancipation, and Literature (Guide)
Women, Morality, and Advice Literature (Guide)
Women's Autobiography (Guide)
Women's Journals of the Nineteenth Century (Guide)
Women's Language and Experience, 1500-1940 (Guide: Part 1 & 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)
Women's Trade Union League and Its Leaders (Introduction)
Working Women in Victorian Britain, 1850-1910 (Guide)

World War II
Art Looting in Nazi Germany (Guide: Part 1, Part 2)
[British] Home Intelligence Reports, 1940-1944 (Collection Description)
British Documents of Foreign Affairs: Reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Series L
Emil J. Gumbel Collection (Guide)
Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will (Guide)
Private War Journal of Generaloberst Franz Hader
Royal Air Force: Final Reports on Operation-Night Raids, 1941-1945 (Collection Description)
Testaments to the Holocaust Series I, II, III (Collection Description)
US Military Intelligence Reports, Combat Estimates, Europe 1920-1943 (Guide)

last updated: 8/16/2011