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Guide to Microform & Finding Aids in the University Library

This guide lists unique collections stored in a variety of microform formats in the Periodicals and Microform Department located on the lower level of the University Library. This page will guide you to selected microfilm, microfiche, microcard collections, their finding aids and call numbers. Selected titles reflect collections purchased within the past 10 years as well as collections indexed in the print guide, A Guide to Selected Microforms Collections Owned by the University at Albany, State University of New York , 1992, revised by Winifred H. Kutchukian. All microform collections are listed in the Minerva catalog. However, this digitized guide provides annotated descriptions for each of the selected collections.

Co-created 2007-08 by:
Sonja Stroud, Graduate Assistant, Africana Studies Department
Roger Lipera, Training Specialist, Interactive Media Center
Deborah M. LaFond, Social Sciences Bibliographer, University Library

Microform Collections by Title

Click on the collection title below for annotation and finding aid location.


Africa: Special Studies, 1962-1980

American Fiction 1774-1900: Lyle H. Wright

American Indian Correspondence: The Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters, 1833-1893. Presbyterian Historial Society

American Natural History: State Geological and Natural History Surveys.

American Periodical Series: Eighteenth Century. University Microfilms.

American Periodical Series: 1800-1850.  University Microfilms.

American Periodical Series: 1850-1900, Civil War and Reconstruction.    University Microfilms.

American Statistics Index.  Congressional Information Service.

American Women's Diaries (New England).  White, Caroline Barrett.

Anderson Family Papers, 1802-1905: In the Holdings of the Kansas State  Historical Society.  Snell, Joseph W. 

Anti-Slavery Papers.  British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, London.

Artificial Intelligence Memoranda of the AI Laboratory, Massachusetts  Institute of Technology.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Artificial Intelligence Memoranda Part II [memo 514-759] AI Laboratory,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Massachusetts Institute of  Technology. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

BBC Radio 6 p.m. News.  British Broadcasting Corporation.

Beilsteins Handbuch der Organischen Chemie.  Beilstein, F.K.

Black Literature, 1827-1940.  Gates, Henry Louis.

Black Workers in the Era of the Great Migration, 1916-1929.  Grossman,  James R., ed.

BNA's Law Reprints Microform: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs .  United States. Supreme Court. 

The Carter Family Papers, 1659-1797, in the Sabine Hall Collection . Hoffman, Paul P.

Charles S. Peirce Papers . Peirce, Charles S. (Charles Saunders),  1839-1914.

The Christopher Gustavus Memminger Papers in the Southern Historical  Collections of the University of North Carolina Library . Memminger, Christopher Gustavus, 1803-1888

CIA Research Reports: Africa, 1946-1976 . United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

CIS Microfiche Library . Congressional Information Service.

CIS U.S. Supreme Court Records & Briefs Microform, 1984/85-- . United States. Supreme Court.

The Collected Papers of Charles Willson Peale and his Family, 1735-1885Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.

College Catalogs in Microfiche.

Commission Reports / National Criminal Justice Reference Service .  National Criminal Justice Reference Service. Wilkerson Commission. 

Concordances and Texts of the Royal Scriptorium Manuscripts of Alfonso X,  el Sabio . Kasten, Lloyd August, 1905- .

Correspondence of Augustin Daly and Joseph F. Daly, and Documents Serving  for Memoirs . Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899. 

Crime and Juvenile Delinquency . Microfilming Corporation of America.

Curriculum Development Library: 1980-1982.

The Daly Theatre Collection of Programs, 1879-1899 . Daly's Theatre, New York.

Daly's Theatre Bill of the Play. Season 1879-1892, 1896-1899 . Daly's  Theatre, New York.

Daly's Theatre Scrapbooks, 1863-1899 . Daly's Theatre, New York. 

Dana Family Papers / by William E. Brown, Jr. and Kathleen Curran . Dana,  James Dwight, 1813-1895.

The David Starr Jordan Papers: Microfilm Edition, 1861-1951 . Jordan,  David Starr, 1851-1931.

Denkmaler Deutscher Tonkunst. 1. Folge

Deparment of State Decimal File Relating to World War II, 1939-1945. United States. Department of State

Despatches from United States Consular Representatives in Puerto Rico,  1821-1899 . United States. National Archives. 

Despatches from United States Ministers to Russia, 1808-1906 . United  States. Embassy. Russia. 

Detailed Account Books and Balance Sheets . London Trades Council.

Diplomatic Instructions of Department of State, 1801- 1906. [Italy.] United States. Department of State.

Diplomatic Instructions of Department of State, 1801-1906. [Russia] United States. Department of State

Despatches from the United States ministers to the Italian States, 1832-1906.

Disclosure. United States. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Documents . United Nations. Congress on the Prevention of Crime and  Treatment of Offenders, 5th; Geneva, 1975

Documents and Official Records from 1946 to the Present . United Nations.

Documents of the Council of the Organization of American States,  1948-1960 . Organization of American States.

Domestic Letters of the Department of State . United States. National  Archives.

Earl Browder Papers, 1891-1975 . Browder, Earl, 1891-1973.

Early American Imprints, 1639-1800: Evans Numbers 1-49197. Shipton,  Clifford Kenyon, 1902- .

Early American Imprints, Second Series, 1801-1819: Shaw-Shoemaker Numbers  1-  . Shipton, Clifford Kenyon, 1902- .

Early American Newspapers.

Early English Books, 1475-1640

Early English Books, 1641-1700

Educational Media Catalogs on Microfiche.

The Edward R. Murrow Papers, 1927-1965.  Murrow, Edward R.

Effects of the War Upon French Economic Life: A Collection of Five  Monographs.  Gide, Charles, 1847-1932.

Eighteenth Century French Fiction.

English Literary Periodicals.


Expediente sobre la Rebelion de Lares, 1868-1869 . United States. National  Archives.

Exploration and Colonization of Africa (1794-1844) .

Fabian Society Tracts 1884-1919. Fabian Society (Great Britain).

Fabian Society Minutes of the Executive Committee, and lectures, 1919-1960.  

Facts on Film . Southern Education Reporting Service. 

Fannie Lou Hamer Papers 1966-1978.

The Federal Surveillance of Afro-Americans (1917-1925): The First World  War, the Red Scare, and the Garvey Movement.  Kornweibel, Theodore.

FBI FILE on Paul Robeson.

FBI File on the Reverend Jesse Jackson

FBI File on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNNC).   Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.).

Foreign Relations of the United States . United States. Department of  State.

French Drama on Microcard.






The Gay Rights Movement: Gay Activists Alliance

The Gay Rights Movement: Mattachine Society of New York, Inc.

The German Army High Command, 1938-1945. German. Heer.Oberkommando.

German Baroque Literature.  Yale University. Library. Yale Collection of  German Literature. 

German Books Before 1601.

Guide and Indexes to Women’s Diaries.

Hansard's Parliamentary Debates, Lords and Commons, 1066+ . Great Britain.   Parliament.


The Home Service Nine O'clock News, 1939 - 1945 . British Broadcasting  Corporation.

The Horatio Gates Papers, 1726-1828 . Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806. 

Hourly Precipitation Data . United States. Weather Bureau.

Human Relations Area Files. (HRAF)  

Index to Rimes in American and English Poetry, 1500-1900Hanley, Miles Lawrence.

India (republic) Press Information Bureau Elections

Iroquois Indians: A Documentary History of the Diplomacy of the Six  Nations and Their League . Jennings, Francis.

The Isabella Beecher Hooker Project.  Hooker, Isabella Beecher,1822-1907.

The Jervis Papers.  Jervis, John Bloomfield, 1795-1885.

John Henry Ingram's Poe Collection.  Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.

John P. Halstead Collection, 1813-1976.  Halstead, John P.

The John Stillman Brown Family Papers, 1818-1907. Brown Family. 

Journal of the House of Commons, 1547-1900 . Great Britain. Parliament. 

Krauss Curriculum Development Library: KCDL.

Law Reprints Microform: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs.  United  States. Supreme Court. 

Legislative History of the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange   Act of 1934.  Ellenberger, Jack S. 1930- , comp. 

Lenin to Khrushchev: the USSR in Retrospect, 1917-1956.  Koten, Bernard L.

Malcolm X: Surveillance File. United States.  Federal Bureau of  Investigation.

Manhattan project [microform] : official history and documents. 1977

Manuscripta, Microfilms of Rare and Out of Print Books.

Marcus Garvey: FBI Investigation File.  United States. Federal Bureau of  Investigation.

The Mather Papers. Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728.

Microfilm collection of rare books on accounting and related subjects / the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Microfilm Edition of Presidential Election Campaign Documents for the  Years 1868-1900 . Dartmouth College. Library.

Microfilm Edition of the Papers of Eleazar Wheelock: Together with the  Early Archives of Dartmouth College & Moor's Indian Charity School,  and Records of the Town of Hanover, New Hampshire Through the Year   1779. Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. 

Microfilm Corpus of the Indexes to Printed Catalogues of Latin  Manuscripts Before 1600 A.D.


Minutes of the Executive Committee, and lectures, 1919-1960



Minutes, V. 1-21, July 10, 1860 - October 1953.  London Trades Council.

The Morris Hillquit Papers.  Hillquit, Morris, 1869-1933.

NAACP Papers. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. 1982-

National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs 1985-1992 Records.

National Woman's Party Papers, 1913-1974.

The Native Americans Reference Collection: Documents Collected by the Office of Indian Affairs. 1840-1900 .

The Negro in the U.S. Military Service, 1639-1886 . United States.   National Archives.

New York State Curriculum for Teachers: 1967-1969 . University of the  State of New York.

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the  Rebellion.  United States. Navy Department.

Oneida Community; Books, Pamphlets, and Serials . Ericson, Jack T.

The Oregon Province Archives of the Society of Jesus: Indian Language  Collection: Alaska Native Languages.  Jesuits. Oregon Province.

The Oregon Province Archives of the Society of Jesus: Indian Language  Collection: Pacific Northwest Tribes . Jesuits. Oregon Province. 

OSS/London: Special Operations Branch and Secret Intelligence Branch War  Diaries . Great Britain. Special Operations Executive. 

OSS/State Department Intelligence and Research Reports, Part XIII: Africa:  1941-1961.

Papers, 1921-1969.  Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946.

Papers, 1840-84.  Estlin, John Bishop, 1785-1855.

Papers, 1794-1946 . Parker, Ely Samuel, 1828-1895.

The Papers of Aaron Burr, 1756-1836 . Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836.

The Papers of Albert Gallatin . Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849.

The Papers of Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933-1945.  Roosevelt, Eleanor,  1884-1962.

The Papers of Martin Van Buren, (1802-1860) . Van Buren, Martin,  1782-1862.

Papers of the Society of American Indians . Larner, John W., 1937-.

Papers of William Livingston (1695-1839). Massachusetts Historical Society

Papers of the Women's Trade Union League and Its Principal Leaders. James,  Edward T.

Patrologiea Cursus Completus: Series Graeca (1854-1887).  Migne, Jacques  Paul, ed.

Patrologiae Cursus Completus: Series Latina (1844-1864) . Migne, Jacques  Paul, ed. 

Philippine Culture Series.

Proceedings / American Law Institute. 1ST (FEB. 23, 1923) . American Law  Institute. Meeting. 

Proceedings, American Political Science Association. American Political  Science Association.

Protokelle der Deutschen Bundesversammlung.  Deutscher Bund (1815-1866)  Bundesversammlung. 

Publications. Original Series. 1864- . Early English Text Society.

Publications. Extra Series. 1867- . Early English Text Society.

Publications (1874-1904).  New Shakespere Society, London. 

Publications, 1-65 . Scottish Text Society. 

Publications of the National Institute of Justice . National Institute of  Justice (U.S.). 

Radical Pamphlet Literature; A Collection from the Tamiment Library.   Tamiment Library.

Records in the British Public Record Office Relating to South Carolina,   1663-1782. Great Britain. Public Record Office.

Records of the Board of Commissioners for the Emancipation of Slaves in the  District of Columbia, 1862-63 . United States. National Archives.

Records of the British Colonial Office, Class 5 Files . Boehm, Randolph.

Records of the Office of the Secretary to the Interior Relating to the Suppression of the African Slave Trade and Negro Colonization,   1854-72. United States. National Archives.

Records of the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor, 1918-1965  United States. Women's Bureau.

Reform of Local Government Structures in the U.S.1945-1971: A Microfiche  Collection.  Michalak, Thomas J.

Registro Central de Esclavos, 1872 . (Slave Schedules, 1872/The National  Archives.) United States. National Archives.

Reparation Papers of the Allied Powers Commission . Allied Powers (1919- )   Reparation Commission.

Report, 1st-93rd; 1860/6/-1952 . London Trades Council.

Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of the H.M.S. "Challenger" During the Years 1873-76 . Great Britain. Challenger Office.

Research Report Microform. University of California, Berkeley. Real Estate Research Program.

Selected Curriculum Guides in Microfiche . Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Selected Reports in Microfiche (SRIM) . United States. National Technical  Information Service.

Sessional Papers, 1801+.  Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons.  

Sex Research Microform: Early Literature From Statistics to  Erotica. Alfred C. Kinsey Institute for Sex Research. Library.

The Shaker Collection of the Western Reserve Historical Society.  Western  Reserve Historical Society. Library.

The Shaker Collection of the Western Reserve Historical Society: Printed   Materials. Western Reserve Historical Society. Library.

Shakespeare - Quarto Facsimiles, No. 1-43 (1880-1891) . Shakespeare,  William. 

Slave Narratives, a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From  Interviews With Former Slaves. Federal Writers Project.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery Pamphlets from the Libraries of Salmon P. Chase  and John P. Hale . Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873.

The Slave Trade 1858-1892

Some Early Works on Slavery: In the Holdings of the Schomburg Collection  of the New York Public Library . Calhoun, John C.

Source Materials in the Field of Theatre. Southern Tenant Farmers' Union  Papers, 1734-1970.  Southern Tenant Farmers' Union.

Soviet Union, Special Studies, 1970-1980 Microform.

Spanish Drama of the Golden Age; Comedia Collection. University of  Pennsylvania. Libraries.

State Census, New York: Censuses of 1975, 1801,...1925 . UnitedStates.  Library of Congress. Census Library Project.

State Department Territorial Papers.  United States. National Archives.

State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee Policy Files, 1944-194.  Claussen,  Martin Paul, 1914- 

Territorial Papers of the U.S. Senate: Nebraska, February 12, 1853 - January 9, 1867; Kansas, June 19, 1854 - January 5, 1863 United  States. National Archives. 

Three Centuries of Drama.  Wells, Henry Willis, 1895- .

Transcripts and Briefs of Public Hearings.  Ontario. Royal Commission on  Metropolitan Toronto. 

Transcripts, Depositions, Consultants Reports; and Selected Documents.    California. Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots. 

Transportation Masterfile, 1921-1971.  Cumulative Updating Service,  1971/74. United States Historical Documents Institute.

Twentieth Century Political Pamphlets

Underground and Alternative Press in Britain.

Underground Newspapers: Microfilm Collection.

United States Government Publications: Depository Publications.Non-depository Publications.

The United States vs. David T. Dellinger.  Dellinger, David T. 1915- ,  defendant. 

Urban Transportation Information System, 1921-1971. United States  Historical Documents Institute. 

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the  Union and Confederate Armies.  United States. War Department.

Watergate in Court: The Official Transcripts of the Court Proceedings of   the Four Major Watergate Trials Including Indictments and Exhibits.  United States. District Court. District of Columbia.

Who is who is America?

The William S. Gray Collection in Reading.  Gray, William S.

William Livington Papers, 1695-1839. Livington, William, 1723-1790.


Women and Law.  Women's History and Research Center. Women's Law Library. 

The Works of Phillis Wheatley and Albery A. Whitman.  Wheatley, Phillis,  1753?-1784.

Guide to Selected Microform/ Microfilm Collections Guide. Subject Index

Title Index