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UMKC University Libraries

Major Microform Sets

Microform Access at Miller Nichols Library

Miller Nichols Library has a vast microforms collection covering all subject areas. Our microformats include microfilm, microfiche, ultrafiche, and microcard, mostly located in RooBot, the library's robotic retrieval system. They can be found by searching the library catalog.

Microformat Readers are available on the First Floor in the room just east of the stairwell doors, and we offer a reader-scanner just across from the First Floor Service Desk.

For assistance, visit the First Floor Service Desk, call (816) 235-1526, or email us.

Major Microform Collections

Some of the Miller Nichols Library Major Microforms Collections:

  • American Periodicals Series I-III - also available electronically from 1740 - 1940
  • ERIC (educational research reports)
  • Index of American Design
  • Early British Periodicals-Literary
  • Library of American Civilization
  • Early American Imprints - Evans
  • Hansard's Parliamentary Debates of Great Britain (1066-1948)
  • Three Centuries of Drama (English, 1500-1800; America, 1714-1830)
  • American Colonial Records
  • American Women's Diaries
  • Black Biographical Dictionaries, 1790 - 1950
  • Corporation Annual Reports (1965 - 1991)
  • Music Dictionaries & Encyclopedias (1475 - 1900)
  • Presidential Papers (1741 - 1929)
  • Underground Newspapers (1965 - 1972)

Highlighted Newspaper on Microfilm

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