Library Micrographics Records 1940-1965
Archives 170

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Library Micrographics Records
ID
Archives 170
Date [inclusive]
1940-1965
General Physical Description note
approximate 87 items  .25 linear feet  1 containers
Abstract
The series includes correspondence, reports, publications, and projects spanning the years 1940 through 1965.

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Organizational History:

Migrographics concerns of the WSU Libraries date from about 1940. By 1960 microform material had become an important component of the library's holdings and by 1980 the libraries held over one million microform units.

One microfilm project of note was the newspaper filming project of the 1950's. The project was started in reponse to a 1951 State Legislature appropriation of $20,000 for microfilming historical newspapers of Washington. Specific newspapers were being collected from libraries and sent to the Washington State Library for microfilming.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in a single alphabetical series. The series includes correspondence, reports, publications, and projects spanning the years 1940 through 1965.

The folder on micrographics equipment covers the types of equipment that were available and being used by the University Libaries from 1946-1965. The general correspondence folder contains material that reflects the University Libraries interest in and utilization of microfilm from 1940 to 1965.

The micrographics files are not originally from any one library office but were assembled together because they dealt with similar subject matter.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The micrographics files of University Libraries were transferred to the Washington State University Archives on August 1, 1978 (UA78-25).

Processing Information note

The records were processed by Leslie J. Tevebaugh in December of 1984.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. Libraries.
  • Washington State University. Libraries--Archives
  • Washington State University. Libraries--Records and correspondence

Genre(s)

  • Microfilms--Library applications--Research--Archival resources
  • Micrographics--Library applications--Research--Archival resources
  • Newspapers on microfilm

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Microfilm, General Correspondence on 1940-1965   27.0 items

1 1

Micrographic Equipment 1946-1965   24.0 items

1 2

Newspaper Filming Project 1954-1956   36.0 items

1 3