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Abolition & Emancipation. Part 1: Papers of Thomas Clarkson, William Lloyd Garrison, Zachary Macaulay, Harriet Martineau, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and William Wilberforce from the Huntington Library

ABOLITION & EMANCIPATION. PART 1: PAPERS OF THOMAS CLARKSON, WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, ZACHARY MACAULAY, HARRIET MARTINEAU, HARRIET BEECHER STOWE & WILLIAM WILBERFORCE FROM THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY

Wiltshire, England: Adam Matthew Publications, 1996
10 reel(s)

Correspondence, reports, printed materials, manuscript essays, journals, diaries of leading abolitionists in the United States and Britain, dating from 1773 to 1899. Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846), along with William Wilberforce (1759-1833), founded the British Anti-Slavery Society in 1787 and witnessed the passage of British Anti-Slavery laws in 1807 and the abolition of slavery in British Colonies in 1833. Correspondence from both men are reproduced as well as Clarkson's manuscript essays. Zachary Macaulay (1768-1838) was especially active in the Sierra Leone colony founded by Wilberforce. An extensive collection of letters by Macaulay are included. Political economist Harret Martineau (1802-1876) was a leading abolitionist in Britain; letters and manuscript essays written by Martineau are included. William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) founded the influential newspaper The Liberator in 1831 and the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1834. Letters from Garrison, including some to Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Pease, are reproduced here. Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), best known as the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, was a prolific writer in the second half of the nineteenth century. Correspondence and manuscripts of a full range of her writings are included.

Guide includes detailed listing of contents with brief extracts and brief biographies. The digital version of the guide is available online at http://www.adam-matthew-publications.co.uk/digital_guides/abolition_emancipation_part_1.

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Guides:

Abolition & emancipation : a listing and guide to part … of the microfilm collection.

Posted in Black Studies Microforms, History Microforms

Abstracts of Jamaica Wills, 1625-1792, in the British Museum.

ABSTRACTS OF JAMAICA WILLS, 1625-1792, IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng: E.P. Microform, 1972
1 reel(s)

This collection of 312 abstracts of wills of English colonists or landholders in Jamaica during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was abstracted by Verona I.C. Smith (Mrs. Sidney Smith). Her collection spans the rise and maturation of the Jamaica sugar industry and constitutes a prime source for the social historian. Most of the testators were big planters or merchants. The wills record the names of the testator, beneficiaries, executors, and witnesses, the date of the will, the residence and occupation of the testator, and the disposition of the estate. The wills throw light on the social composition of the Jamaican planter class, its wealth and familial ties as well as on race relations in colonial Jamaica.

A description of contents and arrangement is at the beginning of the reel. An index is at the end of the reel

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Posted in Black Studies Microforms, History Microforms

Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971. Official Conversations and Meetings of Dean Acheson, 1949-1953.

Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971. OFFICIAL CONVERSATIONS AND MEETINGS OF DEAN ACHESON, 1949-1953.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1980
5 reel(s)

Dean Acheson was secretary of state from 1949 to 1953 under the Truman administration and exerted enormous influence on the direction of United States foreign policy during the period of the cold war. This collection is composed of transcripts and minutes of Acheson's conversations and meetings with numerous notable individuals such as President Truman, General George C. Marshall, Winston Churchill, and George F. Kennan. The issues covered reflect the major preoccupations of the postwar era: the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Korean War, foreign aid, the China question, the status of Israel, the formation of a European Defense Community, and the peace treaty with Japan.

The records are in chronological order. The guide provides dates, the names of the participants and very brief details of the conversations and meetings.

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Guides:

‘Kesaris, Paul (ed.). A Guide to the Official Conversations and Meetings of Dean Acheson (1949-1953).

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Adams Family. Microfilms of the Adams Papers Owned by the Adams Manuscript Trust and Deposited in the Massachusetts Historical Society

Adams Family. MICROFILMS OF THE ADAMS PAPERS OWNED BY THE ADAMS MANUSCRIPT TRUST AND DEPOSITED IN THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1954
608 reel(s)

This family archive, estimated at more than 300,000 pages, covers the lives and contributions of President John Adams (1735-1826), Abigail Adams (1744-1818), President John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), Charles Francis Adams (1807-1866), and their wives and children. Included are diaries, letter books, autobiographical writings, legal papers, political essays and speeches, legislative papers, family letters, and other items. The set is a rich vein of source material for early American history from the time of the Revolution until after the Civil War. The earliest paper is dated 1639, the latest 1889.

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Guides:

Microfilms of the Adams papers

The guide contains a table of contents for the collection.

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. Copies of letters from Jane Addams (of Hull House fame), 1884-1885, to her sisters, Alice Haldeman and others during Miss Addams' European tour.

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. COPIES OF LETTERS FROM JANE ADDAMS (OF HULL HOUSE FAME), 1884-1885, TO HER SISTER S. ALICE HALDEMAN AND OTHERS DURING MISS ADDAMS' EUROPEAN TOUR

Lawrence, Kans.: University of Kansas Library, 1958
2 reel(s)

Believed to be long hand transcriptions of the originals, the letters describe Jane Addam's experiences and observations during her European travels. The third volume contains copies of letters written during her second European tour, 1887-1888. While in Europe, she studied the traditions and lives of the people, seeking a way of life in which she could put her ideas about social welfare into action. After visiting Toynbee Hall in East London, she decided to establish such a settlement in Chicago, later known as Hull House.

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Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Europe Microforms, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Women's Studies Microforms

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. Correspondence in the Jane Addams Papers, 1872-1935. Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. CORRESPONDENCE IN THE JANE ADDAMS PAPERS, 1872-1935. SWARTHMORE COLLEGE PEACE COLLECTION

Philadelphia: Microsurance, 1961
19 reel(s)

Correspondence among Jane Addams and her associates concerns their activities in social work, various reform movements, and world peace efforts. Miss Addams founded Hull House in Chicago, a social settlement and the home of prominent social reformers. During this period, she campaigned for revolutionary welfare laws, supported women's suffrage and participated in international peace efforts. Letters are arranged chronologically. The separate microfilm index is arranged alphabetically by author and addressee.

A separate four-reel microfilm index is shelved with the collection.
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Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Women's Studies Microforms

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. Jane Addams Correspondence [1911-1922] in the Ada James Papers

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. JANE ADDAMS CORRESPONDENCE [1911-1922] IN THE ADA JAMES PAPERS

Madison, Wisc: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1966
1 reel(s)

Correspondence between Jane Addams, founder of Hull House, and Ada James centers on the campaign for women's suffrage and the arrangement of speakers for the Wisconsin area. The collection also includes correspondence between Addams and Louis P. Lochner from 1915 to 1917 concerning the activities of an international committee for peace, the Emergency Peace Federation. Also included is correspondence between Jane Addams, Ellen Gates Starr, Julia Lathrop, Florence Kelley, Alice Hamilton, Alzina P. Stevens, Henry D. Lloyd, Raymond Robins, Algie Simons, and Julia G. Wales.

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Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Women's Studies Microforms

Administrative Histories of World War II Civilian Agencies of the Federal Government

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORIES OF WORLD WAR II CIVILIAN AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

New Haven, Conn.: Research Publications, 1976
56 reel(s)

These histories detail the United States' first comprehensive mobilization for war. Civilian agencies during World War II managed war production, price stabilization, transportation and shipping, manpower, federal housing, rationing, and the allocation of raw materials. Agencies were developed to regulate alien property, war assets, censorship, civilian defense, scientific research, and public health. The 423 histories were produced by the Second World War History Program of the Bureau of the Budget, which by March 1942 had evolved into the Committee on Records of War Administration. Histories are arranged by agency in alphabetical order.

FILM BOOK 0289

Guides:

Administrative histories of World War II civilian agencies of the Federal Government ; Administrative histories of U.S. civilian agencies, Korean War : a guide to the microfilm collections.

‘Administrative Histories of World War II Civilian Agencies of the Federal Government provides access by agency, author, title of report, and subject, with a full bibliographic citation for each report.

Posted in History Microforms, World War II Microforms

Africa: Special Studies, 1962-1980

AFRICA: SPECIAL STUDIES, 1962-1980

Frederick, MD.: University Publications of America, 1961
7 reel(s)

The forty-five studies presented in this collection deal with the political, military, and economic problems of post-World War II Africa. The topics covered include the formation and functioning of the local elites, land reform and mineral resources, insurgency and counterinsurgency warfare in Algeria, Kenya, Namibia, and Rhodesia, the African policy of the United States, the involvement of Soviet and Cuban forces in Angola, Eritrea, and on the Horn of Africa, the African policy of China, and the arms procurement of African states. The studies concern the following African countries: Algeria, Angola, Congo (Zaire), Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe (Rhodesia).

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Guides:

‘Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Africa: Special Studies, 1962-1980

The guide provides a list of all the studies together with short descriptions of their contents. The guide also includes a subject index.

Posted in Africa Microforms, History Microforms

Allied Commission for Austria. Minutes of Meetings of the Allied Council (Alco/M)

Allied Commission for Austria. MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF THE ALLIED COUNCIL (ALCO/M)

Washington, D.C.: Research and Microfilm Publications,
8 reel(s)

The meetings of the four Commanders in Chief of the Allied Forces in Austria from 1945 to 1956 are chronicled in this collection. The Soviet Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France were represented at the meetings. These meetings initially were concerned with food supplies in the city of Vienna, the establishment of the Allied Commission, and the extension of the jurisdiction of the provisional government to all of Austria. The Commanders in Chief confronted problems created by activities of the Socialist Party, the People's Party, and the Communist Party, as well as the unification of the monetary system, the compilation of lists of Nazis, the evaluation of available resources, the reconstruction of transportation systems, the promotion of industry, and the safety of the frontiers.

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Guides:

‘Index to the Microfilmed Minutes of the Allied Commission for Austria, September 1945 – July 1955.

The guide provides subject access.

Posted in History Microforms, World War II Microforms

Allied Commission for Austria. Minutes of Meetings of the Executive Committee.

Allied Commission for Austria. MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

Washington, D.C.: Research and Microfilm Publications,
15 reel(s)

This collection chronicles the meetings from 1945 to 1955 of the deputies to the Commanders-in-Chief of the Forces of Occupation in Austria. The Soviet Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France were represented at the meetings. The minutes discuss administrative and economic problems in Austria, such as food rationing, political activities of democratic parties, freedom of the press, trade unions, transportation, confiscation of Nazi property, and the encouragement of light industry. Other items discussed are the regulation of Austrian aviation, plans for food production and supplies, communications, denazification, fuel supplies, electrical power, price, wage, and production controls, and the extradition of war criminals.

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Guides:

‘Index to the Microfilmed Minutes of the Allied Commission for Austria, September 1945 – July 1955.

The guide provides subject access.

Posted in History Microforms, World War II Microforms

Alvord, John Watson. Letters from the South, Relating to the Condition of Freedmen, Addressed to Major General O.O. Howard.

Alvord, John Watson. LETTERS FROM THE SOUTH, RELATING TO THE CONDITION OF FREEDMEN, ADDRESSED TO MAJOR GENERAL O.O. HOWARD.

Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press, 1870
1 reel(s)

Alvord was the General Superintendent of Education of the Freedmen's Bureau. This short pamphlet of letters was written about the education, industrial interests, and the state of society of Freedmen of the South.

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Posted in History Microforms

American Baptist Convention. Yearbook, 1907/12-1969/70.

American Baptist Convention. YEARBOOK, 1907/12-1969/70.

Dallas, TX: Microfilm Center, 1972
American Church Records. Series 2
21 reel(s)

Filmed in this collection are yearbooks of the Northern Baptist Convention for the years 1907-1970. The yearbooks contain the proceedings of the yearly meetings of the Convention. The material includes a list of officers, minutes, addresses, speeches, reports, and financial statements delivered at the meetings.

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Posted in Church History Microforms, History Microforms

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. Annual Report, 1815-66, 1875-82, 1905-08.

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. ANNUAL REPORT, 1815-66, 1875-82, 1905-08.

Dallas, TX: Microfilm Center, 1972
American church records. Series 2.
4 reel(s)

This collection contains reports from the annual meetings of the Baptist Convention for Missionary Purposes for 1815-1866, 1875-1882, and 1905-1908. The report from the 1814 founding convention is also included. The reports list delegates attending and officers. They also give tables of affiliate congregations, financial reports listing all contributions to the Convention, minutes from the sessions, addresses, resolutions, sermons, reports from the missions (including the missions to the American Indians), and letters from missionaries.

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Posted in Church History Microforms, History Microforms

American Baptist Home Mission Society. Annual Report, 1832-1913.

American Baptist Home Mission Society. ANNUAL REPORT, 1832-1913.

Dallas, TX: Microfilm Center, 1972
American Church Records. Series 2.
5 reel(s)

The proceedings of the annual meetings of the Baptist Convention for Home Missions for the years 1832 to 1913 are reproduced in this series. The proceedings include minutes of the sessions, reports of the executive committee, financial reports listing contributions and expenses, the lists of those actively engaged in missionary work, and the resolutions of the Convention. The title of the report varies: for the years 1832/33 to 1839 (1st-7th) the title is Report of the Executive Committee of the American Baptist Home Mission Society, for the years 1840 to 1863 (8th-31st) the title is Report of the American Baptist Home Mission Society.

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Posted in Church History Microforms, History Microforms

American Committee for South Asian Art. American Committee for South Asian Art Archive (Part 2). Gandhara.

American Committee for South Asian Art. AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR SOUTH ASIAN ART ARCHIVE (PART 2). GANDHARA.

Zug, Switzerland: Inter Documentation Company, 1977
75 fiche

The collection contains photographs of the art of ancient Gandhara and Bactria, from the territories of Afghanistan (sites: Bamiyan, Begram, Fauladi, Fondukistan, Hadda, Kakrak, Khair-Khaneh, Paitava, Shotorak, and Surkh-Kotal), Pakistan (sites: Jamalghari, Loriyan Tangai, Mardan, Muhammad Nuri, Peshawar, Sari Bahlol, Sikri, Swat, Takht-i-Bahi, Taxila, Dharmarajika, Jandial, Jaulian, Mohra Moradu, and Sirkap), and India. The collection includes views of the sites, architecture, sculpture, and painting.

The collection is arranged alphabetically by geographic area or the name of the site.

MICF 732.4

Posted in Art and Architecture Microforms, History Microforms

American Letters in the Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, Staffordshire.

AMERICAN LETTERS IN THE WEDGWOOD MUSEUM, BARLASTON, STAFFORDSHIRE.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1970
British records relating to America in microform
1 reel(s)

The letters and papers of Josiah Wedgwood I, II, and III from 1765 to 1906 are included in this collection. It also includes Thomas Griffith's journal of his trip to Ayoree, South Carolina, to search for clay. The papers record family activities, sales promotion, export trade, experiments with American clay, pottery design, American trade, and the setting up of the firm's American agency. An index of correspondents and a chronological list of letters is at the beginning of the reel.

A description of the collection and its arrangement is at the beginning of the reel.
NOT IN MERLIN

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

American Manuscript Maps in British Repositories, Phase I, 1763-1783, the Peace of Paris to the American Revolution.

AMERICAN MANUSCRIPT MAPS IN BRITISH REPOSITORIES, PHASE I, 1763-1783, THE PEACE OF PARIS TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

East Ardsley, England: E. P. Microform, 1978
British Records Relating to America in Microform
4 reel(s)

This collection consists of maps used by British officials on both sides of the Atlantic to conduct colonial affairs. The material includes general maps of North America as well as regional maps of areas such as British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and the St. Lawrence River, Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Vermont. It also includes maps of West Indian islands including Bermuda, Antigua, the Bahamas, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Martenique, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent, and Tobago.

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

American Manuscripts in the Gage Papers, 1731-1874, Sussex Archaeological Society, Lewes.

AMERICAN MANUSCRIPTS IN THE GAGE PAPERS, 1731-1874, SUSSEX ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, LEWES.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1972
British records relating to America in microform
3 reel(s)

The Gage papers relate mainly to the affairs of Admiral Sir Peter Warren (1703-1752) and his heirs. Peter Warren was born in Ireland and had a distinguished British naval career. In July 1731 he married Susannah DeLancey in New York, where he subsequently invested in land and money lending. Through cash books, account books, and letters, the collection records the administration of their properties and other American investments. It also includes candid accounts of the economic and political situation in the nineteenth century. The papers are arranged geographically, according to the location of the family estates in America, Hampshire, Ireland, Essex, and elsewhere.

A description of the collection and its arrangement is on reel one.

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

American Material from the Holt-Gregson Papers in the Liverpool Central Library.

AMERICAN MATERIAL FROM THE HOLT-GREGSON PAPERS IN THE LIVERPOOL CENTRAL LIBRARY.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: EP Microform, 1972
British records relating to America in microfilm
1 reel(s)

Printed and manuscript materials collected by John Holt (1743-1801) and Mathew Gregson (1749-1824) cover the history of Liverpool and the English slave trade. By 1790 Liverpool had become the major English slave-trade port, exporting slaves from Africa to the West Indies. It also quickly became the leading port in the rapidly expanding trade with America. In 1788 a local branch of the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade was formed by Quakers and Unitarians. Arguments from both sides of the issue are included. Also included are materials relating to privateering during the American Revolutionary War (1776-83).

A description is on reel one.

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

American Material from the Tarleton Papers in the Liverpool Record Office.

AMERICAN MATERIAL FROM THE TARLETON PAPERS IN THE LIVERPOOL RECORD OFFICE.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, Eng.: EP Microform, 1974
British records relating to America in microform
1 reel(s)

These papers cover several generations of the Tarleton family and deal with the history of Liverpool in the eighteenth century, particularly the history of trade. A prominent Liverpool family, the Tarletons were involved in the African and West Indian slave trade. The Tarletons' business records during the eighteenth century are included. In the second half of that century, John Tarleton IV owned several slaving ships and traded with Jamaica, the Leeward Islands (Antigua), and Grenada in the West Indies. His son Banastre made a reputation as a British cavalry officer during the Revolutionary War.

A description of the collection is on the first reel.

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

American Papers in the House of Lords Record Office.

AMERICAN PAPERS IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS RECORD OFFICE.

Wakefield, Yorkshire, Eng.: Microforms Limited, 1984
British records relating to America in microform
39 reel(s)

This collection covers the period of British-American relations from 1621 to 1917. The material from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries reflects Parliament's commercial and strategic interest in the colonies, the controversy over Parliament's right to tax the colonies, the American War for Independence, and various questions on slavery and the slave trade. This latter topic tends to dominate the papers after 1800.

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Guides:

Minchinton, Walter E. American papers in the House of Lords Record Office : a guide

The guide contains an introduction describing the background of the collection, the subjects covered in the American papers and the editorial method used to select those papers. There is also an appendix with a list of contents on each reel. Finally, there is a calendar of each item and an index of the material.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms, Revolutionary War Microforms

American Periodicals, 18th Century.

AMERICAN PERIODICALS, 18TH CENTURY.

Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1946
American periodical series I
33 reel(s)

The eighty-eight titles in this collection trace the early evolution of the American periodical. It begins with two short-lived periodicals published in 1741 by Andrew Bradford and Benjamin Franklin, and extends through the increasing magazine activity after the Revolution. Four of the era's most important and longest-lived periodicals are included: the Columbian Magazine and the American Museum, both of Philadelphia, the Massachusetts Magazine of Boston, and the New-York Magazine. Subjects covered include politics and government, slavery, religion, books, and European news. Sentimental fiction, much of which was serialized, and Revolutionary pamphlets are also included. Titles are arranged alphabetically on the film.

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Guides:

Hoornstra, Jean. American periodicals, 1741-1900 : an index to the microfilm collections–American periodicals 18th century, American periodicals, 1800-1850, American periodicals, 1850-1900, Civil War and Reconstruction

This guide contains a title, general subject, editor, and reel index. The title index provides full bibliographic information and notes on character and content. Titles with holdings information are entered in the online catalog, MERLIN. Many of the titles are indexed in Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature. Also, additional author, title, and subject access is provided by the Early American Periodicals Index to 1850 (MICPT 016.05).

Chielens, Edward E. American literary magazines : the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Index to Early American Periodicals to 1850

Nineteenth century readers’ guide to periodical literature, 1890-1899

An author, subject and illustrator index to the material in fifty-one periodicals (1003 volumes), and index to the book reviews and a title index to the short stories, novels, plays and poems

Poole’s index to periodical literature

Posted in General Microform Collections, History Microforms, Literature Microforms, Primary Resources in Art on Microform, Revolutionary War Microforms

American Periodicals, 1800-1850.

AMERICAN PERIODICALS, 1800-1850.

Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1966
American periodical series II

The spirit of nationalism and of westward expansion runs throughout the periodical publications of this prolific period, which marked the beginning of a distinctly American literature. Religious periodicals and magazines for women and children were numerous during this period. Godey's Lady's Book, the Juvenile Port-Folio, the Saturday Evening Post, and the New-York Mirror are representative of the most significant periodicals of the time. Because the arrangement is not alphabetical, the title index in the guide must be used to locate specific periodicals. Periodicals are one of the main sources that reflect American public opinion of the period.

Reels 1-1966

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Guides:

Hoornstra, Jean. American periodicals, 1741-1900 : an index to the microfilm collections–American periodicals 18th century, American periodicals, 1800-1850, American periodicals, 1850-1900, Civil War and Reconstruction

This guide contains a title, general subject, editor, and reel index. The title index provides full bibliographic information and notes on character and content. Titles with holdings information are entered in the online catalog, MERLIN. Many of the titles are indexed in Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature. Also, additional author, title, and subject access is provided by the Early American Periodicals Index to 1850 (MICPT 016.05).

Chielens, Edward E. American literary magazines : the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Index to Early American Periodicals to 1850

Nineteenth century readers’ guide to periodical literature, 1890-1899

An author, subject and illustrator index to the material in fifty-one periodicals (1003 volumes), and index to the book reviews and a title index to the short stories, novels, plays and poems

Poole’s index to periodical literature

Posted in General Microform Collections, History Microforms, Literature Microforms, Primary Resources in Art on Microform

American Primers.

AMERICAN PRIMERS.

Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, 1990
844 fiche

From Webster's Spellers and McGuffey Readers to Dick and Jane, this collection consists of primers, readers, spelling books, alphabet books, teaching manuals, and non-instructional juvenile literature published primarily in America from 1711 to 1943. Only book or book-like items are included, thus hornbooks, broadsides, charts, reading cards, and battledores are excluded. The collection includes some British imprints that were heavily imported to the colonies in the eighteenth century as well as non-English readers, especially German textbooks from Pennsylvania; readers and spellers in Native American languages; Confederate textbooks; and textbooks of simplified orthography, including Edwin Leigh's pronouncing orthographies published circa 1870. Material in the collection documents reading instruction in the U.S., illustrating pedagogical methods and tools. The collection highlights as well issues in the history of book design and illustration, publishing, and book selling in America.

MICF 3118

Guides:

American primers : guide to the microfiche collection

The guide provides a background essay and secondary bibliography by Richard L. Venezky, bibliography of microfiche, and title, author, and chronological index. Individual titles are catalogued in MERLIN.

Posted in History Microforms, Literature Microforms, Primary Resources in Art on Microform

American Public Opinion Data.

AMERICAN PUBLIC OPINION DATA.

Louisville, Kentucky: Opinion Research Service, 1982
21 fiche

American Public Opinion Data contains public opinion polls by numerous opinion research organizations for the year 1982. Each survey describes its methodology and sampling techniques at the beginning. The subjects covered include economic and political issues, with frequent references to approval ratings for the President and administration policies. There are also surveys about attitudes on many other subjects from various constituencies within the country.

The material is arranged alphabetically by the name of the research organization conducting the particular survey and then by date.
LOCATED IN ELLIS REFERENCE (FIRST FLOOR).

MICF 301.15.

Posted in History Microforms

American Women’s Diaries. Southern Women.

AMERICAN WOMEN'S DIARIES. SOUTHERN WOMEN.

New Cannaan, CT: Readex Film Products, 1988
34 reel(s)

This collection contains the manuscript diaries of 32 American women who lived in the South during the 19th century. The diaries provide eyewitness accounts of women's experiences and perspectives on subjects such as the Civil War; Reconstruction; journeys to other states and countries; and their everyday lives on plantations and in cities and smaller towns. Some of the manuscripts are accompanied by transcripts. Diarists: Ada W. Bacot, Zillah (Haynie) Brandon, Mary Davis Brown, Dolly Sumner (Lunt) Burge, Louisiana D. Burge, Kate S. Carney, Carolyn Elizabeth (Burgwin) Clitherall, Louisa (Maxwell) Holmes Cocke, Martha E. (Foster) Crawford, Sarah Anne (Gayle) Crawford, Kate Cumming, Sarah Ida Fowler (Morgan) Dawson, Harriet Eaton, Sarah (Haynesworth) Gayle, Sarah (Burge) Gray, Cloe Tyler (Whittle) Greene, Mary Hort, Mary Davis (Hook) Howell, Sarah Huff, Eveline Harden Jackson, Emma Florence LeConte, Jane Amelia (Akehurst) Lines, Millie J. McCreary, Priscilla (Beall) McKaig, Harriet (Tatem) McLellan, Cornelia (Jackson) Moore, Emma Mordecai, Elizabeth Waties (Allston) Pringle, Alice Ready, Frances Jane (Bestor) Robertson, Molly Elliot Seawell, Grace Latimer Whittle.

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Guides:

Begos, Jane DuPree. Southern women’s diaries : a guide

The guide provides a summary of each diary and a preface gives additional background information.

Posted in Civil War Microforms, History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Women's Studies Microforms

Ancient Roman Architecture.

ANCIENT ROMAN ARCHITECTURE.

Rome: Fototeca Unione, American Academy in Rome, 1982
261 fiche

This collection is a reproduction of the photographic and bibliographic archive of ancient Roman architecture and topography in the Fototeca Unione housed in the American Academy in Rome. The collection provides a comprehensive visual survey of ancient Roman architecture and topography and provides a basic bibliography for each site. The archive represents the largest available collection of source material on ancient Roman architecture and topography. The collection is divided into two volumes, the first contains more than 1400 images of the architecture of the city of Rome, Roman Italy, and the Roman Empire. Volume II consists of more than 1200 images of architecture in the Roman provinces of the Near East and North Africa. It also includes a collection of 3270 images of public and domestic architecture at Pompeii and adds material on pre-Roman and early Roman architecture on the Italian Peninsula. In addition to photographs, the collection contains reproductions of ancient coins, early engravings, plans, and drawings. Some of the photographs were taken in the nineteenth century before many of the ancient structures were altered or even destroyed.

A short uncatalogued guide is available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

MICF 1687

Guides:

Ancient Roman architecture : index to microfiche.

2 vols. The guides contain indexes to the sections of the collection by modern country, site, and monuments. Volume II of the guide contains an index by Augustean region for the Italy section, and indexes the Pompeii section by topography and building type. Microfiche headings provide the names and the locations of the monuments on the fiche. The various monuments and sites within the collection are preceded by brief introductions, bibliographic updates, and plans or maps.

Posted in Art and Architecture Microforms, History Microforms, Primary Resources in Art on Microform

Anita McCormick Blaine Papers, McCormick Collection, State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

ANITA MCCORMICK BLAINE PAPERS, MCCORMICK COLLECTION, STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WISCONSIN.

Philadelphia: Microsurance, 1966
1 reel(s)

Anita McCormick Blaine, wife of Emmons Blaine and daughter of Cyrus Hall McCormick, the inventor of the mechanical reaper, was a Chicago philanthropist. Her interests ranged from education, child welfare, and social reform to world peace and the League of Nations. In all, Anita Blaine gave away more than $10 million during her lifetime. Letters and papers from and relating to Jane Addams of Hull House discuss rescue work with young women, outing funds for children, and lectures, events, and ongoing activities of the Hull House reformers. Many of the letters are requests for financing of Jane Addams' projects at Hull House.

Filed under "Blaine" in FILM MISC.
NOT IN MERLIN

FILM MISC

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform, Women's Studies Microforms

Anti-Abolition Tracts. No. 1-6, 1862-66.

ANTI-ABOLITION TRACTS. NO. 1-6, 1862-66.

New York: Van Evrie, Horton, 1862
1 reel(s)

The anti-abolition tracts in this collection are Abolition and Secession (1864), Free Negroism (1862), The Abolition Conspiracy to Destroy the Union (1863) The Negro's Place in Nature (1864) The Six Species of Men (1866), and Soliloquies of the Bondholder, the Poor Mechanic, the Poor Farmer, the Freed Negro, the Soldier's Widow, the 'Radical' Congressman, the Political Preacher, the Returned Soldier, the Southerner (1866).

A guide in the Special Collections Office lists the complete titles.

FILM MISC

Posted in Black Studies Microforms, Civil War Microforms, History Microforms

Anti-Slavery Propaganda in the Oberlin College Library.

ANTI-SLAVERY PROPAGANDA IN THE OBERLIN COLLEGE LIBRARY.

Louisville, Ky.: Lost Cause, 1968
7500 card(s)

Oberlin College Library's collection of American anti-slavery propaganda includes over 2500 pamphlets covering annual reports, proceedings, platforms, and addresses of anti-slavery societies published before the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863. In 1835 Oberlin College, a center of anti-slavery activity, first admitted blacks as students. The collection is arranged by main entry, generally author. The first microcard for each title includes eye-legible bibliographic data in the form of a catalog card. Each title is fully described in Ellis Library's card catalog.

An uncataloged guide, Anti-Slavery Propaganda in the Oberlin College Library, available in the Special Collections Office, lists the titles included in the collection.

MICD 326

Posted in Black Studies Microforms, Civil War Microforms, History Microforms

Antonini, Giuseppe. Studi Di Psicopatologia Forense : Raccolta Di Perizie Psichiatriche Orali E Scritte in Cause Penali E Civili

Antonini, Giuseppe. STUDI DI PSICOPATOLOGIA FORENSE : RACCOLTA DI PERIZIE PSICHIATRICHE ORALI E SCRITTE IN CAUSE PENALI E CIVILI

Torino : Fratelli Bocca, 1901

FILM BOOK 0477

Posted in History Microforms, Language Microforms

Archaeological Survey of India. Annual Report, 1902/03.

Archaeological Survey of India. ANNUAL REPORT, 1902/03-.

Zug, Switzerland: Inter Documentation,
394 fiche

Annual reports of the Archaeological Survey of India discuss conservation and restoration work undertaken that year, descriptions of newly explored sites, excavations, new finds, and epigraphy. From 1904 to 1934 John Marshall held the post of Director-General of the Department. During this period the excavations at Harappa and Mohenjodaro revolutionized the perception of Indian civilization and culture. The results of the excavations confirmed that in the third millennium before Christ, the peoples of the Punjab and Sind had developed a relatively mature culture. The reports for 1902/03 to 1920/21 are arranged in two parts: administrative and scientific. Beginning in 1921/22, the reports include those of the various provincial archeological circles, formerly published separately.

Microfiche 1-15 contain an index to years 1902 to 1929. A table of contents and a list of plates appears at the beginning of each volume for 1930 to 1937.

MICF 913.34.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, History Microforms, India

Archaeological Survey of India. [Reports] New Imperial Series, V. 1-54.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA. [REPORTS] NEW IMPERIAL SERIES, V. 1-54.

Zug, Switzerland: Inter Documentation,
597 fiche

The New Imperial Series includes archaeological work in India from 1874 to 1937. In 1871, the newly established Department of the Archaeological Survey of India began a country-wide search for all architectural and other remains characterized by their antiquity, beauty, or historic interest. In this series, James Burgess, responsible for the western districts, concentrates his attention on special classes of monuments, such as the Buddhist caves of western India, the Kankali Tila mound at Mathura, and the antiquities of the Bidar and Aurangabad districts. With the retirement of the director, Alexander Cunningham, in 1885 and the assumption by Burgess of the directorship, surveys of northern and southern India were placed in this series. The reports are monographic in format. Half of those issued between 1874 and 1902 were written by Dr. Burgess. In the early years, the survey teams focused on the discovery of Buddhist monuments. In later years this expanded to the documentation of Brahmanic, Jaina, and Islamic monuments.

MICF 913.34

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, History Microforms, India

Archaeological Survey of India. Memoirs

Archaeological Survey of India. MEMOIRS

New York; Zug, Switzerland: New York Public Library; Inter Documentation,
262 fiche

Contributions to Indian archaeology in this series include the following subjects: dates of the votive inscriptions on the stupas at Sanchi, the archaeological remains and excavations at Nagari, six sculptures from Mahoba, sculptures in the Provincial Museum, antiquities of Bhimbar and Rajaure, Pallava architecture, the origin and cult of Tara, the Haihiyas of Tripuri and their monuments, statues of Pallava kings, calligraphy in the Delhi Museum of Archaeology, a Prajnaparamita manuscript from Central Asia, excavations in Baluchistan, Kushano-Sasanian coins, and the prehistoric civilization in the Indus Valley.

A table of contents and a list of illustrations appear at the beginning of each volume. The collection includes three sub-series: Northern, Southern, and Western India.

MICF 913.34

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, History Microforms, India

Archaeological Survey of India. Memoirs

Archaeological Survey of India. MEMOIRS

New York; Zug, Switzerland: New York Public Library; Inter Documentation,
261 reel(s)

Contributions to Indian archaeology in this series include the following subjects: dates of the votive inscriptions on the stupas at Sanchi, the archaeological remains and excavations at Nagari, six sculptures from Mahoba, sculptures in the Provincial Museum, antiquities of Bhimbar and Rajaure, Pallava architecture, the origin and cult of Tara, the Haihiyas of Tripuri and their monuments, statues of Pallava kings, calligraphy in the Delhi Museum of Archaeology, a Prajnaparamita manuscript from Central Asia, excavations in Baluchistan, Kushano-Sasanian coins, and the prehistoric civilization in the Indus Valley.

1 microfilm reel; ca. 260 microfiche cards. Memoirs for 1919 to 1955 are on microfiche. A duplicate copy for years 1919 to 1921 is available on microfilm. Each volume constitutes a monograph. A list of authors and titles of the monographs is available in the Special Collections Office.
FILED UNDER "INDIA" IN FILM MISC.

FILM MISC

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, History Microforms, India

Archbold, Geoffrey J. D. E. Concordance to the History of Ammianus Marcellinus.

Archbold, Geoffrey J. D. E. CONCORDANCE TO THE HISTORY OF AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS.

Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto, 1980
49 fiche

This concordance is based upon the text of Ammianus Marcellinus' history edited by Wolfgang Seyfarth under the title Ammianus Marcellinus: Romische Geschichte. Lateinische und Deutsch und mit einem Kommentar versehen von Wolfgang Seyfarth (1968-1971). The first microfiche gives the methods used in the concordance.

Ammianus Marcellinus Romische Geschicte is available in Ellis Library in hard copy. PA6203 .A2 1681

MICF 480.513

Posted in History Microforms

Arthur, Chester Alan, 1830-1886. Chester A. Arthur Papers.

Arthur, Chester Alan, 1830-1886. CHESTER A. ARTHUR PAPERS.

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1959
Presidential papers microfilms
3 reel(s)

Chester Alan Arthur, a member of the Republican party in New York, was appointed collector of customs for the Port of New York by President Grant in 1871. He served as vice president under James A. Garfield, and took the oath of office upon Garfield's death in 1881. This collection in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division constitutes the bulk of Arthur's surviving papers. Most of his papers are reported to have been burned at his direction the day before he died. The papers include correspondence, receipted bills, and dummies or copies of manuscripts relating to Arthur in other collections of the Library. The correspondence includes twenty-five letters (1881-1883) written to Arthur by Julia I. Sand and about 100 letters (1862-1887) pertain to Arthur's friendship with Robert G. Dun. Other correspondents include Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, and Cornelius Vanderbilt. Transcripts and photocopies of original correspondence in the files of Dun and Bradstreet are also included.

FILM 20:1

Guides:

Library of Congress. Manuscript Division. Index to the Chester A. Arthur papers

This guide provides an index by writer or recipient.

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Assemblies of God. General Council. Departmental Reports and Financial Statements, 1923-1945.

Assemblies of God. General Council. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, 1923-1945.

Dallas, Texas: Microfilm Service and Sales, 1966
Library of American Church Records, ser. 1
1 reel(s)

The financial condition of the Assemblies of God General Council from year to year is recorded in these reports and financial statements. They identify areas of expenditure for such things as mission work, publishing, benevolence, as well as the daily operations of the administrative offices of the Council.

FILM 15:7

Posted in Church History Microforms, History Microforms

Assemblies of God. General Council. Minutes, 1914-1965.

Assemblies of God. General Council. MINUTES, 1914-1965.

Dallas, Texas: Microfilm Service and Sales, 1966
Library of American Church Records, ser. 1
2 reel(s)

The minutes contain the discussions and decisions of the controlling body for the Assemblies of God. These discussions include doctrinal issues, the need for and scope of evangelism and mission work, maintenance doctrinal unity among the clergy, as well as practical organizational problems involved in coordinating the activities of the widely scattered churches. This material is on reels one and two of the Assemblies of God collection.

The minutes are arranged in chronological order, with summaries of the minutes for several councils also presented periodically.

FILM 15:7

Posted in Church History Microforms, History Microforms

Assemblies of God. General Council. Official List of Ministers and Missionaries, 1941-1963, 1965.

Assemblies of God. General Council. OFFICIAL LIST OF MINISTERS AND MISSIONARIES, 1941-1963, 1965.

Dallas, Texas: Microfilm Service and Sales, 1969
Library of American Church Records, ser. 1
5 reel(s)

Each directory contains a current list of churches by state, a complete list of ordained ministers and missionaries, and the members of the General Presbytery.

FILM 15:7

Posted in Church History Microforms, History Microforms

Asi Microfiche Library

ASI MICROFICHE LIBRARY

Bethesda, Md: Congressional Information Service, 1974

Statistics collected and published by federal and quasi-federal agencies are included in this collection. Social, economic, and demographic data from major statistics collection agencies, as well as data collected by regulatory agencies, congressional committees, presidential commissions and boards, and judicial offices, make this a comprehensive source. Bibliographical notes in the index indicate whether the item is part of the government depository library program or is a non-depository item. Ellis Library receives only the microfiche designated non-depository. Because the Superintendent of Documents classification number is listed, the index helps locate paper copies in the depository collection also.

Located in Government Documents (first floor)

Guides:

American statistics index.

‘The American Statistics Index provides an index to this collection. It is issued monthly in two parts: an index and an abstract section. The issues cumulate quarterly and annually.

Posted in History Microforms

Asia, Special Studies, 1980-82 Supplement.

ASIA, SPECIAL STUDIES, 1980-82 SUPPLEMENT.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1983
Special studies series
5 reel(s)

This collection contains forty-five studies done with an eye to strategic planning for United States’ interests in Asia. It includes such subjects as defense, trade, agriculture, foreign policies, military assessments, political problems, poverty, and technology. The collection is divided by country, with Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam constituting the divisions. The studies were contracted by various federal agencies from a number of private and governmental “think tanks” such as the Rand Corporation, Hudson Institute, Inc., Economic Research Service, Economics and Statistics Service, and the Army War College.

FILM BOOK 0087

Guides:

Asia, special studies, 1980-1982 supplement

This annotated guide contains a table of contents, a reel index, and a subject index. The authors and their institutional affiliation are also indicated.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Asia Microforms, History Microforms

Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church General Synod. Minutes, 1803-1968.

Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church General Synod. MINUTES, 1803-1968.

Dallas, TX: Microfilm Cente,
American Church Records. Series 2
5 reel(s)

This collection contains the minutes of the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church General Synod for 1803-1968. It should be noted that the name of the issuing body has varied over the years. Some of the records are transcripts while others are reproductions of original printed documents. For some years the minutes are taken from the Christian Magazine of the South. The records for 1841 are actually extracts from the minutes. Included in the records are treasury, presbyterial, and foreign mission reports.

FILM 15:8

Posted in Church History Microforms, History Microforms

B.F. Stevens’ Facsimiles of Manuscripts in European Archives Relating to America, 1773-1783

B.F. STEVENS' FACSIMILES OF MANUSCRIPTS IN EUROPEAN ARCHIVES RELATING TO AMERICA, 1773-1783

Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Library,
6 reel(s)

Benjamin Franklin Stevens, a bookman and antiquarian, directed the reproduction, by photographic methods, of civil, diplomatic, political, and naval documents in private collections and archives in Europe. The documents cover secret intelligence work of the British and French government, Lord North's two Conciliatory Bills of 1778, the Commission of 1778 to restore peace, Deane's letters and memoirs to the French government in reference to French aid to America, letters of Chief Justice William Smith, a loyalist, to Mr. Eden, the capture and imprisonment of Henry Laurens, the negotiation and signing of the Treaty of Peace in Paris, and correspondence of the Marquis de Lafayette, Richard Oswald, and Lord Viscount Stormont, British Ambassador in Paris.

An index on the sixth reel (volume 25) provides numerical, chronological, author, recipient, and subject access. Also, a list of contents is at the beginning of each volume.
NOT IN MERLIN

FILM MISC

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, History Microforms

Bach, Johann S. Werke Jahrg. 1-46 and Supp. 47, 1851-1899.

Bach, Johann S. WERKE JAHRG. 1-46 AND SUPP. 47, 1851-1899.

New York: New York Public Library, 1944
12 reel(s)

FILM 4D21:14:3

Posted in History Microforms, Music Microforms, Primary Resources in Art on Microform

Baroda (India : State). Administration Report

Baroda (India : State). ADMINISTRATION REPORT

New York: New York Public Library, 1968
7 reel(s)

The administration reports date from 1875 when the Maharaji Sayajirao was placed at the head of the Baroda (now incorporated into Gujarant state) state government as a boy of twelve, under the educational guidance of the British. The reports extend through his reign up to the time of his death in 1939, and cover the events and social conditions of the state up to 1945. Under Sayajirao, most of modern Baroda was built, including the Pratap Vilas palace, Baroda college, and Sayaji hospital. The reports summarize political, legislative, and judicial affairs, revenue, settlements, self-government, finance, education, medical institutions, public works, police, jails, and famine relief. Each report begins with a table of contents. Later reports contain a summary of the important activities of the year and an index.

FILM MISC

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, History Microforms, India

Bayard, James Asheton , 1767-1815. Papers of the Bayard Family.

Bayard, James Asheton , 1767-1815. PAPERS OF THE BAYARD FAMILY.

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1973
4 reel(s)

Papers of the Bayard family in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress include 1000 items, chiefly the papers of James Asheton Bayard and Richard Henry Bayard, United States senators from Delaware. The papers pertain to United States and Delaware politics from 1797 to 1885. They include correspondence, diaries, financial material, diplomatic documents, congressional material, newspapers and newspaper clippings, and printed matter. Topics include Federalist politics, the repeal of the Judiciary Act of 1800, the Bank of the United States, the War of 1812, the Delaware State Militia, and in foreign affairs, chiefly the Treaty of Ghent (1815) and diplomatic relations with Belgium.

The first reel contains notes on scope and reel contents, and also includes an index of correspondents.

FILM BOOK 0312

Posted in History Microforms, Papers of Individuals on Microform

Bhatnagar, Gulshan Rai. Reflections on a few Political Punjab Problems.

Bhatnagar, Gulshan Rai. REFLECTIONS ON A FEW POLITICAL PUNJAB PROBLEMS.

Lahore: Mercantile Electric Press, 1920

The author of this pamphlet was a Special Prizeman in Muhammadan Law at Punjab University. It is a collection of his letters written over nine years covering life and politics in Punjab.

At the end of the microfilm reel of Punjab (India). MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PUNJAB TO THE INDIAN STATUTORY COMMISSION, VOLUME X. (Microfilmed by the India Office Library, London.)

FILM MISC

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, History Microforms, India

Billy Sunday in Philadelphia, 1915 [Microform]

BILLY SUNDAY IN PHILADELPHIA, 1915 [MICROFORM]

9 reel(s)

William Ashley “Billy” Sunday (1862-1935) was an American Christian evangelist. Sunday played professional baseball for 8 years (1883-1891). After retiring from baseball, he became well known for his preaching at large rallies. Sunday was also active in the Prohibition movement. These reels contain articles from the (Philadelphia) Evening Telegraph, the North American, and the Press (Philadelphia) covering Billy Sunday’s Philadelphia campaign from January 3 to March 20, 1915.

FILM BOOK 0488

Posted in Church History Microforms, History Microforms