In the mid-20th century, libraries and archives began using microfilm as a way to preserve decaying newspaper collections. Deteriorating books and newspapers were preserved on film in order to maintain accessibility and use.
There are still many advantages to microforms today:
Our microfilm collection is located on the lower level of the library. A reader/printer is available to view them.
BenSearch will help you locate the call numbers of newspapers and journals in our microfilm collection. Search Journals by Title.
Here is an example of the record for Life magazine:
There is a print index to the New York Times here: PER 071.471 N42
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
225 E. Main St.
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