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Microform Reader Services (Researcher and Reference Services Division, Library of Congress)

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A Guide to the Microform Collections in the Researcher & Reference Services Division of the Library of Congress

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Developing microfilm. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 1942.
101 Independence Ave. SE
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 139
Washington, D.C. 20540-4660
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8:30am - 5:00pm
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The Library of Congress has actively acquired microforms since the early 1940s. There is now a large and growing amount of research material available in many languages and formats - books, journals, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, government documents, and dissertations. This collection numbers some 8.9 million items in hundreds of distinct collections.

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  July 15, 2022
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