Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Preservation Microfilming Services at the Clarke

By Kim Hagerty

Photograph by Hannah
Microfilm creation is vital to the Clarke Historical Library’s Newspaper Collection. We are fortunate to have an in-house Preservation Microfilming Service that uses a Zeutschel microfilm camera. In 2010 over 100 reels of various Michigan newspaper titles with dates ranging from 1835 – 2010 were added to our collection. Many of these reels were created through our Continuing Program, which is a partnership with a publisher, library, historical society or other entity that wishes to preserve their local newspaper on microfilm. Each partner in the program receives a service copy of the microfilm created which makes the newspaper available in its community as well as here in the Clarke. We would like to thank all of our partners for a successful 2010 and we look forward to having a productive 2011. To see if your local newspaper is in our collection use our online catalog CENTRA. For further information about our services please click on Preservation Microfilming.