Microforms

Microforms

A wealth of archival documents and historical newspapers—including the Records of Ante-Bellum Plantations collection, the Tulane Hullabaloo, and the Times-Picayune—are available on microfilm and microfiche.

Extensive microfilm/microfiche collections are located on the 6th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Digital scanners enable reading, scanning, and printing microforms; editing scanned documents; saving documents to a flash drive; and sending files to an email account, Dropbox, or a Google Drive account. Media Services staff at the 6th floor Service Desk has the knowledge and expertise to assist patrons make the most of their research experience.

What is a microform?

Images of often rare materials on durable plastic film stock that requires magnification to be read. Although material is increasingly being made accessible online, some is still only available in microform format. We hold two types of microform: Microfilm (35mm or 16mm film strips on reels) and Microfiche (transparent film sheets the size of index cards)