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The Microform Reading Room,
Sterling Memorial Library


Sterling Memorial Library houses the main Microform Reading Room of the Yale University Library. The reading room contains one of the largest collections of its kind and is an especially rich source of newspapers and other primary source material, including collections such as the papers of Winston Churchill, the NAACP, Planned Parenthood, and numerous government agencies.   The collection also includes documents preserved through Yale’s Cambodian Genocide Program.

Researchers can search microform materials as well as browse collections at the select microform collections link below.

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Microform Room News

Netcast: Gay Rights Movement Microfilm Collection
This netcast describes the scope and contents of the Gay Rights Movement microfilm collection, an important primary resource for the study of gay and lesbian history in the United States and around the world. It is also available on Yale's iTunes U web site.

New: Collections of the United Farm Workers of America
Archival materials from the Walter Reuther Library
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New: Records of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 1918-1974
The early records of the reproductive health organization.