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Political Science: Alternative & Non-Mainstream Publications

How to Use Microform Collection

Microform Collection

(First floor Library Media Center How to use the collection? Click here for tips)
         
The following microfilm collections are located in the Library Media  Center on the first floor. Each collection (a) is accompanied with a print guide (b).  Details about each guide are given in How to use the collection
1.   a. Alternative press collection [microform]
Unit 1(1986)(Reels 1-36),  6(1991)(Reels 1-49), 7(1992)
          (Reels1-60), 8(1993)(Reels1-43). A collection of  alternative journals and newspapers.  
      b.  Alternative press : a guide to the microform collection [Print] 
            
PN 4784 .U53 A48   (1990 Unit 1-11, 1 SOUTH Microform Collection) 
2.   a. Underground newspaper collection. 
          
MICROFILM: Reel n.1(1965)-476(1985), the Hoover Institution Supplement (16 reels), and the
          University of Missouri  Supplement  (9 reels).          
      b. Underground press collection. Listing of contents. (1963 - 85)
          [Print] PNZ 6944 .U5 U56 (2 North Reference / 1 South Micriform)
3.   a. Right wing collection of the University of Iowa Libraries
1918-1977  MICROFILM: Reels 1-177
      b. The right wing collection of the University of Iowa Libraries, 1918-1977 :  a guide to the microfilm
           collection
[Print]    2 NORTH Reference JKZ 6944 .P6  R51
4.   a. Radical pamphlet literature : a collection from the Tamiment Library, 1817-1970 [microform.]
          (Call No. Microfilm 008138)  90 microfilm reels 
It consists of 8,672 pamphlets  from 1817 to 1970. 
      
b. Guide to the microfilm edition of radical pamphlet literature : a collection  from  the Tamiment
          Library, 1817 (1900-1945) 1970  
    ref HXZ 7164 .S67 G8
5.   a.  Socialist collections in the Tamiment Library, 1872-1956  (Call No. Microfilm 000362) 68 reels  
         
The 19 manuscript collections in this microfilm edition are a source for  investigating aspects of American 
          socialism during the late 19th and 20th centuries.
     b.   Socialist collections in the Tamiment Library, 1872-1956: a guide to the  microfilm edition
          
ref HXZ 7164 .S67 T3 1979 
6.   a.  Socialist Party of America papers, 1897-1963 [microform] (Call No. Microfilm 000361)
           (142 reels; 1919-1976 addendum, 38 reels)
      b.  -- Socialist Party of America Papers: a guide to the Microfilm  Edition 1897-1964
 
            ref HXZ 7164 .S67 D78 1975
           
--  Socialist Party of America papers, 1919-1976, addendum :  a guide to the  microfilm edition
         
  ref HXZ 7164 .S67 D78 1977                                                        

How to Use the Microform Collection

  The microform collection does not contain index to articles. If you are looking for articles on a subject, you need to search in resources that index these journals or newspapers, such as 1969-2000 (print index) and Electronic indexes  and databases (1980s--)Not every title is indexed in any guide, so you might have to browse the pages to find what you are looking for. 
         If you know the title of the publication or have a full citation of an article, you can:

    Search in our catalogue OneSearch by title. It provides
information about the  microfilm reel and item number  where the title will be found. For example, for Washington Blade, part of OneSearch record reads " v. 22(1991).Contained in:  ALTERNATIVE PRESS COLLECTION. Unit  6 Reel  44-46."     If you do not get the reel and item number from OneSearch, do one of the following.

    For Alternative press collection [microform], consult Alternative press: a guide to the microform collection [Print] PN 4784 .U53 A48 (1990 Unit 1-11,  1 SOUTH Microform Collection). 
This guide has 11 units, each containing  reel list, periodical profiles and title list. The  reel list includes the publication place, the volume number, the issue number,  the inclusive dates and the reel number. You  might find some publications in more than one unit or on different reels.

    For Underground newspaper collection, consult  Underground press  collection. Listing of  contents.  (1963 - 85) PNZ 6944 .U5 U56 (2 North  Reference / 1 South Micriform)
It provides an alphabetical list of titles that are available in Underground  newspaper collection. The guide includes the publication place, the volume number, the issue  number, the  inclusive dates and the microfilm reel and item  number where the title will be  found.  The material in Underground newspaper collection was filmed in sections,   e.g. 1965-1969. So one particular publication  may be located in different sections on different  reels. A table of contents is available at the beginning of each reel. 

    For Right wing collection of the University of Iowa Libraries 1918-1977, consult The right wing collection of the University of Iowa Libraries, 1918-1977 : a guide to the microfilm collection  [Print]
2 NORTH Reference JKZ 6944 .P6 R51
This guide contains reel list, guide entries, subject index, geographical index and chronological index. In  the guide entries,  the collection of serials and ephemerae is arranged alphabetically by title or corporate author main entry. Each entry has been assigned an alpha-numeric entry number which also serves as a  frame number on the microfilm reels for that item. Also provided is the last known frequency of  publication, holdings statements, subject type(s) and a brief description of the nature of the contents of each serial. Ephemerae may include correspondence, broadsides, leaflets, pamphlets, and cartoons.

    For Radical pamphlet literature: a collection from the Tamiment Library, 1817-1970 (Call No. Microfilm 008138), consult Guide to the microfilm edition of radical pamphlet literature: a collection from the amiment Library, 1817 (1900-1945) 1970 HXZ 7164 .S67 G8
The pamphlets are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the author. Each pamphlet is assigned a  number. The numbering system corresponds to the alphabetical arrangement of the pamphlets. When you get the pamphlet number, check the Brief Reel Listing for the reel where the pamphlet is located. 

    For Socialist collections in the Tamiment Library, 1872-1956 (Call No. Microfilm 000362), consult Socialist collections in the Tamiment Library, 1872-1956: a guide to the microfilm edition ref HXZ 7164 .S67 T3 1979.
This guide contains full citations for the 19 collections' contents as well as the location of these contents on  the microfilm.  In general, each collection has been assigned a Roman numeral (e.g. Collection II) and  each subject file within a collection  has been assigned an Arabic numeral as frame number designations on the microfilm. For example, in Collection II, the information "Reel 3  1. Constitution of the Social  Democratic Party..." means that you will locate this file on Reel #3 in the section labeled  "Series II: 1".  Please note that "Series II" actually means "Collection II".  

    -- For Socialist Party of America papers, 1897-1963 [microform] (Call No. Microfilm 000361),  consult Socialist Party of America Papers: a guide to the Microfilm Edition 1897-1964 ref HXZ 7164 .S67 D78 1975
The papers are divided into five series (I--V)and each series or subseries (A, B, C, etc.) is arranged chronologically by year,  month, and day. Check the complete reel list for the location of papers you are looking for. This guide also contains a brief reel list and index of important correspondence.
      --  For Socialist Party of America papers, 1919-1976, addendum, consult Socialist Party of America papers, 1919-1976, addendum: a guide to the microfilm edition ref  HXZ 7164 .S67 D78 1977
This collection  is arranged in four series (A-D). Each folder or item has been assigned a frame number e.g. A35H72. The first letter indicates the series (A, B, C, D). The first number indicates the subject  or folder heading (all the numbers under the series correspond to the alphabetical arrangement of  subject  or folder heading). The second letter indicates a folder under the subject heading. In a very few cases  there is a second number shich indicates a further breakdown.  The reel list shows the location of the file on the microfilm.                                                                              

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