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Special Collections (A good place for primary resources in the library!):
- House rare and unique items
- Maintain materials related to FSU, Western MD and contiguous counties in PA and WV
- Assist with local history questions
- Assist with genealogical research
By Appointment Only
Please contact our Special Collections Librarian/Archivist Liza Zakharova at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-687-4889.
Print and Microform Sources in the Library
The Ort Library has print guides, bibliographies, reference books, and primary sources in various formats, including mocrofilm, for you to explore! Some resources are highlighted here. Books marked as being in the Stacks (see call number) may be checked out.
Other Library Resources - Guides and Bibliographies
Primary Sources on Microfilm and Microfiche
Microfilm (reels) and microfiche (flat sheets) are "micro-reproductions" of documents for archival storage, reading, and printing. These formats are located on Floor 2 of the Ort Library. The reference and media staff can help you with the special equipment needed to view and print microfilm and microfiche. Besides what is listed below, there are several historical newspapers in the library microfilm collection, some going back to the 1700's.
Library of American Civilization
Ultra-Microfiche: The Library of American Civilization, consisting of almost ten thousand records, chronicles the history of the United States from a firsthand point-of-view. Call Number Location on Floor 2: Media Micro3 | E169.1 .L5
Included in this collection are biographies, fiction, letters, texts of public addresses, humor, songs, essays, guide books and countless other topics regarding life in America from colonial times up to World War I.