Microform Collection Sets

Libraries Australia has improved access to the valuable and extensive microform research collections held within Australian libraries through the provision of cataloguing records on the Australian National Bibliographic Database (ANBD). These records are for the individual items within these collections.

Until 1998 the number of microform collection record sets on the ANBD remained relatively low. From 1998, access to European microform collections in Australian libraries was greatly enhanced through a funded project to acquire MARC records or catalogue individual titles for a range of microform collections.

There are now over 50 microform collections represented on the ANBD. Listed below are the collections that are available on the ANBD. MARC records for microform collections are loaded to the ANBD with Australian library holdings.

Holdings addition

As part of this service, Libraries Australia staff will globally add your library’s holdings to each Microform Collection set you order. Please specify a holding statement for the set on the online order form. Either select one of the options provided on the order form:

Held: Available for document delivery

Held: Not available for document delivery

OR type in your own holdings statement in the box provided.

This holdings statement will be preceded by your library’s NUC symbol. There is no additional charge for this global addition of holdings.

Full & partial sets

Please indicate on the order form if you have purchased a full or partial set. Where you have purchased a partial set, please forward a separate file of key identifiers to the Help Desk. These key identifiers may be supplied as ANBD numbers, ISSNs or ISBNs. Alternatively please provide details on the online order form of whom we should contact to obtain this information.

Microform Collections on the ANBD with Australian holdings

Microform Set Title Titles
Australian Joint Copying Project 902
Bibliothek der Deutschen Literatur 15,000
British and continental rhetoric and elocution 117
British freethought books 58
Collections from the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America 405
Dances of death 35
Early American imprints, Series II, 1801-1819 37,841
Early British fiction; pre 1750 600
Early English books, 1641-1700 41,254
Early English newspapers 1,650
Early Quaker writings. 1650-1750 + second series 236
Eighteenth Century (Units 1-325 completed, units 326-456 pending) 107,769
Emblem Books, 1571-1775 411
English books; 1475-1640 (Pollard & Redgrave) 27,959
English Books; 1640-1661 (Thomason tracts) 9,438
English books; 1641-1700 (Wing) 11,918
Food, cookery and catering Microfiche Library 50
French revolutionary pamphlets 5,082
German Baroque literature. Yale Library Collection 2,380
German books before 1601 2759
Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature 57,438
Health, physical education and recreation, 1949-2001 9113
History of women 9,174
Italian books before 1601 2771
Landmarks of science (I and II) 9,242
Murray’s HANDBook for travellers 230
Nineteenth century theatre periodicals Nineteenth century theatre periodicals: Part 1 Nineteenth century theatre periodicals: Part 2 Nineteenth century theatre periodicals: Part 3 16 12 43
Nineteenth Century Years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Nineteenth century: Children’s literature Yrs 1&2
Nineteenth century: General Collection Yrs 1&2
Nineteenth century: Linguistics Yrs 1&2
Nineteenth century: Publishing, booktrade, knowledge Yrs 1&2
Nineteenth century: Visual arts & architecture Yrs 1&2
Nineteenth century: Women writers Yrs 1&2
Nineteenth century: Children’s literature Yrs 3&4
Nineteenth century: General Collection Yrs 3&4
Nineteenth century: Linguistics Yrs 3&4
Nineteenth century: Publishing, booktrade, knowledge Yrs 3&4
Nineteenth century: Visual arts & architecture Yrs 3&4
Nineteenth century: Women writers Yrs 3&4
Nineteenth century: Children’s literature Yr 5
Nineteenth century: General Collection Yr 5
Nineteenth century: Linguistics Yr 5
Nineteenth century: Publishing, booktrade, knowledge Yr 5
Nineteenth century: Visual arts & architecture Yr 5
Nineteenth century: Women writers Yr 5
196
1,961
508
288
483
340
426
2,374
494
298
513
684
Mar 2007
Mar 2007
Mar 2007
Mar 2007
Mar 2007
Mar 2007
Pacific Manuscripts Bureau 1402
People called Methodists 664
Publications of the Freedom Press 1928-1976 8
Reformed Protestantism 1,036
Rehabilitation and handicapped literature 1,500
Renaissance man 202
Royal Institute of British Architects rare books 157
Russian History and culture 5,000
Sex research 985
Slavery source materials 414
Soviet Union, special studies 1970-1980 94
Spanish Civil War collection 2,226
Spanish drama of the golden age 410
Special studies, Europe and NATO 1970-1980 119
Three centuries of drama 4,106
Witchcraft in Europe and America 1,033
Women advising women 340

Description of Microform collection sets

Australian Joint Copying Project

Bibliographic records for the AJCP microfilm collection of Australian, New Zealand and Pacific records held in hundreds of institutions, organisations and homes in almost every part of Britain and Ireland. Documents included in the collection date from 1560 to 1984.

Bibliothek der Deutschen Literatur

Bibliographic records for this collection of German literature from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The subject areas of art, music, philosophy, religion etc. are covered and it includes German translations of foreign works from other European countries, Great Britain, the United States and Asia. Published by K.G. Saur.

British and continental rhetoric and elocution

Bibliographic records for this set of works of British rhetoric written in English or Latin and Continental rhetoric written in Latin, French, or Italian on the ancient arts of persuasion and eloquence. Published by UMI.

British freethought books

Bibliographic records for this nineteenth century collection dealing with philosophy and religion. Published by World Microfilms.

Collections from the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Bibliographic records for this collection of rare manuscripts, most of which date from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Collections from the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Dances of death

Bibliographic records for literary and artistic representations relating to death from sources in German, French and English, 16th-19th centuries. Edited by Wim van Dongen and published by Inter Documentation Co.

Early American imprints, Series II, 1801-1819

Bibliographic records for reproductions of the full text of every non-serial publication printed in the United States from 1801 through 1819, as listed in American Bibliography, 1801-1819.

Early British fiction; pre 1750

Bibliographic records for a comprehensive collection of British fiction printed between 1700-1749, including novels, stories, memoirs travels, etc. Published by Research Publications Ltd.

Early English books, 1641-1700

Bibliographic records for books selected from Wing, Donald. A Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700.

Early English newspapers

Bibliographic records for newspapers filmed from the holdings of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University and the Burney Collection of the British Library. Published by the Gale Group.

Early Quaker writings. 1650-1750 + second series

Bibliographic records for writings obtained from the library of the Society of Friends and published by World Microfilms.

Eighteenth Century (Units 1-325 completed, units 326-456 pending

Bibliographic records for this collection of all eighteenth-century materials printed in any language in the British Empire, or printed in English elsewhere in the world, from 1701 to 1800.

Emblem Books, 1571-1775

Bibliographic records for Emblem Books published from the mid 16th century through the eighteenth century. These books consist of illustrations with an accompanying motto, or short verse, as well as a brief explanation. Published by Inter Documentation Company.

English books; 1475-1640 (Pollard & Redgrave)

Bibliographic records for the full-text reproductions of titles that were printed in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales from 1475 to 1640. Also included are English books printed overseas during the same period. These titles are selected from titles listed in the work by A.W. Pollard and G.R. Redgrave, A Short-title Catalogue of Books […] 1475-1640. Microfilm publisher UMI.

English Books; 1640-1661 (Thomason tracts)

Bibliographic records for the full text reproductions of pamphlets, books, newspapers and manuscripts relating to the Civil War, the Commonwealth and Restora. Published by UMI.

English books; 1641-1700 (Wing)

Bibliographic records for English books based on Wings’ bibliography that was a continuation of Pollard & Redgrave. Published by UMI.

Food, cookery and catering Microfiche Library

Bibliographic records for titles selected from the John Fuller Collection spanning the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Published by UMI.

French revolutionary pamphlets

Bibliographic records for collection published by the General Microfilm Company.

German Baroque literature. Yale Library Collection

Bibliographic records for this collection representing the Baroque period from about 1575 to 1740. Collection includes all of the titles listed in the two volumes of Faber bibliography.

German books before 1601

Bibliographic records for this collection represents German, Swiss and Austrian printed books from the 15th and 16th centuries. Published by General Microfim Company.

Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature

Bibliographic records for the combined holdings of the University of London and The Kress Library of Business and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in Boston.

Health, physical education and recreation, 1949-2001

Bibliographic records for this collection of theses and dissertations in health, physical education and recreation. Published by the University of Oregon.

History of women

Bibliographic records for a collection of rare materials by and about women from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Published by Research Publications.

Italian books before 1601

Bibliographic records for a collection of important 15th and 16th century books, covering all fields, printed in Italy or written in Italian anywhere else, before 1601. Published by General Microfilm Company.

Landmarks of science (I and II)

Bibliographic records for a collection of source material encompassing five centuries of printed scientific literature. Published by Readex.

Murray’s HANDBook for travellers

Bibliographic records for this collection published from 1836 to 1913. Covers Great Britain and Europe, as well as volumes on Egypt, Palestine, India, Japan, and New Zealand. Published by UPA.

Nineteenth century theatre periodicals, Parts 1, 2, 3

Bibliographic records for titles from the holdings of the Theatre Museum, London and the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Nineteenth Century Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Bibliographic records for this collection published by Chadwyck-Healey.

Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

Bibliographic records for manuscript material of historical, literary or scientific interest. The types of material microfilmed include correspondence, notebooks and diaries, missionary and trading records, accounts and journals, grammars, dictionaries and vocabularies, genealogies and manuscripts written by Islanders in their own languages.

People called Methodists

Bibliographic records for collection of material held at the Methodist Archives and Research Centre at the John Rylands University Library. Material is on Methodists and the Methodist Church in Britain and Ireland and includes Anti-Methodist material. Published by IDC.

Publications of the Freedom Press 1928-1976

Bibliographic records for publications by Freedom Press, the main publisher of anarchist literature in England.

Reformed Protestantism

Bibliographic records for sixteenth and seventeenth centuries sources. Both Latin and vernacular editions have been filmed, and for important theologians several editions of the same work are included. Published by Inter Documentation Co.

Rehabilitation and handicapped literature

Bibliographic records for this collection from 1950 to 1978 and updates from 1979 to 1989. Subject areas include physical and mental disabilities, therapies and new rehabilitation programs. Published by Microfilming Corporation of America.

Renaissance man

The Books and Manuscripts of John Dee, 1527-1608, Part 1: John Dee’s Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Royal Institute of British Architects rare books

Bibliographic records for this collection of rare books in several languages printed in Europe between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. Published by World Microfilms.

Russian History and culture

Bibliographic records for this collection from the Helsinki University Library. Subject areas in the collection include politics and government, literature, biographies, industry and education. Published by UMI.

Sex research

Bibliographic records for Sex Research including Early Literature from Statistics to Erotica, which covers human sexuality as it was treated in the writings of the 18th and 19th centuries. Sexuality in the subject areas of medicine, biology, anthropology, law, the classics, art and erotic literature is included. The items that appear in this collection represent the older material held by Alfred C. Kinsey’s Institute for Sex Research Library at Indiana University.

Slavery source materials

Bibliographic records for this collection that includes publications of the Anti-slavery Society, speeches by John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay, recollections of abolitionists and material on the slave trade. Materials relate to the United States, West Indies and South America. Published by Lost Cause Press.

Soviet Union, special studies 1970-1980

Bibliographic records for this collection containing research reports about the Soviet. Topics include foreign policy, internal affairs, arms control, international relations trade, technology, military operations and strategy and national security. Published by UPA.

Spanish Civil War collection

Bibliographic records for Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Philippines, as well as more than 100 German pamphlets published in Spanish. Published by Primary Source Microfilm.

Spanish drama of the golden age

Bibliographic records for plays from the seventeenth though to the early nineteenth century, based on the Comedia collection held by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Published by Research Publications.

Special studies, Europe and NATO 1970-1980

Bibliographic records for this collection of material on politics and government in relation to Europe, Nato, neutrality and communism. Published by UPA.

Three centuries of drama

(Three centuries of English and American plays) Bibliographic records for this collection including plays published in the English language in England from the year 1516 through 1800. American plays date from 1714 through to 1830. Published by Readex .

Witchcraft in Europe and America

Bibliographic records for this collection of writings on the subject of witchcraft. The collection spans the 15th to 20th centuries and enables researchers to trace the history and culture of European civilization during the Renaissance and Enlightenment. Published by UMI.

Women advising women

Bibliographic records for literature and journals aimed at women in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, from 1837-1910