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At a Glance
The Card Catalog is a negative 16mm. motion picture film of the Dictionary Card Catalog of Columbia University Libraries ca. 1938-1948. The film was meant to be a record copy of the catalog to be uded for reproducing it if it were ever mutilated or destroyed. Unfortunately, the quality of the film is so poor that it is unusable for reproduction. The films have been retained as a sample of the mid-twentieth century holdings of a large American academic library.
OCLC and RLIN numbers for suppressed duplicate record 4079668: (OCoLC)ocn122611292 (CStRLIN)NYCR90-A45
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Conditions Governing Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from Columbiana, 1977.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library