Microforms Collections



American Civilization - The Library of American Civilization is a collection of materials on microfiche relating to all aspects of American life and literature from their beginnings to the outbreak of World War I.  Included in the library are pamphlets, periodicals, documents (both public and private), biographies and autobiographies, fictional works, poetry, collections of various kinds, material of foreign origin relating to America, and many rare books, not generally available.

CoreFiche:  Essay and General Literature Index - Contains full text of books listed in the Essay and General Literature Index.

CoreFiche:  Short Story Collection - Includes over 10,000 full text, unabridged short stories that are listed in the Short Story Index.  Genres include Adventure, Detective Story, Horror, Humor and Satire, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Suspense, Westerns, and many more.

CoreFiche:  World's Best Drama - An original compilation of 275 dramatists and 860 plays.  The plays range from antiquity to the Twentieth Century, encompassing most nationalities (in English translation) and genres.  It also contains the complete dramatic works of Shakespeare, Moliere, Ibsen, and others.

Duke Indian Oral History Collection - The Doris Duke Indian Oral History Collection contains typescripts of interviews (1967-1972) on microfiche, conducted with Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective nations and tribes. Related are accounts of Indian ceremonies, customs, social conditions, philosophies, and standards of living. Members of every tribe resident in Oklahoma were interviewed. The collection includes the original tapes on which the interviews were recorded as well as microfiche copies of the typescripts.

New York Times Greats - Great Events, Great Personalities, Great American Writers, Great World Writers, Great Black Americans, Great Supreme Court Decisions, Great Presidential Campaigns, Great Scientific Adventures, Great Sports Stories, Black American Athletes: An Anthology, all as reported in the New York Times.

Presidential Election Campaign Documents 1868-1900 - Covering the nine elections from 1868-1900, this collection contains the campaign books of the two principal parties plus copies of nearly all the pamphlets and speeches published by their national committees. In addition, researchers in American history, political science, and rhetoric will value the numerous reports and wealth of biographical information provided on these pivotal election campaigns.

Salem Witchcraft Collection - This unique microfilm collection brings together the written histories and interpretations of witchcraft occurrences in New England from 1648 through the early 20th century. The subject of witchcraft will be forever tied to New England in American minds. Researchers in every generation since have been fascinated by the old trial records and attempts at explaining the hysteria that gripped New England's residents during the late 1600s.  The collection touches on witchcraft incidents throughout New England and North America during colonial times. However, the majority of materials surround the most famous and well-documented witch-hunt in history--that of Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1692.

Scrapbooks of Erskine Caldwell - Erskine Caldwell published more than 50 novels during his life. Yet it is his first book, Tobacco Road (1932), for which he is most often remembered.  This microfilm edition of 38 personal scrapbooks records the furor caused by Tobacco Road and documents Caldwell's other novels, his work as a journalist and correspondent during World War II, and his involvement as a spokesman for the dispossessed--particularly the poor of his native South.

Twayne's Author Series - Twayne’s United States Authors, English Authors, and World Authors Series present concise critical introductions to great writers and their works. Devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of an author’s work, each study takes account major literary trends and important scholarly contributions, and provides new critical insights with an original point of view. An Authors Series volume addresses readers ranging from advanced high school students to university professors. The collection suggests to the informed reader new ways of considering a writer’s work.


The library subscribes to several newspapers, local and national,  in microfilm and holds extensive backfiles of some.

Arkansas Gazette - January 1979 - October 18, 1991

Arkansas Democrat Gazette - January 1992 - current

Barron's New York - January 1970 - December 1978

Christian Science Monitor - January 1976 - current

Dallas Morning News - January 1983 - current

Houston Post - January 1976 - December 10, 1986

New York Times - September 18, 1851 - current

Texarkana Gazette (including Texarkana papers of previous titles) - August 18, 1884 - current Some of the issues are missing; follow this link to view a holdings list with previous titles.

USA Today - January 1984 - current

Wall Street Journal - January 1971 - current




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