February 7th , 2014 10:00 am Leave a comment

Library microfilm investment to pay off

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Patrons at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library will have better access to centuries of historic records and back issues of local newspapers now that a new microfilm machine has been installed in the archives room.

Photo by Brandon Hicks Mike Shaw connects the components of the new microfilm reader at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library.

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Mike Shaw connects the components of the new microfilm reader at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library.

The new digital microfilm reader was installed at the library Tuesday afternoon. Archivist Joe Penza said the new machine would provide more access to the historical documents stored on microfilm at the library.

According to Penza, the library has close to a $10,000 investment in the microfilm collection. This includes the county’s census records back to 1820, Carter County records back to 1796, Washington County records and copies of local newspapers. The county records include register of deeds, marriage records, probate records and birth and guardian records.

“The library has made a huge investment in the microfilm collection,” Penza said. “This makes it more accessible to the users who come to view the records.”

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