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Microfilm Machines Available at Center for Lowell History and Pollard Library


There are three microfilm machines at the Center for Lowell History.
    •The Canon Microfilm Reader 400  is connected to a printer and can produce 8 1/2" x 11" copies on office paper.
    •The Canon Microfilm Reader 100 is not connected to a printer and so is read only.

    •The ScanPro 2200 Reader/Scanner (see below).
These machines are open to the public 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and on the 3rd Saturday of the Month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The Pollard Library has microfilm machines available Mon - Thurs 9:00 AM to 9:00  PM and Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
 

The ScanPro 2200 at the Center for Lowell History

In May of 2019 UMass Lowell Libraries purchased the ViewScan 4.7 microfilm scanner for use at the Center for Lowell History. Researchers are no longer limited to what they view / print. By using this powerful and versatile scanner, users can digitally capture and adjust key elements of microfilm and save the images in multiple formats. This improves both image quality as well as human and Optical Character Recognition readability. Embedded below are the instruction manuals for the ViewScan 4.7; first the quick start guide, then the full user manual.

microfilm scanner
Canon Microfilm Scanner 100

canon microfilm scanner 400
Canon Microfilm Scanner 400 (not connected to a printer)

Index of Newspapers on Microfilm at CLH

Highlights held in the microfilm collection at CLH- 

   • Citizen
        January 1862-December 1864
        July 1863-June 1889
        January 1890-June 1890
        January 1891-December 1894

merged with: Daily Courier, forming: Courier-Citizen
       July 1893-February 1900
       January 1901-February 1906

• Courier 

        January 1862-December 1864
        July 1863-June 1889
        January 1890-June 1890
        January 1891-December 1894

• Courier-Citizen
        March 1906-May 1941

• Irish Times, 1916

• L'Etoile 

         (weekly), September 1886-April 1899
         (daily), March 1893-August 1957

   • Lowell Sun
        
August 1881-May 2001
        January-May 2002
        September 2002 December 2002

        August 2004

        September 2004-2007

Non-Newspaper Holdings-
• The Log Journal of Captain Cook's Voyage