Microform & Newspaper Collections

The Microform & Newspaper Collections, located in Suzzallo Library, is one of the largest microform collections in North America. With over 6 million items, the majority of which are now fully accessible in the UW Libraries Catalog, the unit provides an enormous resource of primary source material across almost every academic discipline.

From the earliest newspaper (London Gazette, 1665), to the Archives of the Soviet Communist party and Soviet State, to the papers of Alfred Einstein and complete runs of regional, national, and international newspapers, the unit provides the foundation for original research for students and faculty alike.

The staff of the Microform & Newspaper Collections have developed several special projects to increase access and usability of these rich holdings. The Pacific Northwest Ethnic, Minority, and Special Audience Newspaper Project will provide unprecedented access to the multicultural heritage of the region through a program of collection, preservation microfilm, and fully searchable digitization of newspaper runs.