Microfilm copies of Central Asian newspapers available to borrow

The Slavic and East European Materials Project (SEEMP) has preserved a large set of newspapers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.  These newspapers were collected by Dr. William Fierman, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, and extend the collection SEEMP preserved in 2016.  Microfilm copies of these newspapers are held at CRL and are available for members of SEEMP and CRL to borrow. Full details here.

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) interlibrary loan service is up and running at full steam, so patrons can request the microfilm to be shipped out to member institutions. They also provide Digital Delivery for the collections.  When permissible by copyright, CRL will digitize the requested material and make it available online. It can usually be done within several business days.  For newspapers, they would generally digitize an entire reel at a time, rather than search for a specific article.  It then makes that content available to other potential researchers.  To initiate access (either for borrowing the microfilm reels or for requesting Digital Deliver), please have the researcher submit an ILL request through the usual library channels. If Digital Delivery is preferred, put in the Notes field of the ILL request “please digitize if possible.” The CRL’s Access Initiatives Department will take it from there.

Write to Slavic, East European, Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies Librarian Andy Spencer with questions.