ON THE LIBRARY
Last month’s column highlighted the library’s Mott Collection and
its historical photographs of the local area and railroads. Did you know
that the library also has historical information on microfilm? Local
censuses and newspapers, including the Wellsville Daily Reporter from
1880 to the present, are stored on microfilm so that you can use them in
the library. Whether you want to find your great-grandfather’s
obituary from 1892 or a photo of your great-grandson in Wellsville high
school’s 1979 "Goose Egg" football defense, if it was in the
paper and converted to microfilm, the library has it.
Now is a great time to come to the library to look at microfilm
resources. Through a generous grant from the F.T. and Anna C. Manley
Memorial Trust, we’ve replaced our microfilm reader-printer. For those
of you who have fumbled with, squinted at, printed, and re-printed on
the old analog machine, this is very good news. The new reader-printer
sits on a spacious desk in the reference room and has a lot of features
that make it easier to use, including a motorized film carrier and a
zoom lens. Its auto-exposure settings take a lot of the guess work out
of printing, and because the new reader-printer is digital, its
printouts are much higher quality than the old machine. It prints out
clear copies on the library’s laser printer for twenty-five cents
"Spotlight on the Library" article was written by Allison
Midgley, the David A. Howe Public Lbrary's technology coordinator. Articles are written and published monthly in the
Wellsville Daily Reporter.
Click on a
date below to read an article from the archive.
Click here to
read the Wellsville Daily
|Do you want to find
out if we have local information for you? Go to the library’s web site
at www.davidahowelibrary.org and check out our list of microfilm on the
Genealogy Resources page or search the STARCAT catalog for
"microfilm" in the Wellsville library. If you have an exact
date for an event, staff at the library will look it up and do the
research for you; we’ll charge a small fee if we find the information.
Better yet, now that winter hours have started and the library’s open
on Saturdays, stop in and ask the staff for a list of microfilm
holdings. Then sign up for an hour on the new reader-printer. The staff
will help you get started and show you how to print. Fill in the gaps in
your family tree, check weather patterns for the last hundred years,
read the society pages from days gone by, laugh over period
advertisements and fashion news - on the library’s new microfilm
Click here to see a list of the
library's newspapers on microfilm.
This page was last updated
December 22, 2005.