The Microfilm South

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The Microfilm South

by David Moltke-Hansen
Southern Cultures, Vol. 1, No. 2: Winter 1995

"The revolution is quiet, but its impact is resounding."

The revolution is quiet, but its impact is resounding. Access to the southern historical record has been expanding dramatically not only for graduate students and their professors but also for historic site interpreters, journalists, novelists, local and family historians, Civil War buffs, and others. If you’re thinking about cd-rom, think again. Microforms have been precipitating the change. The revolution began long before the information age and its new technologies. Starting some sixty years ago, it accelerated rapidly twenty-five or so years later and reached a new stage in the last decade-and-a-half.