Remember wooden library card catalogs? Look it up!

Nov 15, 2013 by

University of Michigan Library card catalog drawers

University of Michigan Library card catalog

Photo by University of Michigan Library

 

Library of Congress Reading Room (Open House)

00220: Afforestation – D/Afghanistan – A

00220 Afforestation D - Afghanistan A

Photo by Ted Eytan

 

Card catalogs at Tulane University

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Photo thanks to Tulane Public Relations

 

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Wooden card catalog with brass handles

Wooden card catalog with brass handles

Photo by Megan Amaral

 

Close-up of a card catalog in Chattanooga

Card Catalog in Chattanooga

Photo by Steve Hankins of hankinsphoto.com

 

Card catalogs from Harvard Law Library

old-harvard-library-card-catalogs

Photo from Mellydoll

 

Card Catalog, Burrow Library (1973)

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Photo courtesy Ed Uthman


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1 Comment

  1. Carolyn N Tainter

    When I was in high school,out library had them and when I got a part time job there, I had to put the new “cards” in the drawers. Thank GOD for computers !

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