Archival holdings for 1900 Sears motion pix catalog?

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Archival holdings for 1900 Sears motion pix catalog?

PostSun Feb 01, 2015 5:28 am

I recently acquired an original Sears special catalog for exhibitors supplies (projectors, tools, films,...) and it is missing a few pages; the front and back covers, pages 1-6 and the last 3 or 4 pages.

I need to get a hold of good copies of the missing pages, however.

How would I find if there are archival holdings for this particular catalog? Nothing turns up in Google searches therefore I dont know where else to look.

The bad news is that I dont know the title of the catalog. It isn't printed anywhere in the copy that I have but advertizes 1900 models of Sears' Optigraph projector.

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Re: Archival holdings for 1900 Sears motion pix catalog?

PostSun Feb 01, 2015 9:57 am

As with many of these early catalogs, Rutgers University has a copy:
http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.1/rucore00000001079.Book.000052079

It's already been scanned at 600dpi for non-commercial use, and ought to be available for download from that page... except that the link is broken. But a line to the staff via the 'Contact Us' button in the upper right corner may well fix that.
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Re: Archival holdings for 1900 Sears motion pix catalog?

PostSun Feb 01, 2015 1:17 pm

doctor-kiss wrote:As with many of these early catalogs, Rutgers University has a copy:
http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.1/rucore00000001079.Book.000052079

It's already been scanned at 600dpi for non-commercial use, and ought to be available for download from that page... except that the link is broken. But a line to the staff via the 'Contact Us' button in the upper right corner may well fix that.


Yikes!

I see that they have the 1907 Chicago Projection Co. Catalog on microfilm. I hope that it isnt available online too! Cant find a link for it so that is good news.
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Re: Archival holdings for 1900 Sears motion pix catalog?

PostWed Feb 04, 2015 8:30 pm

doctor-kiss wrote:As with many of these early catalogs, Rutgers University has a copy:
http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.1/rucore00000001079.Book.000052079

It's already been scanned at 600dpi for non-commercial use, and ought to be available for download from that page... except that the link is broken. But a line to the staff via the 'Contact Us' button in the upper right corner may well fix that.



Thanks!

Rutgers offered to email me scans from their microfilm. Waiting to hear back. :mrgreen:
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Re: Archival holdings for 1900 Sears motion pix catalog?

PostTue Feb 24, 2015 10:41 am

Darren Nemeth wrote:
doctor-kiss wrote:As with many of these early catalogs, Rutgers University has a copy:
http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.1/rucore00000001079.Book.000052079

It's already been scanned at 600dpi for non-commercial use, and ought to be available for download from that page... except that the link is broken. But a line to the staff via the 'Contact Us' button in the upper right corner may well fix that.



Thanks!

Rutgers offered to email me scans from their microfilm. Waiting to hear back. :mrgreen:


Never heard back and neither of the two library systems that I went through was able to get the microfilm thru inter-library loan.

Any suggestions? It is just a few pages and all are in sequence.
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