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HMCPL Special Collections: Microfilm Collections

HMCPL Special Collections is the community's archive. We empower individuals to seek their past, explore Huntsville and Madison County, and connect with history.

Microfilm Collection

The Microfilm Collection is a large collection of original records available in a compact form. The collection is comprised of records from multiple sources, including the Huntsville Times and the National Archives.

Sampling of microfilm records:

Newspapers - including an almost complete run of The Huntsville Times from 1928 – 2018, along with many early Huntsville papers, including The Huntsville Democrat, Southern Advocate, and the Mercury papers.

Genealogical Records - including records from the Freedmen's Bureau and the Native American tribal rolls.

Federal Records - including Andrew Jackson's Presidential Papers, military records, Freedmen's Bureau, and more.

Local, State, and Regional Records

Microfilm Readers:

3 digital scanners (bring a flashdrive and scan records for free!)