Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Soccer and microfilm

Gina Asprocolas  //  Jul 19, 2018

Throwback Thursday: Soccer and microfilm

The inspiration for this week's post came from a tweet.

I read this on Wednesday night, literally laughed out out, immediately retweeted it, and tagged our librarian Deimosa. Her response? "Oh, the microfilm machine. We just got a new one in the Archives. Let's look something up!" (We did a Throwback Thursday post almost exactly one year ago about our old microfilm/microfiche machine; check it out!)

(Here's Deimosa scrolling though some issues of Junior Scholastic from the 60s and 70s. And if you're wondering, that's the ScanPro3000.)

I knew I wanted to find some soccer books and articles to piggyback off the World Cup frenzy (Congrats, France! Awesome job, Croatia!), and luckily, our old classroom magazines are kept both in bound volumes and on microfilm. With nearly 80 years of back issues, there *had* to be some articles about soccer. Here's what we found!

Junior Scholastic
December 1, 1977
"Pele: Brazil's and America's Soccer King" (Scanned with the microfilm machine!)

Junior Scholastic
May 18, 1990
"Word Cup Soccer: The U.S. Kicks In"

Junior Scholastic
May 4, 1978
"Kicking It Around" (Scanned with the microfilm machine!)

By Mark Stewart: The World Cup, 2003 and Briana Scurry, Super Saver, 2000.

Special thanks to Scholastic librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey for her ongoing help with this series!