The inspiration for this week's post came from a tweet.
Today while giving high school students a tour of the Archives one asked what the microfilm reader was. He then realized "Oh, that's what people use in horror movies to find out the scary history of the town." WHAT. A. HOT. TAKE.— Molly Brown (@msmollyebrown) July 17, 2018
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!
December 1, 1977
"Pele: Brazil's and America's Soccer King" (Scanned with the microfilm machine!)
May 18, 1990
"Word Cup Soccer: The U.S. Kicks In"
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!