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How to Obtain Microfilm

How to Purchase Copies of Rolls of Microfilm Publications

Individual rolls or a complete set (all rolls in a publication) may be purchased.

All copies are on a silver-halide positive film.

  • Order online:

    You may now order your film online using the online catalog and online order form:

  • Order by mail:
    1. Download and print a copy of the Microfilm Order form in PDF format.
      • You need access to a printer and the Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
        (You can download the latest version of the FREE Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader from Adobe).
      • The form is a total of 2 pages, and is formatted for letter size paper (8.5" x 11"). If your printer can not accommodate this, select "shrink to fit" when the Adobe Acrobat Reader "Print" dialog box appears.

    2. Or Send Your Order as a Letter (You must include):
      • the publication number and the roll number for each roll ordered.
      • your name, address, and daytime telephone number.
      • Please send your payment with your order.

    Send your complete order (please see above) and your payment to:

    National Archives Trust Fund
    Cashier (BCT)
    Form 72 Order
    8601 Adelphi Road
    College Park, MD 20740-6001

  • Order by telephone (credit card orders only):
    Call toll-free 800-234-8861 or in the Washington, DC area, call 301-837-2000.

  • Order by fax (credit card orders only):

  • Libraries and government agencies only may order by purchase order. Mail purchase order to address shown above or fax to 301-837-3234 or 202-357-5906.

For All Orders:

  • Please allow up to 90 days for delivery.

  • Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.


Please see our most current fee schedule

For Microfilm:   Microfilm copies of rolls of microfilm publications may be purchased at $125 per roll (including shipping) for U.S. orders ($135 for international orders).
Exception:   The color microfilm publication M1930, Enumeration District Maps for the Fifteenth Census of the United States (1930) (including shipping) is $135 for U.S. orders ($145 for international orders).

For Microfiche:   $12.00 per sheet for U.S. orders ($22.00 for international orders).

Payment Methods

To Protect Your Privacy:

  • Please do not use e-mail to send us sensitive information (such as your credit card or Social Security numbers).
  • E-mail could be intercepted by a third party during transmission; we cannot guarantee its security while in transit.

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  • Please make check or money order payable to:   National Archives Trust Fund
  • VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover (Novus) cards are accepted.
    • Credit card orders must include the account number, expiration date, and the cardholder's signature.
  • DO NOT send cash.
  • Libraries and government agencies only may pay by purchase order.
  • Persons placing orders from outside the United States or its possessions should make remittance by international money order or check drawn in U.S. dollars on a bank in the United States.

Need more information or assistance? Please contact:

Customer Service Center
National Archives and Records Administration
Room 1000
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone:   301-837-2000 or (toll-free) 1-866-272-6272
TDD:   301-837-0482
FAX:   301-837-0483

Thank you for your order!

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