Library of Congress Punch Card


The late 1960s and early 1970s were a time of rapid change in processes for cataloging and circulating books at the U.S. Library of Congress. Computers were introduced for preparing cataloging records for libraries across the nation, and for tracking and distributing books sent out on interlibrary loan. This is one card used in the process. It relates to a volume entitled Western Electric Co Info Care 3A Audio that had call No. RF151 WF. It was checked out on 12-12-72 to borrower OS500. A mark on the bottom edge of the card reads: HP/ECC-1294-0.

Date Made: 1972

Maker: Library of Congress

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

Subject: Mathematics


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2002.3058.03Nonaccession Number: 2002.3058Catalog Number: 2002.3058.03

Object Name: Punch Card

Measurements: overall: .1 cm x 18.8 cm x 8.3 cm; 1/32 in x 7 13/32 in x 3 9/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1029965

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