IBM Z27004 Library Card

IBM Z27004 Library Card

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Some universities used compact punch cards as library cards. Historian of technology Robert Friedel had this one at George Washington University. Note to the phrase “Do not fold, staple, or mutilate.” This warning – or the more widely known “Do not fold, spindle or mutilate” – was printed on cards intended for circulation among those unfamiliar with handling such cards.
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Object Name
Library Card
George Washington University
place made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall:.1 cm x 6 cm x 8.3 cm; 1/32 in x 2 3/8 in x 3 9/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Friedel
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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