At the Center for the History of Rural Iowa Education and Culture, we have an assortment of records that provide snapshots of moments in Iowa’s history of education. Our records are available in three formats: physical, microfilm, and microfiche. This past summer I was involved in the process of inventorying the microfilm collection. Having spent a significant amount of time with the collection, I have become a microfilm connoisseur of sorts. Before this experience, I had only used microfilm once or twice for research projects at the undergraduate level.