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This guide provides information on how to use the microfilm readers and finding microfilm content that are available at the UF Libraries.

Overview of LACC Microfilm

This guide will help researchers locate and utilize microform related to Latin America and the Caribbean in the Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) at the University of Florida. The LACC holds over 50,000 items in microform, most of which are in microfilm format. Holdings include an extensive collection of newspapers, U.S. State Department Records, North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) archives, and topical pamphlets and records from a number of sources.  Researchers may use our microfilm and microfiche readers located in our reading room on the 3rd floor of Smathers Library (Library East).  

For more help with locating and utilizing our holdings of Latin American and Caribbean microfilm, please contact LACC staff at (352) 273-2745 or at

Newspapers on Microfilm

NACLA Archives

The NACLA Archive of Latin Americana is composed of ephemera and serials relating to socioeconomic and political conditions in Latin America from the 1960s through the 1980s.

The collection consists of 339 rolls of microfilm and is arranged by country and by subject, then chronologically internally. Subjects covered in politics, government, socioeconomic conditions, agriculture, solidarity groups, human & civil rights, and church and religion, though not all countries will have materials for each of these topics. Researchers will find a complete list of the country's content at the beginning of the first roll pertaining to each country. Thereafter, each box will carry a listing of contents and in all cases each file has an introductory frame indicating the contents.

To view NACLA Archives, ask for assistance at the LACC service desk on the 3rd floor of Smathers Library. 

Country # of rolls
Argentina 10
Bolivia 5
Brazil 6
Caribbean 5
Central America 16
Chile 50
Colombia 11
Costa Rica 5
Cuba 24
Dominican Republic 18
Ecuador 5
El Salvador 30
Grenada 2
Guatemala 21
Guayana 2
Haiti 2
Honduras 4
Jamaica 2
Latin America 47
Mexico 16
Nicaragua 20
Panama 4
Paraguay 2
Peru 7
Puerto Rico 8
Trinidad & Tobago 2
Uruguay 6
Venezuela 3


Other microfilm resources

To get more detailed information about each reel (summary of holdings, indexed items, subject headings, etc.): 

1. Go to 

2. Input the microfilm number (accessible from our document here). 

3. You will then be taken to a summary page where you will find a PDF option with the title "View Important Publication Details" in the top-right portion of the page under the heading "Publication Details." 

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