What is the Library of American Civilization (LAC)?
The LAC is a collection of materials (published in microfiche) relating to all aspects of American life and literature from the beginning to the outbreak of World War I. Included are pamphlets, periodicals, documents both public and private, biographies and autobiographies of persons both known and obscure, fiction and non-fiction, poetry, collected works and papers, material of foreign origin relating to America, and many rare books not generally available. Each item is cataloged in the library's online catalog. The call number begins with LAC.