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Muncie Public Library
Muncie Public Library • 3 years ago

Historic record of the Muncie Public Library that records the registration of all book borrowers between May 20, 1875 and June 6, 1904. Identifying codes are assigned to the individual patrons in this register, and are utilized later in the transaction ledgers to record circulation.

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