stumbleupon library

After twenty years of collecting the 60,000+ ephemeral films the make up the Prelinger Archives (acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002), Rick and Megan Prelinger founded the Prelinger Library in 2004.

The Prelinger Library is an appropriation-friendly, browsable collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals, printed ephemera and government documents located in San Francisco, California, USA

For an excellent description of the amazing work they are doing, check out Gideon Kraus-Lewis’s fine piece for the May 2007 issue of Harper’s (subscription only). A bootleg copy of the article is available via the Prelinger Library blog, here.