Format Types

Postcard, 1940s Bank Note, 1862
Abraham Lennington, 1823-1889 Scrapbook, 1942-1945
Drum, 1860s Diary, 1862


The Ball State University Libraries Digital Media Repository features primary source materials in a variety of formats, including ephemera, physical objects, video, audio, papers and records, photographs, maps, and posters.

To start browsing by format type, use the blue navigation bar located at the top of the page.

DMR Search Tip

In order to find materials in a specific format, try a subject search from the Digital Media Repository's Advanced Search page using the subject terms listed below using the subject format types. Remember to search "Selected Fields." To see an example, click here.

Original Physical Format

Media Type

16mm Motion Picture
35 mm Black and White Negative
Audio Cassette
Black and White Photograph
Carte de Visite
Handwritten Letter
HD Video

Photographic Negative
Printed Certificate (signed)
Printed Document
Printed Pamphlet
Printed Poster
Silent Film
Typed Letter

Digitized 35mm Slide
Scanned Page Image
Still Image
Streaming Audio (WMA)
Streaming Video (WMV)

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