In addition to microfiche, there are also print copies of selected corporate reports to shareholders dated prior to 1960. To identify companies for which reports are available, search the Library of Congress Online Catalog by company name.
There are also external online sources and subscription databases providing access to corporate annual reports.
The Library has a set of the Listing Statements of the New York Stock Exchange which was published from 1884-1983. It contains the actual prospectuses of companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange during that time period, thus providing for each stock offering extremely valuable financial data and information on the company's business at the time of the listing. The Library’s set covers the years 1884-1984. You will need an index to use the set but there is no comprehensive index for the complete time period.
The subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.