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This report is extracted from the 1000 Section (Confirmed Newspaper Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.   Either a compiler, publisher or repository had confirmed the existance of this index and supplied information for the report. See the INTRODUCTION for the methodology used in compiling the LATHROP REPORT.

REPORT NO:  1002A Previous Report (1001A)  |  Next Report (1003A)
INDEX NAME:  Altoona Mirror Index
  • ALTOONA MIRROR Altoona PA 1971-Current
1600 Fifth Ave.
Altoona PA 16603
Telephone: (814) 946-0417
AVAILABILITY:  The one copy of this card file index is available for use in the Pennsylvania Room of the Altoona Area Public Library. The library will make photocopies of a subject area at a charge of $1 per page.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Altoona city and Blair county news is emphasized. State news is indexed only when it affects the city and county topics. Obituaries are indexed in a separate alphabetical section. Historical highlights of the area are indexed. The index includes letters to the editor, editorials, reviews of art exhibits, concerts and theater. Omitted are vital statistics, most advertising, routine social and sporting events and non-news items such as hobbies and homemaking.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  This is a 3 X 5 card file index. The index is divided into three sections: (1) Altoona, (2) Blair County and (3) Pennsylvania. Subject headings are used as subdivisions of these sections.
SIZE OF INDEX:  By mid 1978 there were 1195 cards in the index. Each card can hold up to 9 entries. The cards are typed with the key words of a headline. The citation includes the month, day, year, page and column.
Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
SAMPLE ILLUSTRATION:  Sample cards from files (2).
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