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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1012A Previous Report (1011A)  |  Next Report (1013A)
INDEX NAME:  The Press Index
  • THE PRESS Atlantic City NJ 1973-1974
Illinois & Pacific Ave.
Atlantic City NJ 08401
Telephone: (609) 345-2269
AVAILABILITY:  Out-of-print. The Press Index was published for only two years, 1973 & 1974. It was originally scheduled to appear as four quarterly issues (paper) plus an annual cumulation (microfilm). The cost was set at $120 per year. The indexes for 1973 & 1974 are available for use in the Atlantic City Public Library. Copies of indexed articles are available for 50 cents each.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Empahsis on local city, county, regional and state news which impacts the Atlantic City area. There is a special industry emphasis on Absecon Island. Included in the index are front page news; editorials; selected letters to the editor; obituaries of local people; major stories on fire, crime or accidents; local tourism; and reviews of local theater and activities. Excluded are sports, minor crime, columns, religious news, routine social news, wire-service news and national news.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A two part index: (1) Thesarus of indexing terms used in that issue and (2) An alphabetical listing of subjects or personal names followed with a chronological listing of related articles. The entry format consists of the citation (mo,dy,yr,sec,pg) followed by a headline or short annotation, followed by two other subject headings or personal names where this same article also appears. The index was delivered in paper form as computer print out pages 11"x15" in size.
1. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
2. Joseph C. Scorza. NEWSPAPER INDEXING IN NEW JERSEY: SUMMARY RESULTS OF A SURVEY OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES. Reference Section, New Jersey Library Association, New Brunswick NJ, October 1975.
SAMPLE ILLUSTRATION:  Partial page reproduced from advertising brochure.
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