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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1017A Previous Report (1016A)  |  Next Report (1018A)
INDEX NAME:  Beaumont Enterprise and Journal Index
  • BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE Beaumont TX 1926-Current
  • BEAUMONT JOURNAL Beaumont TX 1926-Current
800 Pearl St
PO Box 3827
Beaumont TX 77704
Telephone: (713) 838-0812
AVAILABILITY:  This card file index and corresponding newspapers are available for use at the Beaumont Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Indexed are the articles on local, county and state government activities plus special attractions such as concerts, plays, theatre and festivals. Obituaries are indexed along with news about prominent citizens and prominent visitors. An attempt is made to include all articles dealing with the history of Beaumont and Jefferson County. Omitted are vital statistics, regular columns, social events and hobbies.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index. The entry includes a brief description of the article. The citation includes the newspaper, month, day, year, section, page and column. A special code indicates that a picture accompanied the article. The letter B,C or S indicates if the news is local (Beaumont), county or state news. Personal names are used as subdivisions of general subject headings like PROMINENT CITIZENS.
SIZE OF INDEX:  100-150 entries per month are added to the file.
1. Norma Olin Ireland. LOCAL INDEXES IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES. Faxon, Boston MA, 1947.
2. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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