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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1021A Previous Report (1020A)  |  Next Report (1022A)
INDEX NAME:  Independent Press Index
  • INDEPENDENT PRESS Bloomfield NJ 1928-1958(incomplete);1959-Current
Reference Department
90 Broad St
Bloomfield NJ 07003
Telephone: (201) 429-9292
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of the index exists and must be used in the Bloomfield Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The index includes many aspects of town affairs from ANIMALS, through ANTI-LITTER, GOVERNMENT, HEALTH & WELFARE, HISTORY, LABOR-EMPLOYMENT, POLITICAL PARTIES, RECREATION, SCHOOLS, TRANSPORTATION, ZONING, etc. Local organizations are covered in detail and the index includes obituaries and other biographical information. Omitted are sports and personal social news.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  The index is divided into three parts: (1) there are five three-ring notebooks which contain the general subjects. Each page of the notebook covers one subject heading and the entries are typed in chronological order on the page. Each entry consists of a brief description of the article plus the newspaper name, month, day, year and page number. The subject headings are broad in scope (see scope note above) but often have subdivisions. (2) One notebook covers local organizations. (3) a 3x5 card file arranged in alphabetical order contains obituaries and other biographical information about Bloomfield residents. The style of entry information in all three files is similiar. The notebooks grow at the rate of about 40 pages per year. The page size is 8½x11 inches.
SIZE OF INDEX:  100 to 200 entries per month are added to the index.
1. Norma Olin Ireland. LOCAL INDEXES IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES. Faxon, Boston MA, 1947.
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.
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