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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1028A Previous Report (1027A)  |  Next Report (1029A)
INDEX NAME:  Lycoming County Newspaper Index
  • LYCOMING WEEKLY GAZETTE Williamsport PA 1807(Jul 16)-1864(Mar 16)
  • LYCOMING DAILY GAZETTE Williamsport PA 1868
  • LYCOMING WEEKLY CHRONICLE Williamsport PA 1833(Jan 16)-1838(Jun 13)
  • WEST BRANCH WEEKLY BULLETIN Williamsport PA 1863(Jan 3)-1868(Dec 26)
  • DAILY GAZETTE & BULLETIN Williamsport Pa 1869(Nov 22)-1900(Dec)
19 E. 4th St.
Williamsport PA 17701
Telephone: (717) 326-0536
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this 3x5 card file index exists. It must be used at the James V. Brown Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Chiefly a personal names index. Includes obituaries, birth announcements, marriages, political activities, sales of land, court cases, advertisements and various other items.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index. Each card consists of personal name (last name, first name), followed by a brief statement of the persons position or reason for being included in the index. Following this are one or more citations consisting of the name of the paper, date and page number. These citations may include additional descriptive phrases concerning the content of the article. Entries are typed on the cards and the index is in one alphabetical file.
SIZE OF INDEX:  There are 35 very full catalog drawers of cards. There is usually more than one entry per card.
1. Herbert O. Brayer. "Preliminary guide to indexed newspapers in the United States, 1850-1900". Mississippi Valley Historical Review, v.33, #2, Sept. 2, 1946.
2. Norma Olin Ireland. LOCAL INDEXES IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES. Faxon, Boston MA, 1947.
3. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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