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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1030A Previous Report (1029B)  |  Next Report (1031A)
INDEX NAME:  Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society Newspaper Index
  • BUFFALO COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER Buffalo NY 1835-1924(Dec 15)
  • BUFFALO COURIER EXPRESS Buffalo NY 1926(Jun 14)-Current
  • BUFFALO DAILY COURIER Buffalo NY 1842(Nov 1)-1926(Jun 13)
  • BUFFALO EVENING NEWS Buffalo NY 1881(Apr 11)-Current
  • BUFFALO MORNING EXPRESS Buffalo NY 1846(Jan 15)-1926(Jun 13)
  • BUFFALO TIMES Buffalo NY 1883(Dec 13)-1939(Jul 30)
25 Nottingham Ct
Buffalo NY 14216
Telephone: (716) 873-9644
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this 3x5 card file exists. It must be used in the library of the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  An extensive index of major Buffalo newspapers containing information regarding prominent persons, local news and political and historic events in Western New York. Includes extensive obituary coverage.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index in one alphabetical arrangement with both subject and personal names. Only one entry per card. Each card carries the subject heading (or personal name), a subheading (if required), the headline and the citation. The citation includes newspaper name, date, page and column. Both husband and wife names are included on obituaries. In most cases, each subject heading will have a sub-heading listed designating either a subject, place or person. Most item dealing with a particular town or city will be listed under that particular town or city. A list of newspaper abbreviations may be found at the beginning of the first newspaper index drawer.
SIZE OF INDEX:  Approximately 1110 entries per month are added to the index.
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. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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