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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1031A Previous Report (1030A)  |  Next Report (1031B)
INDEX NAME:  San Francisco Newspaper Index
  • SAN FRANCISCO CALL San Francisco CA 1904-1913
  • SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE San Francisco CA 1913-Current
  • SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER San Francisco CA 1913-1928
California Section
PO Box 2037
Sacremento CA 95809
Telephone: (916) 445-4149
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this 3x5 card file index exists. It must be used in the California State Library. Cards may NOT be removed from the file for duplication.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  An index to California persons, places and events, San Francisco bay region local history, visiting dignitaries and celebrities, California politics, local government, business, cultural events, etc. Prior to 1928 the index includes items of general interest. After 1928 the index is restricted to California-related subjects.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index with proper names and subjects interfiled alphabetically. Each entry may consist of a headline, keywords or a descriptive phrase. Some of these descriptions can be quite lengthy. The citation consists of a code for the newspaper, the month, day, year, section, page and column. "POR" indicates a portrait and "CUT" indicates an illustration accompanied the article. NOTE: San Francisco Call citations may not always match the microfilmed edition of the newspaper.
SIZE OF INDEX:  Over 2,000,000 entries to date. Approximately 10,000 entries per year 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. Harry A. Friedman. NEWSPAPER INDEXING. Marquette University Press, Milwaukee WI, 1942.
3. T. Gwinup et al. "Survey of local newspapers in California". California Librarian, v.36, p.4-45, January 1975.
4. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
5. Dorothy Rice et al. "The need for indexing Nevada's newspapers" (and other titles). A special issue on newspaper indexing in Nevada. Highroller, v.15, #1, January 1978.
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