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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1031B Previous Report (1031A)  |  Next Report (1032A)
INDEX NAME:  Information File
  • ALTA CALIFORNIA San Francisco CA 1849-1860
  • SACRAMENTO BEE Sacramento CA 1930+
  • SACRAMENTO UNION Sacramento CA 1850-1900
  • SAN FRANCISCO CALL San Francisco CA 1882-1913
  • SAN JOSE PIONEER San Jose CA 1880-1894
California Section
PO Box 2037
Sacramento 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:  A general index to books and periodicals, including newspapers. Indexes Californina-related subjects only.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index. Classified by broad subject areas (animals, artists, indians, murders,...etc.), but also includes personal and place names interfiled in the same alphabet. The entry consists of a headline, phrase, keyword or other appropriate description. The citation consists of all required bibliographic information to locate the source document, whether book, magizine, newspaper, etc. "POR" indicates a portrait; "CUT" indicates an illustration.
SIZE OF INDEX:  Over 800,000 entries in the index. About 5,000 new entries are added each year.
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.
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