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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1040A Previous Report (1039A)  |  Next Report (1040B)
INDEX NAME:  Index to the Chicago Record-Herald
  • CHICAGO RECORD-HERALD Chicago IL 1904-1912
Newspapers & General Periodicals Center
425 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60611
Telephone: (312) 269-2855
AVAILABILITY:  Originally published in nine annual volumes covering the years 1904-1912. One set of the index may be used at the Chicago Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Appears to be a very comprehensive index with many personal names. Indexes much of what today would be considered minor crime, minor social news and gossip. The 1912 volume lists 75 topics (subject headings) which were considered important that year. They are: Accidents; aeronautics; amusement parks; art; auto bandits; automobile; Balkin war; Black hand; Canadian reciprocity; Chicago plan; child labor; city finances; civil service; colleges; congress; cost of living; council; currency reforms; divorce; elections; explosions; fires; Fourth of July; health; Illinois legislature; Illinois National Guard; immigration; Italy-Turkey war; labor; lake front; Lorimer inquiry; milk; money trust quiz; Morocco; municipal court; murders; Navy; opera; packers; Panama Canal; parks; Phillippines; politics; postal savings bank; postoffice; presidential campaign; prohibition; railroads; robberies; saloons; sanitary district; schools; secret societies; Senatorship fight (Illinois); Standard Oil; steel; storms; street railways; sugar; suicides; Supreme court; tariff; taxation; telephone; train robberies; tuberculosis; Turkey; unemployed; vice; water; waterways; weather; white slavery; woman suffrage; women.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  An alphabetical index in book form. Page size 5½x8 inches. One volume per year covering 1904-1912. Two columns per page. Composition by typesetting. Both personal names and subjects are interfiled in the same alphabet. The first word or phrase or personal name at the beginning of each line is the subject heading. However, a dash at the beginning of a line indicates a "ditto" of the preceding subject and a double dash means that a subclassification is dittoed. The entry consists of keywords or brief phrase. The citation consists of the month, day, part (section), page and column where the article appeared. The code (ed) signifies an editorial.
Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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