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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1044A Previous Report (1043A)  |  Next Report (1045A)
INDEX NAME:  The Missoulian Index
  • THE MISSOULIAN Missoula MT 1973-Current
101 Adams St
Missoula MT 59801
Telephone: (406) 728-5900
AVAILABILITY:  One copy of this card file index currently exists and may be used in the City-County Library of Missoula. Plans are underway to microfilm the index and make copies available.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The Missoulian newspaper extensively covers the local news from a ten county area in northwestern Montana. The index includes state and local news including editorials. Beginning in January 1976, the index includes obituaries. Only those national news stories dealing directly with Montana or the Pacific Northwest are included. Only major sports such as state championship games are indexed. Court reports are generally not indexed.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index in alphabetical order by subject. There is a separate file of obituaries (started Jan 1976). Each entry consists of the headline plus the citation. There may be up to 3 entries per card. The citation includes a code for the paper, the day, month, year, page and column. Special codes indicate editorials, letters, illustrations, portraits, maps and reviews.
SIZE OF INDEX:  Approximately 750 new entries are added to the index each month.
Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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