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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1045A Previous Report (1044A)  |  Next Report (1046A)
INDEX NAME:  Index of the Colorado Springs Gazette March 23 1872 - Dec 31 1929
  • COLORADO SPRINGS EVENING TELEGRAPH Colorado Springs CO 1923(May 1)-1929
  • COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE Colorado Springs CO 1878-1929;1941-1945
  • COLORADO SPRINGS REPUBLIC Colorado Springs CO 1881-1883;1888-1890
  • COLORADO SPRINGS WEEKLY GAZETTE Colorado Springs CO 1873(Jan 4)-1929
  • OUT WEST Colorado Springs CO 1872(Mar 23-Dec 26)
COMPILER:  Manley D. Ormes, Librarian; Coburn Library; Colorado College; (1904-1929)
Colorado Springs CO 80903
Telephone: (303) 473-2233 (ext 415/416)
Revised and edited for publication by the reference department of the Colorado Springs (CO) Public Library.
Compiled in bulletin form and published as Bulletin #8 (1963) by the Division of State Archives and Public Records; 1313 Sherman; Denver CO 80203.
AVAILABILITY:  The original card file index is available for use in the Special Collections of the Colorado College library. The published version is available in several local libraries.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Selective indexing of Colorado Springs news events and extensive coverage of Colorado College news. Included are items pertaining to history of the city, community organizations, industry, religious organizations, schools, health organizations and sanitoriums, social organizations and cultural activities in the community. Biographies and obituaries of prominent citizens are indexed. Omitted are vital statistic columns and advertising.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  Original: A 3x5 card file index with personal names and general subjects interfiled alphabetically. The entry consists of a brief description of the article, sometimes only a word or two, plus the citation. The citation includes a code for the newspaper if it is not the Gazette, a "W" to indicate a weekly paper, and the month, day, year, page and column where the article will be found. Published version: The index is reproduced in two column format on 8½x11 inch paper and runs to 55 pages. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and personal name in one alphabet. Each entry consists of a brief description of the article, usually not the headline, plus a citation. The citation gives the month, day, year, section (if needed), page and column of the story. Citations also include a code for the newspaper (if not the Gazette) and a D or W to indicate daily or weekly edition of the Gazette (after 1878).
SIZE OF INDEX:  The published version contains 25,254 entries.
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. Walter R. Griffin & Jay L. Rasmussen. "A comprehensive guide to the location of published and unpublished newspaper indexes in Colorado repositories". Colorado Magazine, v.49, p.4, Fall 1972.
3. Norma Olin Ireland. LOCAL INDEXES IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES. Faxon, Boston MA, 1947.
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