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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1046D Previous Report (1046C)  |  Next Report (1046E)
INDEX NAME:  Western Range Cattle Industry Study
  • Various titles ? US 1860-1940
COMPILER:  Herbert O. Brayer
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SCOPE OF INDEX:  Incorporates background information on the founding and development of the range cattle industry in the Rocky Mountain region from 1850 to 1900. Six basic questions of the study were: (1) Where did the cattlemen and their backers come from? (2) What was their background? (3) Was there anything in such backgrounds that fitted these men for their western life and work? (4) What were the sources of the basic shorthorned stock used to develop the herds of Wyoming, Montana and Colorado? (5) What were the sources of eastern and foreign capital that entered the cattle business? and (6) Where were the cattle markets and what was their impact on the western range business. It was the need for such background information which led Brayer to author the article "Preliminary Guide to Indexed Newspapers in the United States, 1850-1900", Mississippi Valley Historical Review, v 33, #2, Sept 2 1946. During the course of the research, Brayer and the staff of the study intensively searched newspapers and livestock journals in each of the four states under consideration (Wyoming, Montana, Colorado...). In addition, many references were tracked down in other indexes and other newspapers from various areas of the country. Based on the wide ranging geographic research done for this project, there is probably no comprehensive listing of the newspapers or dates covered in this index.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 5x8 card file index in alphabetical order by subject. The entry consists of a full and lengthy description of the contents of the article. The citation, shown at the top of the card, indicates the name of the paper (abbreviated sometimes), the date and the page and column.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 100,000 entries in this 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. 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.
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