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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1053A Previous Report (1052C)  |  Next Report (1054A)
INDEX NAME:  The Denver Post Index
  • THE DENVER POST Denver CO 1903-Current
PO Box 1709
Denver CO 80201
Telephone: (303) 297-1010
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. Use is limited to the staff of the Denver Post. However, the newspaper will answer correspondence and send photocopies of index cards along with referrals to microfilm sources. Local residents are refered to the indexes and microfilm held by the Denver Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Local, state and regional news stories and features are indexed. National and international stories relating to Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Region and the people of this area are indexed. Major national and international events are also indexed, including the death of a former or current president or vice-president; the ending of a war; the signing of major treaties; the death of a well known public figure; the passage of controversial legislation; scandals involving government officials; government appointments; large disasters; ... etc. Omitted are letters-to-the-editor; editorial cartoons; advertising; routine sports events; society news; routine club and organization news; announcements of coming events; routine cutlines; and most travel features. Along with the daily paper, the 3 Sunday magazines are indexed (ROUNDUP, CONTEMPORARY and EMPIRE). Also indexed are the Wenesday Zone (Metro) sections, the Friday Religion Section and any special sections which are published.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index in two sections: PERSONAL NAMES and GENERAL SUBJECTS. Cards are filed in alphabetical order within each section. Multiple cards covering the same subject or name have a sequence number in the upper right hand corner. The entry statement consists of a concise synopsis answering who, what, when and where. The name of the reporter (byline) precedes the entry. The citation consists of the month, day, year, page, column, and section. A code indicates if a picture, artwork or map accompanies the article. The cards are typed on special typewriters with a small type font in order to get as many entries on a single card as possible.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 8,000 entries per month are added to the index. Currently, there are about 1,000,000 cards in the total file.
1. 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.
2. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
3. Grace D. Parch. DIRECTORY OF NEWSPAPER LIBRARIES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA. Newspaper Division, Special Libraries Association, 1976.
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