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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1054B Previous Report (1054A)  |  Next Report (1054C)
INDEX NAME:  The National Observer Index
  • NATIONAL OBSERVER Princeton NJ 1969-1977(Jun)
PO Box 300
Princeton NJ 08540
Telephone: (609) 452-2000
AVAILABILITY:  A published index. Issued annually. Although the newspaper has ceased publication, the index may still be available. Write for current prices. (NOTE: Annual indexes for the years 1962-1968 are available from the Bell & Howell Company. See LATHROP REPORT #1153I.)
SCOPE OF INDEX:  A comprehensive index to the microfilmed edition of this weekly newspaper. The emphsis is on placing index entries under the subject of an article, rather than a corporate-name heading. Personal names are included as subject headings. Most articles, including reviews of books, theater, and movies are indexed. Excluded from the index are the following National Observer features: Top News of the Week, Letters to the Editor, Crossword Puzzle, Better Bridge, The Lesiure Scene, and Regional Theatre.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A book form index printed on 8½x11 inch pages, three columns per page. Both subject and personal names are interfiled in the same alphabetical order. Entries consist of a brief description of the article, followed by the month, day, and page number where the article appeared.
SIZE OF INDEX:  Over 10,000 entries per year.
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