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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1060A Previous Report (1059B)  |  Next Report (1061A)
INDEX NAME:  El Paso Newspaper Index
  • EL PASO DAILY HERALD El Paso TX 1881-1885;1889-1931(Sep)
  • EL PASO EVENING POST El Paso TX 1927(Aug 21)-1931(May 11)
  • EL PASO HERALD-POST El Paso TX 1931(May 12)-Current
  • EL PASO TIMES El Paso TX 1881-Current
  • NOTE: Other late 1800 newspapers are also included in the index. However, no record of the exact titles indexed nor of the exact dates indexed has been compiled.
  • Other newspapers which are likely to appear include:
  • EL PASO EVENING TRIBUNE El Paso TX 1892-1893
  • EL PASO DAILY STAR El Paso TX 1884-1886
  • EL PASO MORNING STAR El Paso TX 1884-1886
  • EL PASO WORLD NEWS El Paso TX 1932-1936
  • THE LONE STAR El Paso TX 1881-1884
  • MESILLA TIMES Mesilla NM ?
  • NEWMAN'S SEMI-WEEKLY Las Cruces NM 1881-1884
  • THIRTY-FOUR Las Cruces NM 1878-1880
Southwest Reference Section
501 N. Oregon St
El Paso TX 79901
Telephone: (915) 543-3815
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the El Paso Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The index covers only articles which pertain to the area of El Paso, Juarez and the immediate vicinity. News items of a specific Southwest nature which get national coverage and would be of historical interest are also included in the index.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index in two parts: SUBJECTS and PERSONAL NAMES. Each part is arranged in alphabetical order by subject or name and then in chronological order. Each card in the index has one entry. Each entry consists of the headline and a brief annotation. Some of the annotations are quite lengthy when compared to other indexes. The headline is typed in all capital letters followed by the annotation. The citation appears at the top of the card in the "new" card format. It consists of the name of the paper, the month, day, year, section, page and column. In the "old" format, the citation appeared at the bottom of the card and contained the same information. The number of lines or length of the article indexed was also indicated under the "old" format.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 450 entries per month (5,000 per year) are added to the index. There are about 135,000 entries in the entire 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. Norma Olin Ireland. LOCAL INDEXES IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES. Faxon, Boston MA, 1947.
3. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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