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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1061A Previous Report (1060A)  |  Next Report (1062A)
INDEX NAME:  Index to Connecticut News in the Connecticut Courant
  • CONNECTICUT COURANT Hartford CT 1764-1820
COMPILER:  Doris Cook
1 Elizabeth St
Hartford CT 06105
Telephone: (203) 236-5621
AVAILABILITY:  Only two copies of this card file index exist. The Connecticut Historical Society index covers 1764-1820. A second copy at the Connecticut State Library covers 1764-1800. The index may be used by the public at either location.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  This is an index chiefly of names, but many subjects will also be found. Some of the larger subject areas are: CONNECTICUT--POLITICS & GOVERNMENT; MERCHANTS IN ___; SHIPS FROM ___; SHIPS TO ___; TOWNS (by name); TRADES (by name); TURNPIKES; and U.S.--POLITICS & GOVERNMENT. Entries under CONNECTICUT--POLITICS & GOVERNMENT reflect, in almost all cases, the Federalist viewpoint of the Courant. Advertisements have been indexed, but excluded are ads for horses and cattle lost and found, vital records (except for deaths of Connecticut people in other places), tax sale notices, lists of letters held in post offices, probate notices and ads for houses and farms for sale. Lists of goods for sale may be found by consulting entries under MERCHANTS IN ___ and DRUGGISTS IN ___.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index in a single dictionary arrangement. Both subjects and personal names are interfiled in one alphabetical order. The first word (words) of the entry determine the filing order. Subject headings (per se) may not always appear. There is usually more than one entry per card. Entries consist of a brief annotation followed by the citation. When the brief is missing, and only the citation appears, this denotes that the cited article is essentially a repetition of the prior entry. A citation in the form 13Ap01:25 would be decoded to indicate April 13, 1801, pg 2, column 5. The letter "S" means supplement and the letter "E" means extra.
SIZE OF INDEX:  Fourteen trays (drawers) of cards.
Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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