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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1073A Previous Report (1072A)  |  Next Report (1074A)
INDEX NAME:  Daily Journal Index
  • DAILY JOURNAL Elizabeth NJ 1915-Current
11 S. Broad St
Elizabeth NJ 07202
Telephone: (201) 354-6060
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Reference Department of the Free Public Library of Elizabeth NJ.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  A yearly compilation, the Daily Journal Index was begun in 1915 as an internal reference aid for librarians. It is a partial index of news items pertaining to Elizabeth, general items about Union County and major items about New Jersey. It does not contain obituaries, except for the most prominent Elizabeth or Union County residents, nor does it contain social items, sports records, or crimes in general.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index (actually 3x5 slips of paper, many of the older ones in a faded and crumbling state). The slips are arranged in alphabetical order by subject within one of three broad geographic files: 1. Elizabeth NJ 2. Union County NJ 3. New Jersey (state) At the top of each slip is the geographic file name, the subject heading and the year. One or more entries are arranged in chronological order on each slip. All of the entries are handwritten. Each entry consists of the citation (mo-dy-page) followed by the headline. All of the entries on a single slip are from the same year.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 300 entries per year are added to the index.
1. Norma Olin Ireland. LOCAL INDEXES IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES. Faxon, Boston MA, 1947.
2. R.W. Stewart. "Notes on some New Jersey newspaper indexes". N.J. Libraries (new series), v.1, p.5-9, Winter 1968.
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