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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1080A Previous Report (1079A)  |  Next Report (1081A)
INDEX NAME:  Atlanta Constitution Index: A Georgia Index
  • ATLANTA CONSTITUTION Atlanta GA 1971-Current
Pullen Library
100 Decatur St, SE
Atlanta GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 658-2185
AVAILABILITY:  A published index which may be purchased for $60 per volume (year) from the Microfilming Corporation of America (PO Box 10; Sanford NC 27330). Although the Georgia State University Library is not open to the general public, information on indexes not yet published may be available from the Reference Department.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  This index to the Constitution's five-star edition, which is the edition microfilmed, primarily concerns Georgia, its counties and cities, and to a lesser extent the southeastern region of the United States. It is further selective in that society news, routine crime reports and announcements of meetings are omitted. Obituaries of major public figures, especially in the fields of business and public service are indexed. Stories which are primarily amusing or whimsical are usually not included. The index stresses articles on local and state government, organizations in the region, people living or speaking in the area, and businesses located here. Editorials, reviews of plays and films, and book reviews are indexed. Syndicated columns are only indexed if they are about Georgia. Local columns are indexed for newsworthy events only. Local reactions to national events are indexed. Subject headings used in the index are based on those used by the Library of Congress, with some subjects taken from Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature and the Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  The current years indexing is kept on 3x5 cards at the Georgia State University Library. Annually, the index is typed onto 8½x11 pages and published as a book of about 500 pages. The index is arranged in alphabetical order with both subjects and personal names used as subject headings. The index uses broad geographic areas as the primary heading, with subdivisions by specific subject. Example: BARROW COUNTY : Arson BARROW COUNTY : Homicide BARROW COUNTY : Larceny There will also be more general articles, those not related to a specific geographic area, under the general subject headings (ie ARSON; HOMICIDE; ...etc). Cross references help guide the user. Entries consist of the headline followed by the month, day, page and section where the article appeared. Occasionally an annotation accompanies the headline. Such annotations are placed inside parentheses. The letter "f" following the citation indicates that the story is continued on a later page.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 50 entries per day are added to the current index which runs to about 500 pages per year in the published format.
1. "Of Migraines and Maddox: The Making of the Atlanta Constitution Index," RQ, Spring 1975, p 225-227
2. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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