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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1090A Previous Report (1089A)  |  Next Report (1091A)
INDEX NAME:  Index of the Abilene Reporter, 1888-1900... and of The Abilene Daily Reporter, 1904-1920, both inclusive.
  • ABILENE REPORTER Abilene TX 1888-1900
  • ABILENE DAILY REPORTER Abilene TX 1904-1920
COMPILER:  Dr. Rupert N. Richardson, Supervisor
Richardson Library
Abilene TX 79601
Telephone: (915) 677-7281
AVAILABILITY:  Only one original and a few carbon copies of this book form index exist. They must be used in the Richardson Library of the Hardin-Simmons University.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The emphasis was placed on local events and personalities. There is very little state wide or national news cited in the index. According to the introduction: "The workers endeavored to take notice of 'the most important' items and stories... In respect to biographies and matters pertaining to prominent persons, the index is comparatively complete.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A book-form index, typewritten on 8½x11 inch pages. Both subject headings and personal names are included in the same alphabet. Entries consist of the headline and/or brief description, followed by the year, month, day and page where the article appeared. Occasionally, two, three or four entry statements are strung one after another, like a short paragraph, and then the corresponding two, three or four citations follow all in a row.
SIZE OF INDEX:  There are 287 pages in the index.
1. Norma Olin Ireland. LOCAL INDEXES IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES. Faxon, Boston MA, 1947.
2. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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