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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1094A Previous Report (1093A)  |  Next Report (1095A)
INDEX NAME:  Geneva Newspaper Index
  • COURIER Geneva NY 1831(Jan 5)-?(in process)
  • EXPOSITOR Geneva NY 1806(Nov 19)-1809(Jun 14)
  • GAZETTE Geneva NY 1809(Jun 21)-1833(Jun 12);1833(Jun 19)-?(in process)
  • PALLADIUM Geneva NY 1821(Jan 3)-1828(May 14)
COMPILER:  Gary B. Thompson
Warren Hunting Smith Library
Geneva NY 14456
Telephone: (315) 789-5500, ext. 349
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists at present. Funds are being sought to produce a printed index. The Smith Library is willing to respond to written inquiries and to photocopy entries under any name or subject for minimal cost.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The emphasis is on the Geneva NY area. Local and regional news from the primary counties (Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Cayuga, Yates, and Tompkins) receive heavy coverage; major state and national news receives medium coverage; local news from other New York counties and other states has light coverage. Concentration is on political, economic, and social news of interest to the local, regional or period historians. Births, deaths, marriages and business transactions from Ontario and Seneca counties are included.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 catalog card index arranged in alphabetical order with both subjects and personal names in the same index. Generally only one entry per card. Entries consist of a brief annotition plus the citation. Citations consist of a code for the newspaper, the year, month, day, page and column where the article appeared. Special codes denote editorials, letters, charts, advertisements, etc.
SIZE OF INDEX:  Have about 25,000 entries for the period 1806-1830. About 2,000 entries per month are being added to the index from work in progress.
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