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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1105B Previous Report (1105A)  |  Next Report (1105C)
INDEX NAME:  The Jersey Journal Index, 1904-51
  • EVENING JOURNAL Jersey City NJ 1904-1909
  • JERSEY JOURNAL Jersey City NJ 1909-1951
COMPILER:  The Jersey Journal Newspaper
New Jersey Room
472 Jersey Ave
Jersey City NJ 07302
Telephone: (201) 547-4503
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Jersey City Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The material is varied, but concentrates on political, criminal, legal, and business matters. There are no standard subject headings and no uniformity of indexing practice. Cross references are very few. Coverage from year to year varies greatly. In some years coverage of the index was slight, in other years it was heavy.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Entries consist of the headline, followed by the date (mo/dy/yr), page and column where the article appeared.
SIZE OF INDEX:  There are 72 file drawers of cards with about 1000 cards per drawer. About half the cards have multiple entries.
1. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
2. Joseph C. Scorza. NEWSPAPER INDEXING IN NEW JERSEY: SUMMARY RESULTS OF A SURVEY OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES. Reference Section, New Jersey Library Association, New Brunswick NJ, October 1975.
3. 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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