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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1106A Previous Report (1105C)  |  Next Report (1107A)
INDEX NAME:  The Record Index
  • THE RECORD Hackensack NJ 1959(Jul)-Current
  • THE TOWN NEWS Hackensack NJ 1973-1976(May)
275 Moore St
Hackensack NJ 07601
Telephone: (201) 343-4169
AVAILABILITY:  About 200 copies per year of the current index are printed and distributed free of charge to participating libraries.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  An index to local, county and state news found in the newspaper. The paper is indexed daily to provide an up-to-date index. Information that is national, but pertaining to New Jersey, Bergen County, or Hackensack residents is also indexed. Engagement announcements, most out of town (Hackensack) obituaries, local sports scores and news of social organizations are not indexed.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  The index is divided into three sections: HACKENSACK; BERGEN COUNTY; and NEW JERSEY. Within each section, there is a complete A-Z index of the articles pertinant to that geographic area. A general subject heading is prefered rather than an agency or group heading (corporate heading). Personal name entries are used only when an appropriate subject heading cannot be found. The index uses a list of about 100 general subject headings to classsify most of the articles in each of the three sections. During the current year, entries are handwritten on 3x5 cards. At the end of the year, the cards are transcribed onto 8½x11 inch pages, by means of a typewriter. This double spaced copy is then sent to a commercial printer where the copy for the final index is typeset and printed. The entries consist of the headline or a brief annotation, followed by a citation. The citation indicates the month, day, section and page. Editorials, illustrated articles and photos are coded as such.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 400 entries per month are added to the current index.
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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