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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1114A Previous Report (1113A)  |  Next Report (1115A)
INDEX NAME:  Kern County Newspaper Index
  • BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN Bakersfield CA 1936-Current
  • BAKERSFIELD NEWS BULLETIN Bakersfield CA 1962-1976
  • BAKSERFIELD OBSERVER Bakersfield CA 1972-Current
  • BAKERSFIELD PRESS Bakersfield CA 1936-1950
  • BUTTONWILLOW TIMES Buttonwillow CA 1946-Current
  • DAILY INDEPENDENT Ridgecrest CA 1949-Current
  • DAILY MIDWAY DRILLER Taft CA 1936-Current
  • DELANO RECORD Delano CA 1939-Current
  • ENTERPRISE California City CA 1951-Current
  • KERN VALLEY SUN Kernville CA 1959-Current
  • KERN RIVER VALLEY REVIEW Lake Isbella CA 1968-1975
  • LAMONT REPORTER Lamont CA 1949-Current
  • McFARLAND PRESS McFarland CA 1947-Current
  • MOJAVE DESERT NEWS Mojave CA 1941-Current
  • MOUNTAIN ENTERPRISE Frazier Park CA 1966-Current
  • OILDALE NEWS Oildale CA 1945-Current
  • RAND DISTRICT NEWS & WATER Johannesburg CA 1973-Current
  • SHAFTER PRESS Shafter CA 1936-Current
  • TEHACHAPI NEWS Tehachapi CA 1936-Current
  • WASCO NEWS Wasco CA 1936-Current
Kern County Library System
1315 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield CA 93301
Telephone: (805) 861-2136
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Beale Memorial Branch Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Begun in 1936, this subject index contains entries from all newspapers published in Kern County; however the BAKERSFILED CALIFORNIAN, as the leading paper of the county, is the one most extensivly indexed. Only extremely newsworthy or historic items are indexed from the newspapers of the smaller communities. All articles indexed pertain only to Kern County. State and national news is not indexed. Such subjects as historic events, people of prominence, pioneers, places of interest, governmental agencies, business, industries, and cultural activities are among those covered by the index.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index arranged in alphabetical order by subject and personal name. Entries consist of the headline and/or a brief description of the article, followed by the citation. The citation includes the name of the paper, the date (mo-dy-yr), the page and column. Illustrations are noted.
SIZE OF INDEX:  By the end of the fiscal year 1976-77, there were 55,869 cards in the index, with each card bearing as many as 3 entries. About 400 cards per month are added.
1. T. Gwinup et al. "Survey of local newspapers in California". California Librarian, v.36, p.4-45, January 1975.
2. Norma Olin Ireland. LOCAL INDEXES IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES. Faxon, Boston MA, 1947.
3. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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