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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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.

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  • LONG BEACH INDEPENDENT Long Beach CA 1921-1943;1959-Current
101 Pacific Ave.
Long Beach CA 90802
Telephone: (213) 436-9225
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Long Beach Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  This is a handmade, very selective index with broad subject headings and citations following chronologically. It is a product of our local history collection, and this affects its coverage. It is not so much an index to the newspaper as an index to local events covered in the newspaper which are considered to be of some significance. As a result, the index does not include either state, national, or international articles or local items of passing interest such as police reports, school sports and club activities.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Most personal names will be found under the heading BIOGRAPHY. Typically, there is more than one entry per card. Entries consist of the headline, followed by the name of the paper (abbreviated), the month, day, section, page and column. The year is typed before each group of entries from the same year. If the indexed article has also been clipped for the vertical file, this is noted on the card, along with the subject heading where the clipping was filed. Accompanying photos are also noted on the card.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 2,000 entries per year are added to the current index which presently occupies about 11,500 file cards in seven catalog drawers.
T. Gwinup et al. "Survey of local newspapers in California". California Librarian, v.36, p.4-45, January 1975.
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