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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1143A Previous Report (1142A)  |  Next Report (1144A)
INDEX NAME:  Index of artists and artisans of the South thru 1820. NEWSPAPERS INDEXED:Various titles ? US ?-1820
924 S. Main St
Winston-Salem NC 27108
Telephone: (919) 722-6148
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Museum. Copies of cards may be made on photocopy machine. Mail inquiries are not encouraged due to a lack of peraonnel.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The index is a compilation of material copied from newspaper, directories, documents, court records and other prime sources relating to the decorative arts of the South (Maryland, Virginia, the Carolinas, Kentucky and Tennessee), usually prior to 1821. While it largly consists of material relating to specific artists and artisans, it also includes certain information on imports influencing design, materials used by artisans, architecture, design forms, art appreciation in America, social customs, education, etc. Some 95 crafts, are included, from plasterers to goldsmiths. As of October 1977 we have examined 6 titles from the District of Columbia, 22 from Georgia, 13 from Kentucky, 23 from Maryland, 48 from North Carolina, 14 from South Carolina, 13 from Tennessee, and 89 from Virginia. The Museum maintains an accurate bibliography of titles and issues examined. The user should contact the Museum directly for further information on newspapers of interest.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 4x6 card file index. The cards are color coded to indicate state. There is one entry per card. The entry consists of the subject heading, the title or headline, a transcript of the material (usually the entire article or advertisement is transcribed onto the 4x6 card, with typing on both sides if necessary), and then the citation. The citation includes the name of the source document, its location, and the date, page and column where the article is found. The 4x6 cards are interfiled in alphabetical order by subject and personal name. There are special sections within the index for SOCIAL CUSTOMS, EDUCATION, WOOD and BIBLIOGRAPHY.
SIZE OF INDEX:  Approximately 48,000 entries with about 200 added per month.
Walter R. Griffin & Jay L. Rasmussen. "Comprehensive guide to the location of published and unpublished newspaper indexes in North Carolina repositories." North Carolina Libraries, v.32, p.11, Fall 1974.
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