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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1145B Previous Report (1145A)  |  Next Report (1146A)
INDEX NAME:  Napa County Local History Indexing Project (Current newspaper)
  • NAPA REGISTER Napa CA 1963(Mar 30 Centennial edition);1973-Current
1150 Division St
Napa CA 94558
Telephone: (707) 253-4241
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. Photocopies of individual cards will be made. Tentative plans exist for microfilming the index.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The index includes only material pertaining to Napa County and its residents. The index is primarily a subject index, although personal names are included if a large amount of significant biographical information if given. Excluded from the index are obituaries, marriages, engagements, sports, honor rolls, graduation lists, military news, awards to groups, columns, editorials, letters to the editor, advertisements, club speakers, agendas and routine weather.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index divided into two sections: PERSONAL NAMES and GENERAL SUBJECTS. Within each section, the cards are in alphabetical order by name or subject. Subjects may be subdivided by geography. Entries consist of a very brief description of the article, a code for the newspaper name and the citation (month, day, year, page, and column).
SIZE OF INDEX:  Over 15,000 entries and growing at the rate of about 400 new entries per month.
1. Bobbie Vierra & Maureen McCarthy. Napa City-County Library Napa County Local History Indexing Project Indexer's Manual, 1976. Copies are abailable for $5 each from the Napa City-County Public Library.
2. T. Gwinup et al. "Survey of local newspapers in California". California Librarian, v.36, p.4-45, January 1975.
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