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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1148A Previous Report (1147A)  |  Next Report (1148B)
INDEX NAME:  Index to Washoe County Newspapers
  • EASTERN SLOPE Washoe City NV 1865(Dec)-1868(Jun)
  • NEVADA STATE JOURNAL Reno NV 1870(Nov)-1899
  • RENO CRESCENT Reno NV 1868(Jul)-1870(Nov)
  • WASHOE TIMES Washoe City NV 1863(misc.)
  • WASHOE WEEKLY STAR Washoe City NV 1864-1865(misc.)
  • WASHOE WEEKLY TIMES Washoe City NV 1865
COMPILER:  Phillip I. Earl
1650 N. Virginia St
Reno NV 89503
Telephone: (702) 784-6397
AVAILABILITY:  Work in progress. The one copy of this card file index must be used at the Nevada Historical Society (Reno NV).
SCOPE OF INDEX:  It is intended that this index will cover events, individuals, institutions, businesses, mines, politics, culture, economic developments, transportation, social history and any number of other topics which might come up for the state of Nevada during the years covered. The compiler is quite familiar with the history of the area and will make selections of articles to index in the light of their relative importance.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Usually several entries on each card. Each entry begins with the citation. Each citation consists of the date (month, day, year), page, column, and a code for the newspaper. This is followed by a brief description of the contents of the article being indexed.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 700 to 800 entries per month are being added to the index.
1. Herbert O. Brayer. "Preliminary guide to indexed newspapers in the United States, 1850-1900". Mississippi Valley Historical Review, v.33, #2, Sept. 2, 1946.
2. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
3. Dorothy Rice et al. "The need for indexing Nevada's newspapers" (and other titles). A special issue on newspaper indexing in Nevada. Highroller, v.15, #1, January 1978.
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