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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1148C Previous Report (1148B)  |  Next Report (1148D)
INDEX NAME:  Territorial Enterprise Index
  • TERRITORIAL ENTERPRISE Virginia City NV 1859-1869
  • DAILY SILVER AGE Carson City NV 1861-1862
  • GOLD HILL DAILY NEWS Gold Hill NV 1863(Oct)-1866(Mar)
  • HUMBOLDT REGISTER Unionville NV 1863(May-July)
  • SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION Sacramento CA 1863(May-July)
  • VIRGINIA EVENING BULLETIN Virginia City NV 1863(Jul-Oct)
COMPILER:  Vic Schliebs
1650 N. Virginia St.
Reno NV 89503
Telephone: (702) 784-6397
AVAILABILITY:  Work in progress. The one copy of this card file must be used in the Nevada Historical Society (Reno NV).
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The index currently uses 72 major subject headings and 28 secondary subject headings in combination with approximately 90 locations (cities, town, counties, lakes, rivers, etc.). Virginia City was the world center of silver mining at the time, and the TERRITORIAL ENTERPRISE was its biggest newspaper. Although the paper covered international and national as well as state and local news, the index picks up only state-wide and local names, places and events, plus some eastern California and other border news. Examples of major subject headings are: Government; Merchants, Entertainment; Military affairs; Blacks; Births, and Education. Mining activities are heavily indexed to match the thorough coverage given by the newspaper.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index divided into two sections: SUBJECTS and PROPER NAMES. Entries are hand printed with one to five entries per card. Each entry begins with the citation which consists of the date (month, day, year), page, column and initials of the newspaper. This is followed by a brief description of the article.
SIZE OF INDEX:  To date, approximately 25,000 cards with one to five entries per card.
1. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
2. 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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