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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1153I Previous Report (1153H)  |  Next Report (1153J)
INDEX NAME:  National Observer Index
NEWSPAPERS INDEXED:
  • NATIONAL OBSERVER Princeton NJ 1962-1968
LOCATION or PUBLISHER: BELL & HOWELL COMPANY
Micro Photo Division
The Indexing Center
Old Mansfield Rd
Wooster OH 44691
Telephone: (216) 264-6666
AVAILABILITY:  A published index. Each annual volume costs $30.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Regional, national and international articles are indexed. Also included are letters-to-the-editor; editorial columns & cartoons; unique advertising; and reviews of concerts, motion pictures, plays and other forms of entertainment. Obituaries which appear as news items are indexed. Excluded from the index are routine advertisements; non-news items (gardening, household hints); and regular columns devoted to summaries of articles which appear elsewhere in the paper. In addition, no article less than 5 column inches in indexed unless its content warrants. Most crime news is not indexed.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  The index is divided into three sections: (1)SUBJECTS, (2)CORPORATIONS, INSTITUTIONS & ORGANIZATIONS and (3)PERSONAL NAMES. Within each section the entries are arranged in alphabetical order by subject or name. Within each subject, the entries are arranged in chronological order. The entry statement, a brief summation of the article content or type, is followed by columns of numbers which indicate the month, day, year, page and column where the article began. A following asterisk (*) indicates a photo or illustration. Page size is 8x11 inches and consists of computer printout reduced in size.
SIZE OF INDEX:  The entry counts for the years of the index are as follows: 1962 (9,430); 1963 (8,120); 1964 (8,363); 1965 (7,597); 1966 (10,268); 1967 (7,538); 1968 (28,580).
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