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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1153J Previous Report (1153I)  |  Next Report (1153K)
INDEX NAME:  Wall Street Journal Index
NEWSPAPERS INDEXED:
  • WALL STREET JOURNAL New York NY 1955-1957
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. Available in annual volumes only for 1955, 1956 and 1957 at a cost of $120 per year (per volume).
SCOPE OF INDEX:  An index to the national and international political, business and financial news appearing in the microfilmed edition of the Wall Street Journal. Since this is a retrospective index, an attempt is made to reflect the language and tenor of the times. in addition to news articles, the index includes letters to the editor, editorials, unique advertising, book reviews, theatre reviews, corporate earnings reports and notices of personnel changes within specific firms. The index provides an in-depth review of government proceedings of interest to the financial world. Such information is indexed both under the subject and the government. The personal names section includes entries for all personal names cited in the paper, except for those appearing in columns not regularly indexed. The corporate section includes all corporate names cited in the paper, except for those appearing in columns not regularly indexed. Omitted from the index are classified advertising, routine corporate dividend announcements, regular columns and the reports of daily and weekly transactions in the stock and commodities markets.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  The index is divided into three sections: (1) GENERAL SUBJECTS, (2) CORPORATE NAMES, and (3) PERSONAL NAMES. Within each section, the index is in alphabetical order by subject or name. Within each subject, the entries are in chronological order. Each entry consists of a single line of type including a brief description of the article followed by the citation (month, day, page & column). An asterisk (*) following the column indicates a photo or illustration. The page size is 8x11 inches and consists of two columns of computer printout, all upper case, reduced in size to fit the page.
SIZE OF INDEX:  An annual index contains about 120,000 entries and runs to some 600 pages.
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