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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1153L Previous Report (1153N)  |  Next Report (1153O)
INDEX NAME:  The Watergate Index
  • WASHINGTON POST. Washington DC 1972(Jun 16)-1973(Jun 30)
COMPILER:  Joan H. Schilling
Micro Photo Division
The Indexing Center
Old Mansfield Rd
Wooster OH 44691
Telephone: (216) 264-6666
AVAILABILITY:  A published index in a single volume. $75 per copy.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The Watergate Index has been compiled from the microfilmed edition of the Washington Post. It includes articles dealing with 1972 campaign activities and alleged wrong-doing by President Richard M. Nixon, his White House staff and campaign aides. These include issues arising out of campaign contributions such as the dairy industry donations to the Committee to Re-elect the President, the International Telephone & Telegraph matter (especially as it touched on the confirmation hearings of Richard Kleindienst as US Attorney General), the Vesco case and similar issues. Also indexed were articles relating to the Pentagon Papers case from the time at which White House aides were linked to actions against the defendants and other participants in that case. When questions arose as to whether or not a specific article should be included in the index, every attempt was made to apply US Attorney General Elliot Richardson's guidelines to Special Watergate investigator Archibald Cox... "jurisdiction to pursue all allegations involving the President, members of the White House staff, or presidential appointees." The SUBJECT INDEX is composed of both specific names of organizations, businesses and government agencies and of general subjects. The Index has attempted to reflect the newspaper's use of more general terms such as "abuse of power", "credibility", and "corruption in government". Hence, news articles that actually use these terms (or close variations of these terms) are cited under those subject headings. News articles in which those terms might only be inferred are not cited under those special subject headings. The PERSONAL NAME INDEX includes every personal name appearing within every article included in the Watergate Index.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  The index is divided into three sections: (1) PERSONAL NAME index, (2) CHRONOLOGY of all indexed articles, and (3) GENERAL SUBJECT index. Under each subject heading, or personal or corporate name, the entries are arranged in chronological order. Entries are complete on one line and consist of a brief description of the article (usually not the headline), followed by the citation (section, page, column, month, day, and year). An asterisk (*) following the column indicates a photo or illustration. The index has been phototypeset, arranged into two columns per page, and printed on 8�x11 inch pages.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 40,000 entries in total in this 218 page index.
Review in Microform Review, Jan 1976.
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