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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1163A Previous Report (1162A)  |  Next Report (1164A)
INDEX NAME:  Oak Leaves Index
  • OAK LEAVES Oak Park IL 1902-Current
  • OAK PARK ARGUS Oak Park IL 1900-1902
  • OAK PARK REPORTER Oak Park IL 1887-1894;1896-1897;1899-1902
  • OAK PARK TIMES Oak Park IL 1898(Jun)-1902(Jan)
  • OAK PARK VINDICATOR Oak Park IL 1883-1885;1890-1892;1894-1901
  • OAK PARK WORLD Oak Park IL 1977-1978(Jun)
  • OAK PARKER Oak Park IL 1943;1946-1949
Readers' Service Dept
834 Lake St
Oak Park IL 60301
Telephone: (313) 383-8200
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of the card file index exists. It must be used in the Oak Park Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Covers in detail all Oak Park news, events, issues, organizations, and personalities. Includes editorials and regular columns only when they contribute information or points of view on local matters. Includes obituaries. Special attention is paid to Frank Lloyd Wright, Prarie School architecture, and Ernest Hemmingway. Omitted from the index are: letters to the editor, police reports, calendars, announcements, sports reports, social news, advertising, reviews of local movies, births and marriages.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index with both subjects and personal names interfiled in the same alphabetical order. Usually more than one entry per card. Entries consist of the headline, a code for the paper, the month, day, year and page where the article appeared. Accompanying photographs are noted.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 200 entries per month are added to the index which currently occupies about 35,000 cards.
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