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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1166A Previous Report (1165A)  |  Next Report (1167A)
INDEX NAME:  Syracuse Newspaper Index, 1814-1900
  • ONONDAGA REGISTER Syracuse NY 1814-1829
  • ONONDAGA STANDARD Syracuse NY 1829-1850
  • SYRACUSE JOURNAL Syracuse NY 1857-1858
  • SYRACUSE STANDARD Syracuse NY 1846-1856; 1859-1900
COMPILER:  Works Progress Administration (WPA)
Local History & Genealogy Dept
335 Montgomery St
Syracuse NY 13202
Telephone: (315) 473-6801
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this paper slip index exists. It is located in boxes in the Onondaga County Public Library. The prospective user must secure permission to use the index from the Department Head, due to the fragile nature of the slips.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The index is incomplete and unevenly done. The emphasis was on Syracuse, but some county items were included. Some of the topics covered by the index include amusements, associations, business firms, corporations, Camillus (town), education, medical, theater, clergy, deaths, marriages, prominent persins, physicians, early residents, and vital statistics.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 paper slip index with the slips filed in boxes. No estimate of the number of slips or number of entries is known. The slips are arranged in several distinct sections: GENERAL SUBJECTS; CLERGY; DEATHS; MARRIAGES; PERSONS PROMINENT, PHYSICIANS; RESIDENTS EARLY; and VITAL STATISTICS. Within each section, the slips are arranged in alphabetical order by subject, by subdivision, or by personal name. There is only one entry per slip. The entries consist of a transcription of all or part of the original article onto the slip. As such, the entries are lengthy and detailed. The citation is shown at the bottom of each card and consists of the page, column, date (mo-dy-yr) and an abbreviation or code for the newspaper.
Herbert O. Brayer. "Preliminary guide to indexed newspapers in the United States, 1850-1900". Mississippi Valley Historical Review, v.33, #2, Sept. 2, 1946.
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