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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1167B Previous Report (1167A)  |  Next Report (1168A)
INDEX NAME:  Oregon Statesman Index
  • OREGON STATESMAN Salem OR 1851-1866
COMPILER:  Works Progress Administration (WPA)
1230 S.W. Park Ave
Portland OR 97205
Telephone: (503) 222-1741
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this 3x5 slip index exists. It must be used in the Oregon Historical Society Library. Use is limited to serious reserchers who have submitted advance written requests.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Indexes news articles, editorials, advertisements, poetry, letters to the editor, ... under personal, business, ship, and geographic names and subjects. Not limited to items of local interest, although the major emphasis is local. "Filler" material, such as news stories re-printed from other newspapers, are not indexed.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 slip index stored in boxes. The slips are filed in alphabetical order with both subjects and personal names in the same alphabet. The slips for letters A-C have been typewritten onto 3x5 cards. The balance of the index is in handwritten form on 3x5 slips of paper. Much of this is very light and faded, making it difficult to read and almost impossible to photocopy. There is usually only one entry per slip. Each entry consists of a brief description of the article, followed by the day, month, year, page and column where the article appeared. Advertisements are noted with the code "(adv)".
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 60,000 entries in total.
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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