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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1168A Previous Report (1167B)  |  Next Report (1169A)
INDEX NAME:  Oregon Index
  • CAPITAL JOURNAL Salem OR 1952-Current
  • OREGON JOURNAL Portland OR 1902-Current
  • OREGONIAN Portland OR 1925-Current
  • STATESMAN Salem OR 1952-Current
COMPILER:  The Oregon Journal and Oregonian are indexed by the Library Association of Portland. These cards are purchased from them and interfiled into the index (see LATHROP REPORT #1120A). The Statesman and the Capital Journal are indexed by the Oregon State Library.
State Library Building
Salem OR 97310
Telephone: (503) 37804276
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Oregon State Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The state library follows the same general guidelines in indexing the CAPITAL JOURNAL and the STATESMAN as the Library Association of Portland uses in indexing the OREGON JOURNAL and the OREGONAIN, except that the emphasis would be on the Salem OR area instead of the Portland OR area. (See LATHROP REPORT #1120A for the statement of scope.)
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index divided into two sections: BIOGRAPHY and OREGON SUBJECTS. Within each section the cards are filed in alphabetical order by subject or personal name. There may be more than one entry per card. Index entries provided by the Library Association of Portland are on lined cards, with one entry per card. The entries begin with the citation which includes the abbreviated name of the paper, the date (day-month-year), the section, page and column. Illustrations are noted. Following the citation is the headline and/or a brief description of the article. Index entries produced by the Oregon State Library are done on plain cards, and may have more than one entry per card. These entries begin with a brief description of the article, or the headline, and are followed by the citation. The citation consists of the name of the paper, the date (day-month-year), the page and column. Accompanying photos are noted.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 1500 cards per month are added to the current index.
1. Herbert O. Brayer. "Preliminary guide to indexed newspapers in the United States, 1850-1900". Mississippi Valley Historical Review, v.33, #2, Sept. 2, 1946.
2. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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