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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1176A Previous Report (1175A)  |  Next Report (1176B)
INDEX NAME:  Index to the Colorado Springs Gazette
  • COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE Colorado Springs CO 1930-Current
20 N. Cascade
PO Box 1579
Colorado Springs CO 80901
Telephone: (303) 473-2080
AVAILABILITY:  This index must be used at the Pikes Peak Regional Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Comprehensive indexing of all local news events. Included are items which involve Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs residents in local, state, or national news. Also extensive indexing of news items from the paper's circulation area, including El Paso County, the Ute Pass area, Canon City, Cripple Creek etc. Obituaries are indexed to date. Other vital statistics are indexed from 1960 to date. The index also includes indexing of state news which appeared in the newspaper. Omitted are advertising, routine social events, editorials and non-news items.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  The index from Jan 1 1930 to Dec 31 1949 is in the form of a bound book with 214 pages. The pages are typed and have been reproduced onto 8½x11 inch pages via a photocopy machine. Both subjects and personal names are interfiled in the same alphabet. Each entry consists of the citation (mo-dy-yr-pg-col) followed by the headline or a brief description of each article. The index from Jan 1 1950 to current is entered on 3x5 file cards, arranged in alphabetical order by subject or personal name in the same alphabet. Each card contains more than one entry. Each entry consists of the citation (mo-dy-yy-sec-pg-col) followed by the headline or a brief description.
SIZE OF INDEX:  Approximately 2,100 entries are added to the index each month.
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. Walter R. Griffin & Jay L. Rasmussen. "A comprehensive guide to the location of published and unpublished newspaper indexes in Colorado repositories". Colorado Magazine, v.49, p.4, Fall 1972.
3. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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