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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1186B Previous Report (1186A)  |  Next Report (1187A)
INDEX NAME:  Des Moines Register and Tribune Index
  • DES MOINES REGISTER Des Moines IA 1946-Current
  • DES MOINES TRIBUNE Des Moines IA 1946-Current
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100 Locust St
Des Moines IA 50309
Telephone: (515) 283-4259
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Des Moines Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Indexes material dealing with Iowa, Polk County, and Des Moines. Covers most topics except the material on the sports pages and society pages. Entries are indexed under a few personal names; names of organizations, government agencies; events and holidays; deaths; newspaper column titles; national events when they affect Iowa; and other general subjects.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index arranged in alphabetical order by subject (or personal name). Within each subject, the cards are arranged in chronological order by year (the year is typed in the upper right hand corner of each card). There are generally several entries per card, arranged in order by month and day. Each entry consists of the headline or a brief description, followed by a code for the newspaper (R or T), the month, day, page, and column.
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