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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1195A Previous Report (1194A)  |  Next Report (1196A)
INDEX NAME:  Galveston News Index
  • FLAKE'S BULLETIN Galveston TX 1865-1872
  • GALVESTON DAILY NEWS Galveston TX 1865-Current
  • GALVESTON TRIBUNE Galveston TX 1885-1965
2310 Sealy Ave
Galveston TX 77550
Telephone: (713) 763-8854
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Rosenberg Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The index is complete only in certain subject and chronological areas. Subject emphasis has changed along with compilers. Currently the Rosenberg Library is indexing articles of local interest and all obituaries which appear in the Galveston Daily News. The Galveston Daily News is the oldest continuing newspaper in Texas. From 1850 through the 1880's, the News was the most widely-read newspaper in Texas, with special correspondents in most cities. The Rosenberg Library began indexing in the 1920's. From 1870 through 1950's newspapers, the emphasis was on Galveston history, front-page obituaries and extremely important events. In 1966, the index was expanded to include all major events, feature articles, obituaries, marriages, and birth announcements.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index with subjects, personal names and corporate names interfiled in the same alphabetical order. Entries consist of the headline and/or a descriptive phrase, the name of the paper, the date (month, day, year), page and column. Letters, editorials, and illustrations are noted.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 350 entries 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. Harry A. Friedman. NEWSPAPER INDEXING. Marquette University Press, Milwaukee WI, 1942.
3. Norma Olin Ireland. LOCAL INDEXES IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES. Faxon, Boston MA, 1947.
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