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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1196A Previous Report (1195A)  |  Next Report (1197A)
INDEX NAME:  Index to the Nashville Banner and the Tennessean.
  • NASHVILLE BANNER Nashville TN 1967-Current
  • TENNESSEAN Nashville TN 1967-Current
Reference Department
8th Ave. & Union Streets
Nashville TN 37203
Telephone: (615) 244-4700
AVAILABILITY:  For the period 1967-1977, the index is a card file index which must be used in the Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County. Beginning in 1978, the index was produced with the aid of a computer. Microfiche copies of the annual indexes for 1978-date are available from Microfilming Corp. of America (3 Park Ave., New York NY 10016). Plans are being considered to make the earlier indexes available on microfiche if and when that information is computerized.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  We cover all significant local and state events, excluding society news. The approach is by subject, with more prominent individuals entered by name. Letters-to-the-editor, cartoons, and book reviews are not indexed. Categories having extensive coverage include: ELECTIONS; POLITICS; CRIME; FUEL; TENNESSEE CITIES; HANDICRAFT; MUSIC; MEDICAL SERVICE; EDUCATION; TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY; RESORTS; PARKS; HOMES; BUILDINGS; and OBITUARIES.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index from 1967-1977. A computer printout since 1978. Also available on microfiche since 1978. The arrangement of the index is alphabetical with subjects and personal names interfiled. The entry consists of the headline, augmented by pertinent names. The citation consists of the name of the paper, date (mo/day/yr), section and page number. Accompanying illustrations are noted.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 250 entries per month are added to the current index.
1. Sally Raye & Linda Roberts. "Special report: Newspaper indexing--The computer is the answer," Wilson Library Bulletin, June 1979, p 686-687.
2. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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