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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1197A Previous Report (1196A)  |  Next Report (1198A)
INDEX NAME:  Sacramento Union Index
  • SACRAMENTO UNION Sacramento CA 1977-Current
301 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95812
Telephone: (916) 442-7811
AVAILABILITY:  Only two copies of this book form index are prepared. One of them is kept by the newspaper. The second copy is available for public use at the Sacramento County Public Library (828 I Street, Sacramento CA).
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Heavy emphasis on local news. All stories which are staff written are indexed. Wire stories with local impact are indexed. All California government stories are indexed because Sacramento is the capitol city. Also indexed are stories involving local residents, book review columns, reviews of performing arts, editorials, and features containing background information on general subjects. Omitted from the index are national news, out of town accidents and crimes, obituaries, letters to the editor, sports (unless biographical), vital statistics, advertising, movie reviews, travel features, syndicated columns, and routine social items.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A book form index arranged by broad subject classifications. On each page, the entries are arranged in chronological order and are typed on daily (thus resulting in a variety of type styles and an uneven left margin). Each entry begins with the month and day, followed by the headline, and then the section and page number. Personal names associated with the articles are appended after the page number.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 30 entries per day (200 per week) are added to the current index. When typed, an annual index fills about 500 pages.
Grace D. Parch. DIRECTORY OF NEWSPAPER LIBRARIES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA. Newspaper Division, Special Libraries Association, 1976.
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