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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1199A Previous Report (1198A)  |  Next Report (1200A)
INDEX NAME:  Index to St.Louis Newspapers
  • COMMERCE MAGAZINE St.Louis MO 1978-Current
  • METRO-EAST JOURNAL East St.Louis IL 1978-Current
  • ST.LOUIS ARGUS St.Louis MO 1975-Current
  • ST.LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT St.Louis MO 1975-Current
  • ST.LOUIS JEWISH LIGHT St.Louis MO 1976-Current
  • ST.LOUIS MAGAZINE St.Louis MO 1978-Current
  • ST.LOUIS POST-DISPATCH St.Louis MO 1975-Current
  • ST.LOUIS SENTINEL St.Louis MO 1975-Current
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AVAILABILITY:  A published index. Annual subscriptions, which include 10 monthlies, a six-month cumulation and an annual cumulation, are available for $135 per year.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  This index includes St.Louis, metropolitan St.Louis, and regional news of Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas. The types of news stories indexed include major news stories and features; local editorials; local by-line columnists; reports on major crime or accidents; local statistics and opinion polls; clubs and organizations; annual events; traditional events; history & historic sites; awards; population characteristics; significant community and neighborhood information; record-breaking events; major sports championships and player biographies; government and politics; unusual weather; business information; housing information; articles in a series; and election results for the Metropolitan area. Material normally excluded from the index includes: births; engagements; weddings; deaths (unless a well known person and the subject of a separate article); national columns; national wire service news; cooking; gardening; helpful hints; most reviews; routine sports events; and letters to the editor unless written by a well-known person.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A book form index arranged in three alphabetical sections: SUBJECTS (including geographic and corporate names), PERSONAL NAMES, and OBITUARIES. Entries consist of the citation first, followed by the headline or a brief description of the article. The citation includes the month, day, newspaper, page, and section. The abbreviation "il" indicates an illustration, photo or map. "Ed" indicates an editorial. This index is produced with the assistance of a computer in both storing and manipulating the data base and in producing the phototypeset pages.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 48,000 entries per year.
1. James J. Michael. "To clip or not to clip - that is the question", PLA Newsletter, Spring 1977.
2. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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