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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1203A Previous Report (1202A)  |  Next Report (1203B)
INDEX NAME:  Florida Index
  • EVENING INDEPENDENT St.Petersburg FL 1958-Current
  • ST.PETERSBURG TIMES St.Petersburg FL 1952-Current
  • SUNCOAST NEWS St.Petersburg FL 1963-1965
Reference Dept.
3745 9th Ave. North
St.Petersburgh FL 33713
Telephone: (813) 822-4523
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the St.Petersburg Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The emphasis in our indexing is on state and local news, and such national events as directly affect Florida. We index historical, biographical, governmental, scientific, and political news from Florida, with special emphasis on Pinellas County and St.Petersburg. Included are feature articles on residents, descriptive material on Florida places, hobbies and crafts as they apply to Florida, elections in the state, obituaries of people who have worked in Florida, Penellas County or St.Petersburg. Annual events and elections of officers are included. Routine social and sports events are not indexed. We include a number of Florida magazines in our index. Those entries are interfiled with the newspaper entries. Author, title, and subject cards for our state and local documents are also interfiled alphabetically with the index cards.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index arranged in alphabetical order, with author, title, subject and personal name cards interfiled in a single alphabet. Entries consist of a very brief description followed by the citation. The citation consists of a code for the paper, the date (mo/day/yr), page and section.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 4,000 entries per month (1500 cards) are added to the current index. The entire index fills 168 drawers in a standard card catalog.
1. Luccile Bostdorff. "Indexing of local materials--the Florida Index", Southeastern Librarian, v 11 # 4, Winter 1961, p 311-312.
2. Luccille Bostdorff. "Our archaic special", Florida Libraries, v 21 # 3, Sept 1970, p 96.
3. "Indexes of Florida newspapers". Florida Libraries, v.20, p.87, June 1969.
4. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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