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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1206A Previous Report (1205A)  |  Next Report (1207A)
INDEX NAME:  Alabama Baptist Index
  • ALABAMA BAPTIST Birmingham AL 1843-1878;1958-Current
800 Lakeshore Dr.
Birmingham AL 35209
Telephone: (205) 870-2846
AVAILABILITY:  For the period 1843-1878 and 1958-1973, only one copy of the index exists. It is in card form and must be used in the Special Collection Department of Samford University Library. Since 1974, the index has been computer produced in book format. Annual editions will be made available on demand at $12 per year.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The index is very comprehensive as regards news appearing in the paper. Personal names are indexed only if identification or substantive information about individuals is included. Letters to the editor, obituaries, and marriages are indexed. Advertisements are omitted. Since 1974, the indexing conforms to the guidelines established for the Baptist Information Retrieval System.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  1. A card file index for the period 1834-1878 and 1958-1973. Within each of these two card files, the entries are arranged in alphabetical order by subject or personal name. Entries consist of a brief description of the article followed by the citation. The citation consists of the day, month, year, page and column where the article appeared. 2. A book form index printed on 8½x11 inch pages since 1974. This index is published annually. Five year cumulations are planned. Within each annual index, the entries are arranged in alphabetical order by subject or personal name. Within each subject, the entries are in chronological order and consist of a brief description of the article, followed by the citation. The citation consists of the month, day, year, page, and column.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 4,500 entries per year are added to the current index.
1. Southern Baptist Convention. Historical Commission. Thesaurus for Baptist indexing and Baptist information retrieval system, Nashville, 1978.
2. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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