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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1230A Previous Report (1229A)  |  Next Report (1230B)
INDEX NAME:  News Index
  • NEWS TRIBUNE Tacoma WA 1975-Current
1950 S. State St
Tacoma WA 98411
Telephone: (206) 597-8626
AVAILABILITY:  A published index. Subscriptions are available consisting of a weekly index, with monthly and quarterly cumulations. Write for prices. The index is available for public use at the Tacoma News Tribune, by appointment only.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The emphasis is on national and international news, along with state government and legislative news. Letters to the editor, names of accident victims, and accused criminals are also included. Omitted from the index are city, county, and local people and topics, along with vital statistics, obituaries, advertising, and sports events.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A book form index consisting of computer printout on 8½x11 inch pages. The entries are arranged in alphabetical order by subject or personal name. A single entry occupies one or two lines. It consists of the subject heading (or personal name) followed by the word SEE, and then comes the citation and the annotation (either the headline and/or a brief description of the article). The citation indicates the month, day, year, and page where the article appeared. Accompanying photos are also noted.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 2000 entries per month are added to the current index. There were a total of 50,000 entries for 1975-1976. About 50 pages per month index.
Grace D. Parch. DIRECTORY OF NEWSPAPER LIBRARIES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA. Newspaper Division, Special Libraries Association, 1976.
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