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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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.

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INDEX NAME:  The Texas Observer Index
  • TEXAS OBSERVER Austin TX 1954(Dec)-Current
COMPILER:  Susan Reid
600 W. 7th St
Austin TX 78701
Telephone: (512) 477-0746
AVAILABILITY:  A published index. A cumulative volume covering 1954-1970 is available for $12. Annual supplements for 1971-Current are available for $.50 each. Supplements are sent free to those who purchase the 1954-1970 volume. The index is available for public use in the Barker Texas History Library (University of Texas, Sid Richardson Hall, Austin TX 78712).
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The index is an author and subject index to articles in The Texas Observer. Subject headings as established by the Library of Congress have been used as closely as possible with a more precise breakdown for special events in the state. Book reviews are indexed. Author entries for articles written by the editors were not included until 1976. Subject and author entries for the Political Intelligence column were not included until 1977. The Dialogue column and the Observations column have been excluded. Letters to the editor are not generally included.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A book form index, typeset and printed on 8½x11 inch pages, three columns per page. The arrangement is alphabetical with both subject headings and personal names interfiled. Entries are arranged in chronological order under each subject heading. Under personal names, entries about an author precede those by the author. An entry consists of the headline, the date of the newspaper (mo, day, year) and the page where the article appeared. Editorials are noted.
SIZE OF INDEX:  An annual index has between 1200 and 2100 entries and runs from 10 to 22 pages.
Ronald Seeliger. "The Texas Observer Index 1954-1970", Texas Library Journal, # 48, Sept 1972, p 189.
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